Photo Gallery: Decorating To Sell
Give your home ready for the real estate market.
Create a welcoming and spacious entryway by removing clutter like boots, keys and wall hooks.
Stylist Sasha Seymour added warmth to her crisp white hall with an ornate chest and antique cane chair. Fresh flowers add a touch of colour. Such streamlined simplicity may not be achievable everyday, but is certainly doable for an open house.
Use rugs and runners to inject colour and protect high traffic areas of your home.
The beautiful newel post on the staircase was restored in this entranceway. Covers were built for the radiators, so they look like pieces of furniture. Never underestimate the selling power of a welcoming hall.
Buy leafy potted plants to add life and freshness to your space.
Polished white subway tiles defined with dark grout give the kitchen an ageless European sensibility. Modern appliances, like the sleek stainless-steel range hood, keep the room firmly grounded in the present.
Keep the colour palette simple when putting dishes on display.
Customized, ready-made cabinets were sprayed with white paint and elevated with extra millwork. The expanse of upper cabinets was broken up with open shelving. A vintage-style wall-mounted faucet keeps things classic, which appeals to more buyers.
Uncover your windows and allow natural light to flood your space.
This loft’s generous windows are covered with opaque glass panels that cast a softly diffused light while maintaining privacy. A gold rectangular mirror helps fill the vertical space above the mantel and bounces light across the room.
Declutter a busy bookcase for a polished look.
Arranging books in vertical and horizontal stacks is more interesting than placing them in one direction. Instead of colour-blocking their spines, try flipping the books so the paper edges show, creating a calming monochromatic effect.
Forego a full reno and refresh old cabinets with a coat of paint.
In this kitchen, oil-rubbed bronze hardware offers contrast against white cabinets. Floor-to-ceiling storage keeps clutter out of sight.
Stock open shelves with plush folded towels for a hotel-chic look.
A neutral base and a large mirror visually expands this small space. Invest in new lighting: potlights and sconces keep a windowless bathroom bright and inviting.
Keep decorating and details to a minimum for a simple and clean aesthetic.
This extra-long island provides prep space and an additional seating area. The kitchen flows seamlessly into the dining area, creating a bright open-concept space that appeals to potential buyers.
Cut down on furniture and rearrange your pieces to make any room appear bigger.
With every piece of furniture representing a different style, this living room seamlessly mixes feminine flourishes and minimalist modern lines. The absence of a rug keeps the look spare and showcases the beautiful grey hardwood floors.
Repair broken tiles and clean your grout for a polished look.
Ocean blue Italian-glass mosaic tiles flecked with gold run over the walls and floor in designer Patti Rosati’s principal bathroom, providing sparkle and sea-inspired glamour.
Spruce up your front porch to make the perfect first impression.
Repair broken stones and chipped paint to give your home a polished look. A few classic, seasonal decorations and some chic hardware — such as this gorgeous door knocker — create a stylish yet welcoming atmosphere at your door.