Seventy-seven percent of buyers’ agents say staging makes it easier for buyers to visualize a property as their future home. While staging a home is never guaranteed to make it sell faster, this process certainly presents the home in a more flattering light and can pique the interest of potential buyers.
To be appealing, an entire home does not always need to be staged. Focusing on the living room, master bedroom and kitchen is a great place to start, as those are the areas that tend to be most heavily trafficked by homeowners.
As you prepare a home for the market, follow these staging trends to ensure your listing is trendy and inviting to buyers.
Eco-inspiration – Natural textures, as well as leafy green plants, are “in” for home design. Attract potential buyers by using eye-catching eco-friendly pieces such as those made of neutral colors and reclaimed wood.
Mix metals – Mix shiny metal accents with natural fibers to add texture and sophistication and liven up a drab space. Rose gold, specifically, is predicted to set the scene in home design trends for this year.
Curves – When choosing large furniture pieces such as love seats or sofas, consider those with soft curves rather than sharp square corners.
Stacked side tables – Rather than using one wood or glass covered side table, try several contrasting side tables of varying heights grouped together so they appear stacked.
Blueprint – Behr Paint Company announced Blueprint as its color of the year, and it’s now all the rage in interior design. This neutral blue can be combined with many colors to create an inviting space.
Before you list a home, don’t forget about landscaping. While not technically considered part of home staging, the landscaping will be potential buyers’ first impression of the property. Make sure to lay fresh mulch, trim and tidy up lawns, and power wash home siding and sidewalks.Tags: Selling