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The 2022 Home Interior Design Trends That Sell

Real estate agents aren’t interior designers, but we are well in tune with the styles and trends of the moment. And if you apply strategic money saving tweaks - from tiny improvements to small renovations - a sellers’ home will truly pop!


Sustainability 


Nowadays this aspect of a home has become a key consideration to most buyers. Think of smart technology that maximises energy efficiency. Materials (building & decor) that are earth friendly and sustainable. You could also reo=place older, power sucking appliances and lighting. You can apply this trend in small and big ways, plus advertising in a listing will definitely stand out.


Functional-Meets-Fun Foyers


Foyers are usually left out and ignored when it comes to design but this year they are being renewed. That means a foyer will meet your needs (mostly storage) in a way that adds to the visual appeal. Such a s invisible storage, double duty furniture (bench seats), statement mirrors, clever accessories and pops of colour. Achieve this with high functionality and your foyer will leave a great first impression to any prospective buyer.


Indoor-Outdoor Connections


In the design industry there’s a term called biophilic design; in essence a design that is for improving wellbeing, not just for function or aesthetics. A common technique in this design is the inclusion of the natural environment in an indoor space. How you can do this trend can vary:


  • Switch out heavy window coverings with light and airy curtains to increase natural light

  • Add large house plants 

  • Replace old exterior door to a large glass pane one (natural light)

  • Accessorise the outdoor spaces that you have for peak relaxation and entertaining.

  • Place a work desk by a large window to show the possibility of outdoor vistas


Privacy


The pandemic changed many things, including the function of modern homes. The need for separate spaces for work/school/fitness compared to an open concept floor plan was obvious. This doesn’t mean you need to be putting up drywall any time soon, but you could illustrate how a space can become private. Strategically place furniture and room dividing objects to demarcate a space. 


Built-To-Last And Easy-To-Maintain Features


A glass stovetop may look nice and sleek when you see it, but as time goes by the fingerprints and grease splatters can get on your nerves. Things like quartz countertops instead of marble, composite decking instead of wood planks and metal roofing instead of shingles are some examples of low-maintenance, forgiving, durable and convenient features and materials for 2022.


On the smaller scale, improvements can be things like using paint with washable finishes, replacing old faucets, removing carpet (if there’s hardwood underneath especially) and switching out standard outdoor lighting for motion-sensing types.


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