Every homeowner has their own unique interior styling preferences, whether that’s bold and industrial or eclectic and bohemian. But when it comes to preparing your home for the market, your individual style might not necessarily be the best fit for potential buyers!
It’s important to look at the styling of your home from an outside perspective. You want to appeal to a wide range of buyers, and the best way to do this is through thoughtful and impactful property styling.
There are certain interior styling trends that will resonate more effectively with your target market than others. From our many years experience working as property stylists and preparing homes, we’ve been able to distinguish which styling trends appeal to the right buyers and lead to quicker, more profitable sales.
So if you’re currently in the market to sell and are unsure of which styling trends to embrace to showcase your property to the right buyers - read on for 3 of our favourite picks for an appealing and attractive home!
Styling trend: Neutral colour palette
A neutral colour palette as the base of your design is one foolproof trend that will appeal to a wider audience. Neutral tones like whites, creams, greys and beige are the perfect picks for your home styling.
You might want to consider repainting any bright, colourful walls that may come across as confronting, and instead choosing a neutral tone to replace this. The same rule applies when it comes to your furniture and decor selections - use a subtle colour palette for your upholstery, and stick to monochrome, timbers and glass for your statement pieces like your dining table, coffee table and dining chairs.
This isn’t to suggest you need to steer away from colour altogether - but try to introduce colours through your furnishings and accessories like cushions, rugs and artwork. Subtle tones like soft blues, greens, and pastels tend to be more appealing to potential buyers.
Styling trend: Modern furniture selections
Modern furniture items are an absolute must when it comes to preparing your home for the market. Old, dated furnishings throughout your home can really bring the overall appearance down, making it harder to justify the price tag of your property to potential buyers. But a selection of modern and contemporary furniture will help to make your home look fresh, luxe and inviting - encouraging more lucrative offers.
This doesn’t necessarily mean investing in an entirely new suite of furniture, but instead investing in a property stylist who can curate the perfect hire package for your home while it’s on the market.
Styling trend: Greenery and plants
Greenery is a styling trend that isn’t going anywhere soon (being Pantone’s colour of the year in 2017!) and we strongly encourage embracing this trend when preparing your home. You essentially want to position your buyers to be able to visualise themselves living in the space, and lush plants are a great way to make the space feel homely and inviting.
Large potted plants in the corners of your home work perfectly alongside smaller vases of greenery on bench tops, to breathe some life into the more sterile spaces like your bathrooms and laundry. It’s amazing what a simple fern can do to brighten up a cosy corner - and they’ll really make your real estate photos stand out, too.
Many homeowners make the mistake of styling their home to reflect their own preferences - which can be a seriously costly mistake if your own style isn’t universally appealing to the market. This is where a property stylist comes in to look at your house from the perspective of your potential buyers, according to the current demographic and real estate trends in your area.
Don’t get caught up in your own personal style - instead, embrace these foolproof trends above to ensure your home attracts the right buyers, in the right timeframe! We have a range of flexible furniture hire packages and short-term furniture hire options available for homes on the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Tweed Coast and Byron Bay - get in touch with our team for more information, or check out our portfolio for some of our recent work!