Whether you are just looking to spruce up your home for a summer of entertaining, or you are trying to sell your house. These tips are sure to have an impact on the way you and other people feel about your house. Staging your home is not just about cleaning it up. There are tips that real estate agents possess that can dramatically change the look and feel in your home.
7 Ways to Make Your House Look Great
The Power of Curtains.
If your home feels dark and small, try adding floor length white curtains, whether your windows are that big or not. It will lighten up the space dramatically.
2. Clear Off Bathroom Counters!
The more clutter you can take out of the bathroom the better. It makes the room feel crisper and cleaner. Take decor off of the counters, but also take family photos off of the walls, and soap out of the shower/bath. Purchase a new towel if it does not match with the colors of the room. The bathroom photo from the last example also provides a visual for this home staging concept.
3. Keep Kitchens Appliance Free.
This will help declutter the space and show off counter space. Even the largest kitchens can look cramped if every part of the counter has an appliance on it. Having a fruit basket as a centerpiece can add a pop of color so don’t be afraid of adding a few details.
4. To Dress up the Dining Table or Not?
This depends on a few factors. Is your table something to show off? It it brings a lot of character and natural wood to the room, it may be best to leave it!
On the other hand, if a space needs to be lightened up, it may be helpful to use your finest dishes and napkins to add a pop of color or lighten up the space.
5. Make Living Rooms Reflect Every Personality.
The living room is an important spot in a home. It is where guests are going to gather, the family will spend time together, and is usually the largest room in the house. This makes it one of the most challenging rooms to stage. One simple place to start is to remove family photos and clutter off any surfaces. Make sure the colors tie together. If you have blankets that don’t match with the room, store them away. Don’t underestimated the power of throw pillows. These next three examples are really well staged in their own way.
6. Create the Perfect Backyard Entertaining Space.
This space will feel like an extra room added on to the house if you dress it up with some furniture and decor. It is just one more space that the potential buyers can imagine themselves living and entertaining in. Spending a little time on making your deck or patio livable will pay off.
7. Don’t Forget About the Closet!
Unless you are a super organized person, your closet probably does not look inviting. During a showing or open house, this is a space that potential buyers will peer into. If it is overloaded with stuff, it may appear small. Try to remove items from the floor and put items on shelves away or in boxes. The space is guaranteed to open up. If you want to get really into it, your closet will look better if you organized by color or type of shirt.
You are ready to make your house shine! Having your house in the best shape possible really does make a huge difference in the way people view your house. If you are trying to sell or just tidy up a bit, these tips are the first steps!