Decorating your home on a budget

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Someone once told me, decorate for your tenant market, not for you. Great advice!


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Whether you are looking to sell your property or you are looking to give your house a revamp, decorating your home on a budget is on the surface very attractive but you need to ensure you are not compromising quality for cost. This is especially relevant if you are decorating your home to sell as while there will be many simple tasks which you can complete yourself, leave the finishing touches to the experts!

You may find that less than perfect decorating will have an impact upon those viewing your property and while money might be tight at the moment a few hundred pounds could make a major difference. It could literally be the difference between selling your property and remaining in your home for many years to come. Finding a balance is the tricky part!

What advice would you give someone looking to sell their property?
I will advice to think from the perspective of the buyer. What kind of buyer you think will be interested in the kind of property you have ? Put yourself in that buyer's shoes and start thinking what you would have looked out for had you been in his place ?


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Take note of the preexisting features in your home you can highlight for house decorating ideas. Architectural details such as crown molding, wooden beams, hardwood floors, built-in bookshelves, and mosaic-tile backsplashes are all worth focusing on. These details don’t just look expensive; they are expensive. Make them as prominent as possible—keep them clean, clutter-free, and the focal point of the room. For example, don’t splurge on an expensive painting just to have it compete with a showstopping fireplace.