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A primary bedroom retreat is one of the top three areas to stage well if you want to sell your home quickly and for top dollar (the other two are the living room and kitchen). But why wait ‘til you’re ready to sell before starting to transform your home’s most private space into a sanctuary you’re happy to come home to?
Create a primary bedroom retreat that you can enjoy today with the easy, affordable steps we’re sharing here.
If you’ve ever admired the photos of a beautifully made bed or resisted the urge to dive into one in a department store linen department, you’ll love this first step: it’s the recipe for a bedroom retreat centerpiece!
In general, the “secret” to your suite is adding layer after layer of fluffy pillows, soft comforters and/or warm blankets, but creating a great first impression in home staging or decorating is critical, so rather than leave you guessing… we created a recipe.
That’s right… a Bed Recipe. (Get your copy here…)
Here’s how, step-by-step, it can all come together on your bed:
- Fold your sheets back over a blanket, and tuck them all crisply under the mattress.
- Add a full floor-length bed skirt.
- Triple fold a comforter and lay it across the foot of your bed so it hangs down on both sides.
- Get Euro-size pillows and shams – the 24” square type – and stand them up vertically against the bed head.
- Next place two-four standard pillows or pillows with shams in front of the larger pillows.
- Finally, finish it off by positioning a set of three throw pillows in colors and patterns to coordinate with your room décor.
And once your perfect bed is “made” your sanctuary is nearly ready!
Three final steps to create your primary bedroom retreat:
- Clear the clutter. Make sure all items not in use are tucked away neatly into drawers or storage spaces. (If you’re prepping for a sale, put away all personal items and photos, and remove charging cables and other items too.)
- Surround yourself in neutral, natural hues. Beige, cream, and pale hues in nature tones make spaces feel larger and more open, emphasize calm, and add soothing and restorative energy.
- Make the space bright and airy (at least in the daylight hours). In general, lighter, brighter window treatments will serve you better. But if you’re selling while you still live in the home and light-blocking curtains are a must-have for you to get good quality rest, at least make sure your window treatments are pulled back to let in the light of day. Keep night table lights on during showings.
Following these simple steps will help turn your primary bedroom into a retreat you—and your sellers—will love! If you’d like a helping hand, just book a consultation.