4 Poor Decor Choices New Home Owners Make

Real Estate Agent with Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria 0225-089134

When your client finally closes on their home, they’re going to be excited to start making the place their own. But going overboard with decorating concepts or placing furniture in the wrong configurations can make a home look cramped and uninviting. Help guide your client’s eye for interior design by steering them away from these furnishing mistakes recently highlighted by realtor.com®:

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  1. Oversized furnishings. “Measuring a space is imperative before you purchase anything,” Will Saks, a designer with Homepolish, told realtor.com®. “You need to understand the dimensions of a space so the scale will feel balanced. … While a large, overstuffed Chesterfield might look great in the store, in a tiny apartment it might end up looking like a fat guy in a little coat.”
  2. Cramming too much in one room. Empty spaces and walls in a room can be a good thing. How much furniture should you put in? It depends on the aesthetic you are trying to achieve. “If you’re going for a more sleek look, stick to a few key pieces in a room to create the feeling of openness,” Saks says. “The same goes for artwork — one large frame can create an art gallery feeling.”
  3. Decorating a room around a legacy piece. Your client’s armoire or overstuffed chair may hold sentimental value to them, but decorating an entire room around it may be a mistake. Home owners who feel attached to a piece of furniture may feel compelled to do a certain layout or color scheme that could be completely wrong for the space, realtor.com® notes. Suggest that your client place the furniture nonfocal part of the house — if it’s a chair, put it in a corner of the bedroom, for example — or have them place it in storage until they can figure out how it fits into their overall design concept.

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Katerina Gasset
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Good morning, Will! These are great reminders that homeowners will definitely appreciate. Thanks for sharing this and I hope you have a lovely day ahead!

Feb 02, 2016 11:52 PM #1
Anna Hatridge
Goodson Realty - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with Goodson Realty

Great reminders of what is important when getting ready to sell.

Feb 03, 2016 03:03 AM #2
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Sometimes I am surprised to see how un-attractive a new buyer decorates, especially those who didn't like how the previous owners furnishings!

Feb 03, 2016 05:02 AM #3
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