New Trends in Home Staging
Everyone knows that staging your home can earn you a lot more money when you sell it. But staging trends evolve — especially in a year like 2020.
Here are some new trends in home staging. Keep these in mind if you want to maximize the value of your home when selling.
The Rise of the Home Office
Working from home was already on the rise, thanks to the rise of the gig economy and virtual conferencing technology. The events of 2020 have placed the home office at center stage, though, as many people now have to work remotely (or at least prefer to).
Consequently, staging a beautiful home office space is becoming essential. Staging companies are now investing in desks and office chairs to enhance the look of the home office space. Some houses may not have an explicit space for an office — but staging companies can create a space for home office use to show the possibilities to potential buyers.
Outdoor Living Spaces
Outdoor spaces used to have little more than a grill and a couple of chairs. Nowadays, however, people are adding all the trappings of a room — dining tables, couches, TVs, you name it. Many people are even supplementing their grills with other appliances and creating outdoor kitchens.
One outdoor space prime for staging is the porch. A beautifully staged front porch creates a strong first impression on buyers. In warm weather with no precipitation, an outdoor living space around the back can almost stand in place of a living room.
A Focus on Natural Light
Many people are still stuck in their homes at worst — and at best, unable to go to many places due to lockdowns. On top of that, the pandemic has made people more anxious in general.
A good way to combat this is with exposure to natural light. In fact, some studies suggest that natural light can lift people’s moods. Staging your home in a way that allows plenty of sunlight to flood in will put your buyer in a better mood while there (and thus cause them to associate your home with positive emotions). Of course, it’ll also just make the interior of your home look nicer.
A Simpler Style
These days, some people are moving towards a more simplistic or minimalist lifestyle. You can create a more minimalist looking home by using sleek, higher-quality furniture.
Natural elements also take prominence. That could mean wood accents and some plants dotting the room.
You can maximize your home’s value when selling by adopting some of these trends when staging your home. The best way to do so is to work with a professional staging company — such as R&R Staging and Interior Design — that is on the cutting edge of these trends. Call us today to learn more about having us stage your Philadelphia home.