4 Design Trends To Avoid When Selling Your Home

As a realtor, I am often asked if there are any design trends in home selling that we should keep an eye out for. The short answer is: “anything”. Real estate cycles do move quickly from one stage to the next, and it is important for homeowners to be familiar with current design trends so they can better communicate with their clients about what kind of home they have and what kind of selling price they are willing to work with. Here are some current design trends you should watch for when selling homes.

The most important thing you can do as a home seller is to make sure your home looks as good as it can. You want potential buyers to be able to picture themselves living in your house, not only when they are looking at the outside, but also what they will see inside. Many potential buyers spend a significant amount of time inside of the home, and you want yours to match the rest of the home.

One of the biggest mistakes people make when adding color to their home is overdoing it. Although dark colors can be soothing on the eyes, it is better to keep the lights in the middle of the room and just slightly outside of it. It is also smart to keep your doors open rather than closed. Light colors can be used throughout the entire home but you may want to keep those light neutral and add a touch of color where you need it.

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Another big design trend to keep in mind is keeping the accessories to a minimum. While you may think you need to hang up a tree or other accent piece to liven up the room, in most cases, you don’t. Instead, focus your efforts on hanging curtains and other such decor so that you focus more on the home’s interior. When it comes to selling homes, clutter is one of the least attractive things a buyer will notice.

It’s not a good idea to keep your home’s interior too busy as well. Although there are always exceptions, too much clutter is never a good thing to show to prospective buyers. In fact, homes with lots of clutter are often perceived as being cluttered, old, run down and old – which is definitely not a good impression to create.

So don’t feel that you have to stress out and create a mad dash to spruce up the inside of your home. Keep it simple and keep it clean and the job will be a walk in the park. Not only will your home look better for it, but it will also sell for far more money if it is well maintained!