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Maarty's Top Tips!
How to sell for the highest price
1. Real plants
Plants require care and attention, if there are alive and healthy plants in every room it gives a signal that the house too is lived in and cared for.
Flowers are lovely, but they die faster than plants, you’ll go broke buying fresh bunches every week.
2. Furniture placement
Generally, we want to make a room feel larger instead of smaller, and furniture placement is a key element that affects this.
People normally scan a room from left to right. If you place the tallest piece of furniture in the far left corner of a room, the room will appear larger.
Walk around the house and pausing where people are likely to stop. At these points look at what they would be focussing on, and if it’s not pleasing to the eye, move it or change it up.
Be inspired by the colours in a piece of art when furnishing a room, or making a bed.
For example, the front door is the first place you’d want to do this she says, “what will they see when they enter and how will this affect how they view the rest of the house?”
4. Stash the TV
Television screens are getting bigger and bigger and can look like a big black hole in your living room. They also occupy valuable wall space and often make rooms appear smaller. Try finding a clever way to incorporate it into your decor, maybe it can be hidden behind a screen.
If stashing the TV is just not going to happen, find a awesome landscape photo to fill the screen.
Don’t make your bed like a hotel, but do take a little extra time to make it a little bit nicer than you would on a normal day.
Make sure you have a few extra cushions and at least one throw.
Beds are a good way to pick up colour in a room, so try to match with colours in a piece of art.
6. Diversion theory
This is something interior designers and home stylers employ in most of the houses. “If there’s something you can’t easily fix, then you need to divert the eye somewhere else. When you try and cover some up or hide it, it can usually become obvious what you’re trying to do.”
Instead try placing a beautiful or interesting object somewhere else in the room.
Balance and consistency is the end goal. Start with the entry, as this is where people first enter, and make sure the theme is carried all the way through. It may be the case of needing to add more colour (you can do this through throws, cushions and art) or taking away from a room that’s “completely out there.”
8. Paint the fence dark and mulch
This is a fail-safe way to improve your backyard.
The dark colour acts as a spotlight for the garden planted in front of it. A dark fence essentially turns invisible, it’s less obvious so all the attention is focussed on the lovely, lush green plants. They will really pop.
I recommend Tea tree mulch, inexpensive, looks and smells great and is good for the garden.
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