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Timeless Style for the Home

Smart decorating tips to save money in the long run

by MIKE HALL Broker/Owner/Agent

As most of us can't afford to redecorate our homes over and over again, smart decorating decisions save anyone money in the long run. Whether your personal style is modern, victorian, or farmhouse, the key is keeping your choices timeless.

When buying furniture, try to envision it in your life 30 years from now. Stick with versatile, quality pieces that you may splurge on now, but never need to replace. Keeping off-trend with your bigger home buys will save you money in the long run.

As far as flooring redo's, save yourself and skip the carpet all together. When it comes to resale, you are seeing more and more homebuyers turned away from the bacteria-clinging cover, and looking for wood and tile throughout.

Making some paint changes? White, ivory and creams are always a safe bet. Touch ups are simple, and that magic eraser doesn't rub a noticeable shade of paint color off the wall. Not only does the brightness open and freshen your space, but neutral walls match practically any and all furniture. When color and personality is focused on pops from dark wood accents, that antique rug, collected wall art and patterned throw pillows, you can easily update to-trend, or change the overall look for less.

 If Louisville house-hunting with your real estate agent for a move-in ready home, and you walked into a wood-paneled, mustard colored shag-carpet house of the 70's, would you be interested? So, before you decide on a change, always remember to ask yourself if this choice will stand the test of time.


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