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Staging Advice with Julie O: Staging a Spare Bedroom

When staging a spare bedroom, I’ve always lived by the rule that it is best to convert a room back to its original function. The way we live and the way we sell are two very different things. Most buyers need to see the potential that the room can be and it is very hard for many buyers to be able to envision furniture sizing and placement, especially in a small or irregularly shaped bedroom. I’ve put together a few tips to properly stage a spare room when putting your home on the market.

Stage the bedroom with a queen or double size bed and create a guest room oasis that potential buyers can’t wait to have their friends and family to stay in.

If the room is small, consider staging it as a cute nursery or adorable kids room if you are in a family-oriented neighborhood.

If you are in a neighborhood that is catered towards young professionals, consider staging the bedroom with a daybed and desk. Showing a spare bedroom as a multifunctional space will appeal to them.

Don’t forget to declutter the closet! Storage is one of the top wants on a buyers list and you need to showcase the storage potential in a bedroom closet.

Always finish off the room with a punch of personality. Create this with accent pillows on the bed, cozy bedding, accessories on nightstands/dressers and art. You want this room to feel warm, inviting and functional.


Text by Julie O

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