Auckland City Real Estate Blog with Harcourts Charlton

  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018

First Impressions Count!

The First Five Things People Notice Once Entering Your Home.

It's the little things that really create a great mood throughout your home. Whether you're preparing for an open home or having a group of friends round for dinner, here are our top tips to create a great first impression!

1. LIGHTING
Lighting is guaranteed to create a good impression and is one of the best forms of decorating. When you are lucky to have a great amount of natural light flooding through your home, it can be very easy to light up your home correctly, but for those of us who aren’t so lucky, this can be very difficult!

Our Tips:
Change any dim lighting to brighter warm lightbulbs. Also try using those flickering candles as well as a soft spotlight in the evening to really create a mood and show off your property.

2. CLEANLINESS & CLUTTER
From the pile of shoes and coats in the entranceway to the junk mail on kitchen table, there are plenty of places in your home for clutter to accumulate!   

Our Tips: Take a moment to really go through all those bookshelves and clutter trays. If you have young kids wandering the halls of your home, we know how hard this can be... but make sure everything has a place! We promise you, you will really notice the difference.

 

3. SCENT
Reactions are always positive to beautiful scents. As you make your way through the hallways there’s nothing like an inviting scent to create a great sense of relaxation.

Our Tips:
Use some luxurious scented candles and diffusers, or why not throw a batch of baking in the oven in the evening just before your guests arrive.
Also make sure you find the culprits to those unpleasant smells, because let’s face it, no one likes a stinky house! 

3. ART & DÉCOR
Art is known to capture people’s attention so make sure it’s something you’re proud of! It is a known fact that one of the first things people notice in someone else’s home is what’s on the walls, and what’s on the bookshelves.

Our Tips:
Make sure not to over clutter your room with art, place a few pieces on display throughout your bookshelves and on the walls that really represent you!

5. PLANTS AND GREENERY
Plants and flowers throughout a household can really make it feel fresh. They also provide a great, natural colour that can really spark up a room.

Our Tips:
Throw out any browning plants or dying flowers and replace them with fresh new bloomers. Use colours that harmonise with the art on your walls and the cushions on your couch to really bring the room together.

Published by Harcourts Charlton Realty LTD 


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