5 Tips to make your home look lighter and brighter
Not Every Property Has Large Windows or Plenty of Floor Space! Space and light are two key things that buyers are looking for when searching for a home. Sadly, not every property has large windows or plenty of space. However, if your property happens to be compact, there's no need for dismay. Here are some top tips that our team here at PFK want to share with you, so you can make your spaces look brighter, larger, and more attractive to prospective renters and purchasers.
Choose light skirtings, coving and wall paints because if you choose a light paint colour, you will see more light bouncing around your room. Paint the ceiling smoothly in white and choose a pale colour for your coving and skirting boards. This will eliminate any visual barriers, creating the illusion of more space.
Avoid stripes and lines as they can make a space appear narrower. If you are laying laminate or wooden flooring, choose wider boards with fewer joins. If you're laying flooring in your hallway, this is particularly important as many vertical lines can make a space that is already lacking in width feel even more narrow. If your living room floor is small, don't lay a rug as the space will appear cluttered.
When it comes to the bathroom and kitchen if you're planning to tile the walls and floor, choose large wall tiles to make the space feel larger and lay square floor tiles in a diamond orientation to give the illusion of extra space. Use Mirrors as they can create the illusion of more space, depth, and light in your rooms and work especially well when it comes to making narrow hallways appear wider and more spacious. Place large mirrors on opposing walls at an angle of 90 degrees to the window so the light will bounce around the space, making it look and feel brighter and larger.
Hang pictures and mirrors in portrait orientation too as this makes the room appear to have a much higher ceiling. Fixing spotlights in the ceiling can also lighten the space effectively.
Place lamps strategically If you have dark corners to create more atmosphere while brightening up those dimly lit areas. This is especially important if you're marketing your home in the darker months when there's less natural light.
Arrange your furniture well to ensure that people can walk into your rooms without feeling crowded but avoid falling into the common trap of putting all the furniture in corners and against the walls. Instead, keep your furnishings minimal and place them away from windows so no natural light will be blocked out. In a small room, choose a glass table rather than a wooden one which acts as a barrier for the eyes.
If you're keen to sell your property, adding more space and light to your home increases ambiance and value helping you achieve the best possible price. It also ensures you find a buyer as quickly as possible. Here at PFK we are experts in the local property market, contact us today and discover what really sets us apart.