We asked the experts for their top five tips for styling a property.
Pairing things back and simplifying the space makes a world of difference and is often under estimated, even de-personalising a space and removing family photos can help.
2. Focus on key rooms
Focus on the main rooms to be photographed for the internet as these are the ones which will help the buyers choose which properties they will inspect. The kitchen is a very important room and must be clean and decluttered with perhaps just a coffee machine, a bowl of green apples or a small vignette of a cookbook, herb pots and mortar and pestle.
3. Consider your proportions
The rooms need to have well proportioned furniture to suit the size of the room and should contain a focal point, be it a great sofa, accent cushions or a colourful interesting art work. Also consider which angle the photos will be taken from and avoid showing the backs of sofas and chairs.
4. Neutralise the space
A lick of neutral paint always freshens up a space, allowing you to add pops of colour through art and decorative cushions which can be changed seasonally. Colour draws the buyers emotionally. For example soft blues and grey to create a feeling of relaxation and brighter oranges and yellows to energise the living areas.
5. Fresh flowers for the win
Especially for photography purposes. Greenery or flowers adds freshness to a space and adds impact to photography.