Staging Tips for the Master Bed


There are a lot of details that go into successfully staging a home. The master bedroom, in particular, holds a lot of weight in a buyer’s mind. This is a room where it is important to make them feel at home, a place where they can envision themselves relaxing and decompressing.

The bed is the focal point of a bedroom, so the bedding has to stand out. A messy bed is an immediate turn-off to buyers and sends the wrong message. To make your bedroom memorable, here are a few simple tips:


You can never go wrong with white

White linens are the most classic choice for bedding. You can pick up white bedding at a variety of stores without spending a lot. There’s a good reason you always see white bedding in hotels … it’s timeless, chic, and easy on the eyes. It makes the room feel relaxing and luxurious without being too distracting. One of my favourite designs is white pintuck bedding.

Keep it simple


Simple is key with home staging. When there is too much going on in terms of colour and pattern, it becomes distracting to the eye, especially in photos. A clean, streamlined look is best. White (or any other plain-coloured) linens are best with just a few colourful accents, such as accent pillows and a throw. If you do have a patterned comforter, fold it at the base of the bed for a nice pop of contrast.

Add layers & textures

A few layers of pillows always make a bed feel more luxurious and welcoming. You can also add a throw or comforter at the base of the bed. To add in some texture, consider faux fur, velvet, embroidered, cotton, leather pillows. Also, place European shams (large square pillows) against the headboard for a great visual impact.

Steam your linens

A needed extra step when staging is to steam all of your linens including the pillowcases. In hotels, the bedding is always crisp and wrinkle-free. This makes the room look pristine and sophisticated. Though it will take some effort, it goes a long way in the presentation of a bedroom.

5 Signs That You Need a Stager

One of the best marketing strategies to sell your home faster and for top dollar is home staging. It puts your home in its best possible light and ensures that it has a strong first impression with a wide range of buyers.

While it’s possible to stage your own home, there are a few things to consider before doing so. Here are some signs you would be better offer hiring a professional stager to do the work.

1. It’s been hard to emotionally detach from your home

It’s difficult to look at the home you’ve lived in for years without having all of your memories and personal feelings attached to it. The fact is that, when a home goes on the market, it’s like any other product and it must appeal to a wide range of buyers. When we’re emotionally attached to our homes, it’s hard to see past what we love about it and look at it with a fresh set of eyes.

That’s where a home stager can help. We look at a home from the buyer’s perspective so we can see things as they will see it. We can then suggest the most effective changes that will ensure your home makes a great first impression when it hits the market.

2. You’re short on time

Staging a home takes a lot of time and energy. It includes learning about your target buyer, assessing your home, making necessary repairs, declutter, depersonalizing, space planning, and adding the finishing, decorative touches. If you are like many people, it may be hard to find time to do all that needs to be done to get the most out of the staging process.

A professional stager will relieve that burden so you can put all of your focus on the other important things in your life. We do all the research, assess your home, and then can carry out all of the tasks needed to make your home ready for the market. It’s one less thing for you to worry about!

3. You aren’t sure what the ‘psychology of a home buyer’ is


Home staging is all about appealing to the psychology of a home buyer. If you don’t know what that is, then you’re not going to get the best results from your staging efforts. Professional stagers have spent years researching and analyzing the buyer’s experience when they are house hunting. We know how to tap into their emotions and encourage them to feel at home when they tour a listing. It informs all of our decisions from the colours we pick to the way we arrange the furniture, as well as every small detail inbetween.

4. You don’t know anything about your target buyers or the market

Knowing your local market is key to staging your home effectively so that it appeals most to the buyers that will be considering it. The more you know about your target buyers, the more you can tailor your home to speak to them and evoke an emotional response.

5. You don’t know how to work with vignettes, colour schemes or furniture arrangement

A number of elements come together to make a home appealing to buyers. The right staging can make a home feel larger, inviting, and highlight all of its best attributes. Things like furniture arrangement, colour schemes, vignettes (small room settings) and other techniques are part of the staging process. If you don’t have a strong understanding of these techniques and how to use them effectively based on a home’s individual needs, then it’s best to leave it in the hands of a home stager to get the best possible results.

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