How to stage your home successfully

how to stage your home successfully

Home staging tips to sell your house faster

Whether you are a homeowner, landlord or property developer, staging your home is one of the best ways you can sell your house quickly and most effectively.

Home staging is all about designing the interior of your home to help display its best possible features, to maximise its space and make it appealing to prospective buyers.

It is a really effective way of getting people to notice your house, get you more viewings and even sell it for a higher price than expected in some cases!

The interior of your home is just as important as how it looks from the outside, so here are a few tips to help stage your home in the best possible way.

Think about the wants and needs of the buyer

Think about your audience: who are you selling to? What will they be looking for? Who are you trying to attract? 

What kind of feel do you want your property to have? Do you want it to be sleek and modern or homely and comfortable?

The feel of your interior will depend on whether your prospective buyers are young professionals, families, or older buyers.

Think about who you want to sell to and tailor to their needs.

Research for inspiration

It can be really easy to seek ‘free’ inspiration from social media websites like Pinterest and Instagram or interior design websites, magazines, blogs and newsletters.

Another good way of finding inspiration is to book viewings in show homes to see how they have staged homes and gain inspiration that way.

Here are some of the best interior design websites.

Staging does not have to be expensive

Many property developers think that home staging means an almost complete interior renovation. This isn’t the case.

Home staging can be as easy as a touch-up of paint, adding house plants or flowers, or switching the layout of the furniture.

You can invest in smaller home accessories like throws, rugs, cushions or more modern artwork.

If you are looking for a more complete transformation then you can consider a new kitchen or bathroom, or even a renovation or extension.

There are a number of options to help you fund a renovation or extension project. Want to know more about property development finance options?

You may also like:

Architectural changes to make to your property

Can an architect save you money?

Property Development