It's common knowledge that, when you are planning to sell your home, it's worth making the effort to get your house looking neat, tidy and attractive. Even if this means spending a bit of money on redecorating touch-ups, it's worth it financially in the long run as it can dramatically increase the final sale price of your property.
Victoria Gimson, design director and founder of Decorum Interior Design, has shared her top tips for what we should focus on the most when preparing our home for sale. In her professional opinion, there is one color alone that can add thousands of dollars to its value.
That color is ivory.
Speaking to , Gimson explained that ivory is timeless, classic and versatile. She believes that ivory walls have the power to make a home look more expensive, while at the same time provide a clean canvas for potential buyers.
Redecorating with this color can also speed up the sale of a house, she claims, as buyers see the property as well-maintained. They can also move in quicker because they have a neutral space and don't have to worry about immediate painting to cover the previous owner's personal tastes.
"Ivory acts as a blank canvas to furniture, artwork and accessories and automatically creates a feeling of space so buyers will feel as though they are getting more for their money," Gimson explains.
But, while the off-white shade is clean and simple, she does recommend adding a few pops of color with the existing furniture and accessories to make the property look characterful and homely, too.