If you are planning on selling your home, you need to ensure it is presented in the best possible manner. Read on to discover some great tips that can help you.
Tips on choosing the right flowers to help sell your home
Staging with flowers is a lovely way to create atmosphere in your home. Flowers add energy, personality, colour and freshness to your property. But you do need to choose them with care!
The first thing you need to do is consider the scale of the room. If your living room is relatively small you should stay away from big flowers, as this will make it look even smaller and cramped. All the viewer will see is flowers and nothing else!
If you have a big room with high ceilings, you should choose flower arrangements that provide height. Look for elegant and tall arrangements.
You also need to ensure the flowers you select match in with the style of your home and the room you are placing them in. If you have a contemporary and minimalistic living room, handpicked posies don’t exactly match in with the theme, do they?
The colour of the flowers is obviously important. It needs to fit in with the colour scheme of the room to ensure good flow and visual appeal. A bunch of pink and yellow flowers will look misplaced in a nautical living room.
Don’t forget the smell of the flowers – you don’t want the buyers to cough through the entire viewing. Make sure their fragrance is subtle and not overpowering!
Three is the magic number!
Three is the magic number when it comes to staging your home! From accessories, to colour palettes, to lighting – if you think of everything in threes, you will achieve home staging success. And we all know what that could mean… more value and a quicker sale!
When it comes to accessorising, try mixing several accessories together, rather than having one over-sized accessory that will distract the viewer from the rest of the room. Clusters of a few accessories work well. But don’t stick three accessories of the same size next to each other. Scale is important! If you can’t afford to buy new accessories, why not make some? You can choose from a selection of glue guns online and buy all of the craft paper and other materials you need. This can save you a lot of money.
Three is also a good number when dealing with light staging. For each room, you should try and ensure there are three sources of light. Of course, you will have your main overhead light. Then you should seek two other sources, such as lamps.
A colour palette of three distinctive shades is also advisable. This makes sure you do not go overboard with your colour selection and make the room look confusing. You do not have to be rigid in your approach. If you have opted for a colour scheme of silver, blue and black, you can use several shades of blue, but make sure they have good flow.
How furniture groupings can make a room look more appealing
When placing furniture in the home a lot of people believe the best approach to take is to push everything against the walls. If you walk into a considerable number of homes throughout the UK you will notice that most people have their sofa pushed against one wall, their TV and cabinet against another, and so on and so forth. Most people do this because they feel as if they are making the best use of space and thus their room appears larger. However, this is actually not the case.
If you want to make your room look bigger, the best thing to do is to group your furniture together. Bring the furniture pieces away from the walls. If you reposition your chairs and sofas into a comfy little conversational group you will open up the room and make it feel bigger than it looked before.
That is not the only benefit furniture groupings will achieve. You will also ensure that the room is more user-friendly and welcoming. It gives off a much more cosy vibe. Moreover, the flow of traffic in the room will be obvious, which helps in relation to the warm feel and the aesthetics of the space.
How to decide what should be on show and what shouldn’t!
One of the biggest decisions when staging your home is deciding what elements you should keep on show and which ones should be put out of view.
If it does not add to the presentation of your home, get rid of it. Such elements merely clutter the space. This can also make your room look smaller than it is, which is a major disadvantage.
Get rid of personal items – such as photographs, awards and such like. These will simply distract the buyer. It makes it more difficult for them to connect with your home.
One of the best ways to determine whether to keep something on show or not is to ask yourself whether you would see the item in a showroom? If not, put it away. The likes of pet paraphernalia and children’s toys should definitely be out of eyesight.
One thing you need to remember is that nothing is out of bounds. So when you put these items out of the way you need to ensure they are in a place that will not be seen by the buyer, such as your car. A lot of people merely shove items into their closet, yet a viewer may ask to look inside to see how much space there is.
So there you have it: some useful tips that you can use to present the perfect home!
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