Spring is in the air! If you’re planning to update your Davie home, Spring is the time to do it. And, if you’re thinking of selling your home, you want to make sure that your home is properly staged and will impress buyers as soon as they walk in the door.
Davie homes for sale are always in demand. But, if you want to get the most for your home when you sell, you need to make it stand out from the crowd. Making your home look fresh, but with neutral colors, will help buyers see themselves living in the home. Here are some tips for Spring 2019.
Consider the Pantone Color of the Year for 2019
In 2019, Pantone chose a color called Living Coral as their color of the year. It’s a wonderful shade for homes in Florida. Pantone describes it as being an energizing and enlivening color with a soft edge. Many shades of the color could work in your home; it doesn’t need to be the strongest shade.
The advantage of using a Pantone color of the year is that when you want to update your Davie home, all types of designers will be using the color in their products. You’ll find it in clothing, beauty products, and home décor. Take a look at some of these examples. You could use a neutral palette for walls and furniture, and then add Living Coral pillows, lamps, wall art, and more. It blends beautifully with other Florida colors like teal blues, greens and yellows. Depending on the shade you use, it can complement a wide range of colors.
Let Your Personality Shine
Whether you follow design trends or not, update your Davie home with unique décor and eclectic pairings that you’re passionate about. This isn’t the year for everything to match.
The Coastal Style Will be Big
Coastal style lives in natural wood, distressed surfaces, and coastal textures. Think about a backsplash in the kitchen that highlights hand-painted tile. You could also use a whitewashed wood paneling mounted in a herringbone pattern to make your kitchen cozy. And, don’t think your kitchen table or island has to be slick. A rustic design paired with sleek countertops and cabinets brings a homey feeling into the space.
Layer Your Rugs for Design Flexibility
Many designers are using a natural-fiber rug with another rug on top. The top rug should be at least a foot smaller on all sides to let the beauty of the textured rug underneath to make a statement. When you want to change your décor, it’s easy to get a new rug for the upper layer to coordinate with your new color palette.
Caned Furniture – It’s Still In
Caned furniture has been used in coastal settings since the 1600s. Today, the textural feeling of rattan is still a staple of coastal design. And, the cool breezes that can flow through your favorite chair make it perfect for interior design or outdoor living.
Create Attention-Grabbing Accent Walls
Accent walls aren’t just a bold color. There are many ways to create a mood with creative accent walls. For example, think about mounting latticework on your wall, painted in a slightly different shade than the wall itself. It’s inviting and cozy. Raw wood is another way to draw attention to the walls. Use wood like popular, which looks like abstract art.
Brass Hardware and Fixtures
Mixing metals is very popular today. Consider brass hardware or lamps to make your room seem timeless.
The most recent trend for floors is hardwood or large solid color tiles. Patterned floors are coming back. However, now the designs are more natural and sophisticated than your grandmother’s vinyl. Herringbone patterns are a simple way to use rectangular tiles in a small room. Too much herringbone may make a large room look cluttered.
Bathrooms are getting a new lease on life with inventive flooring choices. If you’re looking for a vintage or retro look, think about black and white tile – they come in a variety of designs. Mosaic tiles are popular and come in a variety of shapes. Linear patterns in tiles can wrap around the room, or simply accent a shower.
Are You Ready to Get Serious?
If you’re available May 3-5, 2019, you can attend the Broward Home & Design Show. It’s being held in the Pembroke Pines Charles F Dodge City Center, and it’s free. More than 100 companies will be available to discuss your ideas for your home’s interior design, remodeling, and outdoor living.
If you’re thinking of buying or selling in the Davie area, give us a call at 954-242-8030 or send an email. As experienced Realtors in Broward County, we can give you the expert assistance you’ll need to complete a successful transaction. And, if you’re not sure whether a renovation you’re considering will translate into more money in your pocket after you sell, we can help you with that, too!