Painting the interior of a home is one the best ways to transform it into a decorator showpiece! Painting is easy, relatively inexpensive, and a perfect project for staging do-it-yourselfers.
Before you pull out the paintbrushes, I thought you’d be interested in a few great tips from the professionals. I hope you’ll find them as helpful as I do… and happy painting!
Avoid bright colors, fluorescent and neon shades, or colors that are very dark. The hottest trends in paint colors are soft creams, taupes, and pale buttery yellow tones.
Neutral colors have a universal appeal—both men and women give them favorable ratings. Don’t be tempted to keep the wallpaper. Generally, buyers are put off by it. They view the removal process as another chore if they buy your home.
A room will appear larger when you paint it the same color as the room adjacent to it. It can give the illusion of one big open space. Another favorite designer tip, to give the illusion of more space, is to paint the walls the same color as the drapes. It creates a seamless, contemporary look. Another favorite designer tip, to give the illusion of more space, is to paint the walls the same color as the drapes. It creates a seamless, contemporary look.by homeandstagers.com with no comments yet
Home Fragrance such as scented candles, sprays, and plug-in type fragrance gadgets in delicate scents can work wonders.
Steam Cleaning—Rather than investing in a professional service, rent the machine for one day, and rejuvenate carpets and drapes.
Baskets and Decorative Containers can help organize scattered items and eliminate clutter.
Light Bulbs and Dimmer Switches—Brighten dark areas and rooms or soften harsh light with dimmers and the newer soft light bulbs.
Paint over unusual colors or update stark white walls with a contemporary neutral tone.
Fresh Flowers—Inexpensive arrangements in vases you already own look beautiful and will smell naturally fresh.
Throw Pillows will instantly update an old sofa or chair or make a plain bed look luxurious.
Maid Service can be costly, but hiring one for a day or a few hours is affordable—and it’s worth it to make a kitchen or bathroom sparkle!
Snacks! A bowl of polished apples, a bunch of grapes or a plate of fresh cookies makes your home look warm and inviting.by homeandstagers.com with no comments yet
It’s a good idea to start by storing personal pictures, knickknacks, boxes, piles of mail, and any other eye-catching distractions.
Expert organizers suggest sorting through collections of books, magazines, CDs and newspapers, and getting rid of those you no longer want or use.
Choose containers that are as practical as they are pretty to organize magazines, toys, kitchen utensils, and other items that can’t be stored away.
Don’t forget to organize closets and drawers—buyers look everywhere!
Consider buying or renting a bookshelf, armoire or entertainment center from a furniture rental store to organize everything from electronic equipment to seasonal clothesby homeandstagers.com with no comments yet