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Achieve a quicker sale by avoiding these decorating mistakes

With the property market seeing a lot of demand, sellers need to present their homes in the best possible light in order to beat the competition. These common mistakes could mean that your home receives less interest and fewer offers, so it's worth your time and consideration to rectify them.


Misplaced curtains Curtains are a really effective way to keep your house warm, frame your windows and add a splash of colour or texture to any room.

However, the positioning of curtains can impact the look and feel of the living space in a negative way.

Whilst you might assume that they should be hung just above the window, this actually makes the area feel smaller than it is, so it's advisable to emphasise the height of the room by fixing them as high as possible.

Open wardrobes These can look great in pictures and act as a really beneficial feature to your property, however, they can soon appear untidy or ruin the room's aesthetics.

It’s important to remember that for open wardrobes to look good, a minimalistic layout is necessary.

This can often be impractical, especially if you're still living in the property, but try to create clear spaces to avoid deterring buyers and devaluing your home.

Overkill on florals Whilst 80's floral patterns could be making a comeback, it’s important to not get too drawn into trends.

Going for strong design elements is a way to express your own character on your home, but you run the risk of putting buyers off by using overly decorative styles.

If you do decide to opt for patterns, use them as an accent rather than for every wall and piece of furniture, as this will add longevity to the design.

Buying furniture that is too big for the room Sometimes when shopping for new furniture, we can be completely drawn to a certain item, regardless of whether it works for the space we have.

However, if you're planning to move in the next few months, it’s vital that you try to avoid any purchases that don't make sense for your home.

A room that is too cluttered could seem much smaller than it is. With living space incredibly important for current homebuyers, it is important to maximise the space in each room.

If you’re thinking about selling your home, start the process today by booking a valuation with us.  Remember, we work with you on a one-to-one basis to get your property sold. This means the person who comes out to do your valuation is with you all the way through to completion. This leads to better communication and ultimately generates better sold prices and reduces the chance of a sale falling through.