As a buy-to-let landlord, you will be fully aware of the importance in finding ways to attract suitable tenants.
With demand for rental accommodation showing no signs of abating, following top trends on interior design can help your property stand out from the crowd.
Interior trend tips
So you have taken out landlord insurance on your investment property? But how can you make the interior of your own scream ‘rent me’ to potential tenants.
Simon Tyler, Area Sales Manager at David Wilson Homes East Midlands, has recently overseen the design project on two show homes.
Mr Tyler notes: ‘The interior design process is extremely important for us in our show homes as it’s the first thing people see when they come to view our homes. The design world is ever changing so we do feel it’s very important to change with that and design somewhere that people can imagine themselves living, that’s why attention to detail is so important here.’
Try these top three tips for interior design success!
Be colourful-By adding just a touch of colour to one or two of the walls of your property, you will be able to generate a vibrant look, without overpowering potential suiters.
Tyler observes: ‘We’ve used a lot of greens and purples in our show homes which are fantastic for bringing out floral patterns whilst keeping things looking very clean and neutral. These colours have been great for us over the summer period but will also suit the coming winter months as well.’
Let there be light-It is important for you to let lots of natural light into your property, especially in the most commonly used rooms, such as the lounge and dining room. Keep these rooms airy and bright and keep away from dark colours.
As Tyler notes: ‘One of the biggest changes we found in new trends was that over the last few years people have changed the way that they live and what rooms they use most. We found a lot of people now spend most of their time in kitchen and dining area as opposed to the living room, so a top tip of mine is to keep these rooms light and airy so they flow nicely and accommodate this lifestyle.’
Have a neutral base-Importantly, it is vital to remember that interior design trends are always changing. One particular tip to consider is when adding colour to some walls, leave the rest neutral, with something such as magnolia. This will then act as a base when you do come to change your style.