Today, I’m sharing another fun bedroom that I staged which I hope will give you some decor inspiration. This house was vacant and while the realtor didn’t want to decorate the entire house, she definitely wanted to give it some personality. Like the last house I shared here, we decorated the kitchen, living room mantel, bathrooms and one of the bedrooms. I think this is a good strategy if you want to stage some of your home and can’t afford to furnish the entire space (if you’ve already moved for example). Pick the high points and show those off!
When I first walked into the house, this large bedroom grabbed my attention the most, even though it technically wasn’t the master. I liked the space in it and I immediately envisioned a small home office/bedroom combination in there, and I wanted to show off this possibility to potential home buyers. It’s pretty easy to imagine a bed in a bedroom, but to imagine a chic desk PLUS a roomy bedroom area, that takes a bit more imagination I think.
When staging, you want to keep things simple but still draw people in. It’s a fine line balance… At this desk for example, you could add things like a waste basket, chair cushion, small rug, the list could go on and on, but then so would the cost of staging. Instead a large piece of art, and a small collection of accessories do a good job conveying the feeling of relaxed sophistication on this desk.
A few bold accents like the black & white stripe magazine holder and the galvanized Ampersand add a touch of fun!
In the corner, a faux fiddle leaf plant adds some much needed height and a bit of “life” to the space, and a pair of rustic birdcages tie in with the yellow and white tones of the bed.
To make the room feel larger, I choose a very bright white color scheme for the bed. It makes the space feel light and airy, and some bright yellow accents from the pillows and bedspread add a cheerful quality.
These sweet bicycle plates continue the whimsical tone and tie in perfectly. By just applying a couple of Command Strips on the back they go from plate to art in seconds!
Keep bedside accessories simple but powerful. Here another dose of yellow from the candle and the flowers punch up the black table and the wooden lamp and natural jute rug keeps the space from feeling too formal.
Don’t forget your windows. Hang your drapes as high as possible to give the illusion of height in the room. Don’t want to drill holes in your wall? I used Command Hooks to hold these drapes. If you want to do this, be sure to pick VERY lightweight drapes and a be sure your rod will fit in the hook. If you do that, you can have drapes without the holes – handy, right!?
I was shocked and delighted when this house sold the 1st day it was listed (just like the last house I shared!) and it makes me feel confident in giving you ideas for helping you decorate your home too – whether you are selling or just trying to redecorate. I hope you have found an idea or two to use!
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