How to Make Your Rooms Look Larger in Order to Sell

Posted by HomesATX Realtors on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 at 3:19pm.

Most of the time, bigger is better, and that's not just in Texas.  More square footage means more space, privacy and room for more family - more stuff.   Here are a few ways to make it seem like there is just a little more of it - space that is.

  • Use vertical instead of horizontal elements. Tall bookcases and a floor lamp will raise the eye up.
  • Paint the walls and ceiling different shades of the same color (preferably light). Make the ceiling lighter than the wall color (avoid pure white) but add a darker floor and trim.
  • Let natural light in by minimizing window treatments. Extend the rods beyond the width of the window so the entire window is visible.
  • Go for mirrors. Consider an oversized mirror or glass tables.
  • De-clutter your surfaces. Choose accent pieces carefully. Store collectibles and magazines in decorative boxes and baskets.

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