It’s easy to find inspiration for house staging. Staging your home before you put it on the market is advisable to attract more interest and a higher price. If you’re not in the least bit design-conscious and find it difficult envisaging interiors, don’t worry because there are many free resources available. I’ve listed my favourite places to find inspiration for house staging to get you started.
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Saving Your Inspiration For House Staging On Pinterest
Have you heard of Pinterest? It’s a popular social media that allows you to set up virtual mood boards online. You save pictures from websites or your computer onto your pinboards. You can set up Pinterest boards that are visible to other people or secret boards which only you can view. You can invite your partner or friend to add pictures to your secret pinboards if you grant them access.
It’s a good idea to set up a separate board for each room in your home and a few general boards. Browse Pinterest to find photographs you love of specific rooms, interior styles and colours. When you have a few pictures saved, you can start to form your ideas on how you want to stage your home. Decide on the style of your interiors (contemporary, vintage, industrial, shabby chic, mid-century modern or eclectic). Select a colour palette for the house or each room. Think about a theme for each room (tropical, nautical, etc). Try to work with what you already have but make improvements. Remember that you are staging the house to sell and not for yourself, so keep that thought in mind.
Gathering Inspiration For House Staging From Property Websites
An excellent place to search for inspiration is the estate agent’s websites and property websites like Zoopla or Rightmove. View similar properties to yours in terms of the number of bedrooms, type of house and price. As you browse, you’ll be drawn to some of the photographs, stop and ask yourself why that is. Does the room look airy and spacious? Is there a beautiful painting hanging on the wall?
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I find that short term letting websites such as The Plum Guide is an excellent source of inspiration. Hosts usually style their homes to be memorable by picking a theme. For instance, the tropical hideout might have a palm tree cushion and pineapple lampshade base. You can glean a few ideas on how to create a great room on a budget from this website.
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Houzz is another useful website to browse. It’s a website and online community of interior designers, architects, furniture makers and more. Also, search for interior blogs which are a great source of ideas. Pin any pictures you like to your mood boards so that you can draw inspiration from them later.
Taking Inspiration For House Staging From Interiors Magazines
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Buy a few interiors magazines and flick through the pages for inspiration. This will give you plenty of ideas from interior designers and luxury brands. If you’re on a budget, try to replicate a look without forking out a fortune. If you want to add these pictures to your Pinterest mood boards, you can take a photo on your mobile phone and load it to your boards. This whole process should be fun and should help you bag yourself a buyer. Good luck with your house staging!
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