July 2021

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 & [...]

Styling Kids Bedrooms for Sale – Tips from Home-Staging Experts

By |2021-07-01T18:45:28+10:00July 1st, 2021|Home Staging Tips|

If you are about to put your house on the market, don’t underestimate the power of a beautifully styled kids’ bedroom. While the kitchen, living and master bed are all important areas to focus on, kids’ bedrooms have a special place in people’s hearts, exuding that warm & homely feel. Home buyers with children pay extra attention to these rooms, knowing it could be their child’s everyday environment. They will spend much of their time there playing, studying, relaxing, and growing up – until they become teenagers and turn the room into a mysterious, who-knows-what-is-going-on-there cave. Whatever you do [...]

June 2021

7 Earthy Colour Palette Ideas for Your Home

By |2021-06-28T16:10:33+10:00June 28th, 2021|Colour Inspiration, Home Staging Tips|

What Are Earthy Colours? As the name may suggest, earth tones are subdued hues of colours inspired by nature. Dull and muted colour palette including rust, muddy brown, moss green, taupe and ivory, all fall into the earth tone category. Their natural tones and dim hues bring warmth into every room, creating a sense of calmness, stability, and relaxation. This warm & positive energy in combination with the timeless look is what makes earthy tones one of our favourite colour palettes for styling homes for sale. Our Favourite Earthy Colours Why Are Earthy Colours “In”? [...]

Styling Home Offices as Demand Grows Among Aussie Buyers

By |2021-06-18T14:26:11+10:00June 18th, 2021|Home Staging Tips|

To say that the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our lives would be an understatement. It’s been just over a year since the virus emerged, and in this short amount of time we have radically changed the way we work, learn and interact with one another. Being forced to lead a virtual existence – both personally and professionally, it’s no surprise that people had to make some significant lifestyle adjustments. Especially during lockdown, when family members were stepping on one another’s toes while trying to juggle work, study, and family duties from home. That may be the reason why having [...]

Rule of Three in Home Styling

By |2021-07-05T08:30:19+10:00June 9th, 2021|Home Staging Tips|

Rule of Three is a concept suggesting that a trio of anything (characters, objects, words, etc.) is more memorable or effective than other numbers. “Omne trium perfectum” - Latin phrase, meaning ‘Everything that comes in threes is perfect’ or ‘Every set of three is complete’ Why Three? The answer lies in cognitive science. A study conducted by the Ohio State University has shown that our brains are constantly seeking out patterns, because it makes learning and remembering easier. Humans are both neurologically and culturally adapted to the number three, because it’s the smallest number required to make [...]

May 2021

How to Style with Blue | + Our 3 Favourite Interior Designs

By |2021-05-27T15:07:14+10:00May 27th, 2021|Colour Inspiration, Home Staging Tips|

The psychology of colours is a fascinating topic to explore.  Knowing how different shades affect people’s emotions is an advantageous skill to have in a lot of occupations nowadays, ranging from marketing professionals to bakers, to fashion designers. As Property Stylists, choosing the right colour palette of furniture & decorations is an essential part of our job. Taking into consideration factors like the style and architecture of the house, the colour of the walls, the targeted demographics of the buyers… it is not always a straight-forward decision. Luckily, there is one colour so versatile that it can be used [...]

15 Centrepiece Ideas for Your Dining Table

By |2021-05-12T09:46:51+10:00May 12th, 2021|Home Staging Tips|

In a modern-day family household, dining tables are often one of the most versatile furniture items, rarely used ‘just for dining’. They double up as work bench spaces, whether it’s for creating a COVID-friendly home office, folding laundry or doing crafts with your little ones. While they are very universal in terms of their practicality, dining tables are often one of the most overlooked furnishings when it comes to their styling potential. It would be a shame not to decorate that beautiful & large bench space! Even if it only lasts a few days before your kiddos decide to [...]

Easy Kitchen Bench Styling Ideas | 7 Tips for Decorating Kitchens

By |2021-05-07T10:20:57+10:00May 6th, 2021|Home Staging Tips|

Kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s the place where nourishing meals are cooked, families gather, and precious memories get made. In our industry of styling homes for sale, kitchens are one of the most influential rooms when it comes to the buyers’ purchasing decision. A beautifully styled kitchen can be the difference between sealing the deal or moving on to the next house. (No pressure, right?) The good thing is that over the years we’ve learned what people love, what works and what doesn’t, and we are about to share it all with you! So if you [...]

April 2021

Decorating with Books & Magazines

By |2021-04-29T09:12:31+10:00April 28th, 2021|Home Staging Tips|

Decorating with Books & Magazines I’ve been wanting to write about this topic for ages! Ever since I started working here at Foxy, I’ve been secretly wondering how our Stylists choose their prop books for home staging. Is it based on the title? Or perhaps on the colour of the cover? Have they ever read any of them? Well, today was the day I waltzed into their styling room, sat myself on the table, opened my notepad and confidently announced “Girls, tell me everything about books.” Understandably, I was met with a lot of [...]

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