Our Top Tips and Tricks for Staging a Bedroom to Perfection
According to a 2019 report by the National Association of Realtors, staging the master bedroom is the second-most important space for buyers behind the living room, according to a report by the National Association of Realtors. When staged correctly, a bedroom should look and feel like a relaxing and peaceful escape from the busy world around us.
Whether you're placing your home up for sale or just want a bedroom that will instantly take you from 0 to zen, we've got the guide for you. Please keep reading for our tips and tricks for staging a bedroom to perfection!
Pay Extra Attention to Your Bed
When choosing a bed size, opt for the largest size that won't throw off the scale of your room. There should be enough space to fit a nightstand on each side of the bed. According to one of the most essential Feng Sui tenets, be sure your bed faces the doorway and can be seen right away when entering the room.
Now, what about your bedding? Most people don't know that bedding can make or break your bedroom. The bed is the focal point of a bedroom, so play it up and make it look as inviting as possible.
Stick with neutrals and go for a luxe mattress, fluffy comforters, and duvets. The right bedding can give your entire room a relaxing and luxurious feel.
Also, never place your mattress on the floor when staging a bedroom. While some people may see this look as "boho." A mattress on the floor can make the space feel like a college dorm room, which is a massive turn-off to home buyers.
Don't Have a Headboard? Add One!
A bed without a headboard will make a room look and feel unbalanced. A headboard is a simple addition to a room that grounds and anchors the entire space together.
If budget is an issue, check out local thrift stores or garage sales. These places often have headboards that you can quickly spruce up with a fresh coat of paint!
Keep Everything Gender Neutral
This rule not only applies to the bedroom but to the entire home as well. When staging a bedroom, it's crucial that everything is in a gender-neutral palette. Especially if it's on the market. When it comes to neutral colors, our top picks are whites, grays, light blues, and earth tones.
After all, a bedroom is the most personal space in a home. So, if you want to appeal to all buyers, it's best to keep everything as gender-neutral as possible. The goal of bedroom staging is to create an elegant space that both men and women can appreciate.
Add Some Texture
A great way to add in a touch of texture is by adding a rug. Try adding a flat Turkish rug or cowhide to give your room a modern look.
Rugs are also an excellent way to fill up dull floor space without taking space away. Fun textured pillows are also a must for staging a master bedroom or staging a guest bedroom.
Go Easy on the Nightstand Decor
Stick with one or two small accessories on the nightstands and keep it as minimal as possible. Choose quality over quantity and go for luxe-looking light fixtures. Pop on a small stack of books, a plant, and maybe candles and/or flowers.
Add a Touch of Greenery
Adding a touch of greenery is an absolute must when staging a bedroom. Whether you opt for a small plant on the bedside table or a fig tree in the corner, this tip makes the room more inviting.
A touch of green also pops nicely in a neutral room and adds freshness. Go for a plant variety that is almost impossible to kill, and you're all set. We also recommend ditching the freshly cut flowers when you stage a bedroom.
Freshly cut flowers die pretty quickly, and their vase water starts smelling bad after a few days if not replaced. It's also important to note that some of your potential buyers may have allergies.
A dark room can look dreary and uninviting. When staging a bedroom, be sure to maximize your bedroom's natural light by opening all windows, curtains, and blinds.
Another one of our favorite bedroom staging tips is placing a mirror on the opposite wall to reflect the light coming into that room. The reflected and bouncing light creates a more spacious feeling.
If you have room in your budget, opt for recessed lighting in a bedroom. A dimmer switch adds moonlighting and ambiance.
Declutter Like Crazy
Less is always more, especially when selling and staging your home. When staging a bedroom, remove all personal items from nightstands and keep them out of sight. Personal photos and laundry baskets are great examples of things potential buyers shouldn't see.
When buyers are viewing a home, they are essentially trying to envision making that home their own. It won't be easy to do so when you have your workout gear and family photos around the house.
Clutter will only serve to distract from their vision, so keep it all out of sight. We recommend using under-the-bed storage containers to hide the personal items you use daily.
Staging a Bedroom: Our Tips and Tricks for Perfection
When staged correctly, a bedroom should look and feel like a relaxing and peaceful escape from the busy world around us. After all, the master bedroom is the second-most important space for buyers behind the living room, according to a report by the National Association of Realtors.
If you're placing your home up for sale or just want a bedroom that will instantly take you from 0 to zen, we hope you found our guide on staging a bedroom helpful! If you enjoyed this article, be sure to check out more from our blog!