February 2019 - SEDA New Homes

Home Decorating Trends for 2019

February 28th, 2019

2019 Home Decorating Trends

Whether you’ve just bought a brand-new home or are ready for a fresh look in the home you have now, home decorating can be both fun and challenging. As you’re brainstorming about which home decor ideas to use in your own home, it can be useful to know what’s trending and what some interior designers say has been overdone.

In general, HouseBeautiful.com says, home decorating in 2019 is expected to be very bold, literally quite bright. When thinking about your kitchen, for example, one-color palettes are out, while “colorful curations” are trending. Kitchen designs have been minimalistic and clean in recent years, almost to the point of being clinical. Now, the article suggests you think about open or glass-doored cabinets that feature collected dishware, with vintage rugs splashed on the floor.

Plus, forget about trying to match your metals in the kitchen. Mixing metals is in, with one designer using a polished nickel faucet—then, on the cabinetry, satin brass knobs. It looks “awesome,” and the designer even encourages the use of a third metal finish if you can pull it off and not have your kitchen look “totally haphazard.”

Moving to your living room, House Beautiful says home decorating trends there are also focused on mixing and matching. So, if you’re buying new furniture for a new home, avoid choosing furniture that’s “generic and boring,” looking like a manufacturer’s showroom. Instead, create a room that’s 100% about you. Mix periods, be charming, be chic, and show off your personal style! One designer specifically notes the rise of art deco with its “glamorous materials and patterns.”

Realtor.com, meanwhile, is encouraging people to think pink and to also think floral. First, the hue: All shades of pink are in at the moment,

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Get It Sold With These Four Home Selling Tips

February 25th, 2019

Tips to sell your home fast

If you’re considering buying a brand-new house from SEDA New Homes or are already in the process, you may need to get the home you’re moving from on the market and sold quickly. Here are four home selling tips that can help.

Declutter and Stage Your Home

If you’ve lived in your home for any length of time, you’ve probably added to your personal belongings in a way that made you feel comfortable. When it comes time to sell your home, though, less can definitely be more. Consider removing personal photos and knick-knacks to help potential buyers envision themselves in the space. It’s also a good idea to remove any religious or political items.

You may also decide to remove excess furniture—and then, take a step back and try to look at your home from the perspective of a buyer who is viewing your home. This may inspire you to move furniture away from your walls and otherwise make it roomy and easy for prospective buyers to walk around without bumping into anything. Reposition your furniture in cozy groupings, making your home look comfortable and friendly.

Also, pay attention to your closets. Every buyer wants to ensure there’s enough storage, right? Remove about half of your closeted belongings and then neatly organize what’s left. Do the same with any cabinets in your home, such as in your kitchen and bathrooms.

Finally, if you’ve got a room that you use mostly for storage, transform it into a functional room, perhaps using furniture that you’ve removed from other rooms to create space.

Price Your Home Strategically

When you first put your home on the market, that’s when you’ll likely get the most traffic to the property. In fact, the first 30 days are crucial.

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