Styling Your Property for Sale

The right styling can give your home a winning edge.

A carefully presented property, photographs well …and this will boost its presence in the marketplace, both on the internet and in the flesh.

Many selling agents recommend using a professional stylist. There are a range of services available, including a ‘walk-through’ consultation, during which a stylist provides recommendations on rearranging rooms; a mid-level service, in which the stylist replaces some of your furnishings with selected display pieces; and a full installation of furniture and accessories, which requires you (and your belongings) to move out during the sales campaign.

Often owners don’t see facets of the property that detract from its appeal, so a trained outside party can make a big difference.

In order to style your home for sale, it’s a wise idea to refresh your interior with some stylish new furniture and home décor items to ensure your home looks its best.

An appealing aesthetic is so important when attracting potential buyers as they are more likely to form a positive emotional response towards your home if it looks fabulous and inviting.


If you choose to style your home yourself, think simple and streamlined. “You want people to walk into your place and picture themselves there,

Avoid overly decorated rooms and personal photos.

  • Dress all the beds with a simple, tailored look.
  • Arrange vases of fresh flowers throughout the house. Make sure they’re not too fragrant and change the water regularly.
  • Maximise natural light.
  • Create clutter-free surfaces.
  • Sweep and clean the house daily to maintain its sparkle.

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