If you read our previous post on home features to look out for in the new year, you know that 2020 is ushering in some interesting trends. Wondering how to stage your home for a new decade? Here are all the dos—and don’ts—of home decor.
Update Those Fixtures
Does your space have a dated feel that you just can’t seem to shake? Believe it or not, you don’t have to go through costly renovations to get the best price for your home. Updating your fixtures can bring your home into the new decade, and it’s surprisingly inexpensive.
If you need some advice on where to start, check your cabinet handles and sinks. Bronze is 2020s on-trend metallic, and new fixtures can cost as little as $3! Head to your local hardware store to pick some up—it won’t take long to get your space ready to sell.
Avoid Accent Walls
One of the biggest trends of the 2010s was accent walls. While many buyers still love some contrast, staying neutral is the best way to attract attention. Think of your space as a blank canvas—you want buyers to envision themselves in your home!
Luckily, accent walls are officially out for 2020. Instead, you might want to consider choosing one paint color per room and ramping things up with some colorful accents. Lighter, pastel versions of bold colors can also add dimension to a space. We recommend tones like ivory, blush, beige, and sea mist.
Spruce Up with Accessories
Is your living room feeling a little blah? If it’s been a while since you switched up your interior, it might be time for a shopping trip. Accessorizing doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, a few well-placed accents can go a long way and update your space.
This new year is the year of accessories, which is great news for home stagers. Take the first steps by adding some natural textiles, house plants, and wall art. We recommend incorporating soft blankets and a succulents for some low-maintenance style.
Press Pause on Bold Designs
It’s no secret that bolder patterns and textures, as seen in wallpapers and statement rugs, are experiencing a comeback. When it comes to staging for buyers, you might want to hold back until you move into your new place.
While it’s okay to incorporate some colorful additions, room-defining designs might deter buyers instead of inviting them in. Unless it’s in a neutral tone, avoiding wall treatments altogether is probably your safest bet. If you’re going to update your space, just make sure nothing is too dramatic!
Want More Staging Ideas?
If you need some more staging ideas, we’d love to help you out! The Catskill Dream Team is dedicated to helping you sell your home fast and for the best possible price. Feel free to check out our full guide to staging, as well as our seller resources. As always, we’re only a phone call away!