19 Jul

Property styling has become a major factor in the sale of any property. Styled correctly and a home can appeal to a larger audience and achieve a higher price tag. However, styling a home incorrectly can have a negative effect on the sale. Below are 5 of the most common mistakes which you should avoid when styling a property.

1. Furniture Placement

Furniture placement plays an extremely important role in making your rooms appear large and spacious. Many people tend to push furniture back so that each piece sits along a wall to create a large space in the centre of the room. The fact is that arranging your furniture in this way actually makes the room seem a lot smaller. To avoid this, pull as much furniture away from the walls which will make the room appear roomier. If the room you are styling is on the smaller side and you are having trouble with furniture placement, consider buying or renting smaller items and always opt for slimline options.

2. Heavy Curtains

Curtains can often seem quite old fashioned and can turn off a large number of potential buyers. Unless you want to make a statement with an extravagant pair of curtains made using beautiful, luxurious fabric then they shouldn’t really be a main feature of the room. Consider using something more subtle such as modern blinds and always stick to a neutral colour palette.

3. Too Much Clutter

Clutter makes a room look untidy, small and unorganised. Storage is essential to a well styled room, so ensure unnecessary items are stored away and out of sight.If you’re a fan of adding character to a room with decorative objects, yet don’t want the space to look cluttered then placement is key. Group your decorative items together instead of having them dotted around the room. This will not only make the room feel more organised but it will also make your chosen items look like more of a statement.

Alternatively, choose decorative items such as rope baskets or decorative storage boxes to add character and personality to the room whilst providing storage for smaller items that may otherwise make the room look cluttered or untidy.

4. Poor Choice of Rugs

Rugs are an excellent way of establishing zones in an open plan space. It’s also a simple way of adding a splash of colour and texture to a room. However, keep in mind that size matters when choosing a rug. The optimal sized rug will help achieve the illusion of a larger, well planned space.

5. Confused Theme

Many of us appreciate various elements of interior decoration and design, but when styling a room, it is best to draw on a few styles and trends. When choosing items such as furniture or textiles, choose colours and textures that compliment one another. It’s also important to remember that a room that is too well matched could look clinical and uninviting, so finding the right balance is essential.

By avoiding these common mistakes, you can ensure that whichever room you’re styling will look fantastic and will be remembered by potential buyers for all the right reasons.


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