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Decorating Tips to Help Sell your Home Faster

By Charles Hopkins Published 12/8/2013 | Home Improvement

Your home may be decorated to your style and may feel like a cozy, warm home to you, but other may not view it in the same way. When you are trying to sell your home, you want it to look as appealing to the potential buyers as possible. Achieving this goal may mean that you may have to rethink your homes décor and do a little re-decorating.

If you have a room in your home that has a unique style of its own, you may want to change a few things. If you have decorated a room in your home in animal print, or in deep bold colors, you should think about toning it down a little. Potential buyers might be turned off by the boldness of the room and they may no longer want to consider your home for them. Keep the colors and the themes of the rooms in your home to basic, simple and conservative style. Keep things light and airy so that potential buyers can imagine their own style in that room or area.

Another tip to selling your home is to keep the rooms uncluttered. Do not leave things lying around. Keep books and magazines put away or on a bookshelf. Accent pieces should do just that and they should compliment the décor in the room. Having too many accent pieces will only make the room look messy and cluttered. This is especially true in rooms like the kitchen. Keep the counters free of junk and clutter. Too much on the counters can make the room and counter space look minimal. You want to achieve the look of a spacious room instead of a small cramped look.

Do not have too much furniture in one room. Keep only the essential pieces in a room. You do not want a lot of furniture in a small room because this will make it look crowded and small. You want to bring focus on the floor plan of the house and how much potential space you will have available.

If you have a lot of family pictures hanging on the walls or on display, you may want to take some of them away. Having too many pictures of your family may also take away from the illusion of the potential buying thinking of themselves in that house. If you are taking pictures off the way, make sure that you fill in all the nail holes and repaint.

Make sure that the house is cleaned up and you may want to think about having the carpets cleaned. When people are looking at a home to buy, they want to purchase a home where clean people have lived. They do not want to buy a home where there may be dirt and grime either on the surface or underneath in hidden areas.

Before deciding to sell your home, go through each room and see where you need to update anything. If you have anything that is out dated, you may want to replace it with something newer and improved. Things that you can look at are paint, medicine cabinets, lighting fixtures, faucets, floor coverings, and even the plumbing or electrical work in the house. The more that you update now means the more money you can ask for when you sell. Putting a few dollars in your home now may mean that you can get double that when your house is sold.

Keep the pets hidden when people come over to view your home. If you are trying to sell your home, you do not want to let the potential buyers know that you have pets in the house. Take them out of the house with you and make sure that the house is free of any pet odors. Clean the carpets, spray room deodorizer or have candles lit when potential buyers come over