If you watch HGTV, you know that they always advise folks that are selling their homes to make all the colors “neutral.” “People want to see themselves living here. De-personalize.” While I understand taking down the wedding and baby pictures, wouldn’t someone rather see a home with a little personality?
Sure, de-clutter. I don’t need to see your Teddy Bear collection. Or your Yankees posters. But I’m not afraid to see a little color, a little warmth.
My dining room has wallpaper. Yes, we bought it that way. It did NOT send us screaming into the night. In fact, we have more compliments on that room than any other room of the house. People say it’s “classy.” And I guess it doesn’t hurt that most humans I know LOVE wine–the wallpaper has grape vines, and lots of them.
At Christmastime, I hang ornaments from the chandelier (also not in “style” anymore) and it gives the room a warm holiday feeling.
My husband and I were getting ready to put the house on the market, and the Realtors walked into my dining room, groaned, and said, “Get rid of that wallpaper!”
If the reason that someone does not buy our house is because of the wallpaper…..well I just don’t understand. We did get an estimate from a contractor of $500 to remove it. But for now, it stays.
What do you think? Should the wallpaper stay or go?