3 design ideas to showcase your property
If you’re thinking of letting or selling your property in the immediate future, you’re no doubt very concious of smartening it up in order to showcase it at its very best. Yes of course there are all the old tricks of baking bread, putting vases of sweet smelling flowers in every room and hiding piles of smelly trainers. But actually your starting point really should be your decor.
So how do you achieve a look that’s cosy and welcoming, but also neutral and with at least a nod to being on trend? Well here’s 3 ideas that I came across recently that I think help you do just that. What’s more, you’ll still love living in these rooms while you get ready to move to your new home.
- The Faux effect
Whether it’s a couple of leather chairs, faux effect wall paper or just a few additional pieces like faux leather lamps or cushions, it’s a style that’s fairly easy to achieve. It’s also a look that’s very on trend at the moment and it enables you to give a room that’s in neutral shades of cream, a touch of style and a little personality. A win, win.
2. Hues of blues
People often shy away from blues as being too “cool” but they don’t have to be. Midnight blue is a very popular colour at the moment so you could use it as a feature wall or in your accessories such as lamps, curtains, cushions or throws. Or mix it with other shades of blue for a neutral but cool effect.
3. A bit of rough with the smooth
It feels like only yesterday that exposed brick or wood was in fashion and then out of fashion again. But it’s back once more. An exposed brick wall (properly done and not just an unfinished DIY job), exposed beams, wooden mantel pieces or just super stylish wooden accessories such as a beautiful wooden table are all it takes to bring your room up to date. Mix the look with cool colours, cottons and silks to give it a professional looking finish.
A few other tips
If you are getting ready to rent or sell a property, do take the time to give it a fresh lick of paint, keep it clean and tidy and declutter. Drying stands, stacks of paperwork and prams left in the hall are all a no because they suggest a lack of space. But don’t hide so much, that the property looks completely lacking in personality.
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms, so if you have any budget at all, refresh and update it. Even if it’s just a case of putting new cupboard fronts on, it can make a difference.
Finally, keep the windows clean and light up any dark corners with lamps. Consider using mirrors to help reflect light and keep the property looking nice. Flowers, a roaring fire or a fruit bowl might be enough.
So that’s just a quick guide to what’s popular and what you need to do. If you are thinking of selling or renting your property and would like some advice on how to show it off, why not get in contact. It’s those little finishing touches that you don’t always think of when you’re living somewhere, that can make all the difference between a viewing and an offer.
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