5 Tips for styling your home for an ideal sale

There’s no doubt about it, presentation matters, especially when it comes to selling your home. It’s important for prospective buyers to feel natural and at ease in your home space, while feeling reassured this house has been loved and cared for. It’s in good nic.

Here are a few tips we’ve found particularly effective for vendors when preparing to sell.

1. Declutter

​Pairing things back and simplifying the space makes a world of difference and is often under estimated, even de-personalising a space and removing family photos can really help.

2. Focus on key rooms

Focus on the main rooms to be photographed for the internet as these are the ones which will help the buyers choose which properties they will inspect. The kitchen is a very important room and must be clean and decluttered with perhaps just a coffee machine, a bowl of green apples or a small vignette of a cookbook, herb pots and mortar and pestle.

3. Consider your proportions

The rooms need to have well proportioned furniture to suit the size of the room and should contain a focal point, be it a great sofa, accent cushions or a colourful interesting art work. Also consider which angle the photos will be taken from and avoid showing the backs of sofas and chairs.

4. Neutralise the space

A lick of neutral paint always freshens up a space, allowing you to add pops of colour through art and decorative cushions which can be changed seasonally. Colour draws the buyers emotionally. For example soft blues and grey to create a feeling of relaxation and brighter oranges and yellows to energise the living areas. It’s important to note that feature coloured walls often make a home more difficult to sell, what colours you like, your buyers may not.

5. Fresh flowers for the win

Especially for photography purposes. Greenery or flowers adds freshness to a space and adds impact to photography.

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