When it comes to making your space livable for other potential buyers – home staging is where you start and finish – if we are being honest. It is a process which allows the buyer to feel at home even before they move in. The goal is to create an atmosphere that will help them imagine their life there. If done right, you won’t have any trouble selling.
The central role, you wonder? Well, the central role belongs to the bedroom. Since so much depends on it, here are a few tips to help you master bedroom staging.
Focal Point Reminder – The Bed
It doesn’t matter whether you keep the bed you have or decide to go for a new one – give it the special time it deserves. Since the bed will attract most of the buyer’s attention, make sure it faces the door (if possible), and that it is one of the first things that catches the eye.
Stay focused and remember, one of the most important principles of bedroom staging is to create a wholesome room that will make for a homey and peaceful feeling. It is the bedroom, after all—the place where people go to retreat from the day and rest.
With the bed comes the bedding. Layers, patterns, and design can make or break a deal. Neutral is usually the safest choice for bedding color, but you can mix it up a little bit for the details. Big pillows and fluffy comforters can create an inviting atmosphere. This will surely make a positive impact on the buyer.
Keep it Fresh, Clean, and Minimal
Too many items scattered around can pose a distraction, whereas clean and minimal details can create a welcoming space that buyers will surely find attractive and “livable.” Clean floors, sheets, décor, and walls are a must when bedroom staging and fresh smell too. Don’t be afraid to add an air freshener to the whole image. It will provoke all senses, for sure. People usually react positively to subtle, fresh scents, as opposed to smelly, full trash bins. Who wouldn’t?
Besides all that, when you use décor, be careful not to overdo it. You can’t miss by keeping it minimal. If the potential buyers do like décor, they will see the space as a “blank canvas” – a place where they can create their own memories and add whatever they see fit. Your task would be to provide an initial perspective – the rest is up to them. All in all, crowded rooms leave little to no room for inspiration.
Light Creates Space and a Homey Feeling
Rarely who enjoys and finds peace in a dark, gloomy bedroom. In order to avoid this scenario for your space – let natural light in. As much as possible. Natural light will make the room appear more spacious, clean and definitely accent the best parts of it.
One detail that often gets overlooked is the cleanliness of the windows. Please make sure they are squeaky clean since they pose such a great source of light. If you showcase your home at nighttime, make sure that all lights are turned on. You don’t want buyers stumbling around looking for switches. Even closet lamps should be on as well.
Nightstands Work Miracles Too
When bedroom staging – besides the bed, nightstands have an important role too. Believe it or not, they need their own staging process. As mentioned above, minimalism goes a long way. Well, this stands true for nightstands too. You can go for small light fixtures or creative (still minimal-looking) lamps and some books. Additionally, candles and small plants can be an ideal solution for this part of the room, or you can decide on souvenirs or details that match the bedding. Whatever you choose, double-check to see if you added too much or too little.
Out of all this, one thing is certain. Bedroom staging doesn’t have to be an expensive endeavor—just a smart one. Create a wholesome image and an idea of what the space should look like, plan in advance what you can and should change or improve, and go for it. The main point of this whole process is to make the room, and your entire home, welcoming and warm, creating an atmosphere that makes potential buyers inspired and impressed.