How To Stage Your Master Bedroom To Feel Like An Oasis
How To Stage Your Master Bedroom To Feel Like An Oasis
Our bedrooms are our space to get a good night's sleep so we can wake up refreshed and recharged for the day! That's why it's important to create a space that feels peaceful and relaxing. Whether you're looking for great staging tips to prep your home for sale or your Master bedroom is just in need of a makeover, you can put these tips to work to get it to the oasis level!
Start with the windows. Swap out plastic blinds for floor to ceiling curtains.Even if your windows aren't floor to ceiling windows, it will help add height to your room and make your ceiling seem taller. Opt for neutral colors or patterns unless your room needs a splash of color.
How are your linens looking? Do you have mismatched sheets, two flat pillows and a comforter thrown over the top? Your bed is most likely the focal point of your bedroom so let's treat it that way! Add neutral or white linens to give your room a clean, crisp look. Try a white duvet cover, a cozy ivory throw at the end of the bed and fluffy white towels in the bath to give your master suite a luxurious feel. Next, accessorize with pillows. Have you ever stayed at a hotel where the pillows are piled on so perfectly it feels like you're laying on a cloud? Why not make the bed you sleep in every night have that same fancy hotel look? Throw on a couple of Euro sized pillows and you're ready to climb in bed with a good book and relax in comfort. You'll also want to add in some accent pillows but don't go too crazy here. When it comes to accent pillows, don't be afraid to try different shapes, patterns and textures. This is the best place to add pops of color to your room.
Bring the outdoors in by adding some greenery to the space. Fresh flowers on the nightstand is a simple yet striking touch. Consider adding a taller plant next to a floor length mirror or to a lonely corner.
Don't forget, lighting is the key to staging any room to look more put together. Light and bright makes everything look nice. Invest in updated lamps on your dressers, nightstand and the ceiling. A chandelier can give a romantic, upscale feel but if you're the type of person who needs a fan when you sleep, you can also add in a nice looking ceiling fan if yours is starting to look a little shabby or outdated.
Clear the clutter! Do you have jewelry laying out on the dresser and other things starting to pile up? I know I'm guilty of this and the only solution I found was to purchase some decorative jewelry boxes and a catch all tray. That way I can still keep my everyday pieces out without having things look cluttered and messy. Anthropologie has some beautiful pieces for storing jewelry.
Lastly, let's consider the paint color. Do your walls need a refresh? Try to stick to neutral paint colors for the bedroom so that it feels like a peaceful space. If you want to turn your bedroom into an oasis, you'll want to leave the bright colors for the accessories and opt for bright whites and lush ivories when it comes to paint. You can always balance out the room with a darker statement wall if you love the idea of breaking up the white. This is also a great room to try out a modern wall paper pattern to accent the wall behind your bed. Remember, you don't want every single item to be white to the point where the room looks cold and uninviting. Strike a good balance between neutrals and pops of color. Blush is a gorgeous and popular color right now that can be used as a neutral while also adding in some color.
Grab your phone and start making a list of the items you're going to need to focus on. Then you're ready to whip out your laptop and start online shopping! Before you know it you'll be sneaking off the bed early to relax in your beautiful new space!
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"My home had failed to sell with my previous agent and I take the blame for that. I did not ask the correct questions and thought my home would sell quickly. I was so frustrated by the time that I had been on the market five months that I fired my first agent a month early. I was not going to make the same mistake again. My wife and I contacted five agents that had good reputations. The first one seemed good and she told us that our home was worth about what we told him we thought it was worth.
When the second agent came over, she seemed good also. I was excited with the price that the first agent had told us so I told the second agent that we thought our home was worth about 20,000 dollars more and we were shocked when she showed us that she could get that.
We told the third agent that we thought our home was worth 25,000 dollars more and amazing, she told us that she could get us that much for our home.
It was now obvious that the agents were telling us whatever we wanted to hear so we decided that we would see how far it would go. Every agent that we interviewed asked us what our home was worth and every agent told us close to the price we told them. We decided to try the reverse and we told the next two agents that our home was worth 50,000 and 100,000 less then the first agent told us and they showed us those numbers were correct. We were so frustrated that it was comical.
The on the 12th agent, we interviewed Angela. We were professionals by now and thought that we had heard everything. Angela was different. She did not tell us that our home was the best or things like that. She talked to us, asked about the home. Took notes as we showed him the home and she talked about all the things that she was going to do to market our home. It took him an hour to talk about marketing and she was pretty excited about quite a bit of it. Then she pulled out his laptop and had us sit on each side of him and she started doing a market analysis with us. She showed us exactly what she was doing, what criteria she was searching, to find similar homes etc.
As she was working on it, my wife started to tell him what she thought our home was worth and she stopped her in mid sentence and told her that she did not want to hear any numbers from us until she had told us his number. She used a phrase that my mother use to use and said that she did not want to sell his soul to the devil and be tempted to tell us what we wanted to hear vs what the truth might be. She said she would rather talk about his value vs our value if they were not the same. As she continued working with us and asking us about pictures from each of the homes that we looked at on his computer, she narrowed down our value and then told us that our home was worth about 325,000 dollars. Not to be thrown out of our game, I told him that I thought she was 50,000 dollar low and she asked what our home had that make it worth 50,000 more than the seven comparable homes that the three of us had picked together just 15 minutes earlier. I told him that our home was in better shape and she pulled up the pictures of the similar homes and said that she did not see a big difference between most of them and our home.
My wife then told him the range that other realtors had told us and she asked if we had the information that the other Realtors had left. We did and we showed him. She started showing us different foundation sizes, lot sizes, great rooms and other things that she said determined value on the homes, that the other Realtors that told us our home was worth 50-100k more, and it was obvious that she was not going to take the bait so we came clean and told him what we had been thru and that she was the 12th Realtor that we had interviewed.
We listed with Angela and she sold our home in 17 days. Angela was fun to work with and the entire time we worked with him it was smooth and she was easy to get a hold of if we had questions. I would recommend anyone that is buying or selling to work with Angela as she is willing to tell you the truth, spend time explaining what sells homes and what a home is worth and worked very hard.