Today I want to take a look at a method we use a lot while staging a property for sale: the K.I.S.S method. I’m sure you all know the saying ‘Keep It Simple Stupid’ and at Foxy we use this to guide a lot of our staging choices. Property styling is about making a property appeal to a wide range of potential buyers, and the way we do this is by selecting furniture and accessories to add visual interest and complement a property’s features. But it’s important to note that there is a fine line between visual interest and overwhelming the eye. So let’s talk about why we think it’s best to keep it simple stupid!

Years ago now, Phoebe touched on the idea here, but I’d like to flesh it out a little further. 

So let’s dive into the K.I.S.S method in home staging!


Artwork is an important aspect where we integrate the K.I.S.S method because it’s about finding that perfect balance between blank space and visual interest. In other words, blank walls are just as important as the art itself! It helps the space feel open and uncluttered, while still giving the eye a place to land. So while we make sure to use art in the home, we also make sure to not overwhelm the space.

Read this blog to learn more about our art selection process!

K.I.S.S Method in Property Styling

Bathrooms & Kitchens

We also use the K.I.S.S method in bathrooms and kitchens. Given the functional nature of these rooms, a minimalist approach ensures that the space remains uncluttered. By emphasising simplicity, we not only enhance the room’s features but also prevent them from being overshadowed by unnecessary decor.

To learn more about how we style bathrooms for sale read this blog!

Table Settings

Dining tables are a point of debate with keeping it simple in home staging. Some people prefer a fully set dining table, but at Foxy we believe a fully set table, with all the extra plates, cutlery and glassware feels cluttered and doesn’t showcase the space in an optimal light. We think the busyness of a set table detracts from the curated style. So instead of a table full of ‘decoration’, our favourite way to style dining tables is with a centrepiece of visual interest. There are so many appropriate accessories to use for dining tables, so let’s look at some of our favourite combinations!

Or if you want to see dining table tips in action watch this video!


The thoroughfare plays a pivotal role in home staging and we try to keep it as simple as possible. We prioritise clear pathways and unobstructed movement because we want potential buyers to experience ease as they navigate the space. Home staging is not just about the decor, but also ensuring the home is presented in an optimal layout. This gives buyers the freedom to move and the power to visualise the home’s potential.

If you want to learn more about our layout rules, read this blog post.

High End Properties

When styling high end properties, our approach is to double down with the K.I.S.S method. Rather than being the focal point, our styling aims to complement the home and its features. While our staging enhances the property’s elegance, it should never divert attention from the home’s true essence.

Coco Chanel famously said "Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off."

 And we follow that idea to a tee when we’re staging high end properties, scaling the staging right back, to make sure the showstopper is the home itself.

Integrated Homes

We also use the K.I.S.S method with integrated staging to ensure clients can effortlessly maintain the staged final look. Once again, in functional rooms like the bathroom and kitchen, we opt for small accessory clusters, avoiding over-decoration. And similarly, bed stylings are kept simple as well to enable clients to recreate the staged appearance with minimal effort.

K.I.S.S Method

Thanks for joining us today. I hope you feel ready to integrate some parts of the K.I.S.S method into your business, because if you can, why not keep it simple stupid! And make sure to reach out to us on InstagramFacebook or LinkedIn if you have any questions or comments.

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