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How to Decorate your home before Selling: 4 Things to Consider

Have you finally decided to open your property’s door to show it to its potential buyers? You have done well in order to reach this stage. We’re sure that your home has already undergone significant changes from the moment you have deemed it time for reselling. But if you think that you have done everything you could in order to maximize its resell value, then we think you’re mistaken. There’s probably one more thing that you need to do:


Hence, that’s exactly what we are going to talk about in this article. We are going to share with you the ways on how to make your home more attractive thanks to different interior design pieces. In this way, it will be easier for your potential buyers to imagine having a life here rather than just exploring a cold and empty house. Let’s get started.


Before we move on to more specific decorative elements, though, we just want to give you a few points in order to prepare and give your home the best leverage. Here they are:
Remove personal items. Remove anything that you or other people might believe too personal. We’re talking about family pictures, mementos, pieces that might seem like souvenirs from places that you have traveled to. You see, your aim is to show people that they have a future in this house and they won’t be living in your past.
Choose neutral elements. This is also the reason why we recommend repainting the place if you think there are rooms that are colored according to one’s specific preferences. It’s best to stick to neutral colors instead, like white and beige. In this way, people will see the property as an empty canvas that they can play with.
Stick to one style. Finally, decide on the aesthetic that you want to show. This will make your home look more put-together and unified.
With that said, let’s move on to the decorative pieces.

Carpets and Rugs

As we have mentioned above, you want your place to feel warm and inviting but somehow universal and detached as well. You don’t want it to look too personal or intimate, but you also want it to look like a place where it would be fun to raise a family.

You can definitely achieve this with carpets and rugs. We recommend sticking to plain or geometric patterns. And instead of choosing colored pieces, select carpets and rugs that have unconventional textures to add interest.

Fresh Flowers and Plants

Here’s another element that you can use in order to show that your home is ideal to live in: greenery! After all, they’re already breathing life into your space. If plants themselves will find it ideal to thrive in this home, then people can certainly grow in this home as well.

Having said that, please take care of the plants that you do choose to decorate with. Make sure that they are at their peak. Remove anything that might suggest otherwise.


Have you put more effort into a particular spot in your home? Is it the kitchen? A cute little corner in the living room where you have prepared a vignette? Did you arrange decorative elements in your entryway? Then accentuate them! And what better way to do that, than with dedicated lighting?

Use accent and pendant lights to your advantage. Brightly light up each room or choose mood lighting for particular places for more intimacy and drama. And most of all, make sure that all these lights are turned on when your potential buyers come to visit.

There are, of course, other things that you can do in order to improve the look of your home and boost its value. Applying the design tips that we have mentioned above, though, can already make a drastic change in improving your chances of selling your home fast. Just remember, if there’s one tip that we’d want you to take away from our article, it would be this: Don’t personalize the look of your home too much. When in doubt, choose a more neutral or universal look. However, this doesn’t mean that you should present a cold and distant space. It must also be warm and inviting as well. Once you achieve that balance, then we believe that there’s no home that you cannot sell. Good luck.

Joe Maillet

Joe Maillet is an avid reader and a writer by heart. He is an author, freelance writer and a contributor writer, who write articles and blogs for various leading online media publications and for CEO and entrepreneurs from across the world. He keeps himself updated with the latest marketing trends and always recognized in the industry for providing solutions to B2B and B2C businesses.

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