How To Stage Your Bedroom To Sell Your Home

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With no expensive renovations, like kitchens or bathrooms, staging your bedroom is an easy way to elevate your home’s value and potentially earn more on your investment.

So are you interested in staging a bedroom to help sell your home? Follow these simple steps to entice buyers with a well-staged bedroom.

1. Downsize Your Bed

Make your room easy to walk through by putting a smaller bed in it. If you typically have a king size bed, downsizing to a queen will add extra space that makes the room appear larger to buyers.

Don’t have a smaller bed handy or want to invest in one? Put your current bed in storage. Then, elevate a smaller air mattress on stilts with a bed skirt to disguise your makeshift bed.

2. Organize Your Closet

Closet space is perhaps one of the most important aspects of a bedroom. If it looks like all of your clothes aren’t fitting comfortably in your closet, a buyer will never be able to envision their wardrobe fitting inside. Try to put half of your clothing in a self-storage unit. A good rule of thumb: You should be able to put a finger between every hanger. Spreading out your clothes makes the closet feel spacious and helps buyers feel like there is ample room for their own clothing and belongings.

3. Keep it Neutral

There is a possibility the future homeowner will have a different sense of style from yours. Paint neutral colors in the space that will be easy to change for buyers. Bold colors deter buyers, because they can be more difficult to paint over in the future. Additionally, their current furniture or décor may clash with a bold wall color.

The same goes for guest bedrooms. Children can be huge influencers for buyers, so if their future room looks like “a girl room” or “a boy room” and they want the opposite, your home may be passed over. Keeping things neutral is a moving best practice.

4. Stay Simple

Simple furniture and décor in a bedroom is the best bet for selling a home. When staging a bedroom, consider making it look like an upscale hotel room: simple and easy to adapt. Ensure the furniture is clean and is cohesive with the rest of the home.

Outlandish statement pieces should be removed. Only keep key items that make the space clearly a bedroom: a bed, nightstand, dresser and lamp. Almost all other pieces of furniture can be stored. Buyers often have a special piece they want to bring into their future bedroom, so leave space for them to envision it fitting in the space.

5. Declutter The Space

Keep surfaces clear, and remove any belongings that are uniquely yours. Pack away pictures, memorabilia and trinkets. Any belongings that scream your personality should be removed from the space. Buyers need to picture the bedroom as their future serenity spot.

Pack away belongings and store them in a storage unit if you don’t have enough space in your home. Hiding large boxes in closets will deter buyers, because decluttering one space to clutter another defeats the purpose.

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