This article is provided by Kyle Meissner.
As the real estate market rapidly transforms, so too does interior design trends that will help you sell your house in 2017. Interior design trends change as fast as the stock market rises and falls. Millennials now dominate the home buying market, and their tastes range from soft, gentle curves with minimalist colors to funky curves and geometric patterns. Here are some of the design trends that will dominate 2017 and help you sell your home fast.
Black Stainless Steel
Stainless steel appliances remain a popular feature, but black stainless steel adds a sophisticated, modern and sleek appeal. Many Millennials equate black stainless steel with a recent remodel, which gives them the sense that a complete kitchen renovation is not necessary. Stainless steel appliances help quicken the closing process and many times are the feature that seals the deal.
This new, fun pattern is all the rage with Millennials. Simple lines, triangles or patterns with photography blended in can add highly effective and visually appealing designs that bring vibrancy to a room. Geometric patterns bring plenty of attention and when used correctly, the patterns are quite functional. Interior designers recommend that if you use lots sharp, bold colors, you should balance them out with a mix of soft elements.
Although blue was not the color of the year in 2016, the forecast for home sellers is a spring trend with functional blues. From shades of sky to sapphire, rich blues are fashionable with Millennials in 2017. Rich blues can express strength and confidence yet function as an outlet to relax after a long day. Donning the interior of your home with shades of blue could lead to a quick close.
Quartz countertops are now the rage for bathrooms and kitchens. Quartz is a durable, low-maintenance choice with limitless color choices. Many Millennials are choosing quartz countertops over natural stone countertops. Quartz countertops are virtually indestructible, and the surface is not porous. Unlike several stone countertops, quartz countertops resist corrosion and staining from household cleaning products and cooking oils.
The depth and richness of jewel tones make any room in your house feel cozy. Millennials want that same cozy feeling while indulging their regal sides. Sapphire walls, bold emerald chairs combined with minimal wall colors gives any living space that regal feel while maintaining a toned-down look. Jewel tones can transform any room into an extravagant refuge.
Millennials today now demand that they have spaces in their homes for parties and hosting guests. According to Country Living and Redfin, the search term “built-in bars” continues to increase, especially among millennial homebuyers. Millennials also want a place to have a glass of wine after a long day’s work in the privacy of their own home.
Breakfast nooks are slowly on their way out as more homebuyers want extra countertop space and more kitchen cabinets. Homebuyers are also looking for less expensive synthetic material in their floors, and many prefer traditional hardwood or laminate floors that they can refinish to their own taste.