According to a recent survey by Zillow and Pulsenomics, experts predict that the next recession will begin sometime in 2020, with most experts pointing to Q1 as the likely start. That makes 2019 the prime time for sellers to get into the marketplace.

Seeking out the services of a professional home stager is an easy way to transform a listing from “like it” to “love it.” Read on for nine on-point trends in home staging that will define the new year.

The New Neutral
Behr Paint’s Color of the Year, “Blueprint,” is an appealing true-blue that their in-house color expert, Emily Woelfel describes as “warmer than denim and softer than navy.” Look to see this flattering hue function as a neutral base color that can be seamlessly combined with other accent colors for a vibrant, inviting living space.

Eco-Inspired Design
Going green isn’t just good for the environment – it’s good for staging and selling houses. Incorporating natural textures and leafy, green plants evokes clean living and makes living spaces more appealing. Upcycled statement pieces made of reclaimed wood add an eye-catching, eco-friendly feel.

It’s Going to be Metal
Mixing shiny metal accents with natural fibers and textures adds a little punk rock sophistication to otherwise drab design spaces. Rose Gold will figure prominently in successful staging scenes in the coming year for a trendy touch of millennial sensibility.

Let There be Light
Statement lamps are going to be all the rage in home staging next year. Sculptural lamps add not only a sense of sophistication, but function as art pieces in their own right. Expect home buyers to be wowed by floor and wall lamps that serve major drama along with functionality.

Smooth Curves Ahead
When it comes to large furniture pieces, like sofas, loveseats and chairs, the trend for 2019 will feature soft curves and rounded lines as opposed to harsh, square corners. Think modern design over heirloom-style furniture. This will give home buyers a glimpse into the style of furniture that they are most likely to want in their finished home.Colorful KitchensThe classic all-white kitchen will never go out of style but adding bright pops of color will give it a desirable, modern flair. Brighten things up with dishes and pottery in bright, pixelated patterns and stylish linens.

Side Tables Front and Center
Home staging in 2019 is going to be all about curating a modern aesthetic. Plain Jane wood and glass topped coffee tables are out. What’s in? Several contrasting side tables of varying heights grouped together to create a thoroughly modern look.

Good Juju
Handcrafted by tribes in Cameroon, the juju hat is an interesting design piece set to take over in 2019. With so many rich colors to choose from, the juju hat is an easy way to add a sumptuous pop of color to just about any room.

Doing the Impossible

2019 will be the year that we throw out all of the old rules when it comes to design. Pairing colors that were once thought to be impossible will be one of the hottest home staging trends. Do we dare pair pineapple yellow with oil green and coral red? Yes, please!


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