Whether you are planning to sell soon or in the future, a home that looks modern is more attractive to buyers. Not only that, but it makes it a lot better to live in until you are ready to sell. The following are some of the home decor trends that are most in demand as we enter 2018.
The trend for indoor-outdoor living continues
This home decor trend has become incredibly popular in recent years, and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. The idea behind this is to take advantage of the warm Australian climate and create a seamless transition between the indoor and outdoor areas of your home. This way, your living areas will feel even larger and more comfortable and you will be able to enjoy those beautiful ocean breezes.
On the ground floor of your home, look to see if the wall that faces your back garden can be knocked out. You can then replace it with sliding glass doors or even windows that fold back all the way, leaving the back of your house completely open. You’ll love the airy feel and added natural light.
Be sure to incorporate some beautiful furniture in your backyard so that you can relax and make the most of your outdoor areas. If you have the budget and the room, take it a step further and add an outdoor kitchen complete with bench space, cooking surfaces, a sink and a fridge. A retractable awning can be put to use when the sun is in full force.
Easy, breezy home decor trends
The beachside living trend takes a cue from the Hamptons area outside New York City. This beach side community is a haven for the rich and famous, so you know that the style of the homes is immaculate. Here on the Northern Beaches, we can take advantage of similar beachy decor in our own homes.
Choose light shades of blue and yellow and be sure to incorporate lots of bright white accents. For wooden furniture, look for lighter tones in the wood to keep the overall look light and airy. In terms of decorative pieces, seashells, lighthouses and other ocean-related items look great. Don’t go overboard on the decor, though; this style looks best with a minimalist touch.
Hamptons styling is all about crisp, clean lines and room to entertain. You can find some inspiration on the Houzz website.
Sustainable, eco-friendly design
Sustainability is the future as we need to preserve our environment for future generations. In Australia, this movement is gaining popularity, with innovative providers creating environmentally friendly decor, appliances and structural features.
To have a more sustainable home, energy-efficient lighting and appliances are great. However, there is so much more you can do to make your home eco-friendly.
For starters, you can install solar screens on all sun-facing windows. This will help to regulate the temperature inside your home, making you more comfortable and lowering your energy costs for air conditioning in the hot summer months. Depending on your typical energy usage and location, you may want to consider installing solar panels on your roof to help you save even more.
Inside your home, look for furnishings made from sustainable materials, like hemp, bamboo and jute. Do your research to find out where these products have come from and how they impact the planet.
Work with an expert real estate agent
When choosing which home decor trends to follow, the amount of choice can be overwhelming. An experienced real estate agent can help you narrow down your options, highlighting changes that will be more appropriate should you decide to sell.
Need help? Get in touch today to talk about incorporating the right design trends in your home.