Selling Your Home? Tips For Staging The Master Bedroom

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Your bedroom is your sanctuary in your home, and chances are that it is lived-in, personalized and comfortable for you. Unfortunately, that casual environment isn't going to help your home sell. You'll want your master bedroom to appear spacious, calm and clean. With the right staging steps, you can create just that. Here's a look at some steps you can take to create a master bedroom that will help you transition from an open house to a sale closing.

Start with the Walls

The first thing you should do is consider your bedroom's wall color. If you have a preference for bright, bold colors, you'll want to repaint. Opt for neutral, calm, light colors such as beige, light green or blue. You can even make the room seem brighter if you opt for an ecru or eggshell color, because the light paint color will reflect more light.

Opt for Minimal Furnishings

Remove all of the excess furniture from the room. A staged master bedroom should have a bed, bedside tables on each side, and a dresser. Consider installing a full-length mirror across from the windows. This will bounce more light back into the room.

If the master bedroom is large and has a sitting area, add a chair or two with a very small table. Just be sure that there's more than enough room to walk through the room. Also, place all of the furniture so that you don't block the windows because the natural light is important.

Clear Out Clutter

In addition to removing unnecessary furniture, you'll also want to remove other clutter and personal items from the room. If you have a television in your bedroom, it's time to take it out, unless it's enclosed in a wardrobe closet that fits the room's decor. Remove any personal photos, stuffed animals or other personal decorations as well.

Coordinate Your Linens

Invest in a new bed set and window dressings that are color-coordinated. If you have a bed with a box spring, buy a bed skirt to cover it. You'll also want a duvet and some throw pillows that coordinate with the wall color and your curtains.

Don't Forget the Closet

Make sure that your closet is clean, free of clutter and organized. You can create a streamlined appearance by organizing your hanging clothes in order of length. Clear the closet floor as much as possible to optimize the space.

With the tips presented here, you can stage your bedroom so that it is the focal point of the house. You want the potential buyers to see the room as comfortable, open and inviting, which your staging efforts will do. Talk to your real estate agent about any other unique considerations for your room's staging before your open house.


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