Interior design doesn't have to be a talent only a few are lucky enough to possess. You may not be able to make your house look like a show home, but there's some simple ways to make it look fresher inside to help you sell quicker.
You don't need to spend hundreds or thousands of pounds to make your home more appealing to potential buyers, here we cover 3 top interior tips which you can carry out on a budget.
One of the cheapest options, applying a lick of paint to the walls not only creates a more modern environment, but also freshens it up causing it to be more attractive to potential buyers.
Something as simple as a chip in the wall can put buyers off, but really it's a quick fix up job. Add a little filler, scrape it so it's level with the wall, and paint over it.
Which colours should you choose?
There's no way of knowing what your potential buyer's favourite colour is, so it's best to keep it neutral. Neutral colours can lighten the room up, making it feel more spacious and it's also easier to imagine changing it to another colour.
You could choose to put a feature wall in some rooms such as the master bedroom. If you go for a wallpaper, choose one that's not too 'in your face' in terms of pattern or colour.
If you've spent years in your home it's likely you've accumulated many possessions over the years, whether it's ornaments, shoes or clothes, you must ensure they're all tidied away neatly or removed before anyone views your home.
Go through your drawers and cupboards and place anything you don't need into piles. You can divide these piles up for charity, selling, and the bin. Take a look for your local tip where you can offload your possessions which aren't of use anymore.
It's ok to have a few personal belongings dotted about neatly in different rooms, but you don't want to overdo it. Bear in mind that people are visiting your home trying to imagine themselves living there, which is hard to do if there's lots of other people's possessions lying around or photos hung on the walls.
Removed items for sale, charity and the tip, but your drawers are still bursting? Look into alternative storage ideas. It's unlikely you'll want to buy any more storage when you're planning on moving soon, but see if you can make more of what you already have. Are you using space underneath the bed? Have you vacuum packed any belongings? Are you using any boards at the top of the garage you may have? Alternatively, you could look into a storage locker at a company but this comes at a cost.
Do It Yourself
Love it or hate it, DIY is a fab cheap way to make some home improvements before selling. Walk around your home as if it's the first time you've seen it, and note down anything which needs fixing.
If you're unsure of how to fix some items, either ask a family or friend to help or take a look online where there are so many 'how to' videos available. Not only will fixing these little items stop eyes being drawn to it, it'll also give an overall impression of a well maintained home. This will ease viewers worries about unearthing any hidden problems.