[This is the fifth part in a series on staging a home for sale.] Here’s what we have covered:
- Staging Laundry Rooms
- Staging Living Room
- Staging Kitchen and Dining Area
- Staging Bathrooms
- Staging Bedrooms
As many of you know, my husband and I are planning to sell our home, and Kym Tarr of Shoestring Home Staging has been showing us how to put our home’s best foot forward. Today I’m going to show you our bedroom.
Our bedroom is the room where we’ve been least inclined to spend money on decor. After 5 years in this house, the bedroom was still barely decorated. Kym suggested some ways to add some pizazz but encouraged us not to break the bank doing it.
Kym suggested that we add some art to the room, so I created some simple, thrifty DIY art that allowed me to hang some large pieces for very little cost.
Here are Kym’s Tips for Staging Bedrooms:1. De-clutter. Remove everything from the top of dressers, vanities, and end tables that are not necessary. An alarm clock is okay on the nightstand.
2. Organize the closet. The rule of thumb is to remove half of the items in your closet. This can usually be done by packing away out-of-season clothing. Remove boxes or miscellaneous items taking up precious space on the floor. Arrange the remaining items neatly; fold any items left on shelves and hang clothes by color and type on matching hangers if possible
3. Dress the bed. Make the bed with your most beautiful sheets and coverings!
4. Space, aesthetic appeal, and move-in readiness are among the top considerations for buyers. Staging this space though should be a low-cost process.
Because I have a bit of a flair for the dramatic I added a little tray with a flower, a coffee pot, and a pretty china cup to the foot of the bed. What do you guys think… a nice touch or a little over the top?
Our house is finally ready to list. Everything turned out to be a bigger task than we thought it would be, from touching up walls and discovering the paint color was off to mowing the lawn and discovering that the lawn mower wouldn’t start. But the house looks brighter and fresher and cleaner than it ever has. I’ll (almost) be sad to see it go.
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