7 spaces in your home, when styled, will give you the most dramatic before and after
Who doesn’t love a before and after? If you’ve looked around the beautiful Brisbane property market, you may have noticed the often awkward spaces left if they’re not styled correctly. Parts of the home, like the kitchen and lounge room, usually tend to sell themselves if they’ve been styled, but those awkward spaces can sometimes be a little tricky.
Here at Sell in Style Property Styling, we’re practically magicians at turning those unused, neglected and sometimes a little ugly spots into your potential buyers’ dream home.
1. Give Purpose To All Spaces
When styling your home, it’s essential to give purpose to each space. It’s important to note that how you style your home isn’t and shouldn’t be based on how you live. So, while you may use your living room as a hang-out zone, it may be better to style an informal dining area. This also means styling the spaces you currently mightn’t use. By doing so, you add value.
2. How To Control A Large Space
When you have a go at styling your home yourself, having a huge space to work with can be overwhelming. If styled incorrectly, it can almost leave buyers with a cold and empty feeling.
So when dealing with too much space, you want to create zones, so the space doesn’t feel overflowing—using anchoring pieces of furniture to create spaces within a larger area.
3. What To Do With Not Enough Space
Ok, but what happens when you’ve got a cosy home? We promise that styling your home can make it feel ten times bigger than it is. We first recommend decluttering and depersonalising (more about that in another blog). Then stick to a neutral and light colour palette to keep the room light and airy, of course, where you can include a mirror near a light source. They give the illusion of a larger space and create light, both keys to making smaller spaces feel large!
4. Embrace Everyday Living Spaces
Keeping up with the times, it’s much more common and relevant to see the secondary dining space, usually known as a formal living area, used as another living space. Moving away from the more traditional living is something that all buyers gravitate towards, so when styling your home, it’s much more appealing to feature living areas rather than dining.
We’re called the Sunshine Coast for a reason! Featured in many Brisbane homes are sunrooms, and while they’re fantastic on a Sunday afternoon with a book, they can be a tad awkward to style and very awkward in shape. We recommend that you extend it as a living space and make it an extension of the living area. As it’s so close to the garden and outside, bring in those elements of greenery, which is considered a must-do when styling a home.
6. Flooring In Disguise
We’ve seen almost every kind of scratch, nick and scuff on the floors that there possibly is. We suggest a rug or a purposely placed side table if you can’t get out those marks. This trick is great in those high-foot-traffic areas.
7. Bring in the light!
Drum roll, please! Lighting can do wonders and is the most significant element to make a difference when styling a home for sale. You want to make sure windows are clean and open and bring all that fresh air in, weather permitting, of course.
Well, if you’re still a little unsure about how to style that huge living room but tiny study, get in touch with our experienced team. Alternatively, read our blogs or follow us on Instagram to discover all our styling tips and tricks!