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Don't Sweat the Small Stuff: Sell A Home's Imperfections & Accentuate the Positive

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff: Sell A Home's Imperfections & Accentuate the Positive

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff: Sell A Home's Imperfections & Accentuate the Positive

Tight budgets and limited resources can restrict the interior design of a home. From a small hole in the wall to an aesthetically-vacant space, interior space can just feel flawed. But don't suffer through or a ton of money because you feel like you have no choice. Instead, appreciate the home for what it is with the following tips:

Re-purpose Space

Sometimes a little bit of change is all that's needed to reclaim a space. Re-purposing space doesn't require a major aesthetic overhaul or huge renovation; manipulating just a small space in a certain room or area can have a significant effect. Transform the corner of your living room into a cozy reading nook by displaying a few favorite books near a comfy chair filled with pillows and a knit blanket.

Play up Flaws

Do wall cracks and markings plague the aesthetics of the home? Change perception and look at imperfections of the home as beauty marks. Create an interior-design theme focusing on cracks as a decorative focal point. Create a rustic, outdoorsy theme by incorporating Anthropologie golden pine candles, accenting a living room coffee table with a stone-filled dish or hanging decorative wood blinds.

Focus on Color

A pop of color has the power to dramatically enhance the feel of a room. Fill drab space with a vibrant feel-good color that speaks to home-buyers heart. Keep interior decorating budget-friendly and personal by creating your own bright and bold wall hangings and decor. A DIY creative project is also an opportunity to test your artistic skills and embark on a new hobby.

De-clutter & Give Away

With a little de-cluttering and organization, a home will feel like a brand new space. Look at the newly free and open space as a fresh start that's minimal chic. By just eliminating unused items while showing, the home will feel dramatically made over with a brand-new-like essence. Commit to tossing out purposeless decorations and items; updating even non-visible space can eliminate the feeling of inferior interior space.

Don't Make Comparisons

Naturally we're prone to making comparisons with neighbors, friends and family. Make a conscious effort to avoid negative thoughts and comparisons of the home to others. Aspects of everyone's life are different and unique, including the home. While showing the outside of the house, make an effort to curb feelings of inferiority and instill a feeling of uniqueness. The quirks and personal touches of the home is what make it uniquely lavish.

Work Toward Small Goals

Don't dismiss the effects of small home improvements and little decorative changes. If you want to give the kitchen corner space some extra flair, introduce the space with a stylish candle or fresh budding plant. Has the guest bedroom been empty for years? Is there desperation to remodel a bathroom? Approach dreams of decorating and remodeling with small steps. It may take some time, but by following a step-by-step plan with a tight budget, you can achieve your design goals and get the house sold.

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