Planning on selling your home and want to make sure it appeals to today’s buyers? Do you dream of a light, airy living space? Do you want to feel like you’re living inside of a cloud? Below are 5 tips for a lighter living space, now.

tips for a light airy living space
Go light!

Paint it white. Well this is an obvious one. From walls to wood paneling and hardwood floors, two coats of white paint will turn your living space into a year-round winter wonderland. Done and done!  If you stop in at Strosnider’s there will be lots of shades of white for you to choose from.

Minimize to get a light airy living space!  Do you really need that stack of books or all twenty of those awkward family photos on that side table? Clearing off surfaces will lighten space with smooth lines. Cut clutter by adding hidden storage systems (like an ottoman with storage space), and minimize furniture to a handful of necessary pieces.  Home Goods is a great place to find storage pieces.

Add mirrors to get a light airy living space.  You know that mirrors have long-since been a go-to trick for opening up a space. Be sure to position your wall mirrors to reflect the prettiest views in the room.  In addition to wall mirrors, consider adding mirrored back splashes or mirrored trays. Not into mirrors? Sparkle can do the trick, too. Glass-top tables and crystal candle holders, anyone?

Lighten the linens to get a light airy living space. Breezy, airy curtains and snow-white throws will make your space seem plush and comfortable, like snuggling with a sheep or floating on a cloud.

Shades of gray to get a light airy living space. To avoid looking as if you doused your house in bleach, consider adding soft, light shades of gray or blue to your color scheme.

For more tips on home décor and improvements, contact me today!  If you don’t feel like redecorating your existing home, just give us a call at the Lise Howe Group at 240-401-5577 or email us at  We can start your search immediately.

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