As a generation that values minimalism, sustainability, the outdoors, and self-care, millennials often have a particular idea of what they like in a home. Millennials were born between 1981-1996, which is a broad range, but Edmonton home staging can help you appeal directly to millennials! You can create a home that looks beautiful in listing photos and shows wonderfully during your in-person viewings. Realty Unleashed offers free Edmonton home staging and free Calgary home staging to all of our clients. But, if you’re not in Edmonton or Calgary and want to stage your home, we are touching on some practical tips on how you can make your home attractive to millennials through home staging!
Embrace a minimalist design.
Embracing a minimalist design is an excellent way to stage your home to appeal to millennials. This generation often values simplicity and neutral decor styles. Whether or not you sell for a target millennial buyer, Edmonton home staging always begins with decluttering. So, start by decluttering and organizing each room and opting for a neutral colour palette. Choose furniture that is simple yet functional, and avoid overly elaborate styles. Using natural textures like wood or linen adds both warmth and dimension to a room, perfect for minimalist design. Creating a clean, simple look will make the home more spacious and open, particularly appealing to millennials, who are sometimes drawn to a more minimalist lifestyle.
Prioritize your outdoor space.
Regardless of what generation you are home to appeal to, most people love hosting a bonfire, a BBQ, or just relaxing in the backyard, especially here in Edmonton; our summer months are so short we want to capitalize on them! Highlighting the outdoor space is another great way to stage your home. Create a comfortable seating area, such as a patio or deck, adding some greenery or a garden to the outdoor space. Buyers viewing your home will always enjoy things like a fire pit or a hammock. If your home has a beautiful view, highlight it by arranging furniture to take advantage of the view or by adding plants to frame it. By creating an inviting outdoor space, the home will feel larger and provide an additional area of relaxation and comfort, which goes a long way with Edmonton home staging and millennials.
Showcase any sustainable or eco-friendly features.
Millennials value eco-friendly living and often seek out homes that incorporate sustainable features. If your appliances are energy-efficient, draw attention to them by placing a kettle on the stove or putting organic laundry detergent near your washing machine; invite people to look at those appliances with a sharper eye. You can also swap out regular light bulbs for LED bulbs, as anyone who values energy-saving features will notice those things that may seem minor or unimportant! If your shower has a low-flow showerhead, consider adding some eucalyptus to draw attention to it; millennials love anything that includes greenery, so this is just a bonus. Here is a great DIY tutorial on how to make eucalyptus shower bundles!
Plants, plants, plants!
Plants are an excellent prop to use when staging your home to sell to millennials for several reasons. First, this generation often values sustainability and eco-friendliness, which we mentioned above, and having plants in the house can be a simple way to add a natural element and make the space feel more eco-friendly. Also, plants can be used to create a relaxing, inviting atmosphere, which can be especially appealing to millennials who often prioritize self-care and wellness. The added bonus of using plants in Edmonton home staging is that they effortlessly add colour and texture to a room and can be used to highlight specific areas or features of a space. Incorporating any greenery into home staging can be an affordable and easy way to elevate your home.
Realty Unleashed offers free Edmonton home staging!
If you are in the market for an Edmonton REALTOR® and want to stage your home, we have good news: we stage your home for free. We offer this service at no extra charge because we have seen the success of Edmonton home staging time and time again. You can read more about our listing services here! Please fill out the form below to reach out to our team, and we will get back to you soon.