As we emerge from the holidays into the new year, many homeowners reflect on their goals for the upcoming year - including updates to their home. Upgrades can focus on more than just a fresh coat of paint.
Adding a few new design touches to your home will go a long way towards freshening up your space. When was the last time you looked at your light fixtures? It may surprise you to know that vintage is in.
No, I’m not talking about dusting off a gaudy lamp hiding in your attic, but rather some well-placed sconces, pendants or even a chandelier which are reminiscent of older designs from as far back as the 1920s on up through the 1970s. This is great for a variety of styles; whatever you like, you’re sure to find something with a vintage flair to add a sense of drama with ease.
It may also surprise you to learn that this has been a growing trend over the last few years. A well-placed fixture can personalize your home, generate artistic conversation and keep your home on point for potential buyers when it’s time to list.
Walk through your house and take note of where you might add or change lighting. Try not to overwhelm yourself either. Start with one or two areas and expand from there. Keep in mind, adding a vintage fixture is about making a statement, not overwhelming a space.
Your home is your showcase, take pride in it and dare to be different when it comes to highlighting the best features of your property architecturally speaking. This extends to seemingly small details like faucets, door handles and drawer pulls, these are things which potential buyers will home in on.
Incorporating natural elements into home decorating is another growing trend, as more people are moving away from the minimalist, modern style in exchange for comfort. Create a more serene ambiance to any space by including materials such as granite, copper, stone and even concrete! These elements are finding their way into a variety of home décor features including quartz countertops, copper fixtures, trim and accents, and wall paper featuring floral and agate inspired prints.
If painting is more your speed, then it’s easy to stay current by sticking to the present trend of rich color palettes, another way to incorporate natural elements into your home. Dare to be bold with dramatic reds, organic greens, bold yellows and pinks - which always make a statement. Make your furnishings come alive and “pop” with richer hues in throw pillows, blankets and art in any room.
Whether you’re looking to update your home for yourself or want to increase the value and marketability of your home, the surprising design trends of 2019 could be just what you need for inspiration. Find out more with this article by Décor Aid. When it’s time to sell or buy a home, work with a Realtor® whose experience and knowledge can help you from start to finish. The Driscoll Properties Team is here to help with all your real estate needs. Learn more at our website, DriscollProperty.com, then contact the Driscoll Properties Team at 847-533-6786 to get the conversation started.