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How To Stage Your Student Accommodation

Written by Sam | July 27, 2020

Staging your student accommodation makes it look much more comfier, warmer, receptive and likeable to students. Why?

It’s all about imagination and emotions. The decision is made subconsciously for all purchases and as we said in the last article, we buy with emotion and justify with logic.

When you stage a property, you are saying, this is what I can do with this space. One of my pet hates, is when there is a desk and the chair sat in the corner because it won’t fit under the desk because there isn’t enough room!!

Remember photos are like a microphone for what you are trying to sell, if you have a good house, getting good pictures will promote the quality, if you have a poor standard house, it will show up in the photos!

What You Need To Stage Your Bedroom

Never have pictures taken when a student is living in the room, it doesn’t work and doesn’t give off that real life factor.

Here is what you need:

  • Pillowcases and pillows for the bed
  • Pillows for decoration
  • Bottom sheet
  • Duvet and cover
  • Lamp if there isn’t one already
  • Plant(s) – always good to have a selection. Sometimes these can be fake
  • Books
  • Mirrors

What You Need To Stage Your Kitchen

  • Chopping board
  • Saucepans
  • Fruit & Bowl
  • Tea towels
  • Plants again
  • Cookbooks
  • Soaps
  • Plates and Bowls

What You Need To Stage Your Bathroom

  • Plants
  • Towels
  • Shower Gels and Soaps

What You Need To Stage Your Living Room

For me, I find this part of the house the trickiest because it either looks really cozy or super cold and nothing. Most just take a picture with the sofa’s and have the TV in view. This does showcase what you have, but it doesn’t create anything else.

  • Blankets and Throws
  • Lamps
  • Plants
  • Pillows


When staging, turn all the lights on and try and get as much light into the property as possible, this will help make the room feel light and inviting instead of dark and dingy.

If you want to go to the next level, you can edit the photo’s to enhance the brightness and really show off the spaces. Don’t edit them so they are unrealistic, that will only end badly, but enhancing what you have is a great way to show students the best bits about you!

In my opinion, capture the room and not a single element, for example, taking a close up of a vase offers nothing to the student, especially if they don’t get the vase!