Updated: Jul 16, 2019
No!! Admittedly, neutral is a passive aggressive word in this instance! We talk about neutral with regard to de-personalising your home. You have to be cruel to be kind & its often the part of the process a client finds the most difficult.
That is never the intention. When selling or staging your home for renting, you are always looking to appeal to the majority. Who ever views your home, will inevitably find some things they would change - that's human nature - we are all different but it's about minimising the amount of changes that the potential resident feels they'll need to make - that is the key.
Neutralising is quite simple & remember, its only for the small period of time that your home is on the market
Here’s how to do it:
Remove 75% of all personal effects that relate to a hobby or collection.
Reduce the amount of ornaments you have in any room by 75%.
Store all containers & miscellaneous items out of site.
If in doubt about whether the colour scheme of a room is 'neutral', play it safe.
Don't forget to neutralise any odours! - Pet areas & shoe cupboards etc