So you’ve styled your room beautifully and are eager to have professional photos taken. I’ve had the pleasure of capturing amazing homes, but before I even step foot into the space, I recommend these 4 ways to prepare to ensure the best representation of the room.
1. Clean surfaces
Mirrors and windows: Wipe with a microfiber cloth to remove all streaks and dust.
Floors: Be sure to vacuum, Swiffer and mop the floor, especially in the corners and under furniture. Even a thin layer of dust and hair can stick out like a sore thumb.
Tables, coffee tables and shelves: Dust the surface as well as items on it.
Hardware and appliances: Remove water stains and finger prints from faucets, refrigerator, etc.
Screens: Wipe fingerprints and dust off the TV and computer/laptop. Smudges will show up on those dark glossy screens.
2. Hide extraneous wires and cords
Tuck cords and cables away from sight by wrapping them or temporarily taping them behind furniture.
3. Straighten and align furniture, mirrors, artwork
Use walls and floors to help align furniture, mirrors and artwork to surroundings. Make sure objects are level and evenly spaced.
Fold and tuck in bedsheets and linens. Watch the corners and edges to make sure the covers and throws are evenly spread out and nothing unwanted is showing.