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2019 Decor Trends for Eager Sellers

If you are about to put your home on the market, you might want to consult your experienced realtor about fashionable 2019 design trends versus less complimentary decor that could potentially hinder the sale of your home.

Here’s the skinny:

Keep it modern with a touch of warmth.

It seems that many homes across the country are kicking rustic chic to the curb and opting for warm earth tones with a sleek, modern edge.  Black and white are in and industrial-looking steel and wood contrasts are being paired with asymmetrical color pallets.  

Stay tech trendy.

In keeping with modernization, voice command systems such as Google Home, Alexa, and Apple HomePod are making quite the statement this year.  Smart faucets and appliances are also all the rage.  Buyers want homes containing appliances that are easily installed and seamlessly integrate into a home’s layout in order to simplify remodeling projects.  Functionality and simplicity are the keywords for 2019 home decor.

On the other hand, not everyone wants a home that will converse with them.  Many buyers still long for peace and quiet and will be shopping for homes featuring meditative and sound barrier features with the support of translucent fabrics and an organic vibe.  

Industrialize your style.

2019 is bringing industrial back along with the gray and black color pallet.  Concrete, quartz, and metal will be particularly sought after and colors such as black and charcoal gray front doors could be worth as much as $6,271 upon the sale of your home.  

Organic vibes sell homes.  

DIY is all the rage, adding a hint of organic to home decor.  Imperfect lines, rhythmic patterns, and sophisticated crystal, pearl, and wooden accents add warmth to an otherwise modern flair.  Think in terms of natural texture and neutrals when preparing your home for the market.  Allow rugs and plants to bring the color.  

What to avoid:


The whole farmhouse chic look is getting a refined makeover.  Simple layering and modern glass and metal doors will replace the usually trending sliding barn door.  Finishes such as brushed brass and stainless steel will replace shiplap and concealed bulbs will reign where harsh Edison bulbs once ruled.  


There is no substitute for blues and neutrals. Brighter design-specific colors are an instant turn-off for buyers who are looking for a move-in-ready home and not one that they will have to pain right off the bat.  

Related: “3 Advantages for Spring Sellers” 

For more information, contact The Aitken Home Team today!

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Phil Aitken is the Owner/Broker with Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty - Phil Aitken Home Team and has over 13 years of Real Estate experience. Phil’s faith and desire for his family’s continued security fuel his business growth and leadership. The Phil Aitken Home Team continues to profoundly impact the people of Jacksonville via supporting several faith-based organizations. Phil gives back a portion of every real estate transaction to The Tim Tebow Foundation and Rethreaded. Find Phil's full story here.