Sensing a Pattern: Geometric Graphical Trends and How to Add a Little Zhoosh to Your Home.

Mid-century modern with a twist is all the rage these days with geometric patterns leading the field. If you're selling and looking to spice up your home and stand out from the crowd, the trend of the moment is graphical design. From flooring and backsplashes, to draperies, entire walls, and accessories, here are a few ways to freshen up and add a little (or a lot) of pizazz to your home before you put it on the market.


If you're selling, your best bet is to opt for a neutral base and pops of graphical design. Have fun, but don't forget to let the buyer envision their future home as well.


Walls:

Wall treatments can transform a room from blah to wow! If you're just looking to zhoosh up your room for your own enjoyment, the sky's the limit. Bold patterns and bright prints are all the rage right now. But if selling, be careful how you choose. There's nothing wrong with a feature wall, and it can become an important selling point to potential buyers, but if the feedback is overwhelmingly negative, removing wallpaper and repainting can add up, try a peel and stick variety for easy removal should you (or your buyers) decide it's just not the right look. Keep the pattern subtle to attract the most buyers.



Flooring:

While an entirely updated bathroom or kitchen is what we all desire, there are ways to update an area for selling without breaking the bank. For an outdated bathroom, a fresh coat of neutral paint and some easy to install peel and stick floor tile paired with minimal accessories and a couple of houseplants is a quick and easy way to give an airy and modern feel to a tired space.


If your bathroom is fine, but your living room is feeling a little bland, an affordable rug is a quick and easy fix to spruce up a room and add interest. Keep the pattern a neutral tone and add color through accessories and small furniture items.



Draperies:

A great view is a major selling point and nothing leads an eye to a great view more than fresh draperies. If your number one selling point is a million dollar view, then feature it, opting for neutral surrounds and add a bright pop of color to your window frames to bring the eye to the star of the show.



Furniture:

Perhaps the quickest way to update a room is to change the furniture. Replacing that well-loved but tired La-Z-Boy with a new and fresh piece can really change the character of a room. Pair a mid-century armchair with a some splashy patterned pillows for a fun accent.


Finally, if all of these options are too much of a commitment, consider wall art. With a laser printer, some photo paper and inspiration, you can add a pop of geometric graphic design to any home.


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