While plenty of natural light and a soft color pallet work together to open up a room, dark elements have their place as well. As you prepare for the arrival of prospective buyers into your home, make sure you use plenty of contrast to guide the eye.
Brightening up your home undoubtedly plays a key role in creating a pleasant, spacious atmosphere. However, without the occasional contrast, beautiful features get lost in a sea of white or beige. By accessorizing with a few dark elements, you break up monotony and grab the attention of visitors.
Particularly when using blacks and dark browns, be strategic. A little bit goes a long way and too much quickly detracts from the clean look you worked so hard to achieve. For the walls, stick with dark items such as photo frames and other hanging art pieces with dark hues rather than a full-on paint job.
If both your walls and furniture are light in color, consider accessorizing with dark decorative objects. Again, remember to keep it clean and tidy. With so many options, this simple guideline may prove challenging! Here are some ideas for some accentuating centerpieces:
- A dark glass vase with white or light flowers
- A large ebony or other dark wood bowl
- Stone bookends
- Books with dark binding
- Black or slate candlesticks
Having one or two of these near a light piece of furniture will help you catch the eye of your buyers and liven up a room.
Remember that, when you are selling, your home is no longer a personal expression of style. Boldly branch out and embrace trends that you may typically avoid. Keep decorations clean and remember your objective. You must appeal to the most people possible and bring in serious, high offers. Who knows, you just might find some new looks to incorporate into your new home while you’re at it!
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