Tips to Stage Children’s Bedrooms
When you stage your home, it is easy to forget about children’s bedrooms. After all, potential buyers will understand that kids will be kids and they can’t be expected to clean up after themselves the entire time you are selling your home. Or will they?
When dealing with home stagings for kids’ rooms, you can go all out and neutralize the room if the child is old enough to understand the home selling process. Or, you can do what we usually do which is concentrate on decluttering and cleaning and leave the redecorating and color palette development to interior designers.
If you live in a family neighborhood, it is most likely that your buyer will have young kids, too. If this is the case, then staging kids’ bedrooms should be done to appeal to those parents and kids.
Follow these tips to get your kids’ rooms clean and uncluttered and at the same time, it will help you to get packed when your homes sell.
Create a Play Space
As a parent of young children, you may occasionally feel as if your home has been overrun by toys. It is critical to assist children in learning to “read” their home environment and understand different places and their respective functions, such as a play area. You can use the home sales process as a way to teach your children about organization and picking up after themselves.
The Significance of Establishing Order
The lives of children require a feeling of structure. Children feel protected and powerful when there is order and they understand it, which helps them develop independence. When staging a child’s bedroom, it’s also crucial to maintain a sense of order.
The physical environment of young children benefits them as well. Children can move more freely and meaningfully when they can perceive what is in a space, how it is structured, and what they can accomplish in it. This is the psychology behind these tips for staging kids’ rooms; you want to create these thoughts in the minds of buyers.
Here are some suggestions for designing play areas that can both encourage creativity and excite potential buyers.
- Make the play area immediately identifiable.
Make that the area is well-defined. Children will learn that this is where they can play, and your home will be less likely to be littered with toys. Of course, having storage for some toys and supplies close by is necessary. Provide some kid-sized furniture if possible—a small table and chairs make it easier for kids to do painting and writing projects. Cleaning up will be a breeze for them as well!
2. Additional things to think about when picking a play area
Make sure the area is well lit and has plenty of lamp light or natural lighting. Make sure that there is enough of room to walk around. Is there a spot where you may leave something that your child has built so that he or she can return to it later? Is there a nearby wall where you can hang your child’s artwork? Your home buyers will be looking for the same functionality.
3. Often, less is more.
Most children are easily overwhelmed by a large number of toys. When setting up a play area in your child’s room, simply put out a minimal number of toys at a time. Follow your child’s interests and store the toys they aren’t playing with. Store the additional toys in a closet or trunk away from the play area. This keeps their room clear of clutter.
4. When you stage childrens rooms, arrange the toys in the play area so that the kids can see them.
Display toys on open shelves, clear plastic containers, or open baskets to assist your child in making judgments. The options become more evident and manageable as a result. Similar play things should be grouped together wherever possible. One space for blocks, another for games or books, and yet another for play dough and art tools, for example. Just five or six objects should be placed on a shelf or in a bin.
5. As your child plays, have them put their toys away.
Take a time to observe your child’s play after he or she has finished playing with one toy and has taken out another. Is your child planning on combining the toys? If not, assist your youngster in putting away the first toy to keep playing orderly. This will help you keep the room clean and organized, as well as assist with “last-minute” showings.
Organize Toys and Games
Do you ever feel that your child’s toys have taken over your home? Do your kids grumble all the time that they can’t find the toy they want in the midst of the chaos? Is packing up a pain because nothing has its own spot?
The easiest method to keep your home free of toy clutter is to sort and organize your toys into easy-to-follow systems.
The easiest approach to keep toy clutter from taking over a child’s bedroom is to sort and organize their toy collections into simple systems that they can use to find what they need and pack up themselves.
1. Sort things into categories.
To keep your child’s toys organized, the first step is to categorize them. This not only helps keep toys to a minimum (especially if you don’t have too many categories), but it also helps your kids find what they’re looking for and return items to their proper places. The ideal way to sort and separate distinct categories is to use baskets, tubs, or containers that easily slide in and out.
2. When it comes to storage ideas, think beyond the box to get a child’s bedroom staged.
Smaller toys can be difficult to store, and if your child has a huge collection (for example, Lego, dolls, or automobiles), it can feel like they’re taking over the house! Consider how to store these goods in a unique way that keeps them accessible, on show if they’re well-loved, and takes up as little storage space as possible.
Toy cars may be stored on magnetic strips, Lego figurines can be displayed on thin shelves with a Lego board connected, and board games can be stored on a hanging sweater organizer inside a closet.
3. Sort the parts
By dividing the parts, those toy categories with a lot of little parts can be organized to make playtime and packing up a breeze. Trains and rails are separated by a basic divided storage container (I used something similar to organize food storage containers).
4. Keep the soft toys contained.
Soft toys can be difficult to store due to their big size, which takes up a lot of storage space even when squeezed down! To make packing up easier, hang a shoe organizer on the back of a door, hang planter baskets on the wall, or use large wicker baskets to throw soft toys in.
5. Sort doll accessories into categories.
Barbies and dolls, as well as their accessories, are another category where the various elements are best organized by dividing them. To make dolls’ shoes, food, furniture, and clothes easier to find, put them into marked tubs. A sliding-in and out stacking tub system is a terrific option, and huge graphic labels are useful visual aids for small children.
6. Make friends with ziploc bags and zippered pouches.
If you haven’t already figured out this trick, you should do so right away! Zippered pouches are a great method to get rid of bulky packaging, save space, and keep products organized in a simple system. Puzzles, learning games, craft items, notebooks, and tiny toys can all be stored in zippered pouches.
7. Select storage choices that are both functional and stylish.
Being organized does not have to be boring or unattractive. Try wicker baskets or painted crates.
8. Look for storage possibilities that are “hidden.”
Are you short on storage space? Consider exploring for ‘hidden’ storage in unusual places, such as behind the bedroom door, within a closet, under the bed, or on any empty wall space.
9. Keep the shambles hidden behind closed doors.
Toys don’t have to be out in the open in the bedroom or playroom; if you have extra cabinet or closet space, you can easily hide them away. Large tubs, game boards, and heavier things are best stored on shelves that are wide and deep.
10. Keep tiny goods in clear storage pouches.
Clear pouches are a simple DIY project that can be customized to store whatever you need. They’re ideal for storing all those ‘bits and pieces’ that don’t fit into any other category. It’s also great for blocks.
The benefit of organizing your child’s toys in this fashion is that when it’s time to move, you’ll have already completed the majority of the packing, making unpacking in your new house a breeze.
One of our favorite ways to sort toys and games is taken from the way we organize books on shelves and closets. We organize by size and color. If you apply this technique to each of the steps above, you will discover that the space looks neater and it is easier for your child to find what they are looking for.
Decorate with Colorful Accents
You can think of two schools of thought involving staging kids bedrooms in order to prepare your home for sale:
1. Don’t decorate solely for one gender. Use neutral paint colors like beige or gray on the walls and add color with wall decals. Avoid bedding that is patterned or vividly colored. Instead, go for a neutral color scheme with brightly colored accent pillows and throws to give personality. This school of thought is based on the premise that you’ve already staged the rest of the house to appeal to the public, so just repeat the process here. The objective with this method is to be able to envision the room as a guest room or as a room for a teen or adult.
2. Think coordinated colors, cartoon characters, or athletic sports themed bedrooms. This school of thought encourages parents to have a strong emotional tie to their children’s rooms. It operates on the principle that having homebuyers with children come through your property and hear their children claim this bedroom as their own.
Now for the practical advice: choose the one that causes the least amount of stress for you and your children. It’s difficult enough for the tiny tackers to cope with moving residences and packing up their possessions without having to paint over their favorite color wall, strip off their beds, or put away their books.
Keep it Clean
Deep Cleaning To Remove Years of Grime
When your house is on the market, you’ll have to clean it every day. This deep cleaning checklist, on the other hand, will help you get started. Keep your child’s room clean by performing the following tasks.
Fingerprints and juice rings should be removed from all surfaces.
Little hands enjoy deviating from the path and touching the tops of every item of furniture. Make wiping down every surface a daily effort to eliminate unattractive fingerprints or food crumbs.
Remove all crayon smudges and scuffs from the wall.
Examine your walls and baseboards closely. It may appear that there is nothing there from a distance, but smudges, scuffs, and tiny red crayon lines will stand out to buyers searching for a clean, new property.
Don’t Overdo the Clutter
The bane of every real estate agent and listing photographer. Clutter.
Reduce the toy collection to the children’s favorites.
To begin, gather the majority of your children’s toys and store them out of sight. Reduce the number of trips to the toy store so you don’t add to the toy collection and ask grandparents and friends to refrain from sending anything that will contribute to the organization chore.
Remove any unnecessary furniture items. Make sure the bed is made.
Staging a child’s bedroom doesn’t mean making everything perfect. These staging tips will help you create a space where kids feel comfortable and happy so they’ll enjoy spending time there.