Posted on January 19, 2017
Selling your home fast can come with many different caveats. Whether you are trying to sell because of family circumstances, your job has moved or you’re looking for a change, making sure you have the kind of home that will sell is key to getting what you need, and where you need to be, fast!
So what does that take, and how can you be best prepared for the sight and sound of visitors to your home?
House staging/open houses have become more and more commonplace, and it’s no surprise that there are business sprouting all across the country of people sticking home stagings together.
One of the rooms though that is forgotten is the bedroom, and this is a BIG mistake! Think about it, if you’re buying a house you will want to understand where you will be spending the most amount of time. From the kitchen to the living room, you will spend a lot of time in social areas but the bedroom is unique. Depending on where your house is based, you could be attracting the kind of buyer that really values a good sized bedroom and the benefits of en-suite bathroom and other facilities.
Therefore it is essential that you stage not only your living areas, but your resting ones as well. Here are some tips to a bedroom staging.
Choose calm, relaxing colours
One of the big things is, bedrooms are a personal choice, because of that, you can be mistaken for thinking that the colour scheme should be as equally unique as you are. Great, but if you’re trying to sell your home, you want to convey a place of rest and relaxation.
So how do you that? Start with the right colour. “Start by using neutrals – such as white, taupe, silver, gold, charcoal – and steering away from bright prints and patterns.”
Get on Ebay for some lighting
When you’re looking to sell your home, you want to save as much money as possible, but have you ever considered the possibility that your room may need a few features and therefore you need to spend some money?
If the answer is yes, then you want to consider eBay. Not only can you save cash, you can get some great finds, and one of the best things you can to a bedroom is have bedside lights. Big, bright bedside lighting that adds a touch of glamour and interior styling. Big base and lampshades can transform rooms!
Put your bed in the right position
This sounds stupid but trust us when we say, people can still get this “wrong” even if they’ve slept at their house for 20+ years.
Bed positioning is all about enhancing room space, creating the illusion of equal lengths between windows, doors and storage areas and finally, using your bed to hide any ghastly old plug sockets. Buyers appreciate a well laid out room, and if one like your bedroom can evoke the right ideas of space and a focus on areas, then this is what you need to do to make it work.
Know how to contrast
So the first point was all about creating the right look, one that evokes peace and tranquility. Well knowing how to contrast the colours and textures in the room can make the difference for the buyer.
We are talking about using a crisp white on the walls with a dark blue or grey feature wall. We are looking at different materials, like wood and high end plastic chairs or cabinets to make the room stand out. We are also talking about throws on the bed to contrast shapes and textures. Get it right, the buyer won’t just want the house, but they’ll want your interior design skills too.