Those looking to do some DIY are being advised against going over the top with their decorating choices.
Writing in the Independent, Graham Norwood claims that those who opt for an interior design which heavily reflects their individual tastes could find this ends up being “a turn-off” for prospective buyers when the home is put on the market.
“Neutral ivory or white in a classic modern or period style is always the safest bet,” Richard Barber, of estate agent WA Ellis, points out.
He adds that prospective property buyers are looking for high-quality features when searching for a home to purchase rather than “gimmicky improvements”.
The publication goes on to cite assertions by estate agents and other property experts that home improvements aimed at increasing the marketability of a property for sale should focus on neutral colour schemes and de-cluttering.
Such claims come as Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation, wrote in a recent Independent blog that decorating enthusiasts looking to set up a home office should use soft shades of green and blue for such a room’s interior.