Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds: Ways to Get a Refreshed Look in Your Home

Ways to Get a Refreshed Look in Your Home

Quick and Easy Refreshers for Your Home
I love to help home sellers get their homes ready to sell but sometimes a home needs a refresher even if the homeowner is not preparing to move. Doing a few inexpensive changes and can make homeowners enjoy their homes even more and want to share the fresh look with friends and family.
A little redesign can make such a difference and doesn't have to be costly. Here are some ways to do a refresh and give your home a quick facelift.
1) Paint a room or even one wall with an accent color. This gives the whole room a different feeling and also gives an opportunity to bring in other accents pieces to set it off. It can really make a room pop.
2) Throw pillows are easily changed. These can be changed with season and can take the eyes away from tired or well worn furniture. Complete the look with other accents pieces and wall hangings that bring out the colors and draw the eyes upward.
3) Though I am not a fan of most curtains framing windows with some sheer panels will leave the windows open, letting in lots of light and serve to dress up the look. Pretty shutters and window blinds can make a window look new and help hide worn trim and faulty glass. A cornice board or topper, if done right, will also refresh a window's look. Remember to let the light come in.
4) Slip covers can also give a new look. This is a quick way to improve the look of your home and to hide tired and old furniture that still has a good frame or shape.  Slipcovers are very popular and will also protect light colored fabrics when pets are present in the home. I recommend picking a neutral color and let your accents and accessories add the punch.
5) Add a little light. A new lamp or hanging light will do wonders and shed a little light on the subject, too. The new Edison bulbs look great in certain light fixtures and will get attention from your guests.
6) Change positions of your furniture. Pieces can be used in various rooms and switching it up makes it look brand new. Remove pieces that are too large for the room leaving more open space and room to move around. Dressers can look great in an entry hall or living area. Armoires can be repurposed to be a bookshelf or china cabinet.
7) Mirrors make a home look bigger. Stategically placed they can add character and interest. Select mirrors of varying shapes and with uniques frames to be focal points.
8) Live plants and fresh flowers give a warm and inviting look. Treat yourself every now and then to some fresh flowers or a new houseplant. These bring a room to life.
Quick and Easy Refreshers for Your Home
Try all or some of these tips as they will give you a fresh and new look. They also work if you are getting your home ready to sell. When thinking of buying or selling a Clarksville TN home give me a call. Debbie Reynolds- 931-320-6730.

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Comment balloon 15 commentsDebbie Reynolds • May 14 2017 03:16PM


Hi Debbie... for the most part, all simply and easy ways to spruce up one's home. Changing linens in bedrooms/bathrooms these days is not super expensive but can totally change the feel of a room.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) almost 2 years ago

Good morning Debbie Reynolds ,

You have a great list of things to put a new look in and a home and I totally agree with Nina Hollander ..some fresh linens in bedrooms and baths can really make a difference especially after a good deep clean and windows washed.

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) almost 2 years ago

Good morning Debbie.  Sellers who follow this advice will find that they will receive higher offers and sooner than those who don't.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 2 years ago

Hi Debbie

This is a terrific list of ideas, especially for those considering selling their home and where some refreshing is needed.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) almost 2 years ago

Good morning Debbie. It is funny that most of us have the best looking homes when we are selling. Good tips here.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) almost 2 years ago

Great tips as always my friend!  I hope that your week is going well for you!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) almost 2 years ago

Debbie, great tips and especially focus on #3, as having a light and bright home is so important.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) almost 2 years ago

Good morning Debbie, these are all great, inexpensive tips. It's amazing what a difference small changes can make. 

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) almost 2 years ago

These are some very good tips for folks who don't want to hire a stager and just freshen up their home.

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) almost 2 years ago

Debbie lots of really good tips home owners can use to make their homes 'pop' and sell for top dollar!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) almost 2 years ago

Hi Debbie - Great advice, but I had to laugh about your throw pillow suggestion. Mary, like many others, never met a throw pillow she didn't love, and would probably, if left to her own devices, without the wise suggestions of her life partner, cover every available surface three deep in those things : )

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) almost 2 years ago

Debbie hello.

Great tips. Small changes that can provide the seller with great results.

Good day.

Posted by Shahar Hillel, Mortgage Consultant, Loan Officer. (Augusta Financial Inc.) almost 2 years ago

These are excellent suggestions to share with home sellers. I will schedule a July reblog.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 2 years ago

Hi Debbie, I just saw this post on my AR homepage. So glad they included it or I would have missed it. I am with you on using sheer panels for some windows. they're a great way to polish a look without blocking light!

Posted by Kathleen Luiten, Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales (Resort and Second-Home Specialist) over 1 year ago

Wow, Great ideas Debbie, I will try a few of these in my homes over the next few months.


Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) over 1 year ago