What are some mistakes to avoid when staging your home?

What are some mistakes to avoid when staging your home?

Monday 07 August 2023Wed 16 Feb
What are some mistakes to avoid when staging your home?

Thinking of selling or leasing your property?

Did you know that buyers or renters are most likely to pick your home based on its staging appeal? We all know, first impressions are the most important ones, so its crucial to make them perfect!

And while staging your home could be relatively easy, and also be done on a budget - here are a few mistakes to avoid, just a few things we might look over that your potential client might not!



While we all love adding those personal touches at home to bring out that cosy vibe, avoid over personalising the space. Start with reducing excessive family photos, quirky decor, or highly specific themes.

Potential buyers want to envision themselves living there, and too many personal items can make it difficult for them to do so.



No one loves a cluttered space. It can make rooms feel smaller and distract potential buyers from the home's features. Keep the space clean, organised, and free from excessive furniture or decorations.

Neglecting repairs:


As you’re welcoming the next potential tenant or buyer into your home, it's key to ensure there are no visible maintenance issues. Prioritise fixing any noticeable problems like leaky faucets, cracked tiles, or peeling paint before showing the property.

You could always call our Home Maintenance experts over!

Curb appeal:


As we said, the first impression matters, so don't neglect the exterior of your home. It's the first thing your potential client will see.

Ensure the front yard is well-maintained, the entryway is inviting, and the facade is in good condition. This includes ensuring grass is trimmed, your plants are potted well and there is no debris or soil lying around in your yard.

Avoid strong odours:


While a fresh smelling space can definitely be welcoming for your clients, some people may be sensitive to certain scents, and overpowering smells can be off-putting.

Poor lighting:


We love a well lit space, it can make one feel welcomed and natural light is always a bonus. Dark and dimly lit spaces can feel uninviting, so it's best to ensure you have ample lighting in each room to make the space appear brighter and more welcoming.

Incorrect furniture placement:


While we’ve all heard of Feng Shui, the Japanese way of arranging furniture in an inviting and conversational friendly manner.

We do suggest arranging furniture in a way that highlights the room's flow and features. Avoid blocking natural pathways or placing furniture that is too large for the space.

Neglecting storage spaces:


Buyers are often interested in the available storage. Don't overlook organising closets, cabinets, and other storage areas as they will likely be inspected. Don’t worry, no one will be going through your belongings, but people would be interested in storage space.

Ignoring modern trends:


While you don't need to follow every fleeting design trend, having an outdated interior can be a turn-off for buyers. Simple updates like fresh paint and modern fixtures can make all the difference.

Not emphasising focal points:


Each room should have a focal point that draws attention. Highlight architectural features, a beautiful view, or a stunning piece of furniture to make the space more appealing. Even a large painting could do wonders for your space!

Need any more tips?

If you’re looking for quick tips on how to stage your home, check out our budget-friendly guide!

Planning to sell or lease?

Get in touch with our experts, to assist you on the sale or rental of your home!

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