If you want to give your home some serious appeal, whether you’re looking to sell it or you just want to feel comfortable in your space, the 12 ideas below will help you. Everybody has different tastes, but the ideas below will suit just about any homeowner or buyer. Take a look and you’ll find 12 things that will give your home some serious appeal! 
  1. A Tidy, Pretty Garden
Every home should have a tidy, pretty garden. You don’t have to do anything overly complicated to your garden; keeping it tidy and simple is fine. Keep your lawn a nice length, add some color using flowers, get rid of weeds, and keep your shrubs at bay. Your garden is the first thing most people see when they visit your home, and it can have a huge impact on how they feel about the rest of the visit. If your garden looks like it hasn’t been looked after, this could put a potential buyer off. 

2. A Nice Entryway
A nice entryway is essential if you want your home to look appealing to guests or potential buyers. You can use potted plants, a nice matt, and pretty much anything else you want to spruce it up. 

3. Attractive Windows And Doors 
Attractive windows and doors aren't exactly cheap, but they can make a huge difference to your home. Sliding doors, for example, can allow you to see out into your garden, let a lot of natural light into your home, and make it much easier to enjoy your garden if you keep them open. Windows and doors should be replaced after a certain amount of time anyway, so if it has been a while since you replaced yours (or you have never done it), then investing in new ones is likely a good idea. They can instantly lift the look of your home, and could really swing somebody’s decision if they are thinking of buying it. 

4. The Right Lighting
You need the right lighting if you want your home to look more appealing. You’ll need outdoor lighting for safety purposes, and potentially for atmospheric purposes too. Then, you’ll need to make sure you have the right lighting inside of your home. You’ll need task lighting in the kitchen, for instance, as well as lighting for both task and relaxation purposes in the lounge area. The right lighting can make a massive difference to not only how great your home looks, but how functional it is too. 

5. Plenty Of Texture
Your home should have a number of different textures if it’s going to look stylish and professionally put together. You can take a look at decor pictures on pinterest for a good idea of how to make this work for your own home. For example, some people like having a faux leather sofa, hardwood floors, fluffy rugs, throws, cushions, and more to add texture. This will make your home feel so much cosier, and if you’re trying to sell, it can help to give your home some character and make it more appealing to potential buyers. 

6. Artwork 
Artwork is another must in any beautiful home. It will bring color and personality to your decor, so make sure you select something that is to your tastes. It could be from a local artist, or even something you paint yourself! 

7. Useful Storage
Every home needs the right storage to remain functional. As soon as you get a house, it’s entirely normal to begin accumulating rubbish that you don’t really need but takes up a lot of space. By making sure you have useful storage, you can ensure your home remains organized and looking great. Shelves can help you to make the most of your floor space, and stacking storage can be great for places like the garage. 

8. Declutter Your Home
Declutter your home and do your best to keep it that way. Try to go paperless, and if you do get mail, deal with it as soon as you can rather than putting it down and telling yourself that you’ll deal with it later. Get rid of doubles you own, for instance, double food scales, and get rid of anything that you haven’t used in a while. It can be tough to do this if you consider yourself a bit of a ‘hoarder’, so see if you can watch Marie Kondo and become inspired, or get a trusted friend to help you look at things objectively. 

While your home should be free from clutter if you’re trying to sell, it shouldn’t be free from personality. This can help people to imagine themselves in the space if they were to buy. 

9. See To Repairs As Soon As You Possibly Can
If there’s a repair that needs to be done, make sure it’s done as soon as possible. The longer its left, the more difficult it can be to fix. Call somebody in if you’re unsure of what to do. If you are selling, a repair can give the potential buyer a reason to negotiate the price down. 

10. Use Mirrors To Reflect Light And Space
Mirrors can be used in a really clever way to reflect light and space around the home. If you buy the right size and put it in the right spot, you can make a room look so much bigger. This is especially effective in the bathroom, which tends to be the smallest room. 

11. Make It Smell Nice
You should incorporate all of the senses if you’re trying to make your home more appealing - and that means making it smell nice. Use aromatherapy, candles, or even incense if you want to do this. If you’re having a viewing, it might be a good idea to bake some bread or a cake to make it smell homely! 

12. Hire Pros To Keep Your Home Clean And Tidy

If you want to give your home a little extra oomph, hire professionals to help you. For instance, have them do the guttering, decking, and even deep clean your carpet. It’ll make a huge difference!

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