2019 Trend Report (with Amazon Prime shopping links!)

Appeal to Buyers by adding today's hottest trends in the home you're selling.  

Trends are ever-changing and when you're selling, it's nice to know which ones will appeal to buyers and how you can add them in your home without spending a lot.  Here are today's most relevant home design trends and easy ways to incorporate them in your home.  And, there's a BONUS: These ideas can be taken along with you when you move to make sure your new home looks great too!
1.  Natural Elements: Fresh, natural materials such as stone, copper, concrete, and granite offer a step away from our tech-obsessed world.  One of the easiest ways to incorporate nature in any home is to add house plants.  Or, for those without a green thumb, try decorating with branches placed in a tall vase.  Wood furniture, art that incorporates nature, and coffee table decorations, or natural fiber rugs are simple ways to bring the outdoors into your home.
    2.  Light and Bright Kitchens:  The white trend is still hot but we are now seeing more light woods and painted cream and gray cabinetry added to the mix along with walls filled with windows opening to the outdoors.  If you're remodeling opt for light cabinetry, large windows, quartz counter tops and an accent wall with back splash tile that extends to the ceiling for an on-trend look.  More kitchen renovation ideas here -- > Buyers Pay More for These 10 Features!  To get the look for less, try painting existing cabinetry, adding a light-colored back splash, or decorating with white accessories.  ** Remove window treatments, clean glass to sparkle, and store screens to make your kitchen appear BIG a bright.
    3.  Warm Metals: Stainless steel and rose gold are taking a backseat to brass and copper finishes that can bring color and warmth to the kitchen, bathroom, and other living spaces.  Light fixtures throughout the home as well as bath and kitchen plumbing fixtures or hardware can be swapped out to get the look.  Without spending a lot, brass or copper accents by way of decorative vases, a framed mirror, or table top decor can be added.  If the thought of bright brass makes you cringe, try antique or brushed brass for a more subtle alternative.
    4.  Pops of Bright Color: Taking a turn from the popular all-white and subdued farmhouse look, bright colors are having a moment in design.  For an easy addition of bright color, try an area rug, throw pillows, or a decorative accessory such as a lamp. Living Coral is the 2019 Pantone color of the year.  Try using it in small doses with otherwise neutral decor.  Other popular bright colors include reds, bold yellows, statement pinks, and organic greens.
    5.  Indoor-Outdoor Living: Whether it's a front porch or an indoor/outdoor living room, a seamless flow between indoors and out is definitely on-trend.  If your home doesn't offer an outdoor living space or a charming front porch, play up the existing outdoor areas by Adding High-End Appeal to Your Front Door and creating inviting outdoor vignettes that you can move along with you when you go.
    6.  Less is More: The current trend toward simplicity plays nicely with the first step in staging an occupied home; decluttering.  Our world is a busy place and our homes are our refuge.  To accommodate this, home design has shifted from extravagant to unfussy, which happens to mirror the way a professionally staged home looks.  So feel free to paint walls white, eliminate half of your furnishings, and leave windows untreated if your home is going on the market.  Leave white or void spaces so that the buyer can visualize their own belongings in your home.
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