August 22, 2022 UFinancial

How to style your house for a better sale price

When you’re selling your house, you want to make sure you do everything you can to get the best price possible. One way to help achieve this is by styling your home to make it look more appealing to potential buyers. This doesn’t mean you have to go out and spend a lot of money on professional styling services. 

With some great interior style, there are plenty of things you can do yourself to improve the look of your home. This blog post will discuss some tips for styling for a better sale price.

Decluttering and Depersonalise

One of the most important things to keep in mind when styling your home for sale is that you want to create an inviting and welcoming space. This means decluttering and depersonalising as much as possible. Buyers wish to envision themselves living in the house, and it’s difficult to do that if they’re constantly being distracted by your personal belongings. So, take the time to clear out the clutter and make your house look as spacious and open as possible.

Create More Space

If you have the budget and inclination to do so, you may consider installing some new storage space or other additions to your home that will create a sense of more space. With some clever design ideas, you may be able to make more space in your home that will be appealing to potential buyers.

Create a Focal Point

Every room should have a focal point that you style around. For example, in the living room, it could be the fireplace; in the bedroom, it could be the bed. Once you have a focal point in mind, you can start to build the rest of the room around it. This will help to create a sense of balance and harmony in each space.

In the living room, the sofa is often the focal point. But, again, you want to create a sense of balance and harmony in the space, so choose furniture that complements the sofa rather than competes with it. If you have a busy patterned sofa, opt for solid colours or simple patterns for your other pieces.

Use Neutral Colours

When it comes to painting walls, stick to neutral colours like white, cream or light grey. These colours are not only stylish, but they also make rooms look bigger and brighter. They’re also more versatile, so it will be easier for potential buyers to see the space as their own. If you currently have feature walls, you may also want to consider painting them a neutral colour.

Add some Greenery

Adding some plants or flowers is an easy way to add a pop of colour and life to any room. Not only that, but studies have shown that being around plants can actually make you happier and more productive. If you don’t have a green thumb, no worries! There are plenty of low-maintenance options out there, like succulents or cacti.

Consider the Outdoor Space

When freshening up your home to increase the sale price, don’t forget your outdoor space! First impressions matter and you want buyers to see your home as a welcoming oasis. So spruce up your yard by mowing the lawn, pulling weeds and trimming any overgrown shrubs. Add some potted plants near the front door or on the porch for an extra pop of colour.

Bring in Some Light

Making sure your home is well-lit is essential for two reasons. First, it will make your home look more inviting and brighter. Secondly, it will make it appear larger than it actually is. So if you’re selling your home during the spring or summer, take advantage of the longer days and open up your curtains!

Conclusion

These are just a few simple tips to help you style your home for a better sale price. You can update your home easily and on a budget when you have the right, creative ideas and planning. By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to a successful sale.  

Hiring a professional stylist is always an option if you don’t want to do all the hard work yourself. If you’re on a budget, you can easily style your home yourself. A little bit of elbow grease and some creativity go a long way. 

If you have any questions about investing in real estate and how to obtain the best finance to make it all possible, talk to one of our in-house property advisors. Book your free chat here.

Disclaimer: The content of this article is general in nature and is presented for informative purposes. It is not intended to constitute tax or financial advice, whether general or personal nor is it intended to imply any recommendation or opinion about a financial product. It does not take into consideration your personal situation and may not be relevant to circumstances. Before taking any action, consider your own particular circumstances and seek professional advice. This content is protected by copyright laws and various other intellectual property laws. It is not to be modified, reproduced, or republished without prior written consent.

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