When it comes to selling your home, you want to be sure that you are doing everything to reach top dollar and beat the reserve.
Choosing impact pieces and de-cluttering are just two methods that can separate homes from beating reserves and those that won't, according to a local expert.
Margaret Hull is a co-designer at Styled By Blondes and is regularly employed by real estate agencies across Wagga to ensure homes have the best chances at selling.
"We recommend what we believe will work for each client and the majority of properties we style, are empty," she said.
"We usually style the entrance, the main living area, main bedroom, kitchen, dining and bathrooms.
"Bedrooms usually don't have to be styled, but it's important to make sure that the house flows in order to get that emotional response from potential buyers."
Ms Hull's top four tips are:
"We're always looking for impact pieces and when we're styling the most important thing is to style around the artwork," Ms Hull said.
"If you choose a great piece of artwork that doesn't have to be expensive, you can really pull the room together."
Ms Hull said artwork can be used in any room, but is particularly suited for simple rooms like the entrance where it can be emotive and make a real impact.
"We find little pieces that really count, like a nice grey sofa or even some really nice cushions and artwork," she said.
"You don't have to go overboard for a room to look amazing; accessories can make a room pop."
"When you walk into a lot of homes, kitchens can be quite cluttered and I would hide everything, including appliances and de-clutter," Ms Hull said.
"Replace these appliances with a bunch of flowers in a vase."
Ms Hull said while homes accrue personal items over the years, it is not generally something that should be displayed on the market.
"This is a house that needs to be open to potential buyers so it is going to be very minimalistic, without any personal items," she said.
"It also should be noted that while we use minimal accessories grouped together, there is no need for 10 items in a row, just group a few items together."
According to Ms Hull, warmth can be created from rich textures, lighting and pops of colour.
"Sometimes a lamp can give that ambiance and lighting can really make a difference in a room," she said.
"I think the Scandinavian look is done and dusted; greys and pinks are becoming tired.
"Richer, jewel tones and there are some very beautiful greens that are seen in a lot of cushions, quilt covers, have really come back in favour.
"Mustard looks amazing with leather, which never goes out of style," she said.
Ms Hull said textured cushions and rugs can also make a difference in a room, but it's important that the quilts are ironed and smooth.
Bring the outdoors in
"Having a nice sized plant, maybe 1.8 metres, can add a bit of height and also softens the room so that is doesn't look sterile," the property stylist said.