When it comes to selling property, it can sometimes be a challenge. You are entirely at the mercy of the property market, which although is fairly steady, is inarguably fluid. There are a lot of things that have an effect on how quickly a property sells. Of course the economy is one, and politics another – which the British people waiting for the never ending process of Brexit to complete know only too well. Although it is ultimately down to the market on how quickly property sells in general, there are some things you can do to help the process along, and one of these is updating your interior design. If you’re hoping to make a quick sale soon, then here are some interior design tips that’ll come in handy.
Neutral Colours are Key
It doesn’t matter if you go down the traditional route of estate agents, or if you decide to sell with a quick sale company such as Speed Property Buyers. There is one universal tip that is given to all homeowners looking to sell quickly, and that is to stick to a neutral colour palette for the base of your décor.
The colour scheme of a room can make or break its level of attractiveness to a potential buyer. The risk you take when going for a bright or statement colour scheme, is that you don’t know whether the person viewing your house will have the same taste as you. This is why it’s always best to go neutral.
Neutral shades like greys, stones and creams are fool proof – you literally can’t go wrong with them. This is because they go with anything, lend themselves to all furniture, and they also give potential buyers a blank canvas to work with in the viewing, which gives them the chance to imagine their own furniture and belongings in there. The more at home they can feel, the more they’re likely to like the property itself.
Before we move on, it’s worth mentioning that light, neutral colours optimise space incredibly well in a room. The lighter and brighter a space, the more appealing it is. That’s usually the consensus.
Place Mirrors Strategically to Optimise Space
We’ve touched on optimising space, but not really its importance. The thing about space is people are immediately attracted to it, and they’ll pay more for it.
Strategically placed mirrors give a room the illusion of having far more space than it actually does. This is because they reflect light, whether that be artificial or natural, and everything in the room quite literally bounces off them, and makes them seem further apart.
When placing your mirrors, think of the place that’ll have the most effect. If you can do it, placing a mirror near a big window is always a good idea, because it’ll reflect the natural light effectively. It also helps to reflect the outdoors slightly which can help bring the natural world in.
Update Your Kitchen
Have you ever heard it said that the kitchen is the heart of the home? Well this is undoubtedly proven when it comes to its importance in the real estate world.
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms when it comes to selling a property. It can add value and interest to the house as a whole, and believe it or not you don’t have to renovate entirely in order to update.
It can be as simple as grouting tiles anew, sanding and painting cabinets and replacing handles on the cupboard doors. All of these tiny little things combined can make a huge difference to the overall effect of the kitchen. Finish it off with some polish, a bunch of fresh flowers and a lovely air freshener – you can’t go far wrong!
Furnish Your House Like it’s a Showroom
Last of all, but not least, pay attention to the finer details.
It doesn’t matter what this is. It could be cushions and a throw on the sofa, a rug in the hallway or a candle and a house plant in the bathroom. These finishing accessories really are the piece de resistance of home décor, and can just give a property the edge over the others. Remember that you’re always in competition with other similar houses, so the more attractive you can make yours, the more it can set you apart from the competition. Real estate really is just a competition, so put yourself in the running.