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A new season means a new reason to refresh and redesign your lifestyle from the inside out, starting with your interiors. Justine Wilson, Director and Principal Stylist at Vault Interiors, shares her tips and tricks to ensure vendors get the presentation of their property right during the busiest time of the year on the property calendar.
Justine says, “Spring is the best time of year to recharge your senses with a different look. A few little changes to the presentation of a property can mean the difference between a mediocre result and a record-breaking sale. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make an impact but there are some design and styling fundamentals to consider.”
Get the basics right
Declutter your space to create a clean platform to kick-start spring the right way! Remove excess furniture from living zones and rearrange sofas and armchairs to make the most of a nice window
outlook and increase flow.
Spring blooms for first impressions
For big floral impact the trick is play with heights and textures of vases until it looks balanced. This season, select coloured glass vases in soft hues of blue or grey. Textured ceramic vessels are an emerging trend – it can be simple white and still look sophisticated and on trend this spring! Metallic vessels remain popular to add bling factor with rose gold and gold readily available.
Embrace natural light
Natural light is lovely in spring so embrace the warm sun and longer hours by letting the light filter into your home. Swap out heavy thick curtains for sheer fabrics, linens, light cotton and synthetic curtains. Add dramatic reflections by placing your blossom arrangements, greenery and trinkets in front of mirrors. There is a vivid shift from block out rollers and timber shutters to white planation shutters
and semi sheer or sunscreen blinds. These allow you to control the levels of light and maximise as you wish.
Add lush greenery
The colour of the year will shine through the new season of spring interiors; after all, greenery is symbolic of new beginnings. Bring the lushness of the great outdoors inside your home by introducing bunches of greenery to draw the eye and create a focal point in any room. Australian natives are on trend, and when dried out last for ages, try wattle, banksia and rich foliage.
Heavy throws such as wool or fur textures that have kept your warm over winter should be stored away. Now is time to introduce new cushions to refresh your living zone with fresh patterned fabric or
bright colours. Earthy tones for throws and cushions also convey spring and reference a beachy vibe. Pastels and neon tones will be very popular especially blush pink, chartreuse or soft blues.
Light up citrus flavoured candles for a zesty and fresh scent. Winter interiors can trap unpleasant odours so if you are looking to list your home on the market ensure it looks and smells delightful. Floral fragrances are popular, try frangipani or magnolia or jasmine to entice visitors or potential buyers.
Enlist a property stylist
Styling a property for sale creates an ‘aspirational’ living scenario ensuring potential buyers connect emotionally with the property and realise its true functionality and potential.
Take cues from this home flipping project that got it so right, and left the previous owners very happy: