I have always had a penchant for interior design. And although I’m not an expert, having a natural love of colour, form and presentation does help in unveiling a property to the market.
Here are a few tips to consider when presenting your interior:
1. Budget – know how much you can spend and be clear about what areas will add value. Remember you are presenting the property for sale, not for your own personal living enjoyment. Only invest in updating areas which will help to attract a higher dollar value.
2. Plan – sketching a rough draft of how you want the space to look will give you a blueprint to work from. Once you have this, you can edit items from your checklist, and shop around for the best deals.
3. Do your homework – go to the library or search the internet for ideas and inspiration. Social media sites such as Pinterest are a fantastic way to see what others are doing – it can also be a lot of fun!
4. Declutter – getting rid of excess furniture, garden tools, clothing, and miscellaneous “stuff” is an absolute must. Once you have a clean slate to work with, you’ll be in a better position to beautify and contemporise your space.
5. Talk to an expert – there are many benefits in seeking the advice of a reputable interior designer. And it doesn’t have to be an expensive exercise if you are clear about what you want from the outset.
If you’re still stuck for ideas there are plenty of websites which can help – here are a few of my favourites:
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