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Styling Your Home For Sale

June 10, 2022
Styling Your Home For Sale

In real estate, it’s usually more about function and aesthetics. To fully showcase these features of your home, you need to incorporate styling and design.

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How to style your home for sale is dependent on several factors. Your preferences, the space that you’d be working with, and several others.

We have a list of ideas for dressing a house for sale. Check them out below so you can start planning your steps before you put your home up for sale.

Less is more

One surefire way to decorate a house to sell is to declutter. It helps make the atmosphere feel lighter and more open.

Dedicate a time where you can declutter each room in the house. This way, you won’t get overwhelmed by the task and by the number of items you have. This can prove to be difficult especially if you have so many items in your home.

Fill your home with light

Natural light helps create the illusion of more space and makes it feel more airy and bright. It becomes more inviting and relaxing.

For some areas of the house, mood lights also help in giving it character. You can also adjust the brightness depending on what you prefer, whether it’s for reading, conversations, or just enough illumination.

You can also use table lamps, tripod lamps, or any other light fixture to both decorate and illuminate your space.

Make sense of your floor plan

One of the most important things to keep in mind is to design and style space for function.

If it’s a living area where you want to foster more connections and conversations then do not put a television in it. Focus more on the lights to be able to set the mood or add speakers so you can play background music when you entertain.

Don’t crowd a room with so many items. Come up with a flow from the moment one enters the space and then as the potential buyer goes around the room until the they exit. Everything inside the room should make sense from furniture to appliances to decor to accessories.

Give it new life with paint

Do not underestimate the power of a new paint job. Apart from light, a fresh coat of paint also helps make a space seem bigger and brighter.

You can also have a mural design for your walls. There are people who opt for patterns or textures and then there are those who prefer artworks. Examples are a forest trail, under the ocean, or the universe. It could be a collection of favorite literary characters or a replica of a travel bucket list. You can be flexible with paint.

House exterior

The first thing that people see in your house is the exterior so it should also be one of the projects you need to tackle before you put your house up for sale.

Spruce it up by cleaning it thoroughly and then giving it a new paint job. There is also the property’s curb appeal; this means the property’s appeal to people when viewed from the street.

If you have space, lawn furniture would be nice. You can also make it into a small garden; trim the hedges, mow the grass, put up some decor. Don’t forget that house exteriors are as much a part of your property as the inside of the house.

Styling you home for sale can be tricky, but if you plan it and tackle the needed improvements and polishing one room at a time, before you know it, you’re done and ready to sell.

Aside from listing your home for sale, Collings Real Estate also offers professional home styling services to elevate your property marketing. Let’s discuss this further via phone call at +61 3 9486 2000.

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