Here are some ideas to consider:
Give it a New Colour
The easiest and cheapest way to give your home a fresh look is to paint it. It's even cheaper if you do the work yourself. Remember not to choose bold or dramatic colours - a neutral palette is more appealing.
Refresh with New Fabrics
Add cushions, throws, divider screens and wall hangings made from beautiful fabrics to brighten your home’s dull colour palette. Try new patterns, texture and colour too.
Home Fixes and Upkeep
Check for small repair and maintenance jobs that you have neglected over the past season, and make the necessary fixes. These may be small forgotten details but they are keeping your home from being in perfect condition. Many buyers pay special attention to the small things, like doors and taps, so make sure that something as simple as a leaky faucet doesn’t turn off potential buyers.
Change the Lights
You can create a whole new atmosphere in a room by adding subtle and indirect lighting to strategic places. Lighting isn't for the evenings alone. Even in daylight, some rooms can appear gloomy. With a simple lamp, the dark corners of rooms can instantly vanish. An elegant lamp is not just there to light a room, it can also serve as effective element to make a room more interesting.
When you hear the word “spring,” the word “spring cleaning” is not far behind. When you are selling, spring cleaning becomes even more imperative. Buyers will not care if they see your collections proudly displayed. They will see it as clutter, or worst, a turn off if it has not been moved for a long time and just gathering dust. Spring cleaning is the perfect time to decide what of your belongings should be kept or what should be packed away.
Seeing your artwork collection on one wall year after year can become boring. You can create a whole new vibe in a room without costing you money just by hanging your artwork and pictures in a different spot or location in the house.
Enhance with Flowers
A vase with beautifully arranged fresh flowers does not only add visual appeal to a house, it also releases inviting scents around the house.
Move the Furniture
If you are not up for moving your art pieces around, consider re-arranging the furniture. Empty the room of all furniture and think of new positions and arrangements. Bring back a large piece, maybe a sofa, and then some fixtures, maybe a lamp or rug, then gradually return all furniture. Put a fresh look in a room by creating more space in it by moving some furniture and accessories to another room in the house.
You need to plan more carefully when updating big budget areas such as the kitchen and bathroom. Sometimes full renovations are unnecessary and can be a waste of money - just simple changes are enough to give a room a fresh look and add value to a home.
Freshen Up the Flooring
Are the carpets on your floor threadbare and have obvious traffic patterns? These are a big minus to buyers. However, you may not need to spend a whole lot to update your flooring. You may just need to focus on prominent areas such as entry way and lounge, and these should be enough to give your house a fresh look from top to bottom.