Before putting a property on the market, owners often stage their homes to help the listing stand out and increase its selling price. With the average cost of professionally staging a home ranging in the thousands, some sellers are taking on the project of making a home look move-in ready themselves. Staging a home means temporarily furnishing and decorating a home to make it look more attractive to buyers, but the wrong staging “look” can have buyers running out the door instead of signing on the dotted line. 

Home Staging Trends Making Buyers Swoon

As reported by Apartment Therapy, some of HGTV’s most beloved and lasting trends are on their way out. Say goodbye to subway tiles, minimalist Scandinavian style, all-white kitchens, and granite countertops, as buyers are opting for a warmer, return-to-nature, feel. While South Florida home buyers are still partial to the contemporary style, they’re also looking for green walls, curved lines, and wood accents. 

Natural Colors Make a Come-Back

This year major paint manufacturers Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams, PPG, and Behr all chose green shades as their 2022 color of the year. Even The Pantone Institute chose a more natural tone when it declared “Very Peri” its color of the year. When used in home decor, this periwinkle blue color brings in the expansive feel of a cloudless sky. 

Light (But Not White) Woods

Home buyers are no longer looking for dark wood floors like cherry or mahogany. Lighter wood shades like oak are trending. Besides giving off a warm and inviting feeling, lighter flooring also makes spaces look more ample, while often masking dirt and damage better than darker shades.

Touchable Textures

Touchable textiles aren’t just for accent pillows anymore. The hottest 2022 trend has even made it onto the walls with textural treatments like lime-washing and paint products that mimic plaster finishes. To achieve a cozy layered feel, interior designers recommend mixing different materials such as metal, wood, high-textured fabrics, and natural stone. 

The Outdoors Come inside

It may be due to the fatigue of sheltering in place that buyers are looking for homes that feel more open and in relationship with the outdoors. One way to easily attain this outside-in trend is to incorporate more plants into a staging design. By combining hanging installations with plant wall covers like moss art, home sellers can take this trend beyond the simple windowsill pothos plant and help potential home buyers to see themselves in a natural oasis.

Sustainable Furnishings

Today’s homebuyers don’t only want to feel like they are in nature, but also that they are giving the environment a helping hand. Consumers are more conscious of how their home furnishings are made than in past years. When staging a home, furnishings should be locally and sustainably sourced whenever possible. 

Professional Staging With Compass Concierge

For every $100 a home seller invests in staging their home professionally, they can expect a potential $400 return. This is why many home sellers elect to work with a staging professional. With Compass Concierge an experienced agent will be by your side as you engage with vendors and commission work. A home seller pays for these upgrades when the home sells, the listing agreement is terminated, or when twelve months have passed since Concierge services began. 

Speak To Miami’s Luxury Real Estate Expert

Home staging trends are constantly in flux. Whether hiring a staging professional or doing it on your own, a luxury real estate expert is invaluable. Miami Signature Homes President and luxury real estate advisor, Mauricio J. Barba is respected in his native community by clients and colleagues alike; he has logged top honors for elite performance in his field. Mauricio is connected worldwide but specializes in Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne, Brickell, Village of Pinecrest, South Miami, Palmetto Bay/Falls area, and the Beaches.

The Miami Signature Homes team is relatively small compared to their sales volume. That has been important in keeping relationships with clients at a very direct level. Mauricio, Tania, Vicky, and Sebastian each maintain strong personal connections and professional relationships with all of their clients, many of whom have been with the team for decades.

This personal level of service allows each team member to devote individual attention and care to every home sale or search. Assistants are great, but Miami Signature Homes make sure their principals are the people solely responsible for returning essential calls or emails 24/7, 365 days a year.

If you insist on expertise and dedication throughout one of the most important financial decisions of your life, call us at (305) 439-8311.


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