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3 top styling tips for inspection day

In a competitive market, it’s more important than ever to make sure everything is perfect for your open for inspection. Potential buyers will be scrutinising every detail, pouncing on any shortcomings, and judging you heavily on first impressions. Your renovations have undoubtedly added great value to the property, but these may not be what visitors…

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Why botanicals are right on‑trend

The botanical trend has come and gone over the decades, largely because it plays to the idea of bringing nature into our homes, adding a fresh and airy vibe to any interior. There are many ways to incorporate this trend, from using old botanical drawings to the contemporary look of overscaled printed images of green leaves…

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How To Make Any Room Look Bigger

The furniture you choose for a room – and where you place it – is one of the most powerful ways to dictate the look and feel of a space. If your room is quite dark, quite narrow or it feels crowded, the solution may be as simple as choosing furniture that has long legs or a thin…

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Top 3 styling tips for your bathroom

We spend time styling spaces in our homes, aiming for a special look and feel that helps us relax, recharge and be ourselves: the bedroom, the living room, the garden… but it’s often the bathroom that gets overlooked. Too often relegated to quick showers and cleaning teeth, the bathroom quickly becomes filled with containers and half-used products, the…

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It’s not all white…

Through all the trends that come and go, a neutral colour scheme is arguably the most enduring, whether it’s shades of white or any of the soft beiges or greys. It’s a calming, restful retreat from the “busyness” of modern life, as well as a neutral backdrop for bold feature walls, artworks and colourful accessories.…

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Hamptons style: How to get the look and attract home buyers and renters

Originally inspired by a group of villages called The Hamptons on Long Island, New York, this popular interior style seems perfectly in tune with our Aussie climate. Lashings of calming white and warm timbers combine with coastal influences like rattan and wicker to give that breezy, casual style that’s so universally loved. The style borrows…

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The importance of a floorplan

If you ever doubted the importance of drawing up a floorplan, think about some of the layouts that really don’t work… These include boxy rooms all cluttered at the back of the house blocking access to the garden; tiny windows shutting out million dollar views; walls separating out the kitchen from the rest of the…

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Learn how to style your bathroom in 3 minutes

Learn quick tips and tricks on styling your bathroom in under 3 minutes from celebrity Designer – James Treble TRANSCRIPTION [00:00:02]  Whether you’ve just moved into a brand new home or you’ve just completed a bathroom renovation to elevate this beautiful room into something practical and beautiful. It’s all about the styling. [00:00:15]  So whether this is…

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How to nail the art of lighting

There’s a very good reason you walk into a posh restaurant, ritzy hotel foyer or beautiful resort bedroom and immediately feel special. Sure, it’s the overall luxury and design, but you can be sure there’s a very well thought-out lighting plan that is integral to the inviting mood. There will probably be a bit of wow factor…

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How to: Top 10 tips of styling for sale

So, your property is meticulously renovated and it’s finally time to put it on the market. If your budget doesn’t stretch to a professional stylist then you need to pull out all the stops to have it looking amazing for the marketing photos and inspections. The aim is to let potential buyers see themselves in…

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Wallpaper

There are many ways we can lift the mood and style of a room, but one effective way, which has been successfully used for centuries is wallpaper. Now, don’t wince at the thought of this, as besides its aesthetic possibilities, wallpaper offers many other benefits you may find handy in your renovation/design/styling efforts. 3 Benefits…

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Styling to Sell

The appropriate styling can help you achieve thousands of dollars difference between a good deal and an excellent one. Unfortunately too often I walk through homes for sale that are beautiful, and yet lacking that homely touch. So, how do you persuade your prospective buyers to offer the most they can when inspecting your property?…

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Sell Them A Home

Appealing to the widest possible number of investors when placing your property on the market is the trick to achieve the largest number of offers and the highest achievable selling price. We know this! One of the most powerful tricks to achieve the best result is to open your styling to appeal and engage ALL…

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A touch of contrast

When marketing your property, its styling should be an effortless ensemble of interesting areas and objects. Predictability, bland and average do not capture the interest of buyers.  Search for fabric patterns that recall the styling of the room but are a touch louder in volume, like stripes of black against muted colours. No need for…

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The Right Furniture

Never, NEVER, fall victim to your emotional judgement, that one piece that you love so much may be successful in your own living space, but that doesn’t  mean it will appeal to others. Appealing to your target market is one of Interior Design For Profit’s revered commandments, and to do so it’s important that we cull…

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Adding A Wall Mirror

“The reason why this mirror behind me works so well is that it mirrors the size of the window adjacent to it. The size of the mirror is also appropriate because of scale. It relates to the sofa that is directly underneath it. I could have placed a large artwork above the sofa and achieved…

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Elegantly Thrown

After completing a good renovation, styling is what brings our property to life and expresses its true potential. Well-positioned plants, art on the walls and scattered cushions are all details without which, our property wouldn’t look at its best. It may sound superfluous to some, but us IDFP experts know better. CUE the throw. Featured…

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Creating The WOW Factor

“Adding the WOW factor to a room is very important if it is bland or doesn’t have any architectural elements. It is also important for rooms that are transient like this one, which means that when you walk past the hallway you would otherwise walk straight past it. This way you stop, linger, look around…

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An Empty Space

First UNDERFURNISHED? And after culling and being very meticulous with what furniture stays and what goes, you have achieved what you consider the right look. As we know very well that right and attractive ‘feeling’ in your property will help attract the highest number possible of prospective buyers and ultimately, their competing offers will raise…

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Hanging Art

In any home, art is a necessary and important element to achieve a cohesive and well-realised styling of a room. Whether you have an expensive art collection to display OR you choose to buy affordable prints and add some character to your walls, the hanging of art is art in itself. For your pieces to…

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Rugs In Our Rooms

Interior Design For Profit always recommends any of your styling decisions to be driven by selections that will appeal to the largest audience possible. Rugs are like artworks, in the way that they can attract or distract attention with their texture, colours and pattern. So, it’s important to select rugs that complement and enhance the…

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The Front Fence

The judgemental beings that we are, we follow our instincts and cannot refrain from creating an expectation based upon our First Impressions. This in fact happens when we first meet a person, why we buy a book by its cover, when we enter a restaurant and look at the menu… and when we visit a property…

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Taking Advantage Of Scale

In this case, it’s really a wide hallway, and it’s quite deep, so having a large sideboard like this with a large artwork on top of it, works perfectly and it actually helps balance the room. So, Scale here? Big tick! So Scale is all about size. How things relate to each other, from small…

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How to create the right feature walls

Adding personality to a room is always important, as plain or impersonal styling is never good enough, whether the property is your own or you’re styling to sell your valuable investment. Feature walls, although not always popular, really do lift the look and feel of a room, and this is easily achieved on a budget…

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Beautiful Kids Rooms

Designing kids’ rooms is tricky, considering how fast they grow up and how fast their needs change. If you want to tear them away from their electronic gadgets for a bit of imaginary play, studying or reading, some of these clever ideas might come in handy. CREATE A THEME Younger kids love role play. If…

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Art For Profit

Art in our homes can be the expression of our individual taste, a testimony of travel, a conveyor of mood or an expression of wealth… whatever the case, displaying Art in a living environment is making a statement. One important consideration is to firstly draw a line between styling the property we live in and…

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Wardrobe Styling Secrets

Storage is everything. Ideally you want a mixture of shelving and storage options, allowing you to have tall hanging space, some shorter hanging, some open shelves, and of course some draws to hide all the bits and pieces. Remember that your linen cabinet, your walking robe if you have one, and your built-in robes are all…

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The Tidy Kitchen

We all understand by now the importance of storage, bench-space, quality appliances and airflow… but after all that hard work during your renovation, let’s have another look at it leading up to sale day. Let’s walk towards the kitchen and stop at the door. What do we see? One of IDFP unbending rules is FIRST…

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