These days, property styling is a huge factor when it comes to maximising the value of your home. Styling your home for sale is crucial in order to showcase the features of your property, appeal to a wider range of buyers, and ultimately generate more lucrative offers.
However, there is definitely some strategy involved when it comes to styling your property and preparing your home for sale. The right styling can make your property look bigger, brighter, and more appealing to buyers. But the wrong styling can do the complete opposite and have a negative impact on the sale of your home.
Through our many years working as property stylists on the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Byron Bay, it’s safe to say that we know what works - and what doesn’t. First impressions count, so here are 3 of the most common property styling mistakes to avoid when selling your own home!
1. Too much clutter
The aim of property styling is to make your home look cosy and comfortable - but definitely not cluttered! If your home is too cluttered, it will appear messy, unkempt and in some cases can even make your spaces look smaller and darker.
Keep in mind that your prospective buyers want to visualise themselves living in the space, and cluttered rooms can be a huge turn-off. Instead, be strategic with your furniture and decor choices to make your home look clean and spacious while also remaining cosy.
Instead of having every little trinket, book and candle on display, take a refined approach by only showcasing a few key pieces to dress each surface. This is where a professional property stylist can step in with a fresh set of eyes to help make your home look “lived in” without appearing messy. We love adding statement vases, potted plants and textiles to complement the homes that we work with.
2. Inconsistent design style
Another common mistake that many homeowners make is having inconsistencies when it comes to the overall style of their property. Too many clashing themes, colours and decor choices can lead to a confusing design style that can make your home look jarring and unpleasant to the eye.
Instead, make sure you have a clear design style in mind and use harmonious colours, furniture and decor choices to continue this theme throughout the entire home. A cohesive look that flows throughout the property is much more pleasing to the eye for prospective buyers. If you’re struggling to define a consistent style, a property stylist can come on board to assist with decor selections and flexible furniture hire packages to complement your home.
3. Not researching the market
The real estate market is highly competitive, and the demographic of prospective buyers is constantly changing. Neglecting to research the current market can be a costly mistake when it comes to styling your home for sale.
Your home should be styled to appeal to a wide range of buyers. So it’s important to do the research first, to discover how to best present your home according to the current market. What are buyers currently looking for in a home? What are the most sought-after features? What kind of interior design styles are trending?
If market research isn’t your forte, a professional property stylist will be able to assist with identifying the best way to style your home for prospective buyers. They’ll look at things like your location, current real estate trends, and the demographic of buyers in your area. This information will all be used to come up with a property styling strategy that will appeal to the right market.
When it comes to preparing your home for sale, it’s important to put your best foot forward to set your property apart in a competitive market. Make sure you avoid these 3 common mistakes, and instead take a thoughtful and considered approach to styling your home. Or, consider hiring a property stylist to step in and take the weight off your shoulders!
Here at Tailored Space, we have a range of furniture hire packages available for short term hire for properties on the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Byron Bay. If you’re in the market to sell, get in touch with our team of property stylists for a no-obligation quote!