Should I Stage My Home in 2018?

If you’re selling your home, you may find that staging is necessary to accomplish your goal: to sell it fast and for the highest amount possible. Staging can often be the difference between a successful sale and keeping your home on the market longer than you had hoped. When considering staging, you should also keep in mind some of the design trends throughout the season so that your home fits in well. If you’ve never considered the benefit of staging your home, here are a few great reasons to do so, and a few trends that have hit the market this year!

What Is Staging?

Staging a home is taking it and making it look the best it can for the sale process. It’s important to keep in mind that there are two staging types to keep in mind though - partial and complete staging.

Partial Staging: This is most popular with sellers who will still be living in their home while it’s on the market. Stagers will make use of both your current furniture, but also supplement with pieces and designs of their own to fill in the gaps. This can be awesome if you are still living in your home but challenging because the designers are limited to your current style and color palette.

Complete Staging: This is a growing trend among sellers because it’s not only easy for everyone, but it’s the best way to appeal to potential buyers. Complete staging starts with a completely empty home, and then interior decorators and stagers bring in the furniture, art, decor, and accessories to make your home look the best that it can. If you aren’t going to be living in your home while selling it, this could be a perfect choice for your home.

Staging Trends for 2018

Adding Personality

In the past, stagers wanted to remove every sign of personality so that a buyer could imagine themselves living in your home. That could include everything from unique color pallets to photos of your family. Now, buyers enjoy seeing a little bit of personality in a home because it makes it easier to imagine themselves in it. Of course, that still doesn’t mean that you need to plaster your family photos all over the walls, but it does mean that you can incorporate unique art pieces, fun colors, and interesting patterns through your home to make it appeal to many different people.

Wall Colors

In just the last few years, gray was EVERYWHERE. It was the in color, and shades of it were seen in decorating magazines across the country. Many designers and decorators are finding though, that gray is starting to work it’s way back out and people are choosing clean whites and cozy beiges to make their homes feel just right. Gray didn’t go with every single color palette, while whites and beiges are very forgiving and easily blend with many colors.


It was always popular to replace worn out, stained carpet with brand new carpeting, but many homeowners are looking for hardwood and faux wood floors. If not through the entire house, you’ll for sure see this trend on the main level.

Counter Tops

Quartz has been hitting the market in a very strong way. While you’ll see many homeowners upgrading their kitchens with quartz counters, you’ll still be seeing granite countertops in homes as well. Quartz will hit the high-end homes, but for the general public, granite is still a more cost-effective choice.


Rustic styles have been hot the last few years, but many popular designers are noticing that glam is back in. Touches of shiny metallics like gold are making an appearance for the glam and sophisticated style that they add. Rustic will still be popular for a while through 2018, but you’ll notice gold and blush hitting the market over the unfinished wood and industrial styles.

Selling a Home in Colorado Springs

If you’re looking for the best real estate agents in Colorado Springs, we would love to offer our services. I have been involved in Colorado Springs real estate for over 25 years, and I’m also a Colorado native. My team works well together to help you make the most of your real estate experience, whether it involves staging, deep cleaning, maintenance services or storage for your belongings while you look for your next home! Visit our website to learn more about our real estate services. Let’s get started!

Mike MacGuire
Colorado Springs Real Estate Agent
The MacGuire Team
6760 Corporate Dr
Ste 300
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

719-536-4324 or 719-660-6793


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