Home staging can show off a home in its best light. Adding simple, updated decor can make a space feel warm and inviting. But there are a few popular trends in home design that stagers say you should avoid when prepping a home for sale:
Too many mixed metals
Mixed metals are a hot home trend, such as combining brushed nickel with matte black. It can add dimension and depth to your design. But don’t go overboard; some fixture finishes don’t look right with others. “Brass nickel is out,” Janice Rosenberg, a real estate pro in Raleigh, N.C., told HomeLight. “Getting rid of that helps update a home. Brushed nickel is fine, and oil rubbed bronze is typically fine.” Designers suggest using two or three mixed metals at the most. Don’t have every fixture be something different. “Pick one that will be the dominant finish, then one or two additionally complementary colors of a cohesive look,” HomeLight notes.