Home staging is an art form that has been around since the early 1970s. Today, home staging has evolved from traditional, physical staging to the increasingly popular method of virtual staging. You can use both approaches to increase the value of your home and attract potential buyers.
There are several different styles of home staging available to you (whether using virtual staging or traditional staging), and it's essential for you to familiarize yourself with the top staging styles for 2022. Choosing a specific staging style is a great way to sell your listing fast, but there are many different ways to go about it. How do you know what style is best for your listing? With so many styles available, it can be challenging to decide on the right one. Each style is unique, and different styles usually suit different homes and areas.
Let's dive in to the top staging styles for 2022:
Mid-century modern interior style is a timeless mix between old and new styles, with a clean and minimalistic appeal.
Mid-century modern home décor consists of furniture with clean lines and neutral colors. Furniture pieces such as tables, chairs, and lamps are usually made from metal, glass, or wood. The design style was popular during the 1950s through the 1970s and has been revived in recent years.
Natural earth tones have commonly formed the foundation used for larger furniture pieces and smaller décor accents. A brown leather couch is a common motif in a mid-century modern living room. Standard colors reserved for the mid-century modern style are yellow gold, burnt orange, and avocado green.
TIP: Areas with a large population of 20-30-year-olds are perfect for mid-century modern staging.
The coastal interior style brings the beach into your home. A mix of beachy and bohemian vibes evokes the sound of the ocean and the feeling of sand between your toes.
Blue is the primary color throughout, creating a calming vibe that compliments the airy and light feeling of linen textures. The more prominent furniture features resemble natural pieces, typically made from wood or wicker. Driftwood tones, weathered and distressed, are synonymous with the type of wood used in the coastal interior style.
Coastal interior style is commonly confused with Hampton's or nautical styles. The subdued color palette and laid-back atmosphere are what set the coastal style apart.
TIP: Coastal is the perfect staging style for open floor plans with white walls.
Unsure what staging style to choose? Blending the modern glam look and the comforting traditional style, contemporary is a popular choice.
The contemporary interior style uses soft curves and rounded corners to contrast bold furniture. Neutral wall colors are best for this staging style, providing contrast to the bold furniture. Materials used as accent pieces (think throw pillows, rugs, blankets) use a lot of texture to soften up the space, complementing the larger pieces.
Decorative elements are used frequently throughout the space, typically made from glass, metal, or stone. Any artwork generally is two-toned, absent of bright, bold colors that would distract from the simplicity of the space.
TIP: Neutral wall colors and large windows set the stage perfectly for contemporary staging
The most traditional staging choice - traditional home décor. This style is always a safe bet when staging a house to appeal to a large audience.
Traditional home décor is a mix of modern and vintage interior styles. The furniture is usually made from wood, leather, and metal. Subtle colors are used to create a classic and comforting atmosphere. Large anchor pieces such as armoires, wardrobes, and sofas create a focal point in the room.
Rugs are commonly used as accent pieces. Fabric patterns are typically heavy, complementing the dark wood and color palettes used. Common patterns are plaid, floral, and paisley.
TIP: Warm wood accents and dark hardwood flooring create a solid base for traditional staging
Homes staged with a modern interior style look beautiful, sophisticated, and classy. While the furniture is often large and the center point of the room, it appears minimalist due to solid and sharp lines.
A neutral, monochromatic color palette is carried throughout the space. Décor accents are typically glass, chrome, marble, and metal, in either gold or silver. Decorations are sparingly used, complimenting the straight edges. Bold artwork provides a pop of color against the monochromatic color palette.
While this staging style is most commonly used for luxury homes, it doesn't mean that it can't help transform your listing into a beautifully eye-catching space.
TIP: Homes with dark walls (think black or dark grey) are perfect for modern staging.
Minimalist, clean, and bright are a few words used to describe the Scandinavian interior style. Furniture is typically made from warm wood, and a neutral color palette for fabrics and decor tie together the space. The furniture and décor are arranged to display a clean and organized look.
Plants are the décor of choice, inviting a splash of color and adding to the clean, airy feeling of the Scandinavian style.
TIP: Scandinavian is the perfect staging style to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere in smaller homes
We understand that deciding on just one staging style can be challenging, limiting the number of potential buyers your listing can appeal to.
Virtual staging allows Realtors to stage one room or house in multiple different staging styles. Who says you can't stage the same room twice? Staging the home in a few different styles can increase the amount of interested potential buyers. Additionally, showcasing a house in different styles can promote the versatility of the house.