October 2021

5 Handy Tools for Property Stylists Under $20

By |2021-10-08T16:53:51+10:00October 8th, 2021|Home Staging Tips|

Being a Property Stylist is not an easy gig. Some of you might think ‘what could possibly be so hard about arranging decorations?’ Well, strap in, because I’m about to blow your mind. Styling properties is incredibly physically demanding work, involving lots of lifting & carrying furniture, changing bed sheets, walking up & down the stairs, hanging heavy artwork, and even steaming beds (which is especially strenuous in Brisbane summer!). Fortunately, there are five tools that make our Stylists’ lives easier, and the best thing is they are all under $20 and small enough to [...]

September 2021

3 Easy Steps to Decorate Your Console Table

By |2021-09-22T10:38:01+10:00September 22nd, 2021|Styling Furniture|

We LOVE styling our clients’ homes with buffets, sideboards, and console tables! They are one of the most versatile pieces of furniture, suitable for all kinds of different rooms and purposes. And the best thing? They are not just aesthetically pleasing, but also functional. Win-Win! --- Despite their multifunctionality (or maybe because of?), we’ve seen lots of people struggle with how to decorate their sideboards. But don’t worry, we are here to show you a simple way to style your buffet in just 3 easy steps. But first, let’s go back to the basics. Where to Position [...]

How to Style With Green | Our 4 Favourite Interior Designs

By |2021-09-16T10:36:23+10:00September 16th, 2021|Colour Inspiration|

How to Style With Green In the world of colour psychology, green plays well with everyone, which makes it one of the “safest” colours to use in interior design and home staging. Being one of the most dominant colours in nature, green has proven to have positive impact on our thinking and health (source).  With hundreds of different hues, green can evoke powerful emotions ranging from freshness, hope and health, associated with the lighter shades, all the way to growth, stability, and prosperity in the darker greens. Green in Interior Design Believe it or not, green [...]

7 Things to Remove from Your Home Before Selling it

By |2021-10-07T12:43:12+10:00September 3rd, 2021|Home Staging Tips|

7 Things to Remove From Your Home Before Selling It Preparing your home for the market can be quite challenging. If you want your potential buyers to fall in love with your home, you need to objectively evaluate your house room by room and get rid of any potential turn-offs. As professional Home-Stagers, the topic of ‘what goes and what stays’ is something we discuss with our clients at the time of the consultation. Having had several hundred of these conversations, we’ve identified seven of the most common items in your household that are better off put away, [...]

August 2021

How to Style a Coffee Table: 7 Tips from Professional Property Stylists

By |2021-08-31T15:03:15+10:00August 31st, 2021|Home Staging Tips, Styling Furniture|

How to Style a Coffee Table: 7 Tips from Professional Property Stylists We love styling coffee tables! From the home-staging perspective, a coffee table is the perfect spot for adding a lifestyle factor to the overall look, which makes homes for sale more attractive in the eyes of the buyers. Being the centrepiece of the living room, the styling potential of a coffee table is enormous. Its small surface area is the perfect size to achieve the magazine-worthy look regardless of how much experience you have with interior design. The best décor to [...]

13 Styling Ideas for Matching Pairs of Art

By |2021-10-20T15:51:03+10:00August 27th, 2021|Home Staging Tips|

Art is an absolute MUST when it comes to home styling. It creates a focal point, which makes it a key decoration that ties the room together. A well-chosen artwork adds character to the home and can even influence our mood! (link) When it comes to outfitting your walls, a little repetition can be a good thing. A pair of matching (or identical) prints creates a pleasing sense of symmetry and is a perfect way to clearly identify the zones in your home. That’s why we’ve chosen this article to showcase our favourite collection of two-piece wall arts that [...]

Same Floorplans, Different Styles

By |2021-08-18T16:46:24+10:00August 18th, 2021|Home Staging Tips|

As Home Stagers, we see a lot of homes with similar layouts, but we never got to style two houses in different suburbs that had almost identical floorplans. Until last week. You may think ‘Oh, nice! That’s easy, just copy and paste!’, but there’s more to it than ctrl+C and ctrl+V. There’s a lot of things we need to take into account before we choose the most suitable style. In this case, the most prominent influencing factor was the architecture of the homes. 39 Taffetta Drive Mount Cotton • “older” home that has [...]

July 2021

How to Appeal to All 5 Senses When Selling Real Estate

By |2021-08-02T13:43:42+10:00July 31st, 2021|Home Staging Tips|

Humans have been using their five senses to investigate the world around them since… well, since the dawn of humanity. But the senses do way more than just identify the things around us. Sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing play an integral role in our emotional processing, learning and even buying behaviour. Whether we consciously realise it or not, we all make our purchases emotionally and justify them rationally. The bigger the purchase, the more we let our emotions guide us. --- Selling real estate is predominantly reliant on building an emotional connection and only marginally on the facts [...]

3 Home Staging Illusions

By |2021-07-23T11:40:43+10:00July 23rd, 2021|Home Staging Tips|

The goal of home-staging is to make the house marketable (able to be sold quickly and for a good price). This entails presenting the home in the best possible way to attract the highest number of prospective buyers. Some of the homes we get to stage are already in a picture-perfect condition. All we need to do is add a few finishing touches, bring in some knick-knacks and artwork and it’s good to go! Other homes need a bit more TLC. In these instances, we harness the power of optical illusions. “There is no truth. There is [...]

15 Styling Ideas for the Awkward Empty Spaces in Your Home

By |2021-07-07T17:32:08+10:00July 7th, 2021|Home Staging Tips|

Whether your home is small or large, new or old, the awkward empty spaces can be found everywhere. You know exactly what we’re talking about - that one empty corner in the room, the odd-shaped nook, or even the bare space underneath the stairs. Not sure what to do with these spots? Don’t worry, you are not the only one. As Home Stagers, we face this challenge every day. Sometimes, we don’t even get to see the house before we style it, which means our selections of furniture & [...]

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