Staging your home can often be one of the most difficult things that you have to do when you are trying to make a sale. After all, it not only involves rearranging some of your rooms so that they offer a viewer something that appears more attractive, often losing the comfort as a result, but it also means that you are going to have to spend a little bit of time working on the house to make sure that it is up to scratch.
One of the best ways to do this is by giving the property a fresh lick of paint. This allows you to cover up any cracked or chipped paintwork, while also making the house look fresher and more vibrant when a viewer approaches it. Here we will take a look at how to choose the right paint colours for staging your home.
Keep The Rest Of The Neighbourhood in Mind
What do you think a potential buyer is going to think if they pull up outside your property, after driving past a row of green and browns, only to see that your house is pink and looks completely garish when set against the rest of the properties in the neighbourhood?
What we are trying to say is that you should consider your surroundings when you are picking out shades for the exterior of your property. If you live in an area that has a lot of trees and woodland, then make sure to pick colours that complement that. Alternatively, if you have a lot of space and fewer neighbours you can feel a little bit freer to experiment. Just try to consider the surroundings and the tastes of the people you are showcasing the house to.
While many people find neutral colours a little bit boring when they are living in a house that uses them, there are few better options for helping a buyer to visualise what they want to do with the property, should they end up buying it themselves.
After all, it is important to remember that one of your tasks as a seller is to take your personality away from the property and create a situation where the potential buyer can place their own mental stamp on it. A neutral colour scheme goes a long way to helping with this, as it looks attractive enough to not be considered lazy, while also allowing people to paint their own mental canvas on the walls.
If you find that some of your rooms feel a little claustrophobic, or simply don’t offer the amount of space that you think they need to in order to attract a buyer, then it is a good idea to take advantage of lighter colours.
Combine whites and creams with smart use of any mirrors or windows that the room has and you can create an illusion of space that is much more appealing than a dank and dark room that nobody is ever going to want to spend time in.