Revamping Your Decorating to Increase Your Home Value

17 Nov

Revamping Your Decorating to Increase Your Home Value

When you decide to sell your home, there are many things you can do to increase its value, and they are sometimes as simple as aesthetic adjustments. There are countless home staging and home improvement techniques you can use to make your home more desirable in the fast-paced real estate market, so it sells faster and at a higher price.

Knowing what home buyers want is the important first step. Home buyers look for a home where they can envision themselves living comfortably on a day-to-day basis and that they will be proud to show their loved ones. Revamping the interior design of your home helps connect the dots for them because they don’t have to imagine what a house could feel like – they can see it firsthand. There are certain decorating patterns, colors, textures, and furnishings that can maximize the first impression you give to buyers.

Utilize design psychology when addressing your home’s interior design. It is recommended to have color on your walls versus leaving them plain white because it gives a sense of warmth and comfort. While you may think that white walls would create a neat and clean impression, they end up creating a stark, impersonal feel instead. Colors affect people’s moods and feelings, so choose colors that give off a warm, cozy, or cheery feeling. The furniture should suit the style and location of the home as well. In colder climates, incorporate soft, cozy furniture throughout the house. In warmer climates, use less furniture and make it more airy. When you are staging your home, props and decor also play an important role. Flowers and artwork enhance the beauty of a room by adding depth and visual interest. If you have collected interesting art or decor through your travels, display them as well, as it will make the home feel more sophisticated and, therefore, make potential home buyers feel like they would be more sophisticated living there as well.

When it comes to selling your home, always focus on your target audience and their needs. The more you play to what people in your area are looking for in a home, the quicker you will sell your home, and the more likely you will be to receive a higher price for it.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent


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