5 Tips For Making Your Homes Lived-In

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5 Tips For Making Your Homes Lived-In

For some homebuyers, a home feels “lived-in” when it looks like the owners had put something of themselves into it and that the house has been decorated with personal items. This, more than any other single factor, can help make your home more enjoyable to buyers whose moods can be affected by the ambiance of a home.

Here are some tips for giving your home that lived-in look:

1. Choose furniture that reflects your style.

This is important. If your furniture is drop-dead gorgeous but doesn’t say anything about who you are as a person, your home can feel cold and impersonal.

2. Add a family photo or two.

A picture of a pet or some other treasured item can help a buyer imagine what it would be like to live in your home. A photo of you and your significant other can show that you have a partner in your life.

3. Overload your bookshelves with books.

More than any other single item, a stack of books on a bookshelf or two can give buyers the impression that they could spend some quality time in your home.

4. Have a few personal items around the house.

A candle on the dining room table. A box of tissues in the bathroom. A few knick-knacks on the coffee table. Be careful here, though. Too many items can clutter a space and make it look like you haven’t finished unpacking. But a few items here and there can make a home feel welcoming.

5. Make your bed.

At the end of the day, many people make their bed before they go to sleep. Wouldn’t it make sense, then, that they would be pleased to see that you make yours in the morning? Even if you don’t do this every day, try to make your bed once a week.

It will make your home look more inviting, and it could help you feel more organized and in control of your life. All this can make a difference in how a home feels to a potential buyer.


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