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Scare-Free Neutrals: Staging a Home with Contemporary Design that will Entice Buyers

Most people in the market for a new home with a contemporary design style are looking for a space that is both homey and inviting. Buyers are typically not interested in a home that is cluttered, disorganized or represents an abundance of the previous homeowner’s aesthetic. Typically, buyers seek a well decorated home which offers a clean slate for their own lifestyle and accompanying furnishings, décor and artwork.

Staging a home with modern flair that won’t scare off buyers can feel like a challenge, but in reality, it’s simply a matter of employing a few tactics for beautifying without cluttering or personalizing. A neutral palette (with a little panache) allows buyers to envision their future in a home. Here are a few ways to incorporate modern décor that won’t garner disapproval from buyers who might be drawn to a different aesthetic.


Contemporary Design Idea #1: Pops of Color

While interested buyers might not design their own homes with bright or bold colors, designing a space with a few pops of color can add interest and make a home feel airy and open. Adding unique rugs with fun prints or using tall pillar candleholders in neutral colors like gray, will add grandeur and artistic style to an ordinary entry table or bookcase. Still stumped about how to add a little color pop to add a burst of cheeriness to a space? Try a multicolor vase set or zig-zag orange end table from LuxeDecor.

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Contemporary Design Idea #2: Exotic Artwork

Many homeowners want a space that is comfortable and approachable while still being charming and interesting. Adding bold and colorful artwork is an unexpected design choice. Dressing up walls provides potential buyers with eye candy and a way to distinguish and remember a home. Including a notice-me sculpture, painting or decorative item can infuse a simple space with a bit more glamour.

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Contemporary Design Idea #3: Pretty Pieces

Gray walls and simple hardwood floors can be modernized and infused with attitude with a little decorating zing. Adding a starburst wall clock, vintage typewriter and colorful throw pillows can make a room sing with character and charm. Most buyers will not be opposed to a space with interesting accessories and creative décor. The key for staging with contemporary décor is not to go overboard; enlivening a space with a few memorable decorative pieces will be enough to tantalize buyers without scaring them off.

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Contemporary Design Idea #4: Bigger is Better

A dining room feels lavish with the addition of a large oversized contemporary mirror and unexpected animal statues. A showstopping icicle chandelier makes the eating area appear even more polished. Edgy décor looks sleek and sophisticated when juxtaposed with more neutral furniture like a beige rug, simple glass table and hardwood floors.

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Staging a home with contemporary décor without scaring off buyers is merely a matter of using accessories as a means to highlight and brighten a space. Adding neon colors in every nook, including bold art on every wall or inserting excessive trinkets will not enhance or enrich a space. Keeping the design simple, classic and interesting will be the way to win with buyers.


Guest Post by Amy Spagnola for LuxeDecor. When LuxeDécor launched in 2009, the company had only two employees and a single mission: to exceed expectations for premium quality, luxury home furniture, and offer an exemplary online ordering experience. Over the years LuxeDecor has experienced continued growth, which the company owes to its incredible customer service team. Believing people to be the company’s best asset, LuxeDecor employs an extremely knowledgeable and experienced customer service team, dedicated to assisting customers with an “ask me anything” attitude.

LuxeDecor hand selects the finest brand name products to host on its site, and stands behind the quality of every product they sell.

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