As a stager, it is important for me to be up on trends. After all, how would I be able to stage a home to look updated and fresh if all of my inventory is dated and old? Luckily, I find following trends quite delightful, and particularly enjoyed this presentation by Highland House at the Denver Launch Spring Market on Thursday. The whole presentation tied the trends in fashion with the colors and patterns of their spring line. It was fabulous!
Being a gray girl myself, and acknowledging the exceeding amounts of beige in the past season, I am thrilled to see more color re-entering the scene. As you can see above, wisteria has made a strong presence, and I am dying to incorporate it into my mostly gray living room for a fresh summer look. I'm even considering a paint job if I can convince my husband of the change (my persuasive skills will definitely be put to the test).
Seriously? Purple walls? I know! Actually pale lavender walls, let's be serious. I'm not sure if I'll actually go through with it, or just settle on throw pillows and accent decor, but it is a thrilling idea that I could embrace pastels so thoroughly with a quick coat of paint.
Now you may be wondering about purple walls for staging or selling, and to that, I would say they are a horrible idea! If I can barely convince my husband (and to be honest, this is very unlikely, even with my mad skillz), how do you expect to convince buyers who walk in off the street that they need a house with purple walls? Or how likely is it that a buyer is dreaming of creamy pastels? I'm going to venture to say the percentage of these buyers are low, and they will see your lovely, and on-trend painting job as an item on their to-do list if they were to buy (and, ah-hem, a hassle).
The last thing you want when selling your home is for anything to appear as a hassle. Instead, when selling and staging, it is important to keep your trendy colors to the decor and accents, and the walls neutral and pleasing to all. So does this mean that staging has to be bland and boring? Not at all! Wisteria pillows and trendy pieces can go great with a staging look because buyers really want to be on-trend and love picturing themselves in a room slightly edgier then they are, even if, after they move in, they choose to style it differently.