Clever tips for sprucing up your home office

Real Estate
Team MONEYME|21 February 2023| 2-minute read

Lockdowns might be over, but the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the workforce for good.

With so many people working remotely, the home office has become a vital point of interest for buyers.

Here’s how to transform even a mundane space into an eye-catching asset.


A red feature wall or motivational quotation might get a home owner going in the morning. But, if such elements are too personal, they’ll turn off buyers.

Rather, the space should be neutralised, with gentle colours, like soft browns, light greys, and whites. That way, the buyer can imagine adding their own touches.

Add features

The need to neturalise doesn’t mean all features are a no-go. The trick is to make them as universally appealing as possible. For a home office, think coffee machines, oversized pot plants or artwork.

Get the furniture right

The furniture should be simple and minimal, but on point. For most offices, a desk, office chair, lamp and rug will suffice.

It’s important to clear out clutter and personalised pieces.

Maximise the use of space

Whether the property’s a house or an apartment, a buyer always has their mind on storage. Functionality is just as essential as aesthetics.

Maximise the capacity of a home office by making it super-organised.

Think book shelves, drawers and hooks on the walls—but keep the desk nice and clean.

Secure funding for staging upfront

If a vendor needs extra cash to transform their home office, then ListReady can help. We provide loans of up to $35,000, available for any aspect of preparing a property for market.

Applying online takes a few minutes and funds are available instantly. Repayment isn’t required for six months or until the property sells (whichever comes first).

Key takeaways

  • Given the growth of the remote workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic, the home office has become a key selling point.
  • Tips for staging a home office effectively include:
    • Neutralising the space with gentle colours.
    • Adding a universally appealing feature or two, such as a coffee machine or giant pot plant.
    • Installing minimal, but on point, furniture.
    • Maximising the space by adding shelves, drawers and hooks on the walls.
  • ListReady can provide instant loans of up to $35,000 for home staging, which aren’t payable for six months or until the property sells (whichever comes first).

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