If this looks like a room in your house…….I would urge you to re-decorate! Now don’t get me wrong, everyone has a right to live any way they wish and people have different taste, however, if it is your wish to move, you should consider re-decorating your home in order to sell. I personally would offer a FREE consultation to anyone wanting my advice! It is amazing what a little paint and new carpet would do and a few trash bags!! You don’t have to spend a lot of money these days to re-do a room.
I suggest to first, remove all the furniture, replace the carpet with a neutral tone or better yet hardwood flooring. There are a lot of new products on the market that are extremely affordable that actually look like hardwood flooring. The mere fact that it would be easier to keep clean would be enough reason for me to change.
The next thing I would suggest is to paint and not with the cheapest paint you can find. It has been my experience that if you spend a little more up front it will save you in the long run. Lowes or Sherwin-Williams are the experts here but I would suggest again a neutral tone in the off whites or if you dare to be bold a chocolate color. Whatever color you decide, choose at least three colors in the same tone and take home a small sample of each they only cost about $3.00 each and paint an area of about two feet by three feet of each color and let it dry completely before you add a second coat.
Another tip is to paint the trim white. Whatever color you decide to paint, the trim will certainly pop! If you paint your walls white then I can only suggest that you paint the trim an off white color. Plus don’t forget the windows, two inch faux wood blinds are very popular and actually for the most part pretty affordable! If you feel you need more window dressings then check out Bed Bath & Beyond or Pier One and yes even Wal-Mart! Please don’t go over board with fancy smancy drapes, keep it simple!
My final suggestion is that you SHOP and I mean bargain SHOP ! You can find almost anything at a flea market or at an Auction, so look in the paper for the auctions and take a friend with you to keep you grounded. Also check out Wal-Mart and other department stores for sales on furniture.