Trouva and Marsh & Parsons uncover homeware hacks and interior design tips to make selling your home a whole lot easier. For home owners planning to move up the property ladder in 2018, online platform for independent boutiques, Trouva.com and estate agents, Marsh & Parsons announce the surprisingly simple tips and tricks that boost the perceived value of a home in the eyes of a prospective buyer.
From stylish storage solutions to maximising mirrors, Trouva unveils the must-buy items to transform a space before selling.
Using Marsh & Parsons’ real estate expertise, the interior design tips have been curated alongside interior styling insights, gathered from the creative shopkeepers who own the 450 bricks-and-mortar boutiques Trouva works with across the UK.
Top up your asking price and sell your home quicker with these easy tips and stylish shopping suggestions:
1 Savvy storage
Avoiding clutter and creating space is key but storage shouldn’t mean ugly plastic boxes, get creative and maximize the most miniscule of spaces with design-led fixtures. Trouva’s top recommend from Homerama boutique owner Caroline Brown in Oxfordshire are these Hideaway cable tidy organizer boxes which cleverly hides cables and cords from your electronic devices.
From hand-woven baskets to industrial style display racks Trouva has plenty of unique solutions of all shapes and sizes for your storage needs.
2 Maximise with a mirror
It’s a well-known fact that the bigger the mirror, the more space it will appear to create. Place your mirror opposite a view you want to reflect. By placing a mirror opposite a window, it will add natural light and greenery into a smaller space. Marsh & Parsons suggests making a mirror the focal point of the room and using interesting frames to create texture and depth.
From the metallic to the monochrome, the contemporary to the vintage-inspired, shop Trouva’s selection of mirrors to add light to your living space.
3 Let there be light
Marsh & Parsons reveal that “light fixtures and fittings are one of the first things in any property to get noticed. Good lighting can make or break the ambience of a room, so it’s important to get it just right. If you are going to invest in one thing before listing a property for sale think lighting first.”
Retire your old lampshades as 2018 calls for a new wave of bold, sculptural designs. Whether it’s patterned paper, bold rattan or sculpted shapes, a statement shade can be a focal point for any space and is a simple swap to make.
4 Make it homely
It’s important to make your interior design feel homely, without it being overbearing. Whilst we are fans of the maximalist movement taking place at the moment, if you are selling your property It’s worth considering sticking closer to Danish interior trend Hygge. It’s the perfect way to make a room feel cosy and inviting to visitors and has less chance of offending anyone. From scented candles, to wool blankets and beautiful vases, discover Trouva’s hygge edit to ensure potential buyers immediately want to make themselves at home in your space.
5 Add artwork where possible
Selecting the right artwork is as important as repainting or buying new furniture when it comes to selling your home, and it’s a well-known recommendation given by estate agents to up a home’s value and speed up its sale. If you are on a tight budget we recommend you opt for abstract prints or landscape scenes which will quickly add character to a room.
Alex Lyle, Sales Director at Marsh & Parsons states “we have had several instances of vacant properties for sale in London which have not received much interest, however when walls have been dressed with artworks, the viewing numbers shot up and sales were achieved more quickly.”
Discover Trouva’s selection of prints, including work from emerging artists, illustrators and event some of the boutique owners themselves.