staging trendsOne of the most effective ways to generate interest in potential homebuyers is by staging your home before you show it. This allows buyers to see how your home looks when it’s furnished while also showcasing your floor plan in the best possible light. The following are some of this year’s staging trends that you may want to take note of when staging your home:

Using beige and creamy colours – Giving your interior walls a fresh coat of paint is a good way to show off your house and make it look new. For the last few years, neutral grey colours have been the way to go. The idea was that neutral grey was the least offensive colour that you could use. However, beige and creamy colours are replacing the use of neutral greys. They offer a little bit more life to a room and are more likely to complement the furniture you use.

Adding personal touches – Traditional advice has been to depersonalize a home before showing it. While you may still want to take down those family portraits, adding a bit of personality to the home helps make it look less drab. For example, hanging paintings on the walls or using unique decor elements. Adding personality helps prevent your home from looking like a display at a furniture store.

Using greenery – Owners are sometimes afraid to use colour when staging their homes for the simple reason that they don’t want to offend the sensibilities of their buyers. However, one easy way to add colour in a way that won’t clash with the personal taste of potential buyers is by adding greenery. Using greenery with some of the more neutral toned areas of your home can help add a splash of colour and dimension to the space as well. Greenery also helps to create a more calming and inviting atmosphere.

Using warm textures – Buyers are looking for homes that they will feel comfortable living in. You can create that sense of comfort by introducing warmer textures to your home. You can do this through the use of area carpets, throw pillows and even throw blankets.

Adding elements of contemporary glamour – Contemporary glamour is a style that many buyers are responding to because it helps to add an upscale quality to the home without giving off a cold vibe. One way that you can introduce contemporary glamour to your staging is through the use of glass or metal surfaces.

 

Staging your home effectively can help to draw the interest of potential buyers. If you are planning on selling your home this year, then keep some of these trends in mind.