Selling your home is not meant to be easy, even in today's market. From cleaning and organizing to making necessary repairs and navigating the endless number of showings, it is easy to see the challenges of selling a house. Fortunately, a few simple accents can make your home more appealing and more valuable to potential buyers. If you are placing your home on the market to sell, here are 3 interior design accents you need to consider to stage your home to sell.
Lighting is one of the most important features in a home, but it is also the most overlooked. Your home most likely has one or more light fixtures in every room, which helps brighten up even the darkest of spaces. However, incorporating even more lighting into your home can help make it appear larger, which will be more appealing to buyers.
Use a combination of lighting. Ambient lighting, which refers to general, overhead lights, task lighting, that includes pendant and under-the-cabinet lighting, and accent lights, which include lamps, are all key to creating a relaxing, open, and bright space.
Arrange table and floor lamps in different areas of your home. Accent lamps on tables and sideboards and floor lamps in corners of different rooms may seem to create insignificant amounts of light, but these small accents will make big statements in your home.
Focus on the bulbs in your light fixtures, as well. Make sure to have at least 100 watts of light for every 50 square foot of your home.
Your home is meant to show your personality, but it should not show so much of your personality that it becomes intimidating to potential buyers.
If you have painted different walls of your home in bright, bold, or unique colors, make sure to repaint before listing your home to sell. There are some buyers who love intense or bold colors. However, most want to see a clean palette that they can personalize in their own way.
Choose neutral paint colors, but neutral does not necessarily mean white, cream, or eggshell. More and more builders, designers, and homeowners are finding grey, blue, and green neutral options that are more modern.
Another way to accent your home for a showing is to arrange fresh flowers in different rooms. Fresh flowers not only add some color and fragrance to your home, but they will also fill up countertops and tables after you have decluttered them for the showing.
A vase filled with colorful daisies in the center of your kitchen table or a modern glass container with crisp, white flowers in the bathroom are all good options.
Do not forget about your front porch and outdoor living areas. Fill pots and planters with colorful annuals to make your curb appeal and outdoor living space stand out.