Are you looking to sell your Inner West home? If so, then you need to think of ways to make it appealing to the general market. But how do you go about this?

Well, you can always look up interior design trends for 2021 or simply ditch these five trends that make your home look dated.

Five interior trends dating your home

  1. Subway tiles

While subway tiles are considered a classic, they’ve been overused in home renovations and now scream ‘2019’. If you’re looking to change things up a bit, there are other more creative options. You could spruce up your space by adding some contrasting shapes, colours and textures. Why not try marble or a Moroccan-style? If you still love subway tiles, then consider having them installed in a chevron pattern for a more contemporary look.

  1. Blue-grey everything

First of all, you want to keep the atmosphere in your space comfortable and homey. Blue-grey tends to be cold and uninviting, so it doesn’t give off a vibe that tells you that you can kick off your shoes and just relax at home. Opt for warmer colours like taupe (used as a transitional hue), and venture into using brighter colours. 

  1. Super-minimalist interiors

Fine, we don’t want a cluttered home. However, minimalist interiors have been difficult to maintain with everyone at home, working and studying. We realised that we now want more comforting, calming interiors.

So, there’s no need to keep things minimalist. It’s your home, so don’t be afraid to add more area rugs, floor pillows and other soft furnishings that your family will use.

  1. Rose gold or black tapware and accents

Rose gold looks luxurious and is suitable for homes with an ornate or luxe feel. Black tapware, on the other hand, is recommended for houses with a minimalist, industrial or modern aesthetic. In short, these are not for everyone and could look over the top when overused. 

  1. Too much white

White is clean and classic, but too much of a good thing really isn’t great. White could get boring or appear clinical – and you don’t want that feel in your home. So, break it up with texture and a hint of colour using tile, wood, art and other décor and soft furnishings.

What to use instead

First, you can stick to the open-plan living concept because bright and airy sells better online. In designing the interior, consider how your home will look in photographs, and go for elements that never go out of style.

  • Opt for large wall tiles that create the illusion of a bigger bathroom. You could also add a glass splashback in your kitchen.
  • Choose off-white or warmer colours to open up your home and make it feel welcoming.
  • Go eclectic and colourful or add touches of maximalism. Highlight a one-of-a-kind statement piece and organise the rest of your interior around it.
  • Use brass or stainless-steel fixtures. Brass can complement warmer interiors, while stainless steel works well with cooler styles.
  • Install movable screens. As more of us continue to work from home, we need separate spaces for privacy and focus.

Consider these tips to make your home attractive to prospective buyers. By letting them see the possibilities that come with the space, it’ll be easier for them to imagine themselves living in it and decide to buy your property.

Can we help with your Balmain Peninsula home?

Whether you’re ready to sell or need help to rent your investment property, we have the experience and local knowledge to make your property journey easier.

Looking for help selling your home or renting your investment property? Our team at Belle Property Balmain support homeowners across Balmain, Balmain East, Birchgrove, Rozelle and Lilyfield. Feel free to get in touch for a no-obligation discussion or property appraisal.

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