Melbourne’s apartment market has undoubtedly enjoyed a boost courtesy of the stamp duty concessions introduced for first home buyers last year. With a third of Melbourne suburbs now boasting a median house price of $1 million plus, buyers are looking to units and apartments as a more affordable way to buy in suburbs that may otherwise be out of reach.
When styling an apartment for sale, a lot of the traditional home styling rules apply. Declutter, repaint, ensure it’s spotless. However, it’s worth remembering apartments in the same complex are usually fairly similar – if not identical – so it’s critical that yours makes an impression.
Some aspects to consider:
- Light tones are usually best for apartments because they make a space feel bigger. Focus on neutral tones for walls, floors and large pieces of furniture, using artwork and accessories to introduce colour.
- Define open plan living spaces using key pieces of furniture. For example, use your couch, a floor rug and coffee table to delineate the living area, with a visual gap and walkway between this zone and the dining space.
- If you’re lucky enough to have a balcony or courtyard, make the most of it! Use a quality outdoor setting to show that your outdoor space is effectively another living area.
- Less is more when it comes to apartment furniture – if it’s not absolutely necessary, send it to storage during your sales campaign.
We’re happy to guide you with styling your apartment for sale or connect you with a professional property stylist. Call us today to speak about how we can ensure that your apartment stands out from the crowd.