With spring selling season right around the corner and some slow months in property, housing prices and stock levels are on the rise. To make a property stand out and to guarantee the best return on investment this spring, it is important to invest in every part of your home, sharing the TLC. Justine Wilson, director and principal stylist at Vault Interiors, shares her top styling tips for spring 2019.
Ms Wilson says, “Any touch-ups around the home, small or large, will help add value when it comes to selling your property this spring. Whether you create a cosy alfresco area, study nook or turn a spare room into an optional bedroom, added areas around the property will encourage potential buyers to imagine themselves living there and create an emotional connection to the space.”
Styling your entire property will best showcase the functionality and flow of each space, leaving potential buyers feeling emotionally connected to the space. Take advantage of market conditions and prepare your home for the new spring selling season with Justine’s top tips for styling your property:
1. Don’t underestimate a fresh coat – Refresh the paint, clean the gardens, and consider new carpets to get your property looking spick and span. This will help time-poor buyers feel assured the property is ready to go and has been well maintained.
2. Fresh, bright and light – Bring the outdoors inside your home with pops of colour to uplift the mood. Introduce light and airy colour accents such as mint green, soft yellow and soft pink through spring flowers. Use fresh foliage in clear vases for a pretty display. Bring greenery indoors to signify the change of the seasons and represent a new beginning.
3. Artwork – Transform a space by creating a great base palette, add some unique artwork, simple designs and complement with a selection of candles. Place floral scent displays in a cluster or on a tray. This will help the winter musk smells disappear and will complement the warmer weather and creates a cosy home-like feeling.
4. Natural and sustainable – Sustainability in a home will impress potential buyers. Signified by raw materials, reclaimed rustic furniture and an earthy look, this trend truly represents springtime adventures. Achieve this look by adding natural woods, candles and repurposed glass jars to table centrepieces or book shelving.
Justine Wilson, Vault Interiors