Your bedroom is your oasis that you retreat to after a long day. It should be a nice space that is neat and orderly. A bedroom is an important room when it comes to a potential buyer. Apartment Therapy explains that a properly staged room highlights the most attractive aspects of a space, while a poorly staged room can do the opposite. Here are some tips from experts in the home staging industry.
Clear Out the Clutter
This should be your first step. In a home stagers eyes clutter is a sin. An ottoman at the foot of the bed is a great way to store extra sheets, throws and pillows. “In a lot of [primary bedrooms] there’s a place to sit, and if a bedroom has a side chair, we like to use a storage ottoman as a footstool or use a large basket next to the chair,” Carol Smith, the founder of Creative Home Stagers says. “In that you can pile pillows or throws.”
“To help you organize your bedroom spaces for a tidier look and feel, you can start by storing away any non-decorative items and clutter,” says Trish Anne Van Vliet-Banning the lead in-house staging professional of Stucco, a virtual staging an online interior design company. “Make sure you hide those unsightly cords,” she explains. “They do not add any appeal.”
Eliminate Pieces, Rather Than Add Them
A neat room is often a room with a minimalist design in mind. “I believe that less is more, so when I am doing a staging, putting things in a specific space is what makes things tidy,” says Dr. Sylvia Gholston, the franchise owner of Showhomes of Cobb in Cobb County, Georgia. “Too much furniture makes a place look small and cluttered.”
Tone Down the Color
When it comes to stage, loud and noisy colors are not the way to go. A nice light bright color is a good option. Add white or light neutral colored bedding, with small pops of color to add interest and harmony,” Van Vliet-Banning says. Greenery is a great way to add color to a space.