This Is The Décor Style You Need To Increase The Value Of Your Home

Scandinavian design isn't just a design trend, it turns out it's a savvy investment too...

For the last few years now, Scandinavian design trends and décor have informed our interiors choices and had a huge influence on our home aesthetic. But did you know that Scandi design can actually increase the value of your home by a substantial amount?

Get the look: These are Loft Suspension pendant lights by Il Fanale. The table and chairs were bought from Heerenhuis Manufactuur in Belgium.

Following the gradual reopening of the housing market, Bankrate.com/uk analysed 10 of the most popular décor designs and hundreds of house prices on Zoopla to determine which interior design style adds the most value to your home.

It emerged that Scandinavian-styled homes were valued at £340,224 more than the average UK house.

Get the look: Amara has a range of cube footstools. This is Blu Dot’s Free Range coffee table in Marble from Heal’s.

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So, if you’re thinking of redecorating, you may want to consider a Scandi design approach for a savvy design refresh.

Get the look Bloomingville wall-mounted desk, Bodie & Fou. Wall, Down Pipe Estate Eggshell, Farrow & Ball. Lantern vase, Jonathan Adler. Hector wall light, Original BTC. Switches, Forbes & Lomax. Caribou chair, Ochre. Cushion Kirsten Hecktermann.

Think neural hues, clean lines, a focus on functionality and simplicity, and natural materials, like blond wood, hemp, jute and rattan, to create an organic space.

Get the look: Find a similar bench at Pinch. Similar rug, Moroso, similar vintage mirrors, Kiki Design.

Scandinavian decor, while minimal, is also known to be cosy, so add wool blankets, stylish rugs in muted colours, linen bedding and luxurious no-fuss candles.

Get the look: These are Oscar sofas by Matthew Hilton for SCPThe Conran Shop has a classic Butterfly chair. The reindeer rug at Heal’s is similar.

Not a Scandi-chic fan? In second place is farmhouse décor – at an average of £521,398 on Zoopla, it is £289,543 more than the average house price.

Rustic interior décor claims third place with an average of £516,952, which is £285,097 above the country’s average. It appears that a no-fuss aesthetic can showcase not only a natural and subdued atmosphere but also rewarding increase in value.

In third, fourth and fifth place are bohemian, vintage and contemporary, with average house prices of £515,674, £505,828 and £501,147 respectively – that’s a rise of £283,819, £273,973 and £269,292 above the UK’s average.

Minimalist-style homes, meanwhile, are listed at an average value of £452,449, a rise of £220,594.

Get the look The built-in wardrobe is by Evoke. This is the Kanik side table by Trunk. The duvet cover and blanket are from The Conran Shop. The pink sheet and pillowcases are by Caravane.

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See the top 10 interior design styles that could add to your house’s value below:

1. Scandinavian – +£340,224
2. Farmhouse – +£289,543
3. Rustic – +£285,097
4. Bohemian – +£283,819
5. Vintage – +£273,973
6. Contemporary – +£269,292
7. Mid-century modern – +£238,539
8. Minimalist – +£220,594
9. Industrial – +£165,079
10. Traditional-+£115,243

Bankrate also looked at less popular décor styles and found that a home with Gothic interiors can pay off handsomely too, with an added value of £114,141.

Photo by James Merrell. Get the look: The Murano glass Sputnik pendant and reproduction turtle shells are from Pure White Lines. The walls are painted in Downpipe estate emulsion by Farrow & Ball.

Interestingly, the increasing influence of Asia in the West (K-pop and cherry blossom trees) can also translate to interior design, as houses with ‘Japanese’ styles are selling for an average of £329,790, which is £97,935 above the UK’s average.

All photography by Paul Massey except the final staircase image.

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