Choose colors: keep your interior in balance with the 60/30/10 rule


Choosing the right color palette for your interior can be difficult. How many colors can you use without it getting too much? And which shades match or don’t match? You can easily answer this last question yourself with the help of the color circle.

The rule is very simple: 60 percent consists of a dominant color (for example the walls), 30 percent a secondary color (think of the sofa) and the last 10 percent is used to unpack with an accent color (for example the cushions on the couch). That’s it.

Subtle touch of glamor

Do you want to go for a warm interior with a fresh undertone and elegant accents? Then take white as the dominant color for a light base, add a warm element with dark blue and style it with some (yellow) gold accessories.

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Masculine allure

 With a chic hotel feel with a cool edge you quickly think of dark colors. With white as a basis, you still offer a fresh counterpart. Cognac is perfect as a secondary color, because it also closely matches wood tones. And with burgundy as the accent color, you can finish it off completely.



You do not necessarily have to work with contrast colors, but you can also choose shades that are all close together. This way you create an interior that exudes a lot of tranquility. In this case white has been chosen, which overflows into beige and ocher yellow accents.


Black and white

With a monochrome or black-and-white interior, you have already largely grasped the basics. Add some excitement with soft-colored pillows, subtle accessories or plants.

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Small easy adjustments for your interior


In a Dutch home magazine, Home and Deco, I found this very nice article to give your interior a little different look with small, cheap changes. I love things like this and want to share this with youl. Get inspired!

Use your old scraps of paint

If you still have some pots of paint and you no longer know what to do with it? Collect all your (old) baskets, vases, stools, ladles and other items that you can paint and get started! Go for a Scandinavian look and paint the bottom of your baskets white or go cheerful and immerse the legs of a stool in soft pink, yellow or mint green.

Collect the most beautiful branches in a vase

Go into the forest and collect a nice bunch of branches to put them in a (transparent) vase at home. Very simple, cheap and easy, but it gives a very nice effect! Plus: even if you have absolutely no green fingers and normally no single plant survives with you, it cannot go wrong with these branches.

Blossom branches are of course also beautiful. They look very nice in a glass vase.

Drape a plaid or fur over the couch

Are you a bit bored on the couch or do you just want to make the seating area a little cozier and warmer? Drape a nice plaid over it or go for a tough (sheep) coat. Then put some nice cushions on it and voila: from now on the sofa is really your favorite place in the house.

Sand a piece of furniture back to its original color

Do you want your cabinet or table in a different color, but no idea which color? Sand it back to its original state! That old, vintage look gives your interior a warm look and it fits perfectly with the trends of the moment.

Have a great weekend!

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Every home has advantages


What are the attractive points of your home? Why did you choose this property at the time? Why would anyone want to buy your house?

The answer to these questions is of great importance for a successful sale.

After all, you can start making your house ‘ready for sale’ on the basis of these answers.

An example from practice: A couple with teenage children bought a house in a quiet urbanization in the 90s. Near the center and the beach within walking distance. The house has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large kitchen and a large garden.An ideal home for a family and they have lived there for many years with great pleasure.But now the children have left home and the couple wants to move to an apartment. The house is up for sale. Of the four bedrooms, one has developed into a junk room, one is become a laundry and ironing room. The master bedroom has never changed in all these years and the fourth room is a guest room. The large kitchen is way to full and the living room also needs a makeover. The once cheerful, attractive family home has been transformed into a “standard house in an urbanization”. As there are more for sale.

The chance that the house will be for sale for quite some time, that viewers will drop out after a viewing is unfortunately great.

The answer to the above questions immediately indicates the best way to sell your house. Make it the house that made you so happy! So happy you decided to buy it!

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To whom do you sell your house?


Do you know your target group?

It goes without saying, but of course not every home is suitable for everyone. The location, size and layout of a home determine the target group. If you like gardening you probably won’t buy an apartment. If you have small children you want schools in the area. If it is clear what your target group is, you can take this into account in the home presentation. With the photos of the house you also want to show what the target group is interested in.

It is no rocket sience to find out what the target group of your home is. For example, ask yourself why you chose this property at the time. It is often a combination of factors. And these factors determine your target group.

Often it is not even about the tangible things. It is much more about the experience behind it. Because that is what makes the difference in the end. The presence of a spacious balcony in an apartment, for example, is what is visible. The experience is enjoying! See yourself sitting on a lazy Sunday morning with a cup of coffee or tea. Add a magazine or newspaper and feel the rising sun rays on your face. That is the feeling that a balcony can evoke. This is not tangible. However, there is a good chance that the reason (unconsciously) is why a buyer buys the property. And yes, that experience must be visible and tangible in the home presentation.

Seaview, who would buy an appartment like this?

The role of sales styling

If we translate this to sales styling, it immediately becomes clear. You can design a home to the “taste” of your target group. House for a family? Set up a fun play corner for children. Luxury apartment? Tasteful and timeless design, use beautiful materials. Finca? Country style, give all rooms a function. We can, of course, continue, but the message is clear. Know your potential buyers and adjust the presentation of your property accordingly.


Make your own coffeetable


Isn’t this a great idea? A super nice coffee table made from a pallet. Cutting to size, painting, wheels underneath and voila, a table was born. Handy because you can move it easily.But if you don’t think that’s important, you can also make legs under it. Paint it another color and you have a completely different table.

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Good news for real estate sellers!


Proffesional home staging is now availble at the Costa Blanca! Why is this good news? Because you can sel your house quicker and better if you let us help you.

Here are the facts.

• Homes that have been taken care of by a sales stylist attract more viewers and sell 80% faster.
• Early house styling involvement before advertising the property generates 6 to 10% price increase.
• You never get a second chance for a crucial good first impression.
• The first 15 seconds of a viewing are decisive for the decision of a potential buyer.
• 90% of house seekers are unable to look through the personal layout of a home.
• Staged restyled houses make better pictures that attracts more viewers.
• The owner is often so attached to his house that he cannot look with the eyes of a potential buyer.
• A viewer must have the feeling and emotion during a viewing that it could be his home.
• Spending € 100 on home staging has more effect than lowering the sales price by € 1000.

Home Staging earns more than it costs!

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