1. Use interior design trends to gain inspiration
In the same way as fashion changes over time, interior design trends also move as the seasons come and go. So to stay ahead of the game when preparing your home for sale, browse through the web and check out the latest interior design magazines to find what’s trending. For instance, modern interiors call for a base that is kept neutral with flashes of a bright color to brighten up the palette. Also, less structured, informal furnishings are the way to go.
2. Make a home staging checklist when planning out your spaces
A beautifully staged interior not only functions well but also creates a mood so that the buyer can envision themselves living in your home. In order to achieve this consider making a home staging checklist that includes basic home design principles. If you do not have a natural focal point such as a fireplace or a window with a view, create one with a lively piece of art or a colorful area rug.
3. Consider a mini home makeover in outdated rooms
A mini home makeover will help revive your outdated rooms and will keep your budget in check. Even minor cracks in the ceiling, flooring or walls can turn off potential buyers. They make surfaces look unattractive and can make them think that there are hidden damages to house structural elements. So, patch up cracks, watermarks, or dents before putting your house on the market. Moreover, adding a fresh coat of paint for a more current, updated look is always a good idea.
4. Get rid of clutter and personal items
Believe it or not, taking the time to clean and declutter your house is one of the most important steps when it comes to home staging. So, make sure to thoroughly clean the entire house, scrub tiles in the bathrooms and kitchen, clean hardwood floors, and get rid of all dust bunnies. Another equally important aspect to take care of is removing personal items.
5. Remove bad odors when home staging
When preparing to stage a house, make sure to get rid of sources of bad odors by making it super clean, dealing with pet issues and cigarette smoke, and removing smelly clothes and shoes to name a few. While often overlooked, good air quality is an important aspect of home staging. However, in order to achieve that make sure not use overpowering air fresheners. Just do what’s essential to make it smell naturally clean and welcoming.
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