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Loved this article, I have been trying to make changes in my home but struggle with a direction. This article was extremely helpful as much of the questions we have struggled with were addressed ! Saw Ms Williamson’s designs in Dallas Design Guide as well as her website, very talented.
[...] Home Decor Tips For The Fall Posted on August 24, 2010 by torellirealty| Leave a comment Home décor in the autumn is different than summertime décor. As the temperature drop, the days shorten, and the leaves change color, we often choose to reflect nature in the way we decorate our home. With every new season there are new trends. What’s trendy for Fall 2010? Here’s some tips from the Styled, Staged and Sold blog. [...]
[...] August 25, 2010 at 3:34 pm · Filed under Uncategorized Sell or Buy a HomeThe Realtor magazine is a great resource to find out what decorating tips helps sell homes, open the link for the full article. This article identifies 10 tips a home owner should consider doing before putting their home on the market. What I was surprised to see is wall paper is back in, my thoughts on wall paper is as long as it works with the room and is not to trendy or personalized it should be consider. And accent wall are out, not surprised, I was never accent wall person and I’m glad to see an expert said they don’t work. Bed and window treatments basics are back in, that great news, over done beds and window treatment I felt took away from rooms and as a Realtor I normally would tell my clients to look past those items, which most people can’t visualizes the room with out them. Home sellers should make it easy for home buyer’s to see their stuff in the home. http://styledstagedsold.blogs.realtor.org/2010/08/23/10-autumn-home-design-decor-trends/comment-page... [...]
I am really surprised about wallpaper. As a realtor, I have recommended that wallpaper be removed as it dates the home. I am also surprised about brass being back in. This was an interesting article.
As an artist I LOVE that you promote it’s okay to hang art that doesn’t match the sofa. And, although I understand your reasoning for recommending forgoing a reflective glass covering, using a non-glare glass covering on that original watercolor, drawing or any artwork on paper you’ve fallen in love with, is also a viable option.
I love the darker, brighter wall colors. I know wall papers are coming back in style but I prefer the solid colors. Love the vintage accents idea.
Great article! Rug and throw pillows can change the look of a room without too much effort and are truly affordable. If you have some great fabric that you love make your own throw pillows. Shop re-sale for rugs, lamps, chairs, etc.
Think out of the box!
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Accredited Staging Professional and Design/Color Consultant
“There is brilliance in restraint”. That sentence says it all! As an interior designer, I tell my clients that they may own a lot of things, but it doesn’t mean they have to DISPLAY everything they own! Edit, Edit Edit and switch it out!
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I just think this is the craziest thing ever.
Do this, undo that, you can’t have that, get rid of that….
what on earth!?
Judy Carlsson said: I am really surprised about wallpaper. As a realtor, I have recommended that wallpaper be removed as it dates the home. I am also surprised about brass being back in. This was an interesting article.
Homeowners across the nation trying to sell their houses want to do just that….sell their houses, not redecorate it. What is with the real estate industry dictating to people what they can and cannot have in their houses?
When did color dictate anything about a house.
My house is on the market right now. I’ve been told my house has no style. Yes, it does. My house says, you’re home….take your shoes off and relax. EVERY PERSON that walks into my house says the same thing: it’s always so comfortable here. I just want to curl up on the sofa and have a cup of tea….
My style is called this: “welcome to my home, we’re glad you’re here.” To realtors my house says, get rid of that duncan phyfe table that belonged to your grandmother and modernize….why? why should I do that? I’m selling my house, not my style, not my life, and my lifestyle. No style? the style of my home is a custom built 2 story colonial. That my house…..my decor is my choice. what is it with people that they can’t see houses the way we did when we bought our first home. I have four pictures on my piano…I’ve been told I shouldn’t have family photos out because potential buyers can’t envision their family in the space. Give me a break. My son is in Iraq fighting for our country….and the real estate industry wants his picture down?
I think HGTV and the real estate industry have lost their minds to be even suggesting to sellers replace art, furniture and bed coverings. What difference does it make? I’m selling the building!
It is a fact that staged homes sell typically within 1-2 months, at the outside, versus the national average days on market of 90-120 days (longer in areas like AZ, NV, FL). Your friends and family OF COURSE are going to feel comfortable in your home — strangers (i.e. potential buyers) are a complete other story. Personal family photos make most people feel they are intruders in someone else’s home, making it more difficult to envision themselves living there. And indeed, you ARE selling a lifestyle when your home is on the market: your job is to make your home — now a product on the market, whether you like that or not — have mass appeal to the greatest number of potential buyers. If you have outdated styles, patterns, wallpaper, even furniture, that is NOT the lifestyle today’s buyers are looking for. HGTV shows what is desired and popular today.
In all likelihood, if you do not eliminate the personal taste elements of your home and update with trendier colors, slipcovers, and accessories, you will have to keep reducing the price on your home until you find someone able to envision your home as it COULD be and willing to do the work (i.e. pay the money) to a more current style. Do not be offended when you are told your house needs to be de-personalized, de-cluttered, and updated — how you live in your home and how you sell it are two different things, as Barb Schwarz, the founder of Staging, is fond of saying!
Thaks to you I just found my autumn home design . I will speak about it on my blog deco and blog design
Great post Melissa! Love the vintage stuff. Huge list of inspiration for me as I am about to work with mom to re-docorate the girls room this summer
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