If you think the décor in your home doesn’t affect your home’s resale value, then I have a number for you…$113 billion. $113 billion is the size of the furnishing industry in the United States alone. Appearances may not be everything, but when it comes to boosting the value of your home, appearances matter a lot. Décor should convey a strong sense of value, and in order to do that, you need to take advantage of the latest design trends. Not sure what the latest design trends are…read on!
Trend #1 Naural Textiles
Go back to basics and embrace simplicity with natural textiles like wool, cotton, linen, alpaca, denim or leather in your design scheme. There is also a focus on animal rights and environmentally friendly practices when it comes to production. Designers are moving away from outrageous patterns and designing more classic and without all the frills.
Trend #2 Patterned Backsplashes
One of the most important rooms in the entire house is the kitchen. And believe it or not, one of the first things potential buyers notice about the kitchen is the backsplash. Bold and patterned backsplashes highlight the quality of your counters and shelving and really make a “splash” with people touring your home.
Trend #3 Wood Floors
Wood floors are definitely in, especially the lighter colors. Having natural wood floors over carpeting can be a great way to give you a head start over the competition when it comes to selling your home.
Stick to the trends, keep it simple and use bold backsplashes and nature textiles to score big points with potential home buyers. Home resale is about home structure, but design can set the tone for how your home will sell. For tips on staging or design when selling your home, give me a call at 803-206-3884.