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 has started feeling a lot more festive, warm and rejuvenated as we reflect on the year that was 2016.
We entered the final quarter of 2016 with a bang, with posts covering everything from design, trends, home staging tips, life and motivation tips and most importantly festive cheer! So, without further ado we present your favourite blogs of the final quarter of 2016!
There is no denying that IIHS we loved the painted brick trend of 2016, and you all have too! Gone are the days when purchasing a property with a brick interior meant that you had to resurface the walls. Now, painted brick looks amazing when it is rustic, fully painted, neutral toned or even colourfully painted. We are obsessed with the amazing finishes and textures that painted brick brings to any space. To find out more about how to create an amazing painted brick interior check out the post here!
This blog too a much more serious tone than Painted Brick in the 21st Century. As home stagers and aspiring home stagers make up the majority of our readership on IIHS this blog answered a question that we all are asked on a daily basis. Furnishing rental properties are extremely different to furnishing properties for sale, yet they have many similarities. When it comes down to it, how you furnish your rental property will determine who will rent your property, and thus how much rent you can charge your tenants. For a more detailed overview on furnishing rental properties check out the blog here!
This question comes up every year for all of us home stagers and it is one that surrounds much controversy in the home staging industry. Trying to find the perfect way to add holiday design into your home staging business without adding too much holiday design can be extremely tricky! You don’t want to go overboard and deck out a property in tinsel and Christmas wreaths but you might still want to add a touch of Christmas cheer into design. To discover how to create the perfect holiday design element into your home staging business check out the blog!
The inspiration behind this blog was the countless times a day I am asked what home staging actually is. This blog, therefore, was created to a go-to answer feed for any question anyone could ever ask you about home staging. Sure, all home staging business are different, and they are run differently but most home staging business have the same key purpose: to create beautiful spaces that cater to the markets needs for a property to sell for the highest possible price. This blog is a must read for all home stagers!