With property prices recovering well following lockdown, now is a great time to sell your home.
And if you can tie in your interior décor with some of the biggest trends of 2021, then your sale is likely to go through that bit more quickly – viewers will be so impressed with the aesthetics of your home that it will hard for them to forget its style.
Here, we look at housing market trends and quick design wins which could help sell your home more quickly.
Properties prices are rising
The turn of the year leaves the property market in a surprisingly buoyant state.
Despite the most turbulent year since the Great Depression of the 1930s, in October banks reported the fastest year-on-year rise in house prices since June 2016.
This rise is likely to continue into spring 2021, with the market benefitting particularly from the stamp duty holiday.
Properties are selling well
Those who have got their homes on the market are, on the whole, selling successfully.
That’s because there are plenty of buyers out there. Rightmove.co.uk this week pointed out that demand has exceeded supply as the number of properties coming to market for the year to date was down by 0.6% on the same period in 2019, whereas the number of sales agreed was up by 8.3%.
Grey and yellow will revive interiors
On the design side of things, Pantone’s famous Colours of the Year were recently released to eager interior designers.
The hues for 2021 are a light grey and sunny yellow – officially entitled PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating.
The contrast of the calming, neutral grey and the bright positivity of the yellow is described by Pantone’s Leatrice Eiseman as “practical and rock solid but at the same time warm and optimistic”.
So if you can include the hues in your main focus rooms, perhaps in the form of cushions, rugs or art, then you’ll be bang on trend. Plus, you can take those pieces with you when you move.
Cottagecore is back
Following on the heels of the shabby chic era comes the interior trend cottagecore.
Imagine, if you will, standing in a country cottage in the Cotswolds. Think rustic wooden tables, crockery-packed dressers and lively, pastel-coloured patterns.
But it doesn’t have to be chintzy – cottagecore elements such as florals and gingham are being combined with modern fixtures and fittings to create a vintage country vibe.
With those property and interiors trends in mind, you’re all set to wow those viewers who are searching in a healthy market. All that’s left to do is dig out granny’s china…