Before you decide to sell your home, it is important to walk through your home and evaluate what a potential buyer would see. Remember that you are selling your home, not the furniture and personal belongings in it. One of the most important rooms that a buyer looks at is the living room. This should be one of the first rooms that you makeover before listing your home for sale.
A living room should be a welcoming and comfortable space that invites friends and family to relax. Many times a living room becomes cluttered with knick-knacks and furniture that does not fit anywhere else in the house. The first thing to do is remove the knick-knacks and extra furniture. Knick-knacks, while charming, can make a space look cluttered, which in turn makes it look smaller. This is the same theory for extra furniture as a lot of furniture in the room makes the space seem smaller which may detract potential buyers. Store large furniture and leave functional pieces such a sofa, coffee table, end tables, and a love seat and create an inviting space. Keep in mind that the more simple the furniture and accessories are in a room, the more likely a buyer will picture his or her own belongings in the room.
One of the cheapest and best ways to makeover a room is with a fresh coat of paint. Choose a light or neutral color to highlight the natural beauty of the room and carefully paint the room. Install new light fixtures and switch plate covers for an inexpensive update that can make a big difference in the appearance of the room. A living room makeover does not have to cost a lot of money, it just needs to create a living space that invites buyers in.