No space in your home should be an afterthought when selling. If you’re looking to do basic decorating to entice buyers, ensure you include the hallway, as we all know – first impressions count, and a dowdy space won’t impress.
With over a million searches in the UK for hallway design-related words. It suggests homeowners are now more focused on entrance ways than ever before.
It’s usual for sellers to put focus on the main rooms when sprucing up their homes. However, with more searches than ever for hallway design, buyers are likely to be looking at other spaces in the home when viewing properties.
Here’s our top tips to create a welcoming and bright hallway:
Add a runner
Consider adding a runner. It’s a very simple way to elevate the entrance from simple to elegant. Pick a patterned/bright colour to draw buyers in from the start, it should also make them want to explore the rest of your home.
You can make any space appear bigger by hanging a large statement mirror. This works especially well if you have a narrow or darker hallway where you’d find artwork wouldn’t be best placed to be fully appreciated.
Choosing the right colour of paint could be the difference between a bright, enticing hallway and a dim, unappealing one. If there isn’t much natural light, pick a lighter colour, so it brightens things up. If you’re lucky enough to have lots of natural light, the space should handle darker tones and even colour on the ceiling – try not to go too crazy though, as you want to appeal to the masses.
Buy a console table
A straightforward way to add some style to a large or small space is with a console table. You don’t need to go too fancy, simple will do. It’s also a great place to add a statement vase of fresh flowers. Not only do they look and smell amazing, but they’ll also give off a welcoming vibe to viewers.
You don’t need large cupboards and lots of drawers but investing in a small shoe ottoman will keep that pile of shoes neat, tidy, and out of the way. Keys, coats, and bags also need to be put away when not in use, perhaps you could upcycle an old small chest of drawers to create a statement furniture piece for storage that stands out for all the right reasons. However, you do it, make sure all rooms including your hallway are neatly organised for viewings.
Your hallway needs to give off that all-important good first impression. If it’s warm and welcoming, potential buyers will want to see more!
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