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5 Fast Tips to Prep for your Home Stager

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The aim of staging is the process of creating interiors that allow buyers to imagine themselves in the home, so any personal pictures or ornaments that might mean the world to you, could distract a potential buyer from imagining the space as their own.  


Maximize your open storage space, a great way to do this is by purchasing decorative stacking boxes to hold and hide clutter. Another great trick is to use matching hangers, we think it makes a messy wardrobe instantly look more organized.

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A fast and inexpensive way to appeal to all potential buyers is by using a gender neutral colour scheme in the bedroom.

If you already have the perfect colour scheme?  Take the time to make any touch up paint jobs.  Its quick, inexpensive and can make a big difference.  

All you need to do then is sit back, relax and let us do our magic to make your bedroom POP!!


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4.       LIGHTEN UP

Letting in natural light makes a room look much larger, so avoid using oversized furniture and store away any unnecessary furniture pieces to open up the space and let the natural light in.


Kitchens always seem to be important for winning over potential buyers.  A fast modernization can instantly make a difference, consider a new paint or varnish for the  and sand on the cabinets with new silver or chrome handles and you’ll be set for an open house.



We hope that these tips help you get ready for your home stager.  Until next time! 

2017 Trend Predictions


The Dulux color forecast for 2017 draws its inspiration from exotic destinations from all over the world. Woven through muted tones, colour pallets are aiming to be earthy yet rich.  As we say goodbye to navy and midnight blues, dark shades of green will become the new must have dark interior colours.  Designers predict this will create the perfect backdrop for tan leather furniture, brass lamps and natural linens.

Nature inspired motifs, classic decorative patterns, and ethnic accessories are predicted to make more of an appearance this year.  The idea is to create a friendly and soft atmosphere without being too feminine.  We love the idea of using furniture and accessories that have interesting features, textures and materials, especially ones derived from nature.  


Beds will change dramatically in 2017, with upholstered headboards set to replace the currently dominating timber bed frames.  Whether you decide on a classic model in a neutral colour with buttons, or a luxurious one in velvet, a headboard is an easy way to update and add instant glamour to a bedroom.  Here at Home Ingredients we have already added a few velvet headboards to our inventory collection.


Homes with nooks, alcoves and areas to escape into will become more popular as we respond to a rise in technologies.  We spend most of our time in front of computers and smart phones, leaving us with a desire to create comfortable, personalized work spaces.  Relaxed furniture and soft materials will make a greater presence as the work-from-home phenomenon continues.  We're seeing a greater appearance of comfortable furnishings such as deep sofas with linen slip covers, over sized love seats, day beds, sheepskins, chunky knit wool rugs and floor cushions.


Forecasts say we will see more raw materials such as metal and wood in 2017, these materials naturally change colors as they age, fabulously accenting modern interiors.  Unbleached fibers, rustic textures and plants can be mixed with beautiful décor and contemporary eco-friendly materials to make modern interiors look green, trendy and comfortable.  The urban metallic is predicted to leak into 2017 as well with a hint of Brutalism, mixing coppers and concrete.

Terracotta -  Warm materials like Terracotta tiles replace currently popular cool and white tones.  Unlike in the 80's, we won’t see them as border tiles but instead they will have a natural matte finish and be used as feature walls in bathrooms or for cladding fireplaces.

Cork -  Another material with high hopes to make a big appearance this year!  It’s great for bringing texture into spaces.  Not only is cork a stylish material, it’s also ideal for absorbing noise in our increasingly large, open plan homes and perfect for feature pin walls in offices.

Jewel Tones -  While pastel shades of blue & pink are currently popular, they will soon be overtaken by jewel tones inspired by metals, cosmos stars and clouds.  Metallic metals, raw-cut quartz, Lucite and opal will add a little sparkle and interest in accessories this year.  X-ray materials, transparent fabrics and sheers will create a lightness and soft romantic element to this trend.

Let us know what you predict for next year and how you'll be updating your home décor for 2017.  Until next time!

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