Home trends come and go, but if you are selling your home, it's important to keep up with what buyers are looking for. Here are a few of today's latest home trends:
- Outdoor Living Space. More and more buyers are looking for homes that offer both indoor and outdoor living spaces. Expert landscaping and outdoor furniture can go a long way in turning a simple backyard into additional living space. Fire pits outdoors also have a great appeal and can serve as an outdoor central gathering space.
- Creative Storage. Today's buyers want a space where they can store their belongings without calling too much attention to it. Built-in storage under stairs, specialty pantries and unique shelving can add storage without drawing focus away from the design and decor of homes.
- Accenting with Blue. Chic blues can add a cool and comfortable touch to spaces. To keep the room from appearing too cold, pair it with warm metallics.
- Industrial Touches. Lately, industrial accents have been gaining popularity. They make interesting statement pieces and can add a unique urban feel to a home. Consider industrial-style furniture or lighting fixtures.
- Wide Open Spaces. Today's buyers are looking for open spaces to allow them to use rooms for multiple purposes. It adds to a sense of unity in the home. No one is closed off no matter which room they are in. People can cook without feeling shut away from everyone else. Open concept homes are great for entertaining and busy families.
- Dark Walls. The idea used to be that walls should be lighter in order to be inviting and open. This may still ring true for some rooms in the home, but paired with the right accents, dark walls can be just as soft and inviting as light colored walls.
- Indoor gardens. A touch or nature brought indoors is another trend that is gaining popularity. Air plants and terrariums are especially popular options because they require very little upkeep and are easy to maintain.
- Wallpaper. You read that correctly. Wallpaper. While the word probably conjures images of the horrible, dingy patterns of years gone by, today's wallpaper is actually tasteful and trendy. Using wallpaper to accent a single wall is a good way to incorporate a pattern into the room without being overwhelming.