When selling your home, your biggest opportunity to impress potential buyers is when it comes time to showing the property. After making the decision to sell, most of your energy will go towards decluttering, cleaning, and completing light renovation works to make sure your property’s value has been optimised and is ready to be placed on the market. After all of this, you have a special opportunity to make an impactful first impression on potential buyers by creating colour schemes throughout the home. Although it’s safe to stick to neutral colours throughout, every room brings a different energy to the home as a whole. If you want to go above and beyond to make the most out of your sale, here are a few tips to get you by:
1. The Kitchen
Of course, the kitchen is the most sought after room in the house. It’s the main gathering area for family, friends and all meals. It’s the most important part of the house, so it’s more important to make sure it’s looking its best.
Because the kitchen can be a great statement room, be careful not to go too overboard to try and impress. Avoid loud and dramatic colours like black or red, or at least, save these colours for appliances. It depends on where your kitchen is located and how much light it attracts, so if dramatic is your thing, make sure your home is well lit and full of natural light.
A crowd-pleasing favourite for kitchen colour schemes, is simple and classic. Basic whites against wood styled benches are always a winner and does well to impress. A simple white colour scheme invites light into the room and makes the space feel bigger. Introducing a splash of colour to contrast this can also work a treat – this might include using black handles on the cupboard’s drawers.
On the other hand, sometimes a contrast between white and black can add some edge to the space – a showstopping combo is white marble benchtops with a matte black kitchen sink and fittings.
The Kitchen is a great room to experiment with different scheme, however, be sure to remember that the kitchen sets the tone for the rest of the house. With that being said, don’t try to not overdo it. When in doubt, keep it simple – you can’t go wrong.
2. The Living Area
The living room invites comfort and warmth into its space, so you have the freedom to get creative. When potential buyers walking into a living room, you want the space to showcase this comfort and impress a feeling of relaxation on everyone that steps foot inside.
Warm colours offer relaxation and comfort and are easy to flesh into neutral hues throughout the house. There are certain colour schemes that tend to be off limits – overly loud colours such as bright greens and reds can be very overwhelming to the eye. Even though it might be your style, the space you create for potential buyers needs to cater for everyone.
While neutral colours are always best to work with, avoid white furniture or carpets and stick with beige or auburn tones. The last thing you want is for potential buyers to feel like they can’t touch anything or can’t get comfortable.
Because more colours are welcomed in this space, smaller items such as lamps, throw rugs, cushions, and coffee tables can offer some vibrance to the room to save it from feeling bland.
Deep colours such as forest greens and navy blue go well together, however, more vibrant colours like yellow can also work in your favour. If you’re nervous about going to bright, then stick to a light neutral base and work upon this with light, musky pinks and sky blues.
3. The Bedroom
While it’s best to avoid going all out for the guest bedrooms, the master bedroom is usually the statement piece of the house. However, a lot of people make the mistake of going too extravagant with this room. While it might be tempting to paint all four walls a gorgeous navy blue, it still needs to be somewhat aligned with the rest of the house.
If you’ve taken the dramatic route for your home, then bold colours can work a treat – as long as you use the same colour and utilise its different tones or use similar tones with small splashes of white. However, trying to please a large crowd is a difficult task, so be mindful that your colour palette might not be everyone’s cup of tea.
With that being said, the master bedroom needs to feel spacious and inviting. White linen with a light beige decorative tones from pillows and throw rugs will offer an inviting space for any potential buyers. If you want to add some colour to this, keep it light and sparce to keep it balanced.
With this room, there’s one colour that you can’t fault – white. If you want to update your bathroom, spraying over the existing tiles with a clean white finish can give the bathroom a brand new feeling (this will require a professional). If you’re already one step ahead, just make sure to give the tiles a good cleaning, including the grout and eradicate any mould.
This will be your best bet when trying to win over potential buyers – there is nothing more satisfying that a clean, white bathroom.
Deciding to sell your home is a big decision, however, understand what colours will work best for your home can make a huge difference when it comes to impressing potential buyers. While the process of selling your home can be a stressful process, understanding what the accurate value of the property is will save you the stress of trying to decide on a listing price. Seeking a property valuation by a local expert can give you peace of mind with professional pre-sale advice to ensure that your property is adequately valued at its true and current market value. In the meantime, use these tips to spark your creativity to showcase your home with these colour options.
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