The days are getting longer, the sun is getting warmer, and there has never been a better time to put your house on the market. With Spring comes the feeling of optimism and new beginnings, making it the perfect time to freshen up the style of your home and increase its appeal to potential buyers.
It’s easy to style your home to increase its appeal without having to invest lots of time or money.
Start with a thorough Spring Clean
After the cold and wet winters months:
- Throw open the windows and clean from top to bottom.
- Freshen up your upholstery with leather or fabric cleaner to help them appear more vibrant and smell delicious.
- Clean the windows and around doorframes.
Don’t forget the curb appeal
Curb appeal is an integral part of selling a property – without it, potential homebuyers keep in driving.
- Clear away any rubbish or overgrown plants
- Hide your rubbish bins
- Park extra cars, boats, or trailers out of the driveway.
- Tidy the garden and mow the lawns
- Make sure your front fence or gate is in working order, and the paint is fresh and clean.
Declutter, declutter, declutter
Remove all clutter from bookshelves, credenzas, fireplace mantels, and coffee tables. “Clutter” includes any personal items and photographs – removing these personal items allows potential buyers to envision themselves living in your home.
Create an overall Style
Choose a colour palette and style that appeals to you (modern, vintage, retro, etc.) and try to stick to it. This creates cohesion across the property.
Adding greenery and flowers is one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to freshen up the style of your home. Flowers to brighten up any surface and indoor plants are a great way to freshen up the interiors. Try placing several pots featuring plants with large leafy branches around your home.
Freshen up your soft furnishings by changing cushion covers, throw rugs, or table runners. Adding vases of spring flowers is an easy way to inject colour into a home with a neutral colour palette.
Add a few touches of luxury
White or ivory scented candles, beautiful vases, and coffee table books add a touch of decadence to any home. Try mixing vintage and antique pieces with modern items and place artwork around the house.
Talk to ACTON’s team of experts today
Whether you are buying or selling, ACTON are the Perth local area property management and real estate experts you need on your side. Our team has in-depth knowledge of the Perth property market and will help you every step of the way. Please get in touch with us today to discuss how we can help you on your property journey.