Interior trends and home décor styles change throughout the seasons. One thing that remains steady however, is what house hunters are looking for when they enter prospective homes. We sat down with our in-house teams of interior and created the following guide on what house hunters may be looking for when buying a new home.
Bringing the outdoors in
Many homeowners are now making rooms feel like part of the garden with conservatories or property extensions that open into outdoor spaces. It’s likely that connecting the outside with the inside will be a trend which will continue.
Orangaries and pagodas are another way of achieving this. If you don’t have the space or the budget to extend your home into the garden, french doors are a great option to open up your home and bring in more natural light.
Looking for storage
Our Pinterest boards are full of neat spaces and clever storage solutions as we look to declutter our homes in 2019. House hunters are on the lookout for a property that can provide them with them with the storage they need. Of course any storage space needs to fit in with your decor, so why not upgrade those wardrobe doors?
With the average property size shrinking, making the most of a space is now more important than ever. Does the guest room double as a home office? Multi-functional furniture is likely to increase in popularity as we seek the minimalist look. Dividing doors can help create privacy and multifunctional spaces without impacting the feel of your home.
They want to see colour
The subject of colour has always been a tricky one for selling or renting out a property, and it’s still advised to use a neutral palette when it comes to decorating. But we can still bring bolder colours in by balancing colourful décor with whites, creams and greys. Remember that house hunters are likely to see countless neutrally decorated rooms on their hunt for the right property, so don’t be afraid to use a little colour as a statement or accent piece.