Furnishing a small space can be one of your biggest challenges if you are in the process of preparing your home or apartment for sale. As furnishings are almost never purchased all at once, we often find that the furniture we own is poorly suited to staging a home for sale. It’s too big. It’s too small, or it’s been badly beaten up in the many moves you’ve made since your days at university. When you run up against such a problem, the best answer is to employ your home stager based (not entirely, but significantly) on the furniture inventory the company owns. Furniture styling Sydney can be tricky. Fortunately, a really good staging company will have precisely what you need in the proper scale to make your small spaces look roomy.

Not every staging company actually owns a furniture inventory. Many companies depend on other vendors to provide furnishings for the homes they style. Such an arrangement keeps the stagers’ overhead expenses down since they don’t have to invest in inventory and the resources – trucks and people – to move the furniture.

The biggest down side to using hired furnishings is that the stager has little or no control of what particular pieces are available at any given time. This means the homeowner may have to settle for a look that they are not crazy about. This can also mean that your home can, even after shelling out the cash to have professional stagers do the work, end up looking piecemeal and poorly coordinated. (This was one of the biggest reasons you hired a stager to begin with – you were seeking a flawless fit. Ugh.)

Two Esses

When it comes to furniture styling Sydney, scale, and style are critical factors.
• Scale compares the size of the furniture in relation to the size of the room. A huge king sized bed in a small room makes no sense at all. It makes the room look cramped and will immediately register in the mind of the buyer as unacceptable. Putting a few dainty antique pieces into a huge loft apartment would dwarf the furnishings and create a cavernous feeling that few buyers would enjoy.

• Styles come in a hatful of categories like antique, rustic, traditional, and contemporary — to name but a few. If you are like most of us, you may have any number of mismatched pieces in your current home. This is all fine unless or until you want to use your own furnishings to help sell your home. Then your ‘furniture cocktail’ can become a serious problem. A good stylist can do some mixing and matching but they would generally not put a very traditional, overstuffed sofa in a small living room with contemporary lines, or ultra-modern furnishings in a Victorian sitting room. In order to be successful, this sort of art takes years of practice and the experience to know what works and what does not.

If you’ve wisely chosen a property styling company that has a large inventory of furnishings, art, and décor, your rooms will take on the polished, sophisticated air most buyers are looking for today. Possibly best of all is the fact that a styling company that owns its own furniture pieces will probably also have on hand the staff and equipment to transport and install the rooms flawlessly. One does not like to think of the potential for damage to walls, floors, and door jambs that inexperienced movers can inflict on a perfectly painted and newly refurbished home.

The art of furniture styling Sydney or any other place on the planet takes some doing. Once the furnishings are in place, there’s also the coordination of lamps, rugs, and a thousand other details to deal with in order to set the stage for the biggest business transaction of your life. Of course you want your sale to be as lucrative as possible, so you are money ahead if you deal with a company that can deliver everything you require to sweeten the deal when and where it’s needed. If selling your home or apartment is on your agenda, you owe it to yourself to call the experts at Urban Chic Property Styling today.

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