Home Decor Trends to Try in Your Burlingame Home For Sale

January 14, 2022

Burlingame has the ambiance and community of a coastal small town, while also offering residents the convenience, accessibility, and economy of the San Francisco Bay Area. Burlingame is located just south of San Francisco, and just north of Silicon Valley—making it a perfect place to commute in either direction. Its neighbors are hubs for education, innovation, and technological investment, and there are high-paying jobs on all sides. It’s immediately adjacent to San Francisco International Airport, features luxury waterfront real estate on the San Francisco Bay, and provides quick access to California’s Pacific coast.

If you own Burlingame real estate, you know that the seasons are mellow and the sun is out most of the year. However, fall is still a great time to take stock of the condition of your Burlingame home and to prepare it for the mild Californian winter. This includes getting ready for hosting guests over the holidays and taking stock of the functionality and home decor trends you’ve chosen for the space.

Decorating and listing your home

If you’re planning to sell in the near future, it’s worth considering a number of popular decor ideas for both the interior and exterior of your home. Depending on your personal tastes, budget, and the amount of time you can devote to these projects while still living in the house, you can significantly increase the sale price of your Burlingame home.

Pick projects that will help increase the return on investment (ROI) of your property. These projects can range from painting the interior of your home in a warm, relaxing color, hanging mirrors to make each room feel larger, or turning a room into a dedicated home office. New furniture for the living room and trendy, eco-friendly appliances for the kitchen will also make your home more livable, and more desirable on the market. For any new projects, take before and after photographs, and keep any receipts and other documentation.

When it comes time to list your Burlingame home for sale, you’ll need to declutter and depersonalize your space. With this in mind, pick trends and projects that will not only have high ROI, but will also be attractive to a wide range of potential buyers.

Paint the front door

Many Burlingame homeowners concentrate exclusively on the interior of their home and forget that when it comes time to sell your home, the exterior is what makes the first impression with potential buyers.

Paint your front door in a warm, welcoming color that will pleasantly contrast with the home’s exterior color palette and landscaping. This is an easy, inexpensive project that will immediately heighten the curb appeal of your home and make an impression on buyers. While you’re at it, consider replacing dated porch lights with something new and bright, and that blends well with your new front door.

Kitchen upgrades

You spend a significant amount of time in your kitchen, so this is the best room to begin your decor upgrades. Not only will you enjoy the look and convenience of a new kitchen, but it will absolutely make your home more valuable and attractive when it’s time to sell. Statistics show that buyers often make a beeline to the kitchen when viewing a potential home.

Popular upgrades in the kitchen include modern, energy-saving appliances in finishes like stainless-steel or matte black. Not only do they look awesome, but Energy Star appliances will also save you (and your future homebuyer) money on the monthly power bill, which any Californian can appreciate.

Another way to update your kitchen without spending thousands of dollars is to repaint cabinet doors and replace the hardware with new pulls and knobs. Polished brass or nickel are popular finishes. You can even remove a cabinet door or two and use the open space to display dishes.

Finally, consider having a nice hardwood floor installed. This upgrade has been proven to return the most on ROI and is another feature homebuyers are looking for when buying a Burlingame home.

Home office

Consider converting an entire room to a dedicated full-time home office. This makes more sense every day as many companies have adopted a hybrid work model for tech employees, where they can work part of the week from home.

Having a full-time home office definitely beats working on a laptop on the coffee table in the living room or on the kitchen counter. An office upgrade includes a desk with plenty of room to work, a comfortable chair, and bright, task-oriented lighting. Some popular paint suggestions from interior designers include warm white, blue-green, earthy green, or even yellow.

Vintage furnishings

For a great look through every season, interior designers suggest choosing furnishings that make your Burlingame home feel warmer and more personal. To that end, consider adding vintage furnishings and decor—which is often more affordable for homebuyers than buying new. This can include stylishly-distressed couches, chairs, and credenzas from the 1950s and 1960s—whether they’re originals or reproductions.

Other popular vintage decor includes vases, glassware, mirrors, and other wall hangings. These touches evoke the sentiments of a beloved home and can do a lot to make your home feel inviting to guests and potential buyers.

Listing your Burlingame home for sale? 

If you’re interested in selling your home, you can trust experienced San Francisco real estate agent Vi Pavlicevich to help you through every step of the process. Vi’s expertise in the Bay Area real estate market will ensure that you get the best market insights, customer service, and value while selling your Burlingame home.


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