Ask any real estate agent or any of our previous property styling clients, and they’ll tell you the same thing: property styling is one of the best ways to maximise the value of your home, resulting in a quick and profitable sale.
If your home isn’t presented in the best possible way when it enters the market, it's only natural that buyers will expect to pay less. Old, dated furnishings and dark, cluttered rooms are a huge turn-off - and can have a negative impact on your end sale price. But, if your home is beautifully styled and impeccably presented, buyers will be more inclined to pay top dollar!
We’ve worked for years as property stylists on the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Byron Bay with our furniture hire packages and short-term furniture hire services, so it’s safe to say we have a few home styling tips to achieve the best possible sale! If you’re currently in the market to sell, read on for 5 of our absolute must-do's when it comes to styling your own property effectively.
Invest the most into your key rooms
If you’re working on a limited budget or are simply unsure where to begin with styling your home, we recommend putting a higher priority on the key rooms of your house. These include the living room, dining room and main bedroom areas.
These key rooms usually have the biggest impact on potential buyers as they are the heart and soul of the home, and where they will be spending most of their time. They are usually the first rooms that are pictured in your home’s real estate listing too - it's all about making a good first impression!
So, invest most of your resources into making these key rooms really shine. Make sure you’ve considered the layout of each space, and that the furnishings are modern and on-trend to appeal to the current market. You can then use simple accessories like vases or plants to dress the lower-impact rooms like your laundry, home office or guest bathroom.
Choose a style that complements your existing home
When it comes to choosing the right style for your home staging, make sure you consider the existing structure of the property. Is it an old Queenslander, a beach shack, or a sleek apartment? Use these details to find a style that will work WITH the design of your existing home, and not against it.
For example, a coastal-inspired interior style would work perfectly for a beach shack, whereas a monochromatic urban look might work best for a modern apartment. Take a moment to really consider the foundation of your home and then use your styling to complement this, rather than contrast this. You can check out some of our previous style profiles on the blog for some inspiration to get started!
Use colour to evoke emotion
It has actually been scientifically proven that different colours can have a real influence on people's emotional state, so it’s worth taking this into consideration when it comes to styling your home for sale.
Soft blues, greens and pastel tones have been shown to work well as an accent colour for home styling, as they promote feelings of restfulness and relaxation. Bold colours like orange, yellow and bright pinks can work well in kids bedrooms as they appear playful and fun. Timber tones can help a space feel safe and grounded, while monochromatic tones can add a touch of masculinity and luxe into the home.
It’s true what they say - a picture tells a thousand words! If you’ve put time, money and resources into styling your home or investing into a professional home stager (like our team at Tailored Space!), make the most of this investment by getting your property professionally photographed before it goes on the market.
In today’s competitive real estate market, beautiful photos are an absolute must to attract potential buyers online. Unprofessional, poorly lit or low-quality photos are a huge turn-off - if your photos aren’t presented well, many buyers will overlook your property profile and move straight along to the next one. High-quality, flawless photographs will really help to attract the right buyers and showcase the potential of your home.
If you’re currently in the market to sell, professional property styling can be a HUGE advantage to achieve the best possible price for your home. The above home styling tips are a great place to start, or you can invest in an experienced professional to help make the process easier and take some of that weight off your shoulders.
Our team of property stylists have experience in home staging on the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Tweed Heads, Byron Bay and beyond - you can get in touch for a no-obligation quote and more information about our short-term furniture hire packages, or view our property styling portfolio online to see more of our work!