If your home goes on the market in the fall, you might feel inclined to go overboard with holiday decor; after all, everyone loves a festive abode, right? Not so fast. You want to let potential buyers consider themselves living in your place, so don’t distract them with twinkling lights, bright decorations or faux fall foliage that they might not have chosen for themselves. Keep the slate as blank as possible, and let your home sell itself.
Rooms painted in deep, dark colors have become a popular design trend over the past few years, and for good reason: They can be lush, elegant, and dramatic when balanced with the right furnishings. Even so, don’t be lured to the dark side when you’re setting the stage for a sale. Why? Because homes with lots of dark rooms are notoriously harder to sell.
A simple trick that can greatly improve a buyer’s perspective on your property, quite literally, is to make sure wall art is centered at eye level (or about five to five and a half feet above the floor). Many well intentioned homeowners hang their art at the six- or seven-foot mark, which can make a room feel awkward or unwelcoming.