Staging your home, bedroom edition

Reclaiming Home has started to offer home staging. Instead of buying a bunch of new things or renting furniture, I use mainly what you already own. I edit rooms, filling in the gaps with thrifted or new items. The first home staging Reclaiming Home did was a great success due to the excellent realtor they used, Susan Horon from Royal Lepage Noralta, and the changes made to their home. They received multiple offers and got over their asking price. Last week I showed you the entryway, front living room, and dining room. Today I am going to show you the bedrooms. The name of the game in these rooms was editing. First up, their daughter’s bedroom. In this room there were really appealing existing features: a built-in bed and built-in closet/desk area. It is a small room so having these features built in allows the room to feel spacious. One of the simple things we did purchase was an inexpensive plain white duvet cover. It helped the pink not feel too overwhelming because everything else was neutral.

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This section was only editing and styling. Everything that is styled was already on the shelves, I just used them in different ways.  

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The changes in the last photo are really small but make a big impact. I removed everything from her nightstand, two pictures from the gallery wall, and the duvet cover. It would be easy to dismiss each of these as small changes but putting them all together helped the room start to really shine. Let’s move on to their boys' shared bedroom.

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All we did in this room was edit, but doing that made a big impact. Removing the large LEGO table and all the toys from the bed area makes the room feel very large.

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This transformation happened through editing and styling. Everything on their bookshelves already lived there, we just packed a lot of it away and reused what was left for the biggest impact. Normally they had bins on the floor under the shelves and I removed them to add the feeling of space. We took down all the personal art and cleared the desk area. This is a really nice-sized room and, by staging it, you can really see it. Let's do one more before and after of this room.

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Let's move on to the principal bedroom. This room was already lovely. It only needed some styling of the shelves and end tables. It would be easy to say the before was good enough, but this room had all the makings of a real stand-out to buyers and I didn't want anything to take away from that wow factor.

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These were all very small changes in the main bedroom, but it took the room from 90% ready to 100%. There is nothing to distract from how beautiful this room is now, and the staging really helped to achieve the wow factor in this room. The proof is in the pudding, as they say, and all of these changes did have a big impact. Due to the investment of staging and hiring an excellent realtor these homeowners got a big return. The first two days on the market they were fully booked for showings, they had multiple offers, and they got more than their asking price. Are you selling your home? Staging your home can help your house sell more quickly and get the best price.


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