Home Staging Secrets: Keep It Gender-Neutral!

By Cathy Hobbs
Cathy Hobbs
Cathy Hobbs
5-time Emmy award winning television personality Cathy Hobbs (ASID) is the founder and creator of Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes™. Cathy currently hosts her own self-branded design television series, Design Recipes, airing on the top rated “PIX Morning News” on WPIX-TV in New York City. Cathy was a finalist on Season 6 of HGTV's Hit Reality Series "DESIGN STAR and most recently served for a year as the green expert for “The Life Improvement Squad” a national campaign with IKEA and O Magazine.
May 7, 2014 Updated: April 23, 2016

If you’re staging your home to sell, the primary purpose should of course be to appeal to the maximum amount of buyers! The best way to do this is to keep everything as neutral as possible. Neutral doesn’t have to be synonymous with “boring.” You can still keep your home stylish and attractive, but it should appeal to both men and women. Have a bright pink bedspread? Time to switch it out!

A safe bet is to focus on colors such as beige, brown, gray, and even some muted greens and blues. The master bedroom is particularly important to keep neutral.

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Photo Credit: Cathy Hobbs. Designed by Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes

It’s also important to think about the color of the walls – do you have a brightly colored accent wall? It may be time to repaint. It doesn’t have to be a stark white, but keeping it neutral and understated will really let your home shine. Try one of these great Mythic Paint hues:

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From Left: Cathy’s Bremen Gray, Cathy’s Loghan Blonde, Genna Joy

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Cathy Hobbs
5-time Emmy award winning television personality Cathy Hobbs (ASID) is the founder and creator of Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes™. Cathy currently hosts her own self-branded design television series, Design Recipes, airing on the top rated “PIX Morning News” on WPIX-TV in New York City. Cathy was a finalist on Season 6 of HGTV's Hit Reality Series "DESIGN STAR and most recently served for a year as the green expert for “The Life Improvement Squad” a national campaign with IKEA and O Magazine.