The master bedroom is one of the most important rooms in any house. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways that you can dress up a room to attract prospective buyers. Furthermore, the bedroom is one of the least expensive rooms to improve, while giving you one of the biggest returns on your investment. Here are some home staging tips for your master bedroom that are sure to get some attention.
1. Don’t Empty the Bedroom
In your haste to stage the house, don’t empty the bedroom – a classic mistake. As experienced real estate agents will reveal, buyers need visual aids. They must be able to visualise what the bedroom will look like once they set it up. And an empty one only makes it harder for them to do so.
2. Remove Clutter
So, should you leave your bedroom as it is? No, you shouldn’t, especially if it’s full of clutter. Like an empty room, clutter stops buyers from visualising the space. In some cases, it even puts them off. So, no matter how highly you regard an item, remove it if it adds no value to the room. And yes, this includes your cherished stuffed animals and antique furniture pieces.
3. Replace King Size Beds with Smaller Ones
As you throw out the clutter, don’t forget to remove the king-size bed. Though impressive, these beds hog space, making even a large bedroom seem small. Until you sell the house, find somewhere to store the bed, and in its place, set up a temporary queen-size, air mattress. And while you’re at it, make sure you use colourful bedding that will stand out. Sites like Threel have tons of bedding options for a fraction of the price you’d pay at a brick and mortar retail store.
4. Use Neutral Colours
With the clutter and large bed out of the way, the room instantly looks spacious but not necessarily brighter. To brighten the room, you must decorate it, starting with the newly-installed, queen-size bed. But which colours should you use?
Whatever you do, avoid the bright, bold ones that appeal to some but not all people. Instead, play it safe – use neutral colours. And don’t just use them on the bed linens; decorate the whole room in them. However, use a matching colour palette.
5. Let in the Light
But colour alone isn’t enough to brighten a room. You need proper lighting, especially when showing buyers the room. If they arrive during the day, leave the windows open, but use window sheers to soften the harsh summer sun. For more light, place decorative mirrors opposite windows.
Unlike the clutter we mentioned earlier, mirrors take up little space while adding value to a room. Finally, use as much artificial light as you possibly can when a buyer arrives in the evening.
6. Hire a Professional
If you cannot stage a room to save your life, then hire a professional decorator to do it for you. And although doing so will cost you a pretty penny, the payoff is you’ll sell the house quickly.
These few tips should be enough to improve your bedroom and attract the attention of prospective buyers. By applying one or two of these methods, you should be able to increase your chances of closing a sale immediately without too much work.