Once you have found or designed the “focal point” of the room, the first thing to consider is the walls. The color of how your walls are painted or the color of the wallpaper is crucial. The colors that you will use to decorate the room with, will have to accent your walls. It’s really important to know that dark walls can really make the room appear much smaller than it actually is in size. On the other hand, lighter color schemes will help to make the room seem bigger. This also counts for the choice of furniture colors.
The bathroom is a moist humid place with, well… with a toilet. Having a carpet in your bathroom is like having a giant Petri dish in your home growing goodness only knows what. In my years as a Langley realtor I have never had a potential buyer react favorably to this. In fact, most potential buyers won’t even set foot in there.
If your basement leaks or the heating system is not working right, repair them before filling up the property disclaimer form. Simply filling the form cannot deter the buyer from suing you later when the problem is found out!
Just do not pick any piece of printed fabric and furniture thinking that you like it. Plan a proper color scheme and then select the main pattern for the room, for example strips or floral patterns.
Color, particularly when it’s paint, can inexpensively add drama and excitement to a room. If you are afraid to do an entire room in a bold color, consider a single wall and make it the focal point. It is just as bad to be boring as it is to be too colorful. See our earlier posts on using color to decorate to learn how to choose the best tones for you.
Another common decorating mistake in the kitchen is going too radical. You don’t want any one object to stand out; instead you should try and create an integrated look, in which every element supports one another, rather than running contrary. Contrasting colors should be avoided in favor of more complimentary tones.