Staging a Child’s Bedroom
It’s easy to overlook children’s bedrooms when staging your home. After all, potential buyers will realize that kids will be kids, and you can’t expect them to clean up after themselves the entire time while you’re trying to sell your house. Will they, or will they not?
If the youngster is old enough to comprehend the home selling procedure, you can go all out and neutralize the room when it comes to home staging for kids’ rooms. You can also do what we do and focus on decluttering and cleaning while leaving remodeling and color palette development to interior designers.
If you live in a family neighborhood, your buyer is likely to have small children as well. If this is the case, it is necessary to stage children’s bedrooms in order to appeal to those parents and children.
Follow these strategies to keep your children’s rooms clean and uncluttered while also assisting you in getting your properties ready to sell.
Make a Playground
You may occasionally feel as though your home has been overwhelmed by toys as a parent of young children. Assisting youngsters in learning to “read” their home environment and comprehend distinct spaces and their roles, such as a play area, is crucial. You can utilize the home-selling process to teach your kids about organizing and cleaning up after themselves.
The Importance of Maintaining Order
Children demand a sense of structure in their life. When there is order and children comprehend it, they feel safe and powerful, which helps them develop independence. Maintaining a sense of order is also important when presenting a child’s bedroom.
Young children benefit from their physical surroundings as well. When children can perceive what is in a space, how it is structured, and what they can do in it, they can move more freely and meaningfully. This is the psychology underlying these staging advice for kids’ rooms: you want to instill these ideas in the minds of potential buyers.
Here are some ideas for developing play areas that will inspire creativity while also attracting potential purchasers.
- Make the play area clearly distinguishable
Ensure that the region is clearly defined. Children will learn to play here, and your home will be less likely to be strewn with toys. Of course, having nearby storage for some toys and supplies is essential. If feasible, provide some kid-sized furniture—a small table and chairs make it easier for kids to do hobbies like painting and writing. It will also be a breeze for them to clean up!
2. Additional considerations while selecting a play place
Make sure that the location is well-lit, with enough artificial or natural light. Make sure there’s enough space to walk about in. Is there a place where you can put anything your child has made so that he or she can come back to it later? Is there a nearby wall where your child’s artwork can be hung? The same functionality will be sought by your house purchasers.
3. In many cases, less is more.
A huge quantity of toys can easily overwhelm most children. Simply put out a small number of toys at a time while setting up a play space in your child’s room. Keep track of your child’s interests and put away the things they aren’t using. Keep the extra toys out of the play area in a closet or trunk. This helps to keep their room tidy.
4. When staging children’s rooms, place the toys in the play area where they may be seen by the youngsters.
To help your child make decisions, place toys on open shelves, clear plastic containers, or open baskets. As a result, the options become more visible and controllable. Wherever feasible, similar playthings should be arranged together. For example, one area could be designated for blocks, another for games or books, and still another for play dough and art supplies. On a shelf or in a bin, just five or six items should be placed.
5. Encourage your youngster to put their toys away while they play.
After your child has done playing with one toy and has brought out another, spend some time to observe his or her play. Is your child going to mix and match the toys? If not, help your child in putting away the first toy so that they can continue to play in a neat manner. This will help you with keeping the space clean and orderly, as well as “last-minute” showings.
Toys and Games Should Be Organized
Do you ever have the impression that your child’s toys have taken over your house? Do your kids complain about not being able to find the toy they want in the midst of the mess all of the time? Is it difficult to pack because nothing has its own place?
Sorting and organizing your toys into easy-to-follow systems is the simplest way to keep your house free of toy clutter.
The simplest way to prevent toy clutter from taking over a child’s bedroom is to sort and organize their toy collections into basic systems that they can use to discover and pack up what they need.
1. Organize their belongings into categories.
The first step in keeping your child’s toys organized is to categorize them. This not only keeps toys to a minimum (especially if you don’t have a lot of them), but it also makes it easier for your kids to find what they’re looking for and return them to their correct homes. Baskets, tubs, or containers that easily slide in and out are perfect for sorting and separating diverse groups.
2. When it comes to storage options for a child’s room, look outside the box.
Smaller toys can be difficult to store, and if your child has a large collection (such as Lego, dolls, or cars), it may feel like they’re taking over the house! Consider how to store these items in a unique method that keeps them accessible, on display if they’re well-loved, and takes up the least amount of storage space.
Toy vehicles can be placed on magnetic strips, Lego figures can be displayed on thin shelves attached to a Lego board, and board games can be put in a closet on a hanging sweater organizer.
3. Assemble the components
Those toy categories with a lot of little pieces can be arranged by splitting the parts to make playtime and packing up a snap. A basic divided storage container separates trains and rails (I used something similar to organize food storage containers).
4. Keep the soft toys under control.
Soft toys can be difficult to store because of their large size, which takes up a lot of space even when crammed into a small space! Hang a shoe organizer on the back of a door, hang planter baskets on the wall, or fill large wicker baskets with soft toys to make packing easier.
5. Organize doll accessories by category.
Another category where the many pieces are best structured by dividing them is Barbies and dolls, as well as their accessories. Put dolls’ shoes, food, furniture, and outfits in designated tubs to make them simpler to discover. A sliding-in and out stacking tub system is an excellent choice, and large graphic labels are helpful visual aids for little children.
6. Make ziploc bags and zippered pouches your pals.
You should find out this trick straight now if you haven’t already! Zippered pouches are an excellent way to eliminate bulky packaging, save space, and organize products in a simple system. Zippered pouches are ideal for storing puzzles, learning games, art supplies, notebooks, and small toys.
7. Choose storage options that are both functional and fashionable.
Keeping track of things does not have to be tedious or unappealing. Use wicker baskets or crates that have been painted.
8. Keep an eye out for “hidden” storage options.
Do you have a shortage of storage space? Consider looking for ‘hidden’ storage beneath the bed, in the closet, under the bed, or on any empty wall space.
9. Hide the wreckage behind closed doors.
Toys don’t have to be out in the open in the bedroom or playroom if you have extra cupboard or closet space. Large tubs, game boards, and other heavy items should be kept on shelves that are both wide and deep.
10. Use clear storage pouches to store little items.
Clear pouches are a quick and easy DIY project that can be adjusted to fit your specific needs. They’re perfect for storing all of those miscellaneous ‘things’ that don’t belong into any other category. It’s also fantastic for building blocks.
When it’s time to move, you’ll have already accomplished the majority of the packing, making unpacking in your new home a snap.
The way we organize books on shelves and closets is one of our favorite methods to sort toys and games. We categorize the items based on their size and color. If you use this strategy for each of the steps above, you’ll notice that the space looks cleaner and your youngster can find what they’re looking for more easily.
Colorful Accents are a great way to liven up a room.
When it comes to arranging children’s bedrooms in order to sell your property, there are two schools of thought:
1. Don’t decorate for one gender only. On the walls, use neutral paint colors like beige or grey and add color with wall decals. Patterned or brightly colored bedding should be avoided. To add personality, opt for a neutral color palette with vividly colored accent cushions and throws. This school of thought is that you’ve already prepared the rest of the house to appeal to the public, so all you have to do now is repeat the procedure. The goal of this strategy is to be able to visualize the room as a guest room, a teen’s room, or an adult’s room.
2. Consider color schemes, cartoon characters, or sports-themed bedrooms. This school of thought promotes parents’ emotional attachment to their children’s rooms. It works on the premise that having homebuyers with children tour your property and hear their children claim this bedroom as their own will make them want to buy it.
Now for the practical advice: choose the one that will bring you and your children the least amount of worry. Moving houses and packing up their belongings is challenging enough for the tiny tackers without having to paint over their favorite color wall, take off their beds, or put away their books.
Maintain a Clean Environment
Years of grime can be removed with a deep cleaning.
You’ll have to clean your house every day while it’s on the market. On the other hand, this deep cleaning checklist will assist you in getting started. Perform the following things to keep your child’s room clean.
• All surfaces should be free of fingerprints and juice rings.
Little hands like to go off the beaten route and touch the tops of every piece of furniture. Make a daily effort to wipe off all surfaces to remove unsightly fingerprints or food crumbs.
Smudges and scuffs from crayons should be removed from the wall.
Closely inspect your walls and baseboards. Smudges, scuffs, and tiny red crayon lines may appear to be unnoticeable from afar, but buyers looking for a clean, new house will notice them.
• Don’t Clutter Too Much
Every real estate agent’s and listing photographer’s worst nightmare. Clutter.
• Toys should be limited to the children’s favorites.
To begin, collect the majority of your children’s toys and put them away. Reduce the amount of excursions to the toy store to avoid adding to the toy collection, and encourage grandparents and friends not to gift anything that will add to the organizing work.
• Remove any furniture that isn’t needed. Check to see if the bed is made.
Staging a child’s room does not imply that everything must be immaculate. These staging techniques can assist you in creating an environment where children will feel at ease and enjoy spending time.