Sellers guide: 5 tips on designing your home to make it appeal to both genders

November 10, 2016 | Higgins Group Real Estate

Are you preparing to put your home on the market? Are you thinking about updating some of your rooms with a fresh, new look? If you want to attract more potential buyers, it’s important to keep in mind that your new interior design should appeal to both genders.

Here are five helpful tips you can follow:

home decorating1. Select neutral colors

This one’s quite easy – go with shades of white, gray, or beige when selecting colors for floors, walls, countertops, or large furniture. To keep it from looking boring, you can add deeper tones like black or navy for accent pieces such as wall art, throw pillows, chairs and tables, rugs, and so on.

2. Add textures and patterns

Adding accessories like textured pillows or patterned rugs is a great way to create an attractive, gender-neutral appeal. Vintage or industrial-looking accessories such as floor lamps or chrome side tables work as well.

3. Diversify your fabrics

Balance out any leather or velvet furniture with other types of fabric by using accent pillows in canvas, linen, or cotton. For window treatments, use light and soft fabrics that flow.

4. Tailored furniture combined with modern accents work best

Furniture in neutral fabrics combined with contemporary pieces creates a warm, relaxing mood. Balance out any brightly colored pieces by using neutral fabrics to appeal to both genders.

5. Use nature-inspired elements

Pieces with a natural, earthy look creates a very inviting atmosphere for both genders. Use pieces such as natural fiber rugs, woven accessories, reclaimed wood tables or chairs, and tree branch arrangements. You can also add cacti or faux potted greenery, along with landscape or nautical-themed wall art to complete the look.

Need more tips for selling your home? Take a look at our helpful sellers’ resources here.

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