Smaller homes often have a lot going for them – but size usually isn’t one of them. If you have a home that is well, cozy, you may want to make a few minor changes before selling to make it feel larger to buyers who walk through the door. Here are a few ideas to make your home feel more spacious:
- Remove some of the furniture – Too much furniture in any room – regardless of the size – can make it feel much smaller. Because of this, it may be time to edit your furniture and remove any of it that doesn’t serve a purpose.
- Remove some of the accessories – If in doubt remove a decorative item or two. Too many items on tables and countertops can make a space feel cramped and cluttered. Keep your decorative accessories to a minimum, and choose things that appeal to a large number of buyers, such as vases, flower arrangements and decorative bowls.
- Hang a few strategically placed mirrors – Mirrors are a great choice for decorative wall hangings and they work great at reflecting light in a room and making it feel larger. If you have a bare wall, consider hanging a grouping of mirrors of different sizes and shapes together to make an interesting focal point.
- Turn on the lights – A dark room instantly feels small and cramped. Before a showing, turn on all lights in the home and open the blinds and curtains. If you have a dark corner or hall in the home, add a small table lamp to brighten things up.
- Remove clutter from your kitchen countertops- Smaller homes are notorious for having small kitchens, so it is best to do what you can to make it feel more spacious. Remove all clutter from the countertops and the kitchen table. Keeping things simple is the best way to make the room appear larger and more spacious.
- Keep colors light and bright. Don’t forget that lighter colors really do make a room appear larger. Keep the colors neutral and choose cool colors for the bathrooms and warm colors for the bedrooms and living room.