Whether you’re staging a master bedroom, guest bedroom, or child’s room, the bed should be treated as a focal point. Dress it up with an attractive duvet, shams and decorative pillows. I generally get paid for my time to shop for these for a client. We use these items to stage the room they’re selling, and then they get to enjoy them in their new space.
By the way, in course 3 “Taking the Mystery Out Of Home Staging Consultations“, I talk about how I convince my clients to do this and ensure I’m shopping with their money instead of my own.
In a master or guest room, if a queen-sized bed makes the room look small, use a double bed instead. Then add one or two night stands of equal height with matching lamps.
Visitors should have a sense of space when they enter the room, so make sure the dresser isn’t too close to the door. Consider also whether some well-placed art might warm up the space.
In some cases, to make the room look larger it’s best to place the head of the bed under a window. When you do this, make sure the window treatments pull everything together.
The images in this post were provided by Staging Diva Graduate Jayne Steuart of Pearl Home Staging and Redesign LLC. She did an outstanding job transforming this 182 square foot bedroom with furniture the home seller already had, color and well-chosen accessories. Read more about Jayne’s project.
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