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The IIHS blog concentrates on bringing you the latest home staging tips, tricks and hacks. It is a resource for inspiration, ideas and content on how to stage your home as well as how to create and grow a home staging business.

We hope you love our top tips, ideas and resources for home staging.

Why is Defining the Function of a Space Important?

Why is Defining the Function of a Space Important?

When someone moves into a new property, one of the first things they tend to think of is ‘what will I use this space for?’. Some spaces are obvious…the kitchen is for cooking, the bedroom is for sleeping, the...

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2017 Scholarships – Apply NOW!

2017 Scholarships – Apply NOW!

IIHS are so excited to announce our annual Student Scholarships. The scholarships will grant one successful applicant a kick start in the home staging career like no other and a second applicant a chance to be mentored by IIHS...

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Must-Have Home Staging Stock

Must-Have Home Staging Stock

Depending on where you live, acquiring stock for your home staging business may be a necessarily move. At first, purchasing stock might seem like a bit of a leap. However, if you are smart about what stock you purchase...

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How to Create a Bidding War through Home Staging

How to Create a Bidding War through Home Staging

Despite the name, bidding wars aren’t a bad thing when selling your property. A bidding war is when two potential buyers keep upping their purchase price because they both want the property. Instead of settling for lower price, another...

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Top Ten Interior Design Apps

Top Ten Interior Design Apps

  It’s not an unknown fact that an interior designers best friend is their phone! And its no wonder! Our phones are great tools for our jobs and in more ways than one! I have created a list of...

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The Power of Before and After Shots

The Power of Before and After Shots

When searching home stagers online one thing becomes clear quite quickly…Only after shots are shown. This is because these images are what is going to sell the property, from an online perspective. It makes sense that this happens. Why...

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New Ideas for Your Home Staging Business

New Ideas for Your Home Staging Business

  Figuring out how to stay above your competition can be difficult. Do you drop your prices? Do you become more like your competition? Do you change your core business structure? The great news is that you don’t have...

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Hanging Art

Hanging Art

Anyone that has tried to hang art before that it is not as easy as it looks. Somehow art galleries can always do it perfectly and yet we are all here struggling to get the nails in line! As...

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Business Best Friends

Business Best Friends

When you create your own business it is so important to ensure you surround yourself with your best business related friends. It is important that you have people around you who are supportive of you but will also tell you...

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Bathroom Renovations for Sale: The Must-Do’s

Bathroom Renovations for Sale: The Must-Do’s

It is inevitable that before you sell your property you will have to do some bits and bobs around the house. There’s no denying that renovating your bathroom so it is ready for sale can get quite expensive so...

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Quarterly Blog Favourites

Quarterly Blog Favourites

 It’s that time of the year again, where, for the last time this year, we review what blogs you have been loving on IIHS this quarter! As the year has begun to draw to a close everything on IIHS...

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Is Your Biography Letting You Down?

Is Your Biography Letting You Down?

  Writing a professional biography can be difficult for anyone, let alone for someone who has never written one before. It is of utmost importance to make sure that you are writing your biography correctly, and including the right...

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The Best Outdoor Staging Tips for Summer

The Best Outdoor Staging Tips for Summer

It’s officially spring which means everyone is eager to get outside and defrost from the winter months! As the seasons get warmer this is on the mind of home buyers; what is the outdoor area like? Can I sit...

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Style Your Bathroom For Less Than $50

Style Your Bathroom For Less Than $50

When choosing what area of the home needs a restyle, it’s best to go simple. Sure, you could redo your bedroom, bathroom or kitchen to make your restyle really stand out. However tempting this may be, chances are you...

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What Home Staging Actually Is

What Home Staging Actually Is

If you had of asked someone five years ago if they knew what home staging are chances are they would just shake their head. Unfortunately, that is generally still the case despite the amount of home staging businesses in...

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How to Add Holiday Design to Your Home Staging Business

How to Add Holiday Design to Your Home Staging Business

Holiday design doesn’t mean decking out your home with Christmas accessories that are a decade old, or accessories that your children made. Sure, that might be fine for our own properties but when it comes to staging properties in...

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The Do’s and Do Not’s when Staging Sectional Sofas

The Do’s and Do Not’s when Staging Sectional Sofas

Sectional sofas are a great way to allow for constant changes in living room layout and to be able to fit the most amount of people but when staged incorrectly, sectional sofas can block off the room and make...

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How to Ensure Brand Loyalty in Home Staging

How to Ensure Brand Loyalty in Home Staging

When most people think of brand loyalty their first thought is regarding their day to day life. What supermarket do you shop at? What brand of cereal do you buy? What fast food do you get? Brand loyalty on...

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4 Steps to Find Your Career Calling in 2017

4 Steps to Find Your Career Calling in 2017

It happens each year, we get to the last few months and think ‘what did I achieve this year?’ No matter if you love your job or it just pays the bills you may feel that you want something...

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How to Furnish Your Rental Property to Ensure a Return on Investment

How to Furnish Your Rental Property to Ensure a Return on Investment

Due to the increase of house prices in Australia and the increase in price in well…everything else many young adults are opting to purchase their first property as a rental property and use the money they get back to...

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