Look around your dining room. Is the paint dirty or a dingy color? Is the wallpaper peeling, or does it have a tacky or busy pattern that’s difficult to complement? You can find newer, more neutral wallpaper options and clean, neutral paint colors to easily blend with any furniture or accessories. Think about big, open space and select the colors according to that. Staying away from dark colors and instead focusing on light and neutral blues, grays, yellows, and greens will give you the result you’re aiming toward. If you prefer to go with white, keep it a matte blend, and consider an off-tone, such as eggshell or ivory. What about the light fixtures or door handles? Bright and shiny brass or the yellow of so-called gold chandeliers or knobs speak of the tired and forgotten. Affordable replacement options are available at any home improvement store. You’ll definitely notice the trend of brushed nickel or darker, brushed bronze doorknobs and handles, and you’ll also see the elegant but modern chandelier and other light fixture choices. Take a leap of faith, even if you still prefer the older, shiny metal. Your potential buyers will be more pleased, and in the end, you will win.
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