Would you like to change your house interior, but don’t know where to start? We offer Interior Design, Styling and Shopping Services and can help you style your home.
Interior Design and Styling Services
We offer Interior Design and Styling Services, both locally and virtually. We can help you with design and styling ideas for your home, using your existing furniture and decorative items. By exploring new design ideas, and adding some key pieces, we can help you create home interiors that are stylish, distinctive and reflect your personal style and taste.
We can also offer an internet shopping service, where we can suggest and purchase furniture, decorative items etc on your behalf – either directly from our suppliers or online retailers. This way you get our design expertise and style advice, and the products directly delivered to their door.
Please see below some examples of a recent project – where we helped the client with style ideas for their lounge and bedroom. These had to incorporate some of the furniture items they wished to keep in the home (the dark furniture in the lounge and the grey bed in the bedroom) while exploring new ideas for the rest of the decor.
Complimentary Design Consultation: Designed to Sell help home owners and landlords appeal to the widest range of potential buyers, in order to generate the best possible price in the shortest time frame, by staging and styling their properties.
To understand better the value we offer and how it can improve the final price you get for your property, we are happy to offer a Complimentary Design Consultation. This can be done in person, or with some photos and a quick zoom call.
So if you are looking to sell or rent your property, or need ideas on how to update and furnish your home, HMO, Serviced Accommodation or rental property, call us now.
Designed to Sell are happy to promote the Home Staging Association’s Training for Estate Agents, Developers, Homestagers and Interior Stylists
Training: We want everyone to benefit from the powerful marketing tool that Homestaging offers – to sell better and faster, and bring significant results to their businesses. So we are happy to align with the Home Staging Association (HSA) and introduce their training.
Visit our training page for more details of all the courses and how to book, and don’t forget you get 10% off all HSA courses with code LOVELEARNING.
Yes, you read it right! 10% off all HSA courses with code LOVELEARNING
The Home Staging Association is the professional body of Home Stagers within the UK and Ireland, and they have recently written a fabulous short article on Home Staging vs. Interior Design, as we find many customers are confused with the difference.
If you are thinking of marketing your property for sale please take a look at this short read, to really understand how Home Staging can help you sell, and the difference between employing a Home Stager and an Interior Designer.
At the moment we have a small selection including beds, cabinets and seating – as well as some accessories. However we will be adding to our collection, so please ensure you check out our stock regularly.
The Soho collection takes mirrored furniture design to new heights of style and modernity. Built in black painted pine and a combination of clear and antique mirror, this collection’s striking geometric pattern gives it a real wow-factor, perfect for its intended role as a room’s stand-out piece.
The Grey Velvet ChesterfieldChair combines traditional style and modern features. With a luxurious velvet fabric being used, this piece adds decadence and style to any interior. Perfect for both lounging about in and appreciating as a seating feature, this is sure to be a much loved product.
The Emperor GreyVelvet King Size Bed has hardwearing metal slats to ensure its durability over time. We also have a range of lighting – which is essential to completing any room and brings you a versatile collection of table lamps and stunning decorative lighting.
If you can’t find what you are looking for, please drop us an email with your specific requirements, and we will aim to source a fantastic piece for you.
COVID-19 hit the UK in early 2020 and the economy came to a standstill. It started to recover slowly in the Summer, but we are now in another lockdown and about to go into a Tier system where a high percentage of the country will be severely restricted in Tier 3. Although the property market is allowed to function, some people are nervous to have people in their homes and we don’t know how the housing market will suffer in this fragile economy. In these incredibly difficult times, many business have suffered, and some will not survive. Homestaging businesses were clearly badly affected earlier on in the year, and learnt that we need to diversity our offerings to survive.
So what extra services could you offer, alongside your usual homestaging business and furniture rental services, to get some extra income? I’ve listed below some ideas below, which could work well with your Homestaging business, to get some extra cashflow into your business.
Interior Styling can be offered as a service to people in your area, who are not planning to move. Interior Styling is the process of showcasing a customer’s unique style, while using their existing furniture and decorative items. By exploring new design ideas, and adding some key pieces, you can create interiors that are stylish, distinctive and reflect the customers personal style and taste.
You can offer your customers an internet shopping service, where you purchase furniture, decorative items etc on their behalf – either from wholesale suppliers or online retailers. This way they get your design expertise and style advice, and get the products directly delivered to their door. You can also offer an unpacking and installation service – if they are local. You can charge for this service, and also make a mark-up on the products – which you purchase at wholesale cost or get a discount from the online retailers.
Virtual Home Staging
Although you require some technical skills if you wish to do Virtual Home Staging yourself, as part of your homestaging business, you may be able to partner with an agency. The images look great online, and can be a fantastic selling tool. The main problem with this option is customer disappointment when they actually go to view the property – but it has proved very popular during the COVID-19 crisis.
Furniture Packs (HMO and SA)
Do you offer Furniture Packs to HMO and Serviced Accommodation owners in your homestaging business? This can be a great way to earn some additional income. You can partner with several UK wide Furniture Pack Suppliers – and they will pay a commission on each completed transaction – approximately 10% of the total cost (excluding VAT). This has the additional benefit of enabling you to offer a service outside of your local area, and earning income with very little effort on your part. You organise the quote, and send onto the client – and once the transaction has gone through you receive your commission.
Or you can design your own furniture packs, from furniture items and decorative pieces, soft furnishings etc available wholesale through your suppliers. If your clients are local you can add the installation service, but if further afield you can just offer to style and design the space, purchase the furniture and get all delivered to your clients address.
Some suppliers have now added dropshipping as a service – as their retail clients are struggling with shops having to be closed again. This means that they will now ship directly to the end client. So why not add furniture, artwork, soft furnishings and decorative items to an online shop on your website?
Reduce your bills
One way of reducing your outgoings is checking to see that you are paying the least you can for your electricity, gas and broadband – and offering this service to your clients, both personal and commercial.This can be a fantastic way to add an additional income stream to your business, and help your clients along the way! You earn £250+ for each customer you introduce. Click here for more details.
Mobile phone tariffs
Ensure that you are paying the cheapest possible tariff on your mobile phone. The best possible tariff at the moment is £20 per month for unlimited data, texts and calls – with up to 3 additional SIMs in your household at a cost of only £10 per month (also unlimited data, texts and calls). This could mean a huge saving for your family. Again you can also offer this to your clients, and earn a commission for each customer. Click here for more details.
Easy – the well known ‘Orange’ brand has now started doing Storage! They are different to other brands in that they collect, store, and return. Your customers won’t have to lift a finger, and it’s half the price! They are looking for partners – and offer £100 for every customer referred to them. The customer also receives a discount – so its a win win. Click here for more details – and use DTS25 for a £25 discount.
There are several affiliate marketing networks online. This enables you to promote some of the world’s best known home and interior design brands on your own website, and get a referral income every time someone clicks on the advert and then goes onto purchase. Take a look at:
Align with local businesses
Talk to local property photographers, handymen, removals firms, painters and solicitors. Get a power team together so you can all help clients organise whatever they need to get ready to put their house on the market, move or sell – and offer them a reduction on the costs if they use the recommended supplier. The power team can all help each other get referrals and business and agree on a reduced rate for recommended clients.
Align with local Homestagers and Interior Designers
Talk to other local Homestagers and Stylists to see if you can partner with them and maybe swap furniture when required, or share storage to reduce costs.
If you would like to know more about any of the ideas above, please contact me, and I can send you more details.
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