Throughout spring, list your home for sale with Boffo and you’ll receive a free styling consultation & 10% off a package with Inarc Interior Design.
So what is home styling and how can it help you sell your home faster and with a higher sale price?
What is home styling?
Home styling, or staging, is becoming increasingly popular for people selling their property. In simple terms, a property stylist will bring furniture and decor elements into your home to ensure it’s being shown in its best light. Depending on your budget and the look you’re wanting to create, a stylist can work with some or none of your own furniture, and one or two rooms or your whole home.
What are the benefits of home styling?
When potential buyers walk through your home, they are imagining themselves living there. They want to see how each room functions. Is the bedroom big enough? Where would a dining table go? Which room works best as an entertaining area? A good home stylist will help the buyer answer all of these questions while also creating a seamless, uncluttered and consistent style throughout your home. Here are five more reasons to have your home professionally styled for a sale.
1. Making sense of tricky or unusual spaces
If your home has an unusually shaped or sized room, a column or beam in a strange place, or a room with several doors, a stylist will use the right furniture and decor to demonstrate how the space can work effectively. Essentially it’s turning a possible negative into a positive.
2. Let there be light
A stylist will make dark spaces brighter. They will use light coloured furniture and artworks, mirrors, strategically placed lamps and things like glass top tables that reflect light.
3. Pretty and a great personality
Every home has a personality of its own. Stylists will work with it, not against it. Amplifying a home’s personality with the right furniture, decor and colours will make your home more welcoming and exciting.
4. What are you looking at?
Every home has good and bad points. A clever stylist will help the eye be led towards the attractive features and away from the negatives. If a room is small it will be styled to appear bigger. If a room has a view the furniture should be arranged to let you enjoy it.
5. Push up the price
All homes benefit from styling, but an older property especially will look so much better once it’s styled. A beautifully curated living space almost always sells faster and for a higher price, so think of it not as a cost but an investment.
Recently Sold Properties
Both styled properties sold after just 17 days on market and attracted over 100 attendees at open inspections.
24 Wilpena Avenue, Klemzig
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 775m²
Sold for $1,800,000
38 Charlbury Road, Medindie Gardens
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 814m²
Sold for $1,420,000