Threefold Studio
Threefold Studio

Prepare for Photography


Preparing your home for photography


Get the outside right

  • Move any vehicles from the outside of the property

  • Remove any clutter from outside the property such as bins, hoses and children’s toys (hide them in the garage if possible)

  • Mow the lawn

  • Clean the windows

Set the scene inside

  • Open all blinds and curtains to let natural light in

  • Turn all lights and lamps on and replace any light bulbs that have gone out

  • Fresh flowers help to breathe life into a property

Living Areas

  • Arrange cushions to look smart and tidy

  • Set dining room tables

  • Remove small floor rugs, especially where you have wooden or tiled floors

  • Any children’s toys or piles of magazines, DVDs etc should be out of sight

  • Remove personal photographs where possible


  • Make the bed and choose bed linen that compliment the room

  • Anything stored under the bed should be completely out of sight

  • All drawers and wardrobe doors should be shut


  • Clear all counter tops and make sure there are no tea towels or chopping boards on show

  • Move bins out of sight

  • Clear away appliances

  • Close all cupboards

  • Hide all fridge magnets

  • Clear the sink (no dirty dishes!)

  • If you have pets, hide their food bowls and beds

  • A full, fresh fruit bowl can add a flash of colour


  • Keep the toilet lid down

  • Remove clutter like shower gels, soaps and tooth brushes

  • Remove toilet paper from its holder

  • Any towels should be neatly arranged and folded, and chosen to compliment the room