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Don’t Fear the Current Housing Market

When preparing your home for the market, you’ll likely be contemplating what you can do to make your home more appealing to the buyer.  That is why it is so helpful to understand home design trends.  There is a shift happening.  For several years, we’ve seen a move toward cleaner lines, monochromatic schemes, and modern cabinetry.  Design experts are suggesting that there will be a move away from that aesthetic in 2023, and that there will be a big push toward embracing nature.  That doesn’t simply mean that you should focus on “going green” with your household habits.  There is also a more literal meaning to that statement.

2023 Décor Tip One: Nature-Inspired Color Palette and Texture

More and more homeowners are choosing greens and blues for their interior color palettes.  They are purchasing more houseplants, opting for live edge tables, and playing with materials such as bamboo.  Windows, which have always been a big selling point for buyers, will see an even greater surge of interest in 2023.  People want to bring the outdoors in, but in a way that is less country-cabin and more spa-like.

2023 Décor Tip Two: Go to the Wild Side

In fact, for some the nature movement will go even further.  The Chicago Tribune recently reported that there will even be an interest in animal-print wallpaper in this New Year.  The author goes on to say that the nature aesthetic will apply to environmental-friendly décor as well.  Expect to see a lot of up-cycling and furniture refurbs popping up in your favorite home décor stores and magazines.

2023 Décor Tip Three: Prepare for the Sale

So, what does that mean for the homeowner trying to sell?  If you’re looking to give your place a little facelift before listing, then consider a coat of paint with a pale green or blue hue.  You could work with a staging company to place eco-friendly pieces in place in the space.  Finally, showcase your windows well.  Allow a clear, unobstructed view of the outdoors.

For more tips, give me a call and we can schedule a time for a quick market analysis and design-to-sell consultation.