Just when everyone was getting their hygge on—a new staging style has taken hold. Instead of it being all about cozying up your home décor, now it’s all about stripping it down and being minimal.
The Scandinavian concept of lagom began taking hold last year and is catching on more in 2018. Case in point, Pinners on Pinterest are searching for “lagom” decorating ideas 905 percent more this year than they were in 2017, according to the 2018 Pinterest Home Report.
Lagom is usually described as “not too much, not too little, just right.” For home staging, lagom fits right in. It’s all about decluttering a space. You decorate with only the essentials.
The Danish concept of hygge—all the rage in recent years—was all about taking your décor to the cozy side. Think lush blankets and fireside interiors.
With lagom, focus on functional furnishing pieces—like those that double up as storage–and that have a minimalistic look. Only a few colors are typically used in the home, such as complementary neutrals (e.g. white, grey, and beige). Pair down accessories from bookshelves and tabletops. Create just one focal point per room, such as a wall art piece or a statement sofa or modern rug. And, add in some indoor plants as a nod to nature and sustainability, which also goes along with the lagom mindset.
Such principles like these from lagom are certainly starting to sound a lot like some of the guidebooks on good home staging!
Follow these tips when preparing your home for sale:
- Stage each living area to help potential buyers imagine living in that space.
- Keep all rooms clean, including children rooms.
- Remove clutter and extra furniture to help the space feel clean and larger.
Buying a home is an important life decision. Make sure you consider these important tips before you buy:
1. Look at your finances and decide how much you can afford.
2. Make sure to physical inspect the home and property for potential fixes and hazards.
3. Tour the neighborhood at different hours to get a feel for the local atmosphere.
4. If you have children now or might in the future, check out the local schools.
5. Check the location of the nearest shopping, such as grocery stores, restaurants, and other stores you already frequent.