When you step into your bedroom, it should be a comfortable sanctuary to enjoy the quiet evening hours. It is fun to play with the kids and enjoy the common areas of your home, but you deserve to have a bedroom where you can relax and get away from the stresses of life.

To create this type of sanctuary, you need to be deliberate in your staging and decorating efforts. The goal is to create a space that is comfortable, inviting, and functional at the same time. Here are a few tips to help:

Less is More

You might find a variety of photos and accessories that you love, but you need to be selective about the things that you use in the room. Overcrowding the room can make it feel uncomfortable and stressful. Look for a way to add balance to the room with the accessories without filling every space of the wall.

Also, spend time clearing the clutter out of your bedroom. This room is a place to relax, not a space where you should be storing extra clothing and random items. Get rid of the things that you are no longer using, and find a different storage space for the other things that you want to keep.

Headboard and Bedding

A mattress on the ground will look tacky and uncomfortable. If you are on a tight budget and don’t have money for a nice furniture set, then look for ways that you can create an inviting environment. For example, you can fake a headboard by repainting an old door or wooden panels that are attached to the wall. Buy nice throw pillows to prop against the headboard, and you will create the illusion of a professionally decorated bedroom.

If you are going to splurge on something, make sure that you buy nice bedding. The quality of your sheets and comforter will give the room the right finishing touch. Plus, you will be comfortable when you are asleep.

Soothing Colors

Bright, bold colors can be distracting and make it hard to relax at the end of a long day. Choose colors that will create a haven where you can retreat to when you want to curl up with a good book. The goal is to make it feel like you are stepping into a “spa” when you walk through the doorway. Stick with neutral, soft colors that are easy on the eyes.

Whether you are staging a bedroom to improve your current lifestyle or you are getting ready to sell your home, it is essential that you are proactive to decorate your home in a modern, stylish way. Here at DUFFY Realty, we can offer advice about the best strategies to make your home inviting to potential buyers. Talk to us for more information about preparing your home for a real estate listing: (678) 318-1700