Staging is an incredibly important part of selling a property. It serves a number of important purposes in trying to make a property appealing to a prospective tenant. Staging allows them to see what could make the house a home, and to get an idea of what sorts of design options are available to them. Here are a few trends to keep in mind when staging a property in preparation for a potential client.
Soft Whites and Creams Are In
Color can have a huge impact on the way a room feels. Sherwin Willams and Benjamin Moore both named a shade of blue as the Color of the Year due to its healing and relaxing properties. Neutrals like wood, beige, off-white and cream are very popular in wall coverings, drapes and cabinetry. Spruce up the room with deeper wood accents like a statement coffee table. Exposed brick or natural wood cabinetry also adds a unique, antique touch to a space. It’s less about sterility and cleanness, and more about comfort and coziness.
Otherwise known as “dopamine decor”, tasteful or curated maximalism is the middle ground between minimalist and maximalist design. The idea is to infuse the space with joy and happiness by using playful patterns, various textures and bold colors. Place an interesting sculpture on a dresser, add a unique vase with some sparse flowers in it to the dining room table. Similar to the trend called nostalgic revivalism, the goal is to create a unique, rich and personalized space featuring vintage, off-beat and original objects.
This trend has been on the rise for some time and looks like it’s going to take center stage in the coming year. Biophilia refers to the innate connections humans have to nature and the natural world. Incorporating natural shapes, organic materials and lots of plants helps to further cement the connection between indoor and outdoor living, as well as inject lots of personality into the space.
The idea of “quiet luxury” is all about small details that make a big splash in a room. With a focus on neutral color palettes, natural stones and velvets, bringing a sense of comfort and softness into the space, breaking away from the austerity and rigidity of extreme minimalism. The goal is to create a space that feels warm and inviting and indeed luxurious without being overly opulent.
Staging can help a tenant visualize what the space will look like when they’re living in the space. More than just providing them with ideas for what the space could look like with furniture and objects in it, it gives potential residents an idea of how they can live in a specific space.