Normally in April our team of home stagers and interior designers is headed up north to the High Point Furniture Market. The High Point Market is a global gathering of over 100,000 tastemakers and trendsetters in the home furniture and decor industry. Unfortunately, the show this spring was canceled due to the Coronavirus crisis.

Home fashion must go on.
Thanks to the internet, and our amazing design media and manufacturers, we able to highlight you on the latest looks and home styles without missing a beat.

Knowing what’s in vogue and on-trend in home décor does matters when you are selling real estate and prepping homes. Why? because listings that feel relevant, fresh and aspirational will sell quicker and command the highest price.

Whether you hire a professional home stager or you work with your seller alone to primp up the place, incorporating a touch of these trends will add some polish and distinction to your home presentation.

4 Top home furnishing and décor trends and how to leverage them in your home staging.

1 ) Nature is calling – See the photo above. This home was designed by Home Frosting for HGTV
Organic fibers, soft suedes and jute textures are everywhere. Colors are warm and comforting. Accessories go from root balls to baskets in every shape and form. Wicker, wood, clay, stone and metals in every tone mix well with this earth-driven look.

Staging challenge – The home does not have a lot of storage.
Staging solution – Use baskets to transform open shelves into great shortage.

Hues of blue home decor
2) Hues of blue

The year kicked off with a bang of blue with Pantone Matching System (PMS) color of year, Classic Blue. The wave of blue is strong and seen in fashion, cosmetics, home furnishings and even homewares and appliances. Universally for decades blue is ranked as the most popular color in the spectrum by both men and women.

Staging challenge – A home is off the beaten path, but has an epic water view.
Staging solution – Make blue your primary accent color with a coastal feel. Add large water-themed art to make the view part of the desirable lifestyle.

70's inspired home decor
3) 70’s vibe is alive

Where the Mid-century madness is starting to settle down, the bold 70’s vibe is bright with pops of color and curvy lines in sofas, bedroom furniture and accents. White, mustard, cyan and crimson take the stage.

Staging challenge – The living area is small compared to the rest of the rooms.
Staging solution – Keep furniture light. Use acrylic and glass accents like tables and consoles that don’t fill the room up. Add oversized geometric art that can also make the room feel more spacious.

Spa rooms at home
4) Mindful and relaxed

The past months have had no shortage of stress and anxiety in our uncertain world and economy. Society is craving calm and finds it in a minimalistic home style, less is more and simple rules.

Staging challenge– Bonus room with no purpose.
Staging solution – Create an escape space with yoga mats, towels, balance balls, and stretching belts and candles.

Do remember:
Don’t over design, use moderation in your décor elements to keep things current, but appealing to the largest pool of buyers.

Home Frosting loves helping sweeten real estate sales with our brand of home staging. If we can help bring these ideas to life, or you’ve got a residential space that needs a new look, we’ve here to be a resource and want to learn more about your project.
Karen Post: Founder of Home Frosting