As we roll into the spring market, things in the Charleston area are still on fire. But just because competition is fierce, that doesn’t mean that you can’t still do things to expedite the sale of your home – and more importantly, increase its value! If you aren’t using a stager, now is an excellent time to consider it. And you will probably enjoy the new trends so much that you will incorporate them into your new forever home.
Top Trends in Home Staging
Home Oasis Areas
We all spent a whole lot more time indoors at our homes than we wanted to during the COVID pandemic. Most people wished that they had a place to escape. As a result, staging trends for 2022 are all about creating spaces that appear to be peaceful oases. Things like lighting, sound buffering, and calm and peaceful hiding nooks are what homeowners are looking for. They want to know if it happens again, they have somewhere to shelter from the chaos of a full house.
Another similar trend that we see for the spring is luxurious bedrooms. No longer is a bed just a place to lay your weary head; it is also a place to rejuvenate and renew. Soft pillow colors, white linens, white rugs – think about a room where children and dogs do not have a place, and that is what is trending for 2022. If they can’t go to the resort, potential homeowners want to feel like they can bring the resort to themselves.
Bringing the Great Outdoors In
It isn’t just about bedroom spaces and hiding places; areas that are open to the public are also getting spruced up. From wicker to jute, trends for 2022 are au naturel and neutral. For staging your home, you will want to consider natural plants, rattan, leather, anything that says “garden-inspired.”
Neutral and Natural Color Palette
In keeping with the rest of the trends, this spring is all about timeless sky-blues and robin eggs and soothing and subtle green hues, bouncing off the tone of wood furniture and cabinetry. Natural neutrals are a must, and white walls are back again. But these white walls aren’t like the stark ones of the earlier times; they are muted white, but white nonetheless.
Making Outdoor Spaces Inviting
It used to be that a dining table, a couple of chairs, and maybe a table here and there were all that you needed. Outdoor spaces are now all about comfort and mimicking the conveniences and comforts of indoors. Staging your patio, front porch, or screened-in porch to look like an extension of your home will create more entertaining space and also make for a better flow from inside to outside. And adding whimsical lighting, like retro bulb strings, makes it look like an instant party!
As we head fast into the spring market, low inventory and interest rates are sticking around, making it a seller’s market – but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t things you can do to make your home look more attractive and to command a better price. These are all the trends that home stagers in Charleston are using to have homes going, going, gone this season. If you need a little help getting your home ready to list, contact Lowcountry Stagers today!