Tip 5: Styling & Presentation
Although it might not always be to your taste, a property with modern styling, will sell quickly and usually for top dollar.
Things to consider on the styling and presentation of your home:
- a styled home creates excitement and an emotional attachment for buyers
- the photography will look incredible and draw in more buyers
- more buyers mean the odds of selling quickly and for top dollar are greatly increased
We recommend using the services of a professional home stylist, but for those who are a little creative and want to have a go, we have some tips from Interior Designer James Treble to help you get the perfect designer look for all your interior spaces. Source: https://www.homestolove.com.au/5-simple-home-styling-tips-to-remember-1772
1. SIZE DOES MATTER - When it comes to art, oversized pieces will always make a big statement. I suggest investing in one piece that you really love and placing it in a key position, like above the lounge or in a foyer, to set the stage for your home styling. A big piece of art means you don't need lots of other clutter in the room, as it remains the star of the space. Alternatively, a large piece of amazing fabric, framed or on a canvas, can work just as well.
2. POWER IN NUMBERS - Make a statement by grouping similar objects like vases, bottles or bowls together, so that they become a stronger design element as a whole than they would be individually. One of my tricks is to place three or five candlesticks (always odd numbers) of differing heights in one place. When lit, they become one large light feature, creating great ambience.
3. PRINTS AND PATTERNS - There are patterns everywhere in nature, like the bark of trees, or stones in a river. Natural patterns create interest, so why not use them inside as well? They don't have to be over the top either. A great way to add pattern is with cushions, throws and rugs, which can work together or independently to help you create the mood you want in your home.
4. GO GREEN - One of my favourite and most cost-effective ways to accessorise any room is to add some greenery; I love indoor plants and have one in nearly every room in my house. A great thing about indoor plants is that they help to blur the line between inside and out, making rooms feel larger and fresher at the same time. And you can easily enhance mood with an interesting basket or pot, chosen to work with the existing style of your interior.
5. LESS IS MORE - The term "less is more" means that having less of something makes a stronger – and more enjoyable – statement than overwhelming the senses with too much all at once. Strong colours or patterns, though amazing, create a better impact when used sparingly in interior design, than when lots of both are crammed together in one space. The same rule applies for mixing styles of furniture. Using mostly clean lines and neutral tones lets you add one outstanding piece. It can then sit comfortably, without competing with other pieces.
“Some people look for a beautiful place, others make a place beautiful” ~Hazrat Inayat Khan~
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