Spending money decorating a house you are leaving behind may feel frustrating but it could potentially stop your house sitting on the market for a long period of time or getting much less than the asking price. You need to make the house appealing to potential buyers & forget about your personal taste as buyers want to be able to visualize themselves within the space. The easiest & most affordable way to update any home is with paint.
A lick of paint can completely change the atmosphere of a room. Neutral colours are very popular for properties for sale as they are easy colours to live with and a perfect blank canvas. As well as creating a calm, relaxed atmosphere they are also ageless. Light neutral colours also give the illusion of a room being more spacious. White is a hugely popular colour right now for many homes including those not even considering going on the market. White walls & white furniture is very vintage & is gracing many a magazine or blog page presently.
|photo care of Sarah at beech cottage|
If your not looking to sell but just revamp you can allow to be a bit more adventerous. You could consider going for a two-tone scheme by painting an accent wall to make a room a little more interesting. For example a fireplace would make a great accent wall as the fireplace would become the focal point of the room. The same could be said for a window wall to make the blinds or curtains stand out. Think about what the most interesting focal point of the room is & work from this. You dont have to stick to neutrals, pop some personality into your home. If your personality is bold go with bright colours to express that, matching in with wallpapers with bright prints.
|sources country living - stone walls teamed with warm neutrals|
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