Stand at the entrance to a room. What is your eye drawn to first? If it's something you prefer buyers not to focus on, like a stucco ceiling, sponge-painting gone wild, or a bright yellow wall, your best defense is an eye-catching accessory near the front of the room. It's done on home-staging shows all the time - they use a bowl of green apples or a vase of fresh flowers to successfully take eyes away from an offending feature for that pivotal moment when a first impression is made. Obviously, a bowl of apples isn't going to take a buyers attention away from a bright yellow wall. Yellow may be your taste, but it's not for everyone. Consider painting your walls a more neutral color, that way potential buyers focus more on the home and it's features rather than "Oh it had an awful color scheme". We all know that paint is an easy fix, but some people just can't see past it! So making it easy for them by eliminating obvious flaws such as a red living room with a big-bird yellow feature wall, is just easier in the long run.
So there you have it! I hope that I have given you some helpful tips in home staging. By investing some time into this, you can ensure that your property is set to sell! Don't hesitate to contact me for more information
Sean Upshaw, Royal LePage Kelowna