The bedrooms are the most personal room in the house, making it one of the most important rooms to stage when going to market. Potential buyers walking into a bedroom should be met with a relaxing space, somewhere they can imagine shedding their worries at the end of the day. When staging a bedroom, the aim is to create an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity.
The first step, as with staging any room, is cleaning.
Vacuum the carpets and rugs, mop any tile or hardwood floor and dust down all surfaces. As well as looking clean and tidy, you’ll be removing anything that might cause unpleasant smells. Clean the windows inside and out and make sure your curtains are drawn and dusted. The more natural light your bedroom has, the more open and spacious the room will feel.
The next thing is to declutter and remove all personal items.
You don’t want to be left with an empty room, but the more you can get rid of the better. Leaving a few items on the bedside table such as a lamp or book can be all you need to add that homely feeling. Take out any large items like wardrobes or pet bedding that are taking up space and store them out of the way.
You don’t need to dress up the room with fancy paintings. One or two simple pieces of art can help add all the colour and life necessary. Remove any family photos and knick-knacks that you’ve been collecting over time and put them in storage. You want your potential buyers to walk in and feel as if they’ve entered a luxury hotel suite that’s been kept in pristine condition.
The focal point of the room should be the bed, so make sure it looks immaculate.
Fresh clean linen is a must and sticking to neutral tones will ensure that your house appeals to most people. Putting a few throw cushions on top is a great way to add a bit of colour and texture, or place a blanket at the end of the bed. If you don’t have a headboard, get one. It helps balance the room and is a simple addition that creates a coordinated space.