Home Staging Bedrooms: Decorating Tips That Captivate Buyers
A properly staged bedroom can sell a home. This feature is one of the top priorities for buyers – making a good presentation can improve your chance of selling!
After curb appeal and kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms are the top selling features of a home. Why? This room needs to be the buyer’s personal oasis from day-to-day life. Whether it’s for parents of young children, a single professional or a retired couple, bedrooms are where they’ll go to unwind. If the bedroom doesn’t suit them, the sale is off!
So how do stagers help homeowners create bedrooms that feel like stepping into a luxury hotel? What tricks can make a small bedroom look bigger, a dark bedroom more inviting and a boring bedroom more stylish?
Creating a Stylish Bedroom
First, if the bed is old, consider buying a new one. You can get next day beds online, at very low cost. Bedrooms need to appeal to a wide audience, so it is not a good idea to use bold colours or designs that are overly personal. Home stagers downplay current owner’s decor with neutral linens and restful artwork that is not too individual or possibly offensive to buyers.
Light-toned bedding, along with a throw blanket and throw pillows in a coordinating accent colour, can add just the right amount of style to a room without overpowering it. Stronger colours can be used in accents and often create better photographs and more memorable bedrooms for buyers.
Adding some ‘luxury’ touches like a few candles, fresh flowers by the bed, a simple tray with coffee cups or a book will give buyers the right feel – a place where they can unwind and relax. Exactly the place to call home!
Making the Room Spacious
Small homes and condos have their charm but often lack a large bedroom. If you’re short on space, you can make several adjustments to your furniture arrangement to open up your room.
First, consider removing extra dressers. As long as there is a closet, the buyer will not readily notice the absence of a dresser. This can quickly open up valuable floor space, even though it means storing some clothing in another location or packing it away.
Use smaller side tables and remove all clutter from the tops of remaining dressers, armoires and tables. Clutter makes spaces look smaller and crowded, so computers, laundry and paperwork should also be moved or packed away.
Light, Bright and Airy!
Keeping the room light will appeal to busy home buyers who want a great start to their day. Heavy blinds or drapes should be removed where possible; opened for showings where it’s not.
A mid- to light tone paint colour will keep the room cosy but bright. Sandy shades or warm yellows work well. Blues or greys should be avoided as they may seem depressing to certain buyers.
Proper lighting is crucial. The right size lamps beside the bed are better than relying on overhead lighting alone which can be too direct and harsh. Lamps provide more comfortable lighting and add to the overall brightness and cosiness of the room. Lamps should be kept on during showings for the best presentation.