Contemporary home staging is usually the default design theme used by home stagers all over the world. The contemporary style is virtually always a crowd-pleaser, since these design elements are up-to-date, charming and basically personify what most buyers are looking for in a new home.
I always recommend contemporary staging sensibilities for all clients, unless an unusual situation exists which may warrant more specific and personalized designs to court the target buyer demographic. Remember, it is vital to match the style of the décor to both the property itself, as well as the type of buyer who is likely to want to purchase it.
This discussion explains the contemporary style of interior design and details why it is so perfect for home staging applications.
Contemporary Home Staging Advantages
Contemporary design is usually a great selection for most staging applications and enjoys the benefit of so many choices when it comes to furniture, art and accessories. Just remember to always create a look, feel and flow of universal appeal and do not get too trendy, since this may be exclusionary to many buyers. In fact, there are many instances when classic-contemporary is the very best bet of all, since these updated, but timeless, elements will shine in any environment.
Remember to research what is “in” for the season and incorporate at least some aspects of the latest elements into the overall design, without being too heavy-handed. Contemporary also offers the best selection of rental furniture and art from most distributors, allowing each client to truly have a unique style which brings out the very best of their home’s inherent personality.
Contemporary Home Staging Exceptions
Here are some of the times when basic contemporary design should not be the “go-to” décor sensibility:
When courting a older buyer demographic, traditional home staging may be a better bet, especially in rural real estate markets.
When enhancing a futuristic-themed building or residence, in which case modern home staging may be best selection.
When courting buyers who prefer particular ethnic styles of décor, Asian staging, Feng Shui staging or Vastu Shastra staging would be ideal choices, although all of these themes can be combined with contemporary, modern or traditional, as well.
When designing a residence in a period look and feel from a historical setting, contemporary style would be obviously out of place.
Contemporary Home Staging Help
Contemporary style works well for first time home buyers, renters, upscale clients, younger buyers and hip family buyers.
Rural areas tend to lean towards more conservative tastes and classic-contemporary to traditional may be best suited for many of these regions. Urban dwellings may lean towards ultra-contemporary or even modern, but reserve these designs for the most appropriate spaces in order to provide the best chances for a “one look fits all” success.
In most other environments, contemporary is a great choice which is bound to satisfy potential buyers, as well as delight the property owner.