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30 March 2020

5 styling rules that aren’t meant to be broken

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Trends are fun, but good taste is forever.

After all, even fluffy toilet seats and popcorn ceilings were fashionable at one pointAt BOWERBIRD Interiors, we choose pieces that have both classic appeal and stay ahead of the curve, meaning they’ll attract more buyers and higher bids. These styling rules are just not meant to be broken!

1. Keep it minimal

It’s no secret that we love a minimalist design scheme. A clutter-free home is not only more aesthetically pleasing, it also helps you decompress. Minimalist homes are satisfying to decorate because each piece has to be chosen with care. The result is a home filled with quality, classic pieces that are built to last.

2. Stay neutral

Remember the avocado bathroom trend of the 70s? Proof right there that it’s usually better to stick to a classic colour palette. In fact, a neutral colour scheme can give just as much depth and interest as a bright or bold one. Neutral colours are calming, easy on the eyes and show off bright accents better. You can dress them up for each season, but they never go out of style.

3. Comfort first

It could be the most beautiful home in the world, but if it’s not liveable it’s missed the point. Even the most modern Scandi designs need to be comfortable first. Plus, it always looks luxurious to layer up plush cushions and throw rugs (throw in a scented candle or two and we’re in business).

4. Only natural

You will never see wood go out of style (we can’t say the same for linoleum). Natural furnishings and finishes look inviting, are often more sustainable or eco-friendly, and last a lifetime with proper care. We personally love natural accents like slate, rattan and bamboo.

5. Styling is about people

Property styling aims to have potential buyers envision themselves living in the home. What we don’t want them to do is walk in and see your family photos. For this reason, it’s important to remove any personal heirlooms. However, in saying this, homes are a bit like people: without a personality, they are just dull. So, don’t forget to inject character with artistic prints and textured furnishings.

At BOWERBIRD, we style homes that are not only beautiful, but connect with human emotion. And, importantly, they sell! Since 2013, 95% of our styled properties have achieved a successful return on investment. You can browse some of our favourite recent projects here.

Interested in more property styling ideas, or just want to find out more? Fill in the contact form and we’ll be in touch right away.

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