Do you plan on selling or flipping your house? Do you just want your house to look good when people see it for the first time? Learn some simple techniques on how you can give your house a good first impression.
Make sure the entryway is not boring or blank looking.
Consider breaking up the color by painting the risers or adding a small table with a nice floral arrangement (if there is room). If nothing else, add a bold mirror to the wall. Mirrors make a great point of interest to many rooms.
If a room has a large ceiling, consider emphasizing its height by adding a chandelier. These can be painted any color to give them a bolder look.
A boring stairwell can go from a boring area to an eye catching one, by adding family portraits to the wall. For a more timeless look, consider black and white photos. Keep your matting and frame choices consistent for a more put together look. If you need to fill the underneath part of a stairwell, a wooden padded bench is always a nice choice. One with an extra-added storage space underneath may prove to be beneficial. Plus, you can add more color to this area with pillows.
If you don’t have a stairway or an open wall in which you can hang or hang groups of your family photos, you may want to consider grouping them on a table. You can do this a freestyle type look or coordinate by placing the largest photo frames in the back, working your way frontward with the smallest.
If you have a small space in which you don’t know how to fill, consider corner or crescent shape tables. These spaces then can be used as a drop off area to keep keys, cell phones or even mail handy.
Don’t forget baskets of all shapes and sizes can be useful and decorative.
Do you worry about dirty rugs in the entry way or want to just jazz up the look? A rug with a vibrant design could combat both issues.
When thinking about a house’s first impression, don’t forget the front porch, patio and front yard. This area is the first area potential buyers and guests will see. You can perk up this area simply by:
Keeping the yard maintained and mowed
Adding some simple flowers to the front yard or some container plants to the porch
Add a welcome mat by the door
Place some outside chairs on the porch (even the plastic ones will work if kept clean)
Hang a chime, bird-feeder, etc.
Finally, if you know guests or potential buyers are coming, brew some coffee and if you can, bake an apple pie.