Statistics from the Durango Area Association of Realtors show that 962 homes were sold in La Plata County in the third quarter of 2020, according to Durango Herald. Christine Serwe, a broker at Wells Group, said, “Last year we sold around 100 residential properties over a million dollars. We have never sold even half this quantity on the higher end. Something most of the Western Slope markets are witnessing.” According to Rick Lorenz, who collects his real estate market statistics for Team Lorenz, “People are moving from bigger cities. And the outdoor recreation we can offer is an ideal attraction for these people.” Based on Rick’s figures, the value for all residential sales in 2020 hit $234 million, a 46.8% increase from 2019. So, if you’re planning to invest in residential property and turning it into a home, here are simple ideas to update your house to make it feel inviting.
Choose The Right Color Palette
When it comes to picking a color scheme for your home, opt for shades that make you feel calm and relaxed in your private space. Soft blues, neutrals, greens, and pink shades are ideal for your wall paint or wallpaper. These hues found in the outdoors tend to have a soothing effect compared to bright, dark, and neon colors.
Bring In Pleasant Scents
Sweet scents can uplift your mood instantly, making your home an inviting place that draws visitors in. Therefore, place sweet, scented flowers in your rooms, or burn essential oils like lavender and jasmine. Lighting scented candles is another excellent option to ensure your space is filled with sweet fragrances. Besides creating a relaxing ambiance, pleasant aromas from scentsational candles promote healthy eating in your home. Inhaling scents of warm vanilla, for example, beats cravings for unhealthy foods.
Create A Comfy Space With Lighting
Increasing the flow of natural light in your living space should be top on your redecorating list because exposure to sunlight improves physical and mental wellbeing. To ensure your space receives enough sunlight, open your windows and pull back your curtains. It is also wise to add reflective surfaces throughout your room. For instance, hanging mirrors on the walls helps light to bounce, making spaces brighter and larger than they are. In areas where it’s hard to maximize the use of natural light, choose artificial lights that produce soft glows to make your home feel warm and cozy. You can add recessed lights under kitchen cabinets or fit an origami pendant shade on existing bulbs to create soft lighting. Alternatively, install string lights or light candles in your rooms to add a sense of warmth.
Regardless of how excited you are to move from your old apartment, bringing a homely touch into your new property can be daunting. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to transform a new house into a home. Start by painting soothing colors, increase lighting, bring in sweet scents, and add comfortable textures and textiles, like pillows, blankets, and floor rugs to make your space warm and welcoming.