Home is where the heart is. It is a place to relax, rejuvenate, restore, and to prepare for each busy day. You want your place to be a space that you’re comfortable with, that you are proud of and that you’re happy to come home to each day. Sometimes you need to give it some extra tender loving care, like if you’re getting ready to sell or if you’re preparing for a big event or some special guests. So, let’s get into a beautifying breakdown and learn how to bring out the best in your home.
Consider Home Staging
If you’re getting ready to sell, you need to present your home in the best possible light for your potential buyers. That’s why investing in some professional home staging is a great idea. Home staging is where a trained and experienced interior designer works alongside you to bring out the absolute best in your property. They will experiment with lighting, decor, and colour schemes to entice buyers into falling in love with your property. Remember, a buyer needs to imagine themselves living in your property, and home staging will assist with that.
A Fresh Lick of Paint
When sprucing up your space, don’t downplay the impact that a fresh coat of paint can have. If you have the time and energy, you can do this yourself. Give both inside and out (if you have weatherboards) a couple of coats of paint. Don’t forget to sand it back first, as well. If you’re time-poor, you can always employ a professional painter to do this for you. When the job is done, you’ll be amazed at how fresh your place looks.
Don’t Neglect the Garden
The front yard is the first thing any guests or potential buyers see when they come to your place. If your garden is bordering on becoming a jungle, choked with weeds, and in desperate need of a prune, you may find people running for the hills. Well, not entirely, but it will give a negative impression, and first impressions last. So, exercise your green thumb and give your garden some attention. Once you’ve done the front, move onto the back. Mow the lawns, weed the garden beds and prune your shrubs and trees.
Use Colours Strategically
Did you know that thoughtful and considered use of colour palettes in your rooms can bring them to new life? Think about your paint scheme and how it compares or contrasts with your decor. Do the cushions on your chairs and sofas match your window dressings, or do they clash? Does your art compliment the palette of the room? Colour can have a significant impact on how people feel when they enter a room, so spend some time planning and designing each space.
A Splash of Green
House plants are a simple, elegant, and effective way of beautifying your home. They create oxygen, so you’re improving the air of your space by having some potted plants around. They can increase wellbeing, making you and your guests (or potential buyers) feel good. And when placed in the right spot, they look fantastic, so if you haven’t already, invest in some green friends for your place.
Consider engaging a home staging professional to design your home, especially if you’re selling up. Don’t underestimate the impact a fresh lick of paint can have. First impressions last, so get in that front garden (and the back) and get it looking fantastic. Use the colours in your rooms to compare and contrast, and invest in some house plants too. Follow these tips for a beautiful home.