No matter how much you love your home, when the time comes to move on and sell up, it can be baffling when it isn’t snapped up immediately by droves of keen buyers. Sometimes nostalgia and fondness can cloud people’s judgement, especially when they’ve worked hard to decorate their home. Even if you aren’t planning to move anytime soon, there’s no harm in taking a look at these handy tips which will help you add value to your home, either for yourself or future buyers.
One: Light and Space
Traditional styles can sometimes be appealing for their strong, individual aesthetics rather than their inherent quality. For example, heavily patterned wallpaper by a famous artist is beautiful for the sake of art but does not necessarily make a room more inviting or attractive. Whether you have small, cozy rooms or wide-open spaces, it’s important to decorate your home around its bare bones. Larger windows and open plan rooms allow for more flexibility, as their structure alone is enough to provide ample light and space. However, even smaller rooms can seem spacious with clever use of wall color, texture and mirrors. People value space and making a room appear bigger is a great way to improve your home’s value. Simply decorate in bright, clean colors to reflect as much natural light as possible, while strategically placing mirrors will give the illusion of extra space.