My home is currently on the market. It’s a small cottage and so to show it to the best advantage I have used a few clever tricks.
The first thing I did was to paint the walls in an almost-white colour and use white as a backdrop wherever possible. Then added a few splashes of colour for interest.
I wanted the eye to be drawn around the rooms and not be distracted. My bookshelves were full of a jumble of colourful books, so I sorted them, keeping only the ones that had the lightest or best colour-matched spines on the shelves and packing away the rest.
3. Clear Space
Unsightly cords and cables
We all have a problem with cords and cables, so I unplugged my appliances and hid these away, leaving clear spaces between the furniture.
Cords and cables hidden
As I said, my house is small so I removed anything that didn’t need to be there. It makes a big difference, especially in my bathroom/laundry.
There’s nothing more off-putting than a gloomy interior. Coming into a house from outside, it takes a while for the eyes to adjust, and first impressions are crucial. The more lightness and brightness you have, the better. As well as the while walls and furniture, I made sure to open all the curtains and turn on lights.
Adding extra lighting
The real estate agent was impressed with the presentation of my home and is confident it will sell quickly.