A bedroom is likely the most personal space in your home. It is your oasis, where you go after a long, hard day, it is the place you stay when you are sick, and where you keep items that mean the most to you. And because it is so personalized, when it comes to selling your home, the personality has to go. The same goes for distinctive home styling trends, even if you’re absolutely certain that your new set of wicker furniture is the hottest trend yet. Bold paint colors, mounts of pillows, and poorly utilized space can all but send potential buyers running when viewing your home. You want your home to feel inviting, and give potential buyers the chance to picture themselves living in your home as their own, without the distraction of trendy or personalized items. Keep reading to learn seven trends to avoid in the bedroom space and find the full article here.
That’s because whatever’s hot will someday be … not. Reba Haas, a Realtor® with Re/Max Metro Eastside in Seattle has seen it all.
“Can we please get over the bright colors—pink, lime green—especially in kids’ bedrooms?” she begs. Reality check: Nobody likes these shades that much, and they scream “long weekend of painting” to buyers, unless they have similar tastes.
Here are seven more once-popular ideas that decorating experts wish they could banish from every bedroom:
1. All white, all the time
We know, home sellers are often told to stick to a neutral palette, and white is a neutral, but…
“It’s too sterile and harsh on the eyes—which is not the relaxing vibe you want in the bedroom,” says Jamie Novak, an organization and design guru and author of “Keep This Toss That.”
Jeffrey Weldler, marketing director and interior design expert at wall panel company Vant, also wants to soften the edges of this minimalist look, often associated with the Nordic countries.
“Scandinavian styling is an amazing design concept as long as there’s some color included in the room, such as a rug, wall art, or curtains,” he explains. The bright pillows and cozy yet bold throw in the otherwise all-white bedroom above fit the bill nicely.