Mountain homes have a long history of rough hand-hewn beams and logs with a rustic flare and old western style decoration. They are built to withstand extreme elements and last hundreds of years. While the timeless exteriors remain, the interior design fades in and out as new technology and trends appear. An interior makeover can add value to the home in many different ways. Updated homes have a greater value for buyers and sellers alike. There are numerous ways to update mountain home decorations. Following interior design trends is a surefire way to make sure your modern mountain home stays up to date.
A trend we all thought was over is back and taking over interior design. Instead of painting, wallpaper can create a beautiful and fun feature wall. Spice up any room in your house with this modern mountain home decoration. Floral patterns are trending this year along with symmetrical wallpaper. Visit Graham Brown’s Interior Design webpage for more information on this year’s most popular wallpaper. While creating a feature wall with a bold wallpaper will generate creative interest from the buyers, this trend needs to be carefully chosen to fit the style of the home to not deter potential buyers.
Reclaimed wood has been very popular for indoor and outdoor mountain home decoration. Barnwood has a sentimental and historic quality that brings character to a mountain home. Not only does it provide a decorative element, but also incorporates the surrounding land to really integrate the home and the land together. Reclaimed wood can be rough cut or smooth depending on the look and feel of the home. This trend is thought to be a very rustic and old look, but it can be updated and modernized to bring an upscale mountain home to the next level.
A Fresh Kitchen
Kitchens are one of the most important rooms in a home. A beautifully updated kitchen has the ability to sell a home. Each element needs to match the character and keep the interior design elements flowing throughout the house. Cabinets may not need to be replaced if they are not very old, so painted cabinets can give a fresh and clean look to the whole kitchen. In addition, there are other options, like refacing the cabinets to modernize the look without a huge renovation. If you do choose to replace cabinets, there are many new trends that incorporate different types of wood, colors, and open shelving options to ensure the kitchen is up to date with the hottest trends.
The backsplash is a very important element in a kitchen. This is the extra wow factor that most buyers will notice right away. There are many colors, patterns, and textures that you can play with to create a backsplash that pops and accentuates the rest of the kitchen. Trendy patterns include fish scale, herringbone, and subway tiles.
Countertops can be a deal breaker for potential buyers. Granite countertops have been at the top of the must-have list for years. Now that manufacturers are able to get different materials, there are many other choices to update countertops. You can pick from quartz, concrete, stone, butcher block, marble, stainless steel, and many others.
Quartz has quickly made its way to the top of the high-end mountain home design. To make a jaw-dropping statement for guests and prospect buyers alike, add the waterfall effect to a kitchen island or end cabinet. The waterfall effect creates a beautiful seamless end cap for your cabinets flowing from the floor to the counter. It will certainly create a unique masterpiece to match an upscale mountain modern design.
Along with updating countertops, an updated sink is the icing on the cake. Older sinks can look very dirty and ruin the space. Many designers have ditched the stainless steel and white sinks as more materials enter the marketplace. Different choices include copper, cast iron, natural stone, composite granite, and many others. Trough sinks fit very well with the mountain modern style. They are functional for entertaining purposes and deep enough for washing dishes. Other options include the farmhouse style, under mount, top mount, and double bowl. Updating the sink is an easy way to create a fresh and clean space with minimal effort.
The Colorado Picture Frame
Colorado enjoys an average of 300 days of sunshine every year. Modern mountain homes are designed to incorporate fabulous the scenery by using as many windows as possible. A large wall of windows keeps the views of the mountains as clean and clear as possible.
Window treatments add privacy and protection if the home is empty for extended periods of time. The sun can fade furniture, wood floors, and carpets, which will need to be replaced eventually. Blinds will protect your mountain home decorations from the harmful rays during the day when you are away. Many mountain homes have automatic blinds installed for fast and convenient use. As a rental property or a full-time home, window treatments is an investment that won’t go out of style.
While many people are upgrading to larger windows and interior garage doors, they overlook creative indoor light elements that are now available. Lighting can add an extra pop of color and bling to any room. A small chandelier or a unique lamp can change a room to feel more elegant and keep the flow of the interior design elements.
Outdoor Fire Features
Mountain homes are uniquely surrounded by trees, foliage, and breathtaking views. Colorado is beautiful during all seasons. This is why buyers cherish outdoor spaces. Mountain living is all about bringing the outdoors in and incorporating the beauty of the landscape. Creating an outdoor living room will paint a picture for buyers where they can enjoy the outdoors without leaving their home. Having extra space to entertain will appeal to buyers who are looking for that extra wow factor.
Adding an outdoor gas fireplace is a simple, yet elegant and fun way to create an outdoor living space. Also, using colored glass rocks give a nice pop of color in the daytime and a vibrant reflection at night. This is one of the hottest trends to add value to your backyard.
A Lasting Impression
Creating a contemporary ski chalet can be done by updating the interior design to match modern mountain home trends. Not only do upgrades add value to a home, but they leave a lasting impression on everyone who steps foot in the home.
Which upgrades could add the most value to your home? Contact us for more information on what buyers are looking for.
By Coldwell Banker