How to show your home like a professional
By Advantage Property | 14th Apr 19
On a budget? We have some easy ways you can present your home for inspection.
It is common practice to professionally style your property when selling. Gone are the days where a neat tidy up was enough; so if you don’t have a large budget, how can you style your property like a professional?
It’s might not be the best time to Marie Kondo your home, but decluttering is essential to help buyers vision their potential lives in your property. Removing clutter is the first and most important step to getting your house ready for a sale. Removing personal photos or items will help you create a blank canvas to style with accessories.
Easy ways to style
Bed linen – Neutral colours are always a great place to start. Nothing beats white linen with accents of greys, navy or wheat colours. If bright accents and prints are more your thing, take guidance from this seasons trends. New bed linen can really step up your styling and it’s an easy fix for any bedroom.
Cushions – Cushions are a great way to bring in a sense of style to team into your current furniture. Now isn’t the time to be too bold with your styling choices. See what the current colour trends are at the moment and work in some accent cushions to match with your furniture.
Pro styling tip: Fluff up your cushions before your open for inspection with a single chop with your hand down the middle for that professional look.
Plants and flowers – Once you have decluttered, it becomes obvious areas such as your kitchen or entry way may need some uplift. Potted greenery can be a great way to bring a stylish homeliness to your entry, while flowers or potted orchids will always be a hit in the kitchen. Team a great recipe book with a round chopping board and you have a lovely styled kitchen area!
Finding inspiration – Instagram and Pintrest are great places to start. We recommend working in a style that suits the bones of your home and your current furniture. For example a Hamptons/nautical style may not necessarily work in a contemporary industrial warehouse conversion. Keep it simple, paired back and realistic.
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