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Our Top Home Styling Accessories for 2023

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Zak Weavers

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The housing market is tougher now than it has been in the past few years. So, it’s crucial to pick a good estate agent when selling your home.

If you’re selling your home or planning to do so, our top home styling accessories for 2023 can help you spruce up your home without spending too much money.

Since it’s currently the school holiday season, it might be a good idea to plan and prepare your styling accessories for a September “launch.” This way, you can start right away once the kids go back to school.

Home styling accessories can transform even old and dull rooms, making them look fresh and trendy again. Now, let’s explore our seven affordable styling tips:

1. Rugs

A big rug can completely change how a room looks by making it cozier and highlighting the room’s style. In 2023, vintage-style rugs are popular. You can go for a simple flat rug with neutral colors that match the room, or try layering rugs with different textures and geometric patterns. Just avoid Persian-style rugs unless you live in a grand place like Downton Abbey.

The good news is, you don’t need to spend a lot of money on a rug. Decide on a budget and stick to it. If you shop around, you can find a large rug, like an 8′ x 4′ one, for under £150.

John Lewis have an amazing range which you can check out here.

2. Cushions

Adding cushions to a room is a simple and quick way to give it a fresh look. Cushions bring in color, texture, and make the room more interesting. The current trend is for a clean and straightforward style. Avoid using cushions with geometric prints and pictures, unless you want to add a pop of color to a plain room.

In 2023, accessories, including cushions, are moving towards a cleaner and more minimalistic look.

Why not check out M&S’s range here. 

3. Flowers

When people come to see your home, you want it to feel cozy and inviting. Adding a pleasant scent can make a big difference. Make sure the decorations match the overall style of the house and the room.

If you’re unsure, go for light colors and a simple style with a vintage, minimalistic, or Scandinavian touch.

If you want your home to look its best when it’s up for sale, why not take some tips from professional photographers on how to prepare it? They know how to make your home look fantastic for its market debut.

Staging your Essex home with flowers

4. Toiletries

When taking photos or showing your home to potential buyers, use modern and elegant toiletries. Look for eco-friendly and high-quality brands like Acure, Tropic, and Mu London; they work well. You can also consider using small, local, independent brands for a nice personal touch.

Just a reminder, these toiletries are meant for viewings only. After each viewing, remember to hide them away to keep them in perfect condition.

5. Bedding

Getting new bedding for all the rooms, especially the master bedroom, is a fantastic way to make each space look its best. People nowadays prefer environmentally-friendly fabrics with natural colors, so keep an eye out for brands with a focus on eco-friendliness.

Also, don’t forget about vintage accents – they’re really trendy for bedroom styling.

To make a bed look elegant without making it too fancy, add two cushions and a throw. It’ll give the room a stylish touch without overdoing it.

Staging your home with neutral bedding when selling your home

6. Towels

Get some new towels and keep them off-limits for everyday use – they’re just for display! After each viewing, store them away neatly along with the toiletries to keep them looking clean and fresh.

For a bathroom, go with white or neutral-colored towels. They are the classic choice and give the bathroom a simple and clean look that matches the overall style.

Use new towels when styling your home for sale

7. Mirrors

In 2023, mirrors and other wall hangings like art have a trendy Scandinavian vibe. Mirrors are great because they make a room feel coordinated and harmonious, plus they reflect light, making the space look bigger.

We recommend LuxDeco for a high quality selection.

Apart from these trends, we have three important bonus points to share based on our experience. These are timeless tips that you should always remember when styling your home.

Styling your Essex home for selling - mirror

When selling your home, there are certain things you should always focus on, regardless of the latest trends. First, keeping things clean and simple is important. Buyers tend to prefer a neutral color palette, as it allows them to imagine how they would personalize the space.

Creating an aspirational atmosphere is also crucial. Showcase the incredible lifestyle your home offers by adding special touches. For example, you can leave a large glass bowl of vibrant fruits in the kitchen, an elegant vase of delightful flowers in the hallway, or even a tempting cake that might entice buyers to stay a bit longer.

Adding some relaxing, ambient music in the background and illuminating rooms with a cozy lamp in the corner can enhance the overall viewing experience, making prospective buyers feel a sense of wonder.

Moreover, it’s essential to be critical of each room. Look at them with an objective viewpoint and remove or replace any accessories that don’t contribute to the room’s aesthetic.

Remember, first impressions matter a lot when it comes to selling your home, so paying attention to these aspects can make a significant difference in attracting potential buyers.

First impressions matter when styling your home for selling - lifestyle image

Here are some recommendations to keep up with the ever-changing home styling trends. These high street and online retailers offer stylish items at affordable prices:

1. Next: They have a great selection of trendy soft furnishings and home accessories at reasonable prices.

2. Wayfair: No matter your budget, you can find furnishings here. They even have a feature called ‘shop the look’ that helps you put together matching items before you buy.

3. Habitat by Sainsbury’s: If you’re on a tight budget, this is a fantastic option. They offer affordable updates for every room in the house through various ranges.

4. eBay: This is a wonderful resource for both new and second-hand homewares. It’s budget-friendly and helps reduce your carbon footprint.

There you have it! Our top trends and home styling tips for 2023. Which ones will you try? If you have some spare time during lockdown, you can even research more options.

If you need expert advice or support through your unique circumstances, feel free to contact us at 01702 411146 or email team@weaversestates.co.uk. We’ll be happy to help!

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