Current Trends in Home Staging

Posted by on Apr 7, 2013 in Real Estate Staging | Comments Off on Current Trends in Home Staging

Current Trends in Home Staging

Current Trends in Home Staging
Spring has FINALLY arrived in the Northeast – and not a minute too soon!  It is the season when many homeowners plan to place their property on the market.  The latest real estate news is positive!  The inventories are lower and housing prices are rising.  Could real estate finally be out of its long time slump?  Let’s count on it! 

If you are  considering placing your home on the market  you’ll want to think about  some of the ways you can  “gain an edge” on the competition and sell your home quickly and for top dollar!   Remember Home Staging does follow design trends and styles, but it differs in that you want to “depersonalize and neutralize” your home.

Here are some of the current trends to consider before you place your home on the market:

–     Your walls should be neutral, not white.  Variations of Beige will create a warm color palette and compliment any furniture style and fabric.

–    Wood flooring is still the most popular option and the best return on your dollar.

–     While depersonalizing your home don’t forget to create visual interest with pops of color through art, window treatments, plants and pillows. 

–     Furniture styles today lean toward contemporary or transitional.  These styles have cleaner, straight lines.  You don’t have to buy new furniture to achieve a clean look – a professional home stager can use what you have and bring enhancements to create the perfect look.

Remember  in today’s real estate market your home must be “priced right” and “look better” than any of the homes on the market competing for your buyer!