If you’re planning to sell your house, you’ll want to make sure it’s in tip-top shape before listing. A little bit of work and money up front can go a long way towards making your home more attractive to buyers.
Here are six decor tips that could help you sell your house:
1. Make sure your house smells great. Buyers have an unconscious reaction to scents like citrus and fresh flowers, which makes them feel more relaxed and open to spending time in the home. You can add a few drops of essential oils with a scent that appeals to you in key places like the kitchen and bathroom or even put some on a cotton ball in the air vents.
2. Clean out closets, storage spaces, and drawers. You wouldn’t believe how many people think they’re going to live out of cardboard boxes for the rest of their lives when they move into their new place — but most end up needing lots of additional storage space within just a few months! Organizing unused items and getting rid of unnecessary items can help make your home look less cluttered and therefore more appealing to buyers who love open floor plans with lots of storage space for their stuff!
3. Use light colors on ceilings and walls. Light colors reflect light better than dark colors, which means they’ll make your home brighter and airier. The same holds true for wood floors: They should be stained in lighter shades of oak or maple rather than dark ones so they look lighter and warmer when you walk into the room.
4. Replace worn-out or outdated fixtures, such as faucets, light fixtures, cabinet hardware, and appliances with modern ones that have a contemporary look.
5. Fix any damaged flooring, especially in high-traffic areas like kitchens or bathrooms. You want buyers to envision themselves using those spaces every day without worrying about tripping over something that needs replacing!
6. Keep it simple with stylish furniture arrangements A room full of clutter can overwhelm buyers and make them feel claustrophobic — not exactly an ideal feeling while shopping for a new home! Instead of crowding every available space with furniture and accessories, arrange pieces so there are clear pathways through the room so buyers can walk around comfortably