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Interior Design Tips To Help Sell Your House

Posted by rafael on January 2, 2013 in Homemaking & Interior Decor

Has your house been on the market for months with no viewers? Have you had viewers but no offers? Maybe your house isn’t on the market yet but needs some revamping before you get it valued. Whatever your position on the property ladder, here are some interior design tips to make your house more appealing to prospective buyers.

Tip #1: De-Clutter

Although a house should look like a home, there is a difference between a property looking lived in and looking cluttered. Potential buyers don’t want to be tripping over shoes or squeezing past those boxes that you haven’t had chance to put away yet whilst trying to look round your house. Before any viewings (even if it’s just the estate agent) make sure your home is tidy, walk ways are clear and things are tidied away.

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Tip #2: De-Personalise

Similarly, viewers don’t want to see your collection of decorative plates or photos of your children – this doesn’t mean taking down every family photo or ornament, after all, you still want a house that is nice to live in and feels like your home, however, it is advisable to make your house a little less personal. When prospective buyers view your house, they want to be able to imagine themselves living there – this is something that is hard to do when a home has a lot of personal or family photos.

Tip#3: A Lick of Paint

In terms of décor, a house should appear bright and inviting to prospective buyers. As well as making a space appear smaller, dark rooms or garish colours can be off putting to viewers. Consequently, it is essential that rooms are decorated in light, neutral shades – allowing the room to appear larger, brighter and more inviting. Although your house should be decorated in neutral colours, a common mistake that a lot of home owners make when decorating their house ready for sale is to make everywhere white. Crisp white walls not only look boring but they make a room appear cold and unlived in.

When decorating your house ready to go on the market, consider incorporating a feature wall with decorative paper adorning a single wall. Once you have chosen this paper, pick out a neutral shade within the wall paper that can be used to paint the remaining walls whist complimenting the wall paper. Incorporating chic accessories into your design will make a room look more homely and, therefore, more welcoming. This form of decorating is modern yet simplistic – therefore, making it more appealing to prospective buyers.

By Sarah-Jayne Culver; a Search Consultant at http://www.fdcstudio.co.uk/ providing Digital Marketing Services throughout the UK.

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