You have to stop thinking of the house as your “home” and start thinking of it as a model.
As an interior designer, I have a lot of clients who try to define “their” style in their home. While designing your home, you need to take into account that there are a variety of different styles based on your home’s size and structure as well as your personal taste. I can’t turn your cozy dollhouse into a Mediterranean manor- for example- but we can give that cozy dollhouse some classic elegance. One thing many people fail to realize is that when you sell a home, it’s not about “your” style anymore. One of the biggest mistakes I see with people listing their home is that they think their style is necessarily the most appealing or best style. Now, I’m not recommending that when you list your house you go out and completely redecorate it. Instead, I recommend looking into custom furniture that you can rent to show the home. Custom furniture can really turn that house into a fast-seller, and it doesn’t need to cost you an arm and a leg. I have a lot of clients speak to me about which custom furniture pieces I should use to show the home and the first thing I do is tell them to forget their own style. You have to stop thinking of the house as your “home” and start thinking of it as a model. Which custom furniture compliments her the best? This isn’t about comfort or personal preference. This is about me showing the client which custom furniture and design the house looks best in. I’m not saying that your style is ugly or incorrect, I’m saying it’s yours. Using custom furniture to show a home isn’t about showing the buyer yourself, it’s about showing the buyer your house.