Home Selling: 5 Upgrades to Give Your House a Luxury Vibe

Posted by Shawn Clayton on Monday, June 17th, 2019 at 12:43pm.

Interior DesignStaging is a crucial component of selling a home, and putting in some work and effort pays off in the end. When done properly, home staging can increase your home’s value and fetch up to ten percent more. Even with some smaller upgrades, you can still create a home that will make an impact on potential buyers. Here is how you can make your home look luxurious and refined and help it sell faster.

Use a Neutral Color Palette for a Sense of Sophistication

Dining TableThe fastest and easiest way to transform your interiors is to treat your walls to a fresh coat of paint. Home staging is not the right time to be playing around with wild colors such as lime green or alarming red. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you should go with white, either. It’s best to find the golden middle and stick with hues that are neutral, but still have enough character to pull the room together and create a gorgeous backdrop. Neutral colors, especially shades of beige, provide the perfect base for accessorizing, allowing you to add pops of color without worrying whether they match the color palette of your walls. Hues such as sparkling wine, pale almond, and warm marshmallow are the best choices for playing it safe and creating a space that will work for any homeowner.

Add Storage for a Clean, Minimal Look

BathroomIn order to create a space that oozes sophistication and elegance, there shouldn’t be clutter, not even in terms of decor. An over accessorized room with a variety of ornaments, colors, and textures will appear as chaotic, and that is in stark contrast with what you should be aiming for. Therefore, pare down the accessories, retaining only the things that will uplift the vibe you’re trying to create in the room. Be sure to implement plenty of storage so there can be enough space for keeping any mess out of sight and maintaining the minimalist appearance. Stylish and efficient cabinetry, big bedroom closets and bathroom vanities are all essential components of luxurious, spacious homes, so it’d be wise to invest in quality storage to ensure a well-organized, mess-free home.

Swap Your Older Furniture and Mattresses for New Ones

BedroomWhen staging your home, the idea is to create a space that will showcase the potential and opportunities that come with investing in this real estate. You want your potential buyers to envision themselves living there. Therefore, you need to make sure that the furniture you choose to stage your home with reflects the values you strive for. You want to add pieces that make your home look cozy and inviting, so invest in newer furnishings and consider swapping your old mattresses for new ones. Look for a mattress sale online to get the best deal and refresh your home, making it more appealing to the buyers. Replacing your worn-out furnishings will make your home seem well-cared for, allowing your potential buyers to picture themselves residing there. With a couple of finishing touches, such as fresh flowers and bowls of fruit on the table, your home will give off that warm and welcoming vibe, which is exactly what you should strive for when selling your home.

Update Your Lighting Fixtures for a Cozy Atmosphere

KitchenOne of the fastest and most obvious ways to add a touch of luxury into your living space is to swap your old lighting fixtures for something modern. Light plays an important role in our perception of space, and in order to create a welcoming, cozy atmosphere, consider adding different layers of light into your living space. Get creative with ambient lighting – install recessed lights in your living room to make it more inviting, and add a crystal chandelier above your dining table for a glamorous touch. As for the task lighting, install lights under the cabinets in your kitchen and add a desk lamp to ensure all workspaces are well-lit. Last but not least, to put the finishing touches to your luxurious interiors, consider adding accent lighting. Use wall sconces and hidden fixtures to highlight a high-priced painting or direct the eyes up a winding staircase. Be creative and use lights to your advantage, accentuating your home’s best features with a boost of brightness.

Add a Statement Piece for a Wow Factor

Large Diningroom TableIt could be an element with a unique silhouette or a sculptural item such as an unusual chair in your living room or some eye-catching lighting fixtures above the coffee table. The ornamental piece will function as a pop of unexpected, giving your eyes something to rest on and balancing the presence of straight lines and circular forms in the room. Another way to achieve this is by adding an elegant rug with interesting color palette and patterns, a bold accent wall or an exquisite piece of art hung on the wall. When combined with strategically placed lighting fixtures, your home’s features can get all the focus and make an impact on the observer, creating interest in your living space and shifting all the attention to that one standout feature.

There it is – our list of upgrades that will help elevate the look of your living space. Use the tips above as a guide for creating luxurious interiors that will help your home’s value skyrocket and sell faster.

Shawn Clayton, Owner/Broker, REALTORĀ®

Jersey Shores Luxury Home Expert

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