While kitchens and bathrooms – particularly master bathrooms – are typically the rooms that sell a home, you must stage every inch of it when you put it on the market.
That includes the master bedroom, which should appear to be a peaceful retreat where potential buyers may imagine themselves unwinding after a long day.
8 Tips for Staging Your Master Bedroom
Check out these eight recommendations to learn how to transform your bedroom into an idyllic getaway that will entice buyers to buy your home:
Invest in paint hues that are soothing and neutral
Reduce the amount of furniture you have
Remove your personality
Remove all of the clutter
Make a nice bed
Window treatments should be updated
Allow light to shine
Bring in some greenery
1. Invest in paint hues that are soothing and neutral.
Your potential buyers anticipate a comfortable bedroom, one where they can unwind after a long day. Choose calming colors like pastel blue, green, gray, or a soft beige. Choose a paint that has an eggshell, low gloss, or satin finish to reflect natural light.
2. Keep your furniture to a minimum.
Take everything out of your bedroom save the bed, nightstands, and dresser to make it appear more spacious. Make advantage of mirrors; if your dresser has one, that’s wonderful, but you might want to consider investing in a full-length standing mirror as well, which will lend even more depth to the room. On both sides of the bed and between the bed and the dresser, make sure there are clear walking routes.
3. Remove your personality.
Removing your personality doesn’t mean staging a space with no personality. A sterile room is just that; one void of any personality. Accessories will bring in color or a theme and will add warmth to the space.
4. Get rid of everything that isn’t necessary.
Nobody wants to see clutter while they’re trying to unwind, and if you leave a mess in your bedroom, your potential buyers will be stressed. Remove any items that may appear cluttered, such as décor, laundry baskets, extra pillows, and personal items. Nothing, not even a basket, should be left on the floor.
5. Make a lovely bed
Bring out your best linens and match the bedspread, pillows, and duvet to the colors on the walls. Make sure your box spring is covered with a bed skirt or an extra sheet.
6. Change out the window coverings
Make sure the colors of your window treatments match those of the space. Even if you prefer to sleep in very dark areas, don’t drape heavy drapes. Instead, open the binds as wide as possible to bring in as much natural light as possible so that potential purchasers can get a sense of the area.
7. Allow light to shine.
Make sure you have lamps on your bedside tables while you’re allowing in that natural light. Place a reading area in your master bedroom if you don’t already have one.
8. Bring in some greenery.
A living plant can transform a space in ways you can’t conceive. It’s not necessary to acquire anything large; a few stalks of lucky bamboo (Dracaena sanderana) would suffice. Even a small leafy houseplant such as a peace lily. The goal is to demonstrate that your master bedroom is a naturally soothing space. Something living in a room makes it feel full of life.