Last Updated on June 15, 2023 by lindseymahoney
Today I am excited to share styling tips to sell your house fast from local interior decorator, Debbie Jacoby!
Debbie is selling her beautiful house in NW Ohio and these clever styling tips are sure to bring in multiple buyers!
I am always inspired by her designs and budget-friendly solutions to create a high-end look.
9 Styling Tips to Sell Your House
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1 | Welcoming Front Entrance
Debbie’s front entrance is perfect. The bold color on the door, beautiful wreath, and fresh flowers create the perfect first impression for any buyer visiting their home.
Debbie used faux flowers to fill the second-floor window boxes. She doesn’t have to worry about the flowers dying or watering them daily and you cannot even tell they are faux!
This is a great option for homes that are vacant that need that “lived-in” touch.
2 | Choose 2-3 Main Colors to Carry Throughout the House
I love the vibrant colors that Debbie used in her living room! Most of this furniture is from second-hand stores that lend to her great, collected style.
Debbie recommends choosing a few colors to carry throughout the house to create cohesion. You will notice the continuous use of the colors blue and green throughout her home.
3 | Style Your Shelves
Debbie and her husband created built-in bookshelves using an Ikea shelving hack.
You can see she added a few pops of blue and included a few personal photos and items to bring the room to life.
4 | Mix and Match Furniture
Don’t be afraid to mix and match furniture!
Almost all of Debbie’s furniture has been thrifted or purchased at a deep discount store. This prevents a room from feeling too “matchy-matchy” and automatically gives the room a more relaxed feel, even if it is a formal dining space.
You will also notice the blue wall color has carried into the dining room.
5 | Declutter Main Living Spaces
The kitchen has received a LOT of love since Debbie and Paul moved in.
They kept the existing cabinets but gave them a fresh coat of white paint. The appliances, lighting, countertops, and backsplash were all replaced. To get the kitchen ready for buyers, she removed most items from the counter to make the kitchen feel as large as possible.
By the sink, she created a pretty little vignette with fresh flowers and fancy soap.
The kitchen opens into a huge family room with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams.
The kitchen and family room both have a cool DIY Venetian plaster technique on the walls that give them subtle texture and a very custom (and expensive) look.
I am hoping she will teach me this faux finish DIY sometime soon! The family room has been decluttered and staged to perfection.
I’m slightly obsessed with that cowboy picture.
6 | Add Bold Design in Small Spaces
Debbie decided to go bold in the first-floor powder room and applied fun, removable wallpaper.
You can find removable wallpaper everywhere these days and it is such a fun way to surprise and delight potential buyers.
Debbie gave her laundry room some extra design attention that will make any buyer excited to wash their clothes.
7 | Create Multi-Purpose Spaces
This house has four large bedrooms and no official “office” space.
Debbie staged the three bedrooms beautifully and then created an office in the fourth bedroom. This is helpful for potential buyers who are less imaginative and are looking for a house with an office.
Buyers who need four bedrooms can easily identify that the office space can be used as a bedroom.
8 | Give Bedding Some Attention
A beautifully styled bed can turn a bedroom into a showstopper.
The bedding looks fresh, clean and definitely inviting in this first bedroom. The wall colors are neutral and the pops of color are all in the decor. You may notice the flamingo picture in the corner that subtly ties back to the flamingo in the living room.
Debbie thrifted this dresser and painted it a bright pink to stand out against the gray and white walls.
GUEST BEDROOM #2:
The second bedroom is clean and uncluttered with neutral walls. The bedding pulls in that blue found throughout the house.
Another pretty vignette and second-hand dresser.
This master bedroom feels like it should be in a boutique hotel. Who knew a bright coral accent color could be so relaxing?
One of my favorite elements of Debbie’s designs is the unexpected decor items like the dog plate on the nightstand.
9 | Invest in New, White Towels
Crisp, white towels create a spa-like feeling in bathrooms.
I hope you found these home styling tips helpful, even if you aren’t selling your home. I know I do!
A special thank you to my Aunt Debbie for sharing all of her great decor tips when selling a house. If you are looking for a real estate expert in NW Ohio or SW Michigan, let’s chat!