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Winter can be a tough time to sell homes. But updating your home staging and encouraging homeowners to try some of the hottest Pinterest and social media design trends can do wonders to encourage buyer interest even during the winter. Heading into the winter selling season you will sell more if you use some of these current design trends in your home staging:

Wood Accents

Smart homes are all the rage, but most homebuyers don’t want their homes to look like a cold industrial technology paradise. Adding wood accents is easy and inexpensive to do and it makes homes look warmer and more inviting. Great ways to use wood in your staging include things like adding a butcher block top island in the kitchen, using polished wood furniture in dining rooms and kitchen nooks, and staging living rooms with classic sofas and chairs that have wood accents.

A bolder approach is to create a wood accent wall in the living room or the bathroom to make the rooms like more modern but still cozy. If a home has wood paneling, which has been considered outdated for many years now, changing the color with some paint is a great way to make use of the existing paneling without making the home look dated.

Geometric Patterns

Geometric patterned wallpaper and backsplashes, along with geometric floor tiles, can turn a dated entryway, kitchen or bathroom into a social media ready and buyer friendly feature. Best of all you can use geometrically patterned vinyl decals on existing tiles to get the look you want easily and cheaply. Use geometric vinyl wall stickers to create a showstopping accent wall in the living room. The decals are easy to remove if the buyer wants to remove them but they change the look of the room instantly and cost very little. You can even get custom patterns and colors from sellers on sites like Etsy to create a unique one of a kind look for a home that you’re trying to sell.

Metallic Accents

Metallic accents done with a paint can transform a room. Light bouncing off the metallic accents will make the room look bigger. In addition, in the winter time, a touch of silvery shimmer or burnished bronze can make a home seem cozier, warmer, and more family friendly. Try painting crown molding with a metallic paint for a look that will instantly get buyer’s attention. Another great idea, put in some metallic tile accents in the bathroom to make it look more like a spa retreat. White towels and linens in a bathroom that has warm bronze or copper metallic accents will really appeal to buyers and make an older home look a lot more modern to today’s buyers.

 

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