Staging a home is essential when trying to sell a property. Staging provides the backdrop, so potential homeowners can see how each space can be used and imagine themselves as the new homeowners. It is believed that staging helps a home to sell quickly, reducing the amount of time a home is on the market and potentially resulting in a higher sales price. Below are five home staging trends in 2018 to help you make a quick sale.

1. Key Color Choices

For 2018, cream, white and beige is making a comeback. Keep color palettes neutral to stay on trend.

2. Dramatic Accent

Colors While light neutrals are making a comeback, accents should be a bright pop of color. From deep purple to hot pink, use a dramatic color as your accent when staging a home.

3. Mixing Metals

In the past, a home might have one metal type used in décor, be it platinum, gold or silver. Today, you can mix metals, creating a cohesive and modern look.

4. Natural Materials

Another big trend is using naturalmaterials in the décor of the home. Frombamboo and cork to reclaimed wood,natural materials can be used in a varietyof ways to stage the home.

5. Farmhouse Style

Thank HGTV for the latest trend ofFarmhouse Style. Homeowners now wantto see shiplap, barn doors and otherfarmhouse accents in the home.


of buyers’ agents said

staging a home made it

easier for a buyer to visualize

the property as a future home.

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