Keep interiors neutral
As much as you might love your aubergine feature wall and floral window drapes, chances are your potential buyers might not share the same love. For inspections, keep your interiors neutral, adding interest through the smaller details. The goal is to appeal to the broader market and present a home that is not polarising. Here’s some tips on how to style your home to create impact… to the majority.
First impressions are everything
While a book should not be judged by it’s cover, most people won’t read it if the cover is not inviting. Remember first impressions count! Ensure your garden is tidy and the lawn is mowed. Don’t clutter your front entrance but do invest in a couple of on trend pots and fresh greenery – less is more. A new and inviting door mat is easy and creates a sense of a well kept home. For a unit, give your front door a fresh coat of paint and potentially a new door handle or numbers. Clear your hallway of clutter to create a sense of space.
Make an entrance
You want your buyers to have that initial “wow-factor” when they walk in. Compliment your entrance with a statement artwork or mirror. Consoles are a great styling surface, add interest and are practical. Remember, we have six senses so don’t just focus on sight. Burn a candle for smell, adjust the room temperature for comfort and play some gentle music.
Love the Detail
Small details really do add the biggest impact. Group accessories, books and vases around the home to add personality. Create warmth with textures, layers and cushions. Have fun with the detail, but be careful not to over-style or create a “staged” look. Remember, you want to connect with your potential buyers, not make them feel like they are walking into a showroom.
A well-dressed bed
There are plenty of ways to dress a bed but when it comes to styling your bed for sale there are a few rules to follow. We recommend sticking to a neutral colour for the duvet and pillows, adding colour and texture through decorative cushions and throws. A great way to create continuity is to tie the colours into the artwork in the room. Don’t be afraid to play with sizes, shapes and textures. Keep it interesting.