Real estate
Real estate

Decorating your Home Before you Sell

It sounds daft, doesn't it, decorating your home just as you're about to move out of it. But in truth, it's a really sensible thing to choose to do! Whether you've been living in your house a few months, or twenty years, you're bound to have put your own stamp on things by now, and unfortunately even the nicest of decorative schemes can get a little grimy over time - so choosing to refresh your home before you move is a great idea. However, there are a few things to keep in mind before you go in with your paintbrush, and that's what we're talking about today!


It sounds daft, doesn’t it, decorating your home just as you’re about to move out of it. But in truth, it’s a really sensible thing to choose to do! Whether you’ve been living in your house a few months, or twenty years, you’re bound to have put your own stamp on things by now, and unfortunately even the nicest of decorative schemes can get a little grimy over time – so choosing to refresh your home before you move is a great idea. However, there are a few things to keep in mind before you go in with your paintbrush, and that’s what we’re talking about today!

Decorating before a house sale

Remember to clean thoroughly first

As clean as you are as a person, there are bound to be things that get overlooked during your usual cleaning sessions. Unfortunately, painting or papering over a surface that isn’t completely clean can lead to an imperfect result, and there’s no point doing the decorating if it doesn’t look great at the end! Get your sponge out and give everything a good clean before you start.

Keep it neutral

No one wants magnolia throughout their entire home, but by keeping your decor neutral when planning to move, you’re doing yourself a favour. By keeping the decor neutral, you don’t run the risk of putting potential buyers off simply because they don’t like what you’ve done with the place; and by keeping a clean, cohesive colour scheme through the whole house, you’re creating a clean, appealing atmosphere.

Remove the clutter

Once you’re finished with your decoration, or perhaps even before you start, have a good sort out. Get shot of things you don’t need, and put other bits into storage that you can live without until you’ve moved. This will create a more open feeling in your house, reducing the risk of potential buyers feeling overwhelmed and not being able to imagine themselves in the home.

Leave it open to the imagination

As we’ve just touched upon, imagination is important when it comes to viewing houses! Your potential buyers need to be able to imagine themselves living in the house, which can be tough to do when it feels very much like someone else’s home. Of course this is to be expected up to a point; you are still living there, after all, but try to make it as easy as possible for them to imagine themselves in the space.

Don’t forget the garden!

Finally, don’t neglect your garden. A quick tidy up, lawn mow and general spruce up will go a long way towards complementing the inside of your house and giving it a more finished feel.

Real Estate, redefined

If you’re thinking of selling your home and getting yourself prepared, then you’re probably planning on buying one too, right? Why not take the fuss out of searching for your new home and choose Domobase? We connect you with only the best Real Estate Agents and Landlords in the area of your choice, to ensure that your moving process is as stress free as possible. All you need to do is download our app, fill in your details and let us know a little bit about what you’re looking for, then link up your social media profile so we know all about you. After that, we get in touch with the best industry professionals, and someone will contact you within a few days – hopefully with exactly what you’re looking for!


Charlotte is the content creator for Domobase, a freelance content marketer and creative fiction writer. When not scribbling away, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.