Light It Up
Many homes are poorly lit, making rooms too dim or harsh on the eyes which can deter buyers when they walk into your house.
Try to aim for a total of 100 watts for every 50 square feet.
Don't be afraid of dimmers, and replace light switch covers that are old, dingy or broken.
Up lights also help add depth to a room, especially when positioned behind a plant or piece of furniture.
Add Some Color
Color on the walls or as an accent can really make a room pop.
Painting is an inexpensive and easy way to give your house a new look.
Neutral colors don't mean beige or off-white; warm tans, honey and soft blue-greens all attract the eye and help to make a room feel warmer without going overboard.
Accent walls can also add a burst of color.
If painting is too daunting, add richly colored accessories, pillows and throws for subtle bursts of color.
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