When you walk into a room, you picture yourself living in the space. Upon entering a room, the consciousness of the room will produce an instant emotion. The power of that emotion will tell you if your room is something a buyer wants to purchase. It is important to know how you feel in the room, and more importantly how others will feel. A staging professional is trained in creating spaces that produce positive emotions.
It is important to understand the room has been yours for the past several years, but now it has to become a product. You do not want to tell or portray to the buyer why you are moving. (especially if you have to) You want to say to the seller why you are moving upward and forward. In other words, a mattress on the floor might tell a story of a bankruptcy. Overly crowded rooms with clutter in every corner may give the impression that the home is too small. But brand new furniture and a beautifully decorated home will tell a story of what the buyer is looking for, which is a new start.
One of the first things we tell our clients when doing a consultation is to remove personal items. You want potential buyers to visualize themselves living in the space. They should view it as their own and not yours. This is much harder to do when there are family photos on the walls and sports fan memorabilia scattered throughout the home.
I don’t think I can be clear enough when expressing the need for clutter to be removed. Minimize the stuff in the room as much as possible. When it comes to selling a home, less is more. Simple, clean, organized rooms look larger, brighter and more attractive.
Your key focus when selling a home should be to appeal to the masses and draw in as many potential buyers as possible. With that in mind, it is important to know what is mainstream. Mainstream is set for minimization and loves organization. Minimization is a selling motivation for top retailers, bloggers, and Internet ad marketers. Scan lots of bedroom linen ads on Pinterest. Notice the rooms do not contain anything personal. There is no clutter in a seriously sellable room. Mainstream thinking is your key because it reminds people or evokes the emotion of commercials and media related items that are enticing to the buyer.
Small bedrooms require all focus to the bed. Objects around the room need to point the buyer’s eyes to the main focal point. For most rooms, the focal point highlights the activity or purpose of the room. Too much activity in one room is confusing.
Make the bed–a bed that you want to curl up in. Make it very zen. Don’t go too far with decoration. “Too much stuff can look cluttered or overly staged.” Nothing on an end table, but a lamp and a small plant can bring a sense of inner peace. Staging a small bedroom might have the quality of economical living. The buyer of the room should be able to imagine themselves getting the most out of the living space.
Some Staple items for every bedroom are a bed, headboard, matching nightstands, matching table lamps and beautiful bedding. If the bedroom is large enough we always include a bench at the foot of the bed or a chair in the corner, and potentially a dresser. If you need help or can’t decide how to properly stage your bedroom I highly recommend getting a staging consultation and help to prepare your home for sale.
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