Bad Design Trends

When preparing your home for sale – it’s important to identify home interior ‘trends’ vs. tried and true home interior styling.  And this is easier said than done.  There are so many popular home improvement TV shows on the air currently that ideas – and not always good ones – can circulate quickly.roomsfullofugly

Of course, buyers want to picture themselves in your home.  Highly personal design touches make that more difficult.  Sure, you may love it! But will your taste in home interior style be appreciated by buyers?  That’s the question. writer Patricia-Ann Tom pens this great article highlighting some of the more risky home trends that can backfire and potentially turn off prospective home buyers.

She outlines bad trends such as boldly painted walls, bold and/or complex wallpaper patterns, lavish or overly flashy light fixtures, the abuse of gold within a  home’s interior, converted bedrooms, carpet and few others.

Her overall theme is to try to remain neutral where it counts in an effort to appeal to the broadest amount of potential buyers.

You can read her complete article at here

If you have any questions about preparing your home for sale, feel free to call or text me at 412-613-4466.  I can also be reached by email at

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Eric McKenna

Accomplished Realtor with Cowden Creek Realty. Creator and Host of The Eric McKenna Project. EMP is Pittsburgh's Talk Show.

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