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Top tips to get that show home look

Ever wandered around a show home and asked yourself ‘why can’t my property look like that?’ Well trust us it can, and achieving that show home look might be easier than you think. There is something about a show home that draws people in: the brand new furniture, the perfect lighting and the carefully selected design elements simply make you want to redecorate your home inside out. Here are our top tips to help you achieve that show home look without blowing your budget.

Keep it neutral

Make sure to pick a neutral colour for your walls. Potential buyers and tenants need to be able to imagine themselves in your property and having a neutral environment will maximise your chances of creating that good first impression when people enter your property. Neutral doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to stick to white – you can opt for muted shades of grey, light blue and taupe but make sure to stay away from bright colours that may put people off.

Light it up

Lighting is essential when you want to achieve that perfect show home look. It will help set the atmosphere in any room and will help potential buyers or tenants feel comfortable in your home. Make sure to opt for modern lights with geometric forms and a metallic finish look to add a contemporary touch to your interior décor. If your rooms are a bit small make sure to opt for ceiling lights instead of lamps to maximise space.

Play with symmetry

If you’re not too sure about how to place your furniture and interior décor throughout your property, keeping things symmetrical is a great way of avoiding important interior design mistakes that may put people off during viewings. Try to play with mirroring effects in your living area or in your kitchen by displaying décor elements symmetrically such as cushions on your sofa or in your bedroom. Always work with objects in groups of three – one on the left, one on the right and one in the middle for symmetry.

Create the perfect sleeping environment

If you haven’t done so already, make sure to invest in new bedding. Opt for a good quality one and always select neutral colours – you can always add a touch of colours with cushions and throws but always remember that buyers and tenants need to be able to visualize themselves in your property. We recommend opting for relaxing colours such as blue, purple and dark grey to create a calm atmosphere, ideal for a bedroom. Stay away from bold colours and always remember that opting for a classier, neater and perhaps more neutral look is more likely to have a positive impact during viewings.

Accessorising is key

Pack your old-fashioned pieces of décor away and replace them with more modern ones. This will instantly change the look and feel of any room in your property. Large vases, pieces of art as well as plants and flowers will give a homely atmosphere to your home but make sure to not over clutter your rooms. If your ceilings are high don’t be afraid to opt for tall plants or flower arrangements for the ultimate luxurious touch. Adding mirrors and playing with shiny surfaces throughout your home will help to bounce light around any room, making them feel bigger than they actually are.


An updated interior makes for a perfect property to let or sell. Call 020 7078 0214 or email and let the Kingsley Hamilton Estates team take care of all your property needs from start to finish.