Home Design Trends for 2019

Home buyers are usually fairly predictable when it comes to what they want in a home: a clean, well-maintained space, lots of storage, rooms that are light and bright, and updated features. While much of home staging revolves around neutralizing strong design choices, it’s also important to give a nod toward current trends when possible and remove items that may feel dated. With that said, here are a few up-and-coming home design trends on the horizon for 2019 (that actually work for home staging, too!).

Create a Cozy, Welcoming Entryway for the Holidays

Having a home that exudes "hygge" -- that safe, cozy feeling that makes you want to come in and snuggle up with a warm, fuzzy blanket and a steaming cup of hot cocoa -- is something most of us strive for during the holiday season. Whether you're staging to sell or just decorating for your own pleasure, one of the first steps in establishing that welcoming vibe for your home is to create an inviting entryway. This space is literally the first impression people will have of the interior of your house and sets the tone for the rest of the house. And during the holidays, you want visitors, as well as potential buyers, to feel that your house is a place where they can relax, unwind, and feel at home.

How to Set a Thanksgiving Table Martha Would Be Proud Of (FREE Shopping List!)

Anyone who's ever hosted a Thanksgiving meal knows that there's a delicate balance between creating a beautifully decorated table and making sure you don't burn the house down trying to figure out how to cook a turkey and 8 side dishes at the same time. This year we want to help take a little of that stress off your plate -- because Three Bears Home Staging is all about helping your home look "just right!" What if I told you I can give you the tools to recreate a Pinterest-perfect Thanksgiving table without spending a fortune? You'd be pretty excited, right???

How to Create Vignettes and Tablescapes for Home Staging

Vignettes, or "tablescapes," are a powerful tool in home staging. They help set a vibe and sell a lifestyle. These decorative groupings of art or accessories act as a focal point or make a decorative statement. They're especially useful in staging a home for sale because they can draw a buyer’s attention toward a positive attribute or help distract from less appealing features.

How to Stage an Entryway

The entryway (or foyer or entrance hall, depending on what part of the country you're from) is literally the first impression buyers will have of the interior of your home -- making this space appealing is the first step in helping buyers establish a particular feeling about your house. As with all first impressions, buyers will form an opinion about your house within a matter of seconds -- either positive or negative -- that they will try to further support as they view the rest of your home. If that first impression is a good one, they tend to look for attributes throughout the home tour that will support those initial feelings.
So what's the best way to stage the entryway when selling your home?