Home staging, also known as property styling or property presentation, is the act of preparing a home to look its best, usually to help it sell fast and at the best possible price.
Use this article to find out how to style your property for success, including some handy tips from the Naomi J Ryan team too.
Clear the clutter:
When selling your house, you’ll want to create a blank canvas that buyers can envisage themselves in. Declutter, depersonalise and remove anything that detracts from your home:
- Take down family photos.
- Put anything you don’t need into storage or in the attic.
- Create space and remove large and bulky furniture. You may want to rearrange your furniture to open traffic flow.
- Remove children’s artworks from the walls.
A clean house will make a huge difference in the overall look of your house! So when it comes to preparing your house for potential buyers, nothing but a deep clean will do.
- Clean the windows.
- Clean the light shades and chandeliers.
- Clean the inside of the cupboards. Remember that potential buyers will look in your cupboards so make sure to declutter them too!
- Polish metal taps and sinks.
- Scrub the hob and oven.
One way to create a warm and welcoming feel for buyers during a house visit is adding a bit of Mother Nature to your home.
- Add plants and flowers in key areas.
- Take inspiration from our lovely region; why not create a beach theme to your guests’ bedroom?
Potential buyers will spot a faulty tap a mile off! Make it easy for them to love your house by solving any pesky DIY jobs.
- Fix leaky tap.
- Replace mouldy silicon.
- Fill missing grout.
- Refresh peeling paint.
- Fill dents in wall.
- Replace cracked tiles.
- Straighten doors and cupboards.
Once your home has been decluttered, cleaned, cleaned and dusted, it’s time for the finishing touches!
- Cover the bed with a new throw and new cushions
- Replace dark curtains with lighter fabric or blinds
- Use strategic lighting on different levels
- Hang framed art or canvas prints on the walls
The front entrance will set the tone for the rest of the house so make an impression that lasts!
- Your front door is the centrepiece of your kerb appeal, so if your door is in need of some attention, we would suggest a change or repaint.
- Ask a window cleaner to clean the windows, fascias and the guttering
- Update outside lights and maybe add some potted plants on either side of your entrance
- Tidy the front garden and power wash the driveway and garage door
- Remove weeds and moss