In your home staging efforts for bedrooms, the main focal point of the area should be the bed. It is not wrong to accessorize or deck out your bedroom with great window treatments, creative light fixtures, and other thoughtful touches and décor, but the central attraction of a bedroom is, of course, the bed. As such, it should be given the most attention and detail, as it has the most potential to either make or break the ambiance that you are going for in your bedroom.
According to Alex Newman, the author of Hot Property: Easy Home Staging to Sell Your House for More Money in Any Market, a beautifully-made and decorated bed holds a lot of power. “The more beautiful and lavish, the more people will be stopped in their tracks,” she says. The perfect bed starts with clean, crisp linen and sheets that complement with the overall color scheme or theme of the bedroom.
A luxurious-looking bed does not have to cost you an arm and a leg to achieve. Online retailers offer great prices on linen, pillows, and other bed trimmings so you can achieve the look that you want for your bed without spending too much. Remember that any bed sheets, blankets, duvets and accessories that you purchase for your staging needs can be taken with you to your new home, so you are making an investment for the future as well.
Be generous with pillows
Fluffy, oversized pillows make the bed more inviting, relaxing, and enjoyable. You can use pillows of different sizes and shapes, and prop them up against the wall or headboard or laid flat across the bed. Avoid putting too many pillows however; too much can be distracting or make the bed look cluttered, so just make sure to put the right number and size of pillows suitable for your bed space.
Canopy beds, sleigh beds, adjustable beds
If you have the budget for it, consider purchasing a new bed that would blend in with your staging plans. Canopy and sleigh beds are some of the more popular bed designs, and you can find both traditional and contemporary styles for both. If you have limited bedroom space, adjustable beds are also a popular option. A generally more costly, time-consuming, but striking option is loft beds; they are particularly suitable for small bedrooms as they maximize space while combining modern design trends.