April 1, 2019 | Phil Aitken
If you are about to put your home on the market, you  might want to consult your experienced realtorabout fashionable 2019 design trends versus less complimentary decor that could potentially hinder the sale of your home.

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Here's the skinny:

Keep it modern with a touch of warmth.

It seems that many homes across the country are kicking rustic chic to the curb and opting for warm earth tones with a sleek, modern edge.  Black and white are in and industrial looking steel and wood contrasts are being paired with asymmetrical color pallets.  

Stay tech trendy.

In keeping with modernization, voice command systems such as Google Home, Alexa and Apple HomePod are making quite the statement this year.  Smart faucets and appliances are also all the rage.  Buyers want home containing appliances that are easily installed and seamlessly integrate into a home's layout in order to simplify remodel projects.  Functionality and simplicity are the keywords for 2019 home decor.

On the other hand, not everyone wants a home which will converse with them.  Many buyers still long for peace and quiet and will be shopping for homes featuring meditative and sound barrier features with the support of translucent fabrics and an organic vibe.  

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Industrialize your style.

2019 is bringing industrial back along with the gray and black color pallet.  Concrete, quartz and metal will be particularly sought after and colors such as black and charcoal gray front doors could be worth as much as $6,271 upon the sale of your home.  

Organic vibes sell homes.  

DIY is all the rage, adding a hint of the organic to home decor.  Imperfect lines, rhythmic patterns and sophisticated crystal, pearl and wooden accents add warmth to an otherwise modern flair.  Think in terms of natural texture and neutrals when preparing your home for the market.  Allow rugs and plants to bring the color.  

What to avoid:

Rustic

The whole farmhouse chic look is getting a refined makeover.  Simple layering and modern glass and metal doors will replace the usually trending sliding barn door.  Finishes such as brushed brass and stainless steel will replace shiplap and concealed bulbs will reign where harsh Edison bulbs once ruled.  

Pink

There is no substitute for blues and neutrals. Brighter design-specific colors are an instant turn-off for buyers who are looking for a move-in-ready home and not one that they will have to pain right off the bat.  

Related: "3 Advantages for Spring Sellers"

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For more information, contact The Aitken Home Team today!

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