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Wow Your Buyers: 12 Styling Tips That’ll Turn Your Home From Standard To Exceptional

Give Your Home the ‘Wow’ Factor with these 12 styling tips designed to transform standard spaces into stand-out selling points.


We’ve all been told to give our homes the ‘wow’ factor, by a well-meaning property guru at least once. But what does it really mean? How do you achieve it? And most importantly, is it worth the time and effort it may cost you?

From simple styling tips to creating memorable experiences, discover how to make your home stand out in a competitive market. Whether you’re preparing to sell or simply want to elevate your living space, these 12 styling tips will help you master the art of making an impact.

What exactly is ‘wow factor’ anyway?

Put simply, ‘wow factor’ is that elusive, magic ingredient that turns a home from standard to exceptional; from ‘meh’ to ‘WOW!’

‘Ok I get that, but how do I create it in my home’

Well, there’s more than one way to skin a cat – as they say. However, it’s often as simple as adding a lifestyle touch to your kitchen, with a beautiful cake on a pretty stand, surrounded by fruit:

Or it could be a case of sprucing up a room by refreshing the décor with contemporary cushions, new furniture placement and some stylish personal touches like a modern vase of flowers or a couple of strategically placed magazines.



In our experience, bedrooms are often forgotten and unloved. Especially if they’re rarely used, so treat them to some new bedding, a luxurious throw and maybe even some new artwork for the walls. It’s all in the details and you’ll be surprised by the difference a few subtle changes can make!


“All good ideas, but is it worth spending time, effort and money on styling my home if it’s going to sell quickly anyway?”

As I write this, there is a definite scarcity of homes on the market. Homes are selling fast, and often over the asking price. But while today’s ‘sellers’ market may make it seem that house selling is easy, no matter its condition, spending a little T.L.C. on your home to make it even more appealing is a smart move for two reasons:

  1. When the market turns, your home will still stand out in all the right ways. And;
  2. Even in a sellers’ market, you need to be confident you’re not leaving any money on the table and losing out to competitive homes just because they are more attractively styled.

Feeling Inspired?

As you can see, styling doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Adding ‘wow factor’ to your home is often a quick and easy task.

If you’re feeling inspired and keen to get started, great! We’ve compiled our 12 favourite tried and tested styling tips that are sure to wow your buyers:


1). Make a Bold Statement

Elevate your home’s entrance with a ‘wow’ feature that instantly captures attention. Whether it’s a striking photographic print, original artwork, or an oversized vase, this focal point will intrigue potential buyers and leave them eager to explore further.

2). Showcase Your Best Spaces

Create an open and inviting atmosphere by decluttering and rearranging furniture to highlight your home’s best features. Simplifying the space allows buyers to envision themselves living there, making it easier for them to imagine the potential of each room.

3). Romance Your Buyers

Set the mood for a memorable viewing experience with soft lighting, flickering candles, and subtle background music. Appeal to buyers’ emotions by creating a warm and inviting ambience that leaves a lasting impression.

4). Create a Culinary Experience

Transform your kitchen into a culinary oasis by showcasing gourmet cookbooks, premium cookware, and fresh ingredients. Stimulate buyers’ senses with the promise of culinary delights, making them envision the joy of cooking and entertaining in their new home.

5). Play it Safe in the Bedrooms

Keep bedroom décor light and neutral to appeal to a wide range of tastes. Crisp white bedding, plush pillows, and subtle accents create a hotel-like ambience that buyers will love, giving the sense of a restful and inviting retreat.

6). Set the Table

Impress potential buyers by staging your dining table for a sophisticated dinner setting. Whether you go all out with a full silverware display or keep it simple with a display of placemats and glasses; adding a floral centrepiece will add a touch of elegance and charm to your home that won’t go unnoticed.

7). Add Color Sparingly and Subtly

Inject personality into neutral spaces with carefully curated soft furnishings. Rugs, cushions, and throws add warmth and visual interest without overwhelming the room, creating a harmonious and inviting environment.

8). Use Mirrors to Maximize Light and Space

Enhance the perceived size and brightness of your home by strategically placing mirrors to reflect light and create the illusion of more space. Mirrors are versatile décor elements that can transform any room, from narrow hallways to cosy bathrooms.

9). Give Your Dining Room Table a Fabulous Centrepiece

Give the impression of an elevated dining experience with a stunning centrepiece that adds a touch of sophistication and charm. Whether you opt for fresh flowers, candles, or other decorative accents, a well-appointed table sells the lifestyle that your potential buyers are longing for.

10). Make the Fireplace a Focal Point

Highlight the cosy allure of your fireplace by ensuring it’s clean, well-maintained, and ready to impress. Whether it’s a crackling fire or an artful display of candles, make your fireplace a focal point, the heart of your home’s warmth and charm.

11). Bathrooms That Wow

Create a spa-like atmosphere in your bathroom by decluttering and adding luxurious touches. Fresh towels, premium toiletries, and elegant accents elevate the space, inviting buyers to envision their own moments of relaxation and rejuvenation.

12). Bring Your Doorstep to Life

Last but not least, make a good first impression by enhancing your home’s curb appeal with a stylish and inviting entrance. From a freshly painted front door to lush greenery. Small details can make a big impact ensuring buyers are wowed from the moment they arrive.

Get In Touch

As you’ve probably gathered, we’re big fans of styling a home to wow buyers! And we know it works. The homes we sell that have been skilfully styled tend to get more viewings and better feedback from buyers. If you’re thinking about selling and you’d like a complimentary consultation, we’d love to hear from you!  Reach out via our contact form and we’ll have your home wowing buyers in no time.

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