REVEALED: This Interior Design Style will Increase your Home’s Value by £340K!

  • A Scandinavian styled home can add £340,224 to your house’s value!
  • In second place is Farmhouse décor, houses with this style are valued at £289,543 more than the UK average
  • Interestingly, homes with Gothic-style interior add over £114,141 to their value
  • Having a trendy, celebrity-favoured Minimalist style adds an average of £220,594 to your home 

Following the gradual reopening of the housing market, Bankrate.com were eager to help people add some value to their home before selling! They 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* – so if you’re thinking of redecorating, this is the style you should go for.

After analysing hundreds of house prices in England, Bankrate.com found that Scandinavian styled homes are valued at £340,224 more than the average UK house!

It seems that IKEA’s influence on Britain is no understatement as the Scandinavian décor style comes out on top!

The average price listed is £572,079; that’s £340,224 higher than the current average UK house price (£231,855).

In second place is farmhouse – at an average of £521,398 on Zoopla, it is £289,543 more than the average.

Rustic interior décor claims third place with an average of £516,952 – £285,097 above the country’s average. It’s true to say that a no-fuss aesthetic can showcase not only a natural and subdued atmosphere but also a hefty 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.

Kim and Kanye will also be happy to know their interior décor adds value to their home. Minimalist-style homes are listed at an average value of £452,449 – a rise of £220,594.

Here’s a run-down of how much each interior style could add to your house’s value:

  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

Other Interior Design Styles of Interest

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

Interestingly, the increasing influence of Asia in the West (think 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 – £97,935 above the UK’s average.

Methodology

*Bankrate entered the ten biggest interior design styles into the keyword section of Zoopla’s property search and calculated the average prices for houses in England containing each interior décor, ranking them from the most valuable to the least as of May 2020.

According to Land Registry’s House Price Index (HPI) and correct as of March 2020, the average house price in the UK is £231,855.

Cover photo by Alexandra Gorn on Unsplash

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