Talking about updating a home’s interior…
If you are thinking about selling your home, then it might be time to put some thought into updating the look and feel of your home’s interior. And if you are looking to buy a home, I suggest that you consider homes that needs these updates since it is very likely that you will be able to get a better price per SF.
The money you save can be used to update the home to your tastes. However, everyone needs to remember that just like fashion designs and hair styles, home decor trends are constantly changing and evolving. Each new season brings a new must-have feature for your home.
What Are the Hot Home Decor Trends Today?
To make your home more appealing to buyers, consider making your home look fresh and chic. Let’s look at some of the hottest interior decorating trends for 2013 that you can use:
Bright Paint Colors
If you have read any of my blogs, you know I love paint. Serious bang for the buck when it comes to getting a home ready for the market. Today, vibrant (and even neon) hues are very popular. So if you are looking for a way to freshen up a dull room, a bright pop of color can really do the trick.
I must warn you that going hog wild and selecting colors that too crazy might turn off some buyers. Remember that updating the interior of your home does not have to be as extreme as what some of the shows on TV might lead you to believe. You can keep most of the room neutral and just use a bright color as an accent to really make a positive change.
I hate to break it to you but when I say original artwork, I don’t mean that black velvet picture of dogs playing poker. Sure it is a classic. But if you use unique and original works of art from local artists you will be making your home more attractive to buyers. Instead of making them snicker…
You can find stuff at some of the local art fair or on online craft auction websites. I have found great stuff at some of the great community events. Like Oktoberfest in Walhalla or the Azalea Festival in Pickens. You just have to check out the vendors.
It doesn’t have to be a picture to hang on the wall either so keep your eyes peeled for sculptures as well as paintings!
Art Deco is Back
Amazing how some styles come back many years later. I know some of you have been putting off updating the interior of your home because you are thinking that orange shag carpet will come back into style some day. Well, it might but it could be a long wait…
I am not sure if the recent show Boardwalk Empire and the film The Great Gatsby are responsible for this comeback. However, designs from the 1920s are becoming more popular. So this gives you a great reason to use Art Deco furniture or decoration into your home.
You can check out auctions to find authentic vintage pieces for cheap prices. Or you can find reproductions pieces online for even less.
Back to Nature
I am glad to see that unfinished exposed wood furniture, with a very natural texture and feel is in style. Using this type of simple wood pieces will give your home a natural beauty that compliments any color. When selling your home, you want it to have a peaceful and welcoming atmosphere. Using wood furniture with this style can help you pull this off without breaking the bank.
Stripes and Graphic Prints
Right now, crisp patterns, graphic prints and stripes are popular. You can find them in everything from from fabrics to wallpaper to furniture. If you really want to make your home’s interior to look cutting edge, incorporate some of these eye-popping graphic designs.
The Take Away:
Now I am sure that not all of these tips are going to appeal to every buyer. It will be impossible to please every buyer but it is possible to update your home’s interior without spending an arm and a leg. When you are selling your home, you want to make sure you are not sending buyers running out of your home. Just don’t go overboard!
So what hot trends have you seen that you think are great?
Or totally repulsive?