Virtual staging has revolutionized the real estate industry, giving real estate photographers agents, and home sellers a powerful tool for showcasing listings to potential buyers. 

By adding virtual staging furniture and digitally styling a property, this technology offers a cost-efficient and customizable option for creating stunning interior design options that can catch the eye of a potential buyer. 

While virtual staging options are limitless, there are some popular choices within the industry. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the top 6 most popular interior designs and virtual staging furniture.

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Here are the 6 most popular interior design styles for virtual staging that will ensure you’re staying up-to-date with the current staging trends. 

1. Modern Minimalism

Modern interior design celebrates natural materials and neutral or earthy colors. It’s inspired by the Scandinavian and German minimalist style and the elimination of unnecessary detailing.

Simple, clean, and functional are the hallmarks of modern minimalism, which makes it perfect for virtual staging. 

This design approach avoids cluttered or elaborate details and instead focuses on sleek lines, straight edges, and neutral colors. 

Still to this day, this popular design style continues to inspire contemporary interior designers like Rafael de Cardenas and David Hicks.

Also, minimalism allows potential buyers to see a space’s clean lines and functionality, making it feel more inviting to viewers.

For more information about this design style, check out our blog post on Modern Style Interior Design: What Does Modern Decor Look Like?

2. Mid-Century Modern Design

Mid-century modern design is a retro design style that has made a comeback in recent years. 

This design style emphasizes hardwood floors, tapered legs, and warm colors, which contribute to the cozy and inviting look. 

It centers around minimalism and innovation, using the least amount of materials possible to create stunning virtual staging furniture.

Mid-century furniture and decor are well-designed and innovative objects, with a timeless look. Its design and staging sit very well in contemporary homes and interiors—still feeling fresh and modern today.

Additionally, mid-century modern design is a popular choice for living rooms and bedrooms, as it creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

If you’re wondering if this style is still popular, feel free to visit our blog post on Mid Century Modern Staging: What Is It & Is It Still Trendy?

3. Rustic Charm/Farmhouse

Rustic charm or farmhouse is a popular virtual staging style that celebrates warmth, coziness, and rustic details. 

This approach is perfect for country-style and older homes, where features like exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, and wooden beams are abundant. 

Today, rural aesthetics are mixed with modern comforts to create a stylish, yet cozy look.

By using rustic interior design in virtual staging, buyers can have a better idea of how this space can feel more inviting and cozy.

To learn more about this design style and see some examples, you can visit our article on Farmhouse Interior Design – Top 5 Farmhouse Staging Examples.

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4. Beachy Vibes/Coastal 

Everyone loves the feeling of being by the ocean, and that’s why the beachy vibe is popular in virtual staging. 

Coastal decor features bright colors, and natural elements like driftwood, seashells, wicker, and natural fiber rugs. 

Similar to the Hamptons style, coastal interior design is beach house chic with a vacation feel. The indoors meets the outdoors and you can almost smell the salt-kissed air and feel the crispy sand between your toes.

It can easily create a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere, and give potential buyers, the feel of living in a getaway.

The coastal design style is often used for luxury beach homes, which you can read more about in Coastal Staging For High-End Luxury Beach Homes

5. Industrial Flair

Industrial-style decor incorporates elements like raw or exposed materials like metal pipes or windscreens, and unpolished wood to create a modern, edgy design. 

This cool and gritty style is also characterized by stripped back architectural details such as bare bricks, concrete, and timber. 

Wear and tear is what best describes industrial decor. Roughed-up furniture that feels lived-in, plus salvaged and recycled materials, is classic industrial.

This design approach is often used in apartments, lofts, and condos, where a contemporary look is preferred. 

By using this design style in virtual staging, you can add a hip and trendy feel to a home and attract buyers with a more modern aesthetic.

To learn more about this style, check out our blog post on Is Industrial Style Interior Design Still Popular & How Does It Look?

6. Scandinavian

Scandinavian style emphasizes clean, simple lines, light tones, and minimalism. It’s ideal for spaces that are bright and have a lot of natural light. 

You can often find this in properties that have a lot of wooden elements, exposed brick walls, and natural materials like stone and concrete. 

Scandinavian style is often associated with nature, as the northern landscapes of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark inspire it. 

Further, it emphasizes utility, well well-needed in the harsh, cold Nordic winter climate. It’s all about reducing what is unnecessary and leaving what is essential with the goal of creating a beautiful and cozy space to snuggle up inside.

This style is ideal for buyers who prefer a simple, uncluttered style that emphasizes functionality.

See more examples of the Scandinavian style in What Is Scandinavian Minimalist Interior Design? (Examples Included).

Now that you know the most popular virtual staging designs, let’s take a look at a quick and affordable solution to get your images virtually staged.

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As mentioned, virtual reality simulation has a significant impact on the real estate industry. 

By providing an opportunity to stage properties on a digital platform, virtual staging gives potential buyers a clear and realistic vision of the interior of a home. 

PhotoUp’s virtual staging service is easy to use, affordable, and produces outstanding results. Their highly skilled virtual staging editors can handle any job, big or small.

Their virtual staging services include the following:

  • Photo-realistic staging of empty or outdated rooms
  • Remodeling and repairs
  • Object removal, decluttering, and depersonalizing of rooms
  • Virtual landscaping, including decks and patio furniture 
  • Sky replacements and twilight effects
  • Grass greening 
  • And more!

Additionally, the design styles mentioned in this blog post are popular approaches that can help buyers experience an interior design style that suits their tastes and preferences. 

And PhotoUp’s virtual staging library has all of these and more, including the following styles:

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These design styles are extremely popular with today’s buyers.

How to Get Started

Getting started with PhotoUp’s virtual staging service is super easy!

Here’s the process in short:

1. Sign up for a free PhotoUp account and upload your photos
2. Select from our library of design styles and furnishings
3. We send you proofs for approval and download in 24 to 48 hours

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For more information, you can visit our blog post on how to virtually stage a room in less than 5 minutes or watch this virtual staging demo:

As simple as that!

So, what are you waiting for?

Sign up for a free PhotoUp account and let our expert virtual staging designers help you create amazing interior designs and impress your clients!

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Stina Pettersson

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Stina is an entrepreneur, digital marketer, and professional blogger who's passionate about real estate photo editing, being outdoors with her pup, and sweaty gym sessions. She loves the written word and has been writing for publications like Forbes and Thrive Global. Originally from Sweden, she's called South Florida her home since 2013.

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