Homeowners will need to match the bounce of the season and spring into action if they want to sell their properties.
Home-staging specialists Melinda Jamieson and Suzy Piani of Sold On Styling say presentation can make the difference between success and disappointment.
Jamieson’s first step is a big de-clutter.”Some rigorous editing is likely, but not to the point of sterility; your home still needs to reflect your personality,” she says.
“Store the heavy throws and quilts and go for lighter accessories with texture.”
Jamieson is a big fan of quality artworks that can bring interest and personality to rooms.
“Look to a professional to help you to hang your artwork in the most effective way,” she says. “It makes an enormous difference when you connect artwork to other furnishings in a room.”
Piani recommends a close look at the state of painted walls, windows and door frames.
“A lick of paint instantly refreshes a home,” she explains.
“Look at the home features to help decide colour. White is often regarded as a safe choice.”
Piani recommends Dulux Mount Buller – PN2F3 – for walls and Dulux Natural White for trims. She also urges homeowners to consider an injection of vibrant colour through fabrics, cushions, throws and rugs.
“Trending colours include earthy tones with an exciting punch of magenta or hot pink,” she says.
“Then there are greens, like sage, earthy saturated reds and mustard, and majestic purple and blues.”
And add plants, plants and more plants.
- Declutter. if you’re preparing to sell, it’s time to carry out some serious home editing. Critically assess room by room. What needs to stay to provide context and personality? Store – or bin – the rest.
- Colour. There’s nothing like a fresh lick of paint to brighten up a home. Whites or neutrals are still popular, but an occasional pop of colour can add extra zest and appeal.
- Fabric. Colour can also be introduced into a neutral background through careful selection of accessories including cushions, throws, rugs and window treatments. Consider the room as a whole and carefully balance your selections.
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This is arguably one of the best homes in Goulburn and could better be described as a country manor on nearly a hectare of extensively landscaped grounds: 15 Abbey Road fuses heritage-inspired style with the highest standards of contemporary living from an elevated position in an exclusive cul-de-sac.
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