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How to properly match your floor and walls

Selling a home requires a lot of preparation. Getting top dollar for your home—or at least selling it for more than the average home price in Santa Cruz—often involves allocating additional funds towards some simple home improvements.  

One of the easiest and most useful tips for selling your home is to redecorate. Along with decluttering and depersonalizing your space, make a bit of an extra effort to give the property a brand new look.

Revamp your home’s interior by making quick and simple changes to your floors and walls. Here are a few design tips to help you out:

Find the right color combinations

You’ll want to create great floor-and-wall combinations. A monochrome palette can often fall flat if it lacks depth. Boost your property’s elegance with analogous shades that are close to each other, or consider playing with textures. 

You best keep things neutral, so stick with more subdued hues like gray, tan, beige, light blues, or darker pastel shades. Try matching soft blue walls with a dark gray floor to create a nice calming and sophisticated aesthetic.

Don’t be afraid to mix and match

If you want to add more dimension to a space, don’t be afraid to use patterns and complementary hues. One good tip is to refer to a color wheel and pick out colors opposite to each other. Complementary colors have a pleasing effect and make a room look more dynamic. This is also a great way to make your property stand out. 

A prime example of this is using a black-and-white combination. Nice black flooring would work very well with white walls and vice versa. If your hardwood floors have red undertones, a shade of green would be a nice complement.

Use textures and shapes for wall tiles

When done correctly, tiles in various textures and different patterns are a great idea for bathrooms. Natural stone, such as marble, granite, and travertine has a naturally occurring texture that will look fantastic with solid-colored tile.

Also, don’t just stick with regular square tiles. Spruce up your kitchen and bathroom walls with tiles in unconventional shapes. Try honeycomb, hexagon, or mosaic wall patterns to really set your home apart.

Look at the bigger picture

Finally, when matching your floor and walls, it’s important not to lose sight of the room’s overall look and how it works with the rest of the home. Make sure that your new floor and wall tiles match with the overall aesthetic you’re going for.

Keep in mind that material plays a crucial role in the way your home looks. If you plan on using a lot of natural materials like wood and stone in one part of the home, you need to introduce similar elements to the other parts of your property for a seamless and cohesive look.

Need more tips on how to sell your house quickly? Get in touch with expert Santa Cruz County real estate agent Amber Melenudo. You can give me a call today at 831.661.5591 or send an email to amber(at)davidlyng(dotted)com.