Should you follow this latest Springtime trend?

Selling your Coachella Valley home – should you follow this latest Springtime trend?


According to Realty Times, the “in” thing this Spring is to cover one wall (or ceiling) with big, bold, floral print wallpaper.

The new wallpaper has little in common with the small, tight, floral print wallpaper you may remember from your Grandmother’s or Great-grandmother’s house. These flowers are BIG. Think 12” to 24” across – or even larger. Perhaps the size is why floral prints are no longer considered “fussy” or feminine?

Many of the new wallpapers display light or colorful flowers against a dark background, making the flowers pop out. The papered wall becomes the focus of the room, much like a wall-to-wall mural.

You may love the look, but should you go for it if you plan to sell yourCoachella Valley home this season?

I’d say no. Not everyone will love it, and my guess is that more than a few will actively dislike it. Although using wallpaper in a peel-and-stick application means it will be easy to remove, first impressions count and some may reject your home without seeing beyond the flowers.

Instead of buying wallpaper, try using the big, bold flowers on draperies, upholstery, area rugs, shower curtains, art, and of course, floral arrangements. The advantage is that you will take these items with you to your next home. And… if you still love the look you can wallpaper that new home to your heart’s delight.

Not sure what improvements you should make before you offer your home for sale? Call me. I’ll be glad to tell you what’s pleasing today’s buyers.

Buying or selling, consider me to help you make your dreams a reality.

Contact Mark Langenwalter for your Coachella Valley Real Estate needs. I can make your Palm Desert, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage, and Indian Wells dream home desires come true! Call Mark at (760) 413-9236.