#1 Decorating Tip for Home Sellers

August 28, 2012

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When looking online and in newspapers at home listings, have you ever noticed the number of homes that still have outdated window treatments?

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If you are serious about selling your home, be sure to take a look at your windows. If you do not have custom-made window treatments that are less than eight years old, it is time to take them down.

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Even though it’s difficult to separate your emotions, try to remember that when you are selling your home, it needs to be as neutral as possible. Since each person’s home style is so different, try to make your home a ‘blank canvas’ so a potential buyer can really see themselves in your home. You have to remember your good taste might not be someone else’s good taste.

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What are “outdated window treatments”? I am not referring to privacy blinds, but those swags and panels you have covering your windows that have been there since the 1990’s. And those panels that do not come all the way to the floor? They need to be taken down.

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I cannot tell you how many times on a staging consultation that I walked up to the windows and pulled back the curtains in a home and the client says “Ohhhh..” The light that fills the room immediately makes such a great change and feel in the room. Best of all, it is free!

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By removing your curtains, the room will instantly be lighter and brighter which will make the room appear larger. Which home do you think a potential home buyer will fall in love with? A dark, deary home or a brightly lit space? The sunshine will win every time.

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So take down those curtains and let the beautiful outdoors shine through! Not only will potential buyers be impressed, but you might love the look yourself!

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8 comments

  1. SGreat post Kelly!
    Sellers are always surprised when I suggest taking down expensive drapery. If it’s been up a few years, it needs to come down and sometimes bare is the best option…

  2. The best advice, for sure! I’m always blown away not only by the window treatments, but by what else is in front of the windows. It’s amazing how just letting light in can be a transformation all on its own!

  3. I totally agree, Kelly. I think it’s hard for people to take down those window treatments – one, because they probably spent a lot of money on custom treatments, and two, because they may have invested a lot of time in making them themselves. Regardless, they MUST come down!

  4. Hey Kelly, really love your style and this is a great topic. My wife and I have been buying, remodeling and selling houses for years in the Marietta Area of Atlanta Ga. You are so dead on with this tip, as houses look more open, cleaner, are easier to visualize w/people own furniture, etc and bottom line…doing this does help sell houses! Way to go and as always, look forward to your next blog post 🙂

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