3 DIY Décor Tips Guaranteed to Delight Your Homebuyers

Eriks Draiska
Published on October 20, 2016

3 DIY Décor Tips Guaranteed to Delight Your Homebuyers

We don’t blame you for wanting to squeeze every last dollar out of the sale of your home.

Here’s some inexpensive decor tips & cosmetic changes you can make that will appeal to buyers, raising the home’s perceived value.

Even if your home isn’t located in a neighbourhood that buyers clamour for, giving it maximum kerb appeal will go a long way in getting them out of the car and up to your door.

Let’s take a look at some simple “fixes” you can perform that will ensure that those touring your home fall in love the minute they step through the front entry.

If you’ve just bought the home, use these ideas as decor tips to “show it off” to your family and friends.

1. Create a positive second impression

You know that kerb appeal is your home’s first impression.

The second? What the buyer sees when the real estate agent opens the door and they step through. So, if you don’t have an evident  and welcoming entry area, it’s time to create one.

What you use to create this area depends to a large extent on the size.

Even the smallest homes, however, have space inside the front door to set a mood, from setting out a simple throw rug and small console table or interesting single chair to getting more elaborate with attractive lighting and accessories.

A mirror, by the way, is the ideal accessory for a small foyer as it helps the area look larger.

If you have room, three items you must include in the area are a vase of flowers or healthy potted plant and a table lamp. Then, keep the area clutter-free while the home is on the market.

Next, stand in your foyer and take a look around for anything that appears dated. If it can be seen from the entryway, such as that 1970s light fixture in the hallway, it needs to be updated.

If you’re going for the whole ‘Retro Look‘ that’s another matter.

Need ideas? View the foyers at architectureartdesigns.com, RealSimple and Pinterest.

2. Bathrooms matter

Bathrooms and kitchens frequently make or break real estate deals.

The former can be a particular turn off if not updated, staged and kept impeccably tidy. Luckily, it costs far less to give bathrooms a bit of pizzazz than kitchens, so let’s get to it.

If you have a shower curtain, replace it. If you have glass shower doors, clean them. Now, those are the no-brainer basics.

To glam it up a bit will require a bit more money and elbow grease…

  • Paint
  • Change out the linens to match or contrast with the shower curtain.
  • Purchase a new faucet for the sink
  • Sheet mirrors can be boring, so if you have one, and don’t want to replace it, consider framing it.
  • Strip “Hollywood” style lighting screams “DATED!” so leave some money in the budget to replace it with something more contemporary. Consider placing wall mounted lights (sconces) onto each side of the mirror where they don’t cast as harsh a light as they do when placed overhead.

One of the best sources of inspiration for bathroom updates and staging is Pinterest and you’ll find ideas for doing so on the cheap at This Old House.

3. Do pay attention to the small stuff

The warning from home stagers’ to “depersonalize” and “declutter” doesn’t mean leaving the home devoid of all personality.

Accessories are an important aspect of reaching out to a homebuyers’ emotions and, if chosen carefully, may raise the perceived value of the home to those buyers.

A home’s accessories include everything from throw rugs and artwork to the pulls and knobs on cabinets. The latter is a good place to start adding back in a bit of character to the home.

Then, choose a colour that you’d like to make primary – perhaps a soft blue in a piece of artwork or a colour from your upholstered furniture.

Then, use that when choosing accessories. For instance, purchase soft blue pillows for the sofa or candles or a vase in that shade.

Sprinkled subtly around the room, these accents can bring balance to the area.

Ideas include; lots of coffee table books, adding curated collectables to bookshelves, toss market baskets onto chairs, hang original art and use only real plants to give buyers the impression that someone actually lives there.

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