The first thing a potential buyer sees when they enter your home is the hallway. We all know that first impressions count, however, the first room, which is the hallway, is often ignored or forgotten about. If you are looking to sell your home, staging your hallway is a great way to go about it.
In this blog post we help you see how you can sell your home with a staged hallway.
- Clutter Clearing
The hall is often the space where clutter can add up. This can be an overflowing bowl of keys, junk mail piled up, out of date invites and things the kids have bought home from school. Now is the time to be ruthless and get clutter clearing. Maximise the space in the hallway and really show off its true potential. Hang coats on hooks or hide them away so the hallway looks bigger.
- Pale and Neutral Colours
Unless you have a large and impressive hallway like in a period home, then go for pale and neutral colours. Darker colours will make the space look smaller, while the pale shades will make it seem more spacious. Neutral colours also help potential buyers envisage their own things in the home too, so they can start imagining themselves living in the home.
- Light and Bright
Just like the paint colours, you need to keep the hallway light and bright to make it seem larger. Dark homes never sell as fast as brighter homes. If you have a low ceiling an uplighter can work really well to create the look of a lighter hallway. If you have higher ceilings, we recommend a pendant light to fill the area with brightness.
- The Floors
It’s the first room they will see, and their eyes will be drawn to the floor as they slip off their shoes to look round your home. Keep the colours neutral. Take a look at your flooring too. The hallway is a high traffic area so your flooring may look worn. Replacing your flooring could be a great investment to help sell your home. Make sure you have a doormat in place to avoid mud being traipsed in the house by your family or the potential buyers.
- Depersonalise It
The buyer needs to be able to imagine themselves living in your home, so you need to depersonalise the area. Take down family photos and put a mirror in its place. The mirror will enable the buyer to literally see themselves in your home. The other bonus of the mirror is that it will reflect light around the hallway and create a sense of space too.
If you feel that you’re ready to put your house on the market in Peterborough, give us a call. We can give you some great tips for staging your home which will help you sell your home quickly, and for as much as possible.