As Fashion Week kicks off in Sydney, it’s only appropriate to jump into Winter décor styling tips to prepare your house for a Winter sale. Like Winter fashion, being warm and cosy is what it’s all about – it helps create a welcoming and “home sweet home” atmosphere. Taking the time to style your home correctly based on the season makes a huge difference when it comes to selling your home.
In this post, I’ll be sharing my tips for ensuring that your home is “buyer ready” when the temperature and winds turn chilly. These tips are as easy as pie – from decluttering your home to adding more layers and textures, it can help restyle your home completely and increase the chance of selling your property.
So here are 5 styling tips to help your home show off its best side this Winter.
With the sun setting sooner, natural lighting becomes limited – therefore it’s crucial to have additional lighting that can help brighten up your home – a lamp or candle in a dark room or hanging a large mirror on a black wall can give a warmer overall cast or help reflect light throughout your space.
- Embracing Layers and Textures
Adding pillows and layering beautiful knitted blankets over a quilt cover can add warmth. By layering different patterns, textures and materials together, it creates a beautiful symphony and transforms the feeling of the room. Even covering your dining chairs with slip covers or adding a plush, shaggy rug can add tactility AND also keep your feet warm in the dead of Winter.
- Bring Nature Inside
With technology becoming more and more apparent in our lives, decorating your home with greenery and introducing natural elements into the home is a great way to create a calm and soothing environment. Investing in plants or flowers can bring a sunny disposition to areas of your home that look dreary and gloomy – the grey skies of Winter may have set in but that doesn’t mean your home can’t look stylish.
- Rearrange and Reconsider – Decluttering
Getting rid of unwanted furniture or rearranging your furniture can help create a more open, welcoming space for guests. If you have a fireplace, facing your furniture towards the fireplace helps create the perfect gathering spot for Winter entertaining. Additionally, remove any items or rubbish that don’t belong there and don’t bring you happiness. Sometimes, simplifying your space is enough to breathe life into it.
- Hire a Professional
Styling your home takes time and commitment, so don’t be afraid to contact a styling professional to help take over the job. A professional home stylist can help breathe life to old arrangements and enhance the ambience. With photography being the cornerstone of your marketing campaign, it is an investment that will pay off through every stage of the sale.
Just because the weather is dull doesn’t mean your home has to be! The transition into Winter can be an exciting opportunity to make your house stand out and increase the chance of selling your property. As always, feel free to reach out if you have any questions or would like to discuss how best to prepare your home for sale this Winter.