Staging does not only help your home sell for more money, it always helps it sell faster. According to a study by the Real Estate Staging Association, staged homes spend 90% less time on the market. While many realtors will advise that you hire a professional stager, there are some tips to stage your house by yourself. Aside from the kitchen, the master bedroom is one of the most important rooms when it comes to selling a home. Below are some tips for staging your master bedroom to get your home sold quickly.
Clean your Room
This may seem like a given, but you’ll want to clean your bedroom so that it looks brand new. Do more than just a quick wipe-down and vacuum. Wipe down baseboards, walls, windows, blinds, etc. to get rid of any dust or dirt. Vacuum the carpet and curtains. Replace any old bedding and flat pillows and make sure they’re all clean. Open up blinds and curtains to make sure there’s plenty of natural lighting.
When it comes to selling your home, you don’t want it to look like you live there. In order to do that, you want to get rid of as much as possible. Keeping items to a minimum allows buyers to imagine themselves in your home and helps make your house appear larger. It’s recommended that you put many of your belongings in a storage unit short-term to keep your home clutter-free.
Focus on the Bed
Potential homebuyers want a space that accommodates a large bed, so if your master bedroom does not have one, consider temporarily swapping one in. If your master bedroom isn’t large enough for a big bed, stick to a small one that makes the space feel large. To make the bed appealing, stick to a neutral-colored comforter with a few decorative pillows. Layer the bed to make it appear larger and comfier. Make sure the bed faces the doorway and can be seen immediately when entering the room.
Get Rid of Dressers
Bulky dressers make your bedroom look smaller and are often an eyesore. Buyers can get the picture of the bedroom without a bulky dresser taking up space. In fact, the lack of a dresser highlights the closet size and will make the entire bedroom appear bigger. Win-win.
Homebuyers want to be able to imagine themselves in your space, and bold colors can make this difficult. Give your master bedroom a coat of fresh, neutral paint. You can bring in color with accents such as throw pillows and small decorations. Even your art should be neutral. Look into temporarily replacing your artwork with a large, abstract mural instead.
An ideal master bedroom has plenty of natural light. To make your bedroom appear brighter, clean the windows and open the blinds and curtains. Place mirrors opposite windows to reflect more light into the room. Replace any burnt-out lightbulbs and consider using daytime lightbulbs when showing your home or taking pictures, as they mimic natural lighting.
Indoor plants make any space feel more inviting and bring a huge pop of color to any neutral space. Add either a small plant on a nightstand or a nonintrusive plant in the corner of the room to add some life.
If you have a smaller master bedroom, there are a few tricks to make it appear bigger. First off, remove any bulky furniture. This includes dressers, nightstands, vanities, etc. Next, add a mirror or two to add depth to the space. Make sure there is ample lighting, as shadows can make your space appear even smaller. Make sure your curtains are floor-length, as this can make the room appear taller. Choppy curtains can give your walls a stunted look.
That’s it! By following these tips for staging a bedroom, buyers are guaranteed to fall in love with your home. For more great tips on selling your home, moving, and much more, make sure to sign up for our once-monthly blog newsletter!