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Budget Friendly Ideas to Stage your Primary Bedroom to Sell

While we often hear the phrase “kitchens sell houses”, the primary bedroom should not be overlooked when staging your house to sell. This room should be calm, comfortable, and inviting. Relaxing colors, plush linens, and fluffy pillows all display this effect. Below are affordable tips to turn your primary bedroom into a sanctuary for interested buyers.

Clear the Clutter

Bedrooms tend to easily attract clutter, extra clothes, and items that don’t have a home elsewhere (i.e. a treadmill)- clear out everything extraneous to create a sense of calm.

Upgrade Bedding

Fresh, fluffy bedding will do wonders to make this space inviting and cohesive. A light colored quilt and matching shams with a decorative pillow are an easy upgrade. You can use your existing sheets for added affordability. Make sure to have pillows that are to scale with the bed.

Focus on Calming Colors

While I’m a big fan of a moody accent wall, a dark or bright wall color in the bedroom can be off putting to a lot of buyers. To appeal to the most buyers, consider a soft, calming paint color if the current color is very bold.

Create a Relaxing Nook

Create a seating area to show buyers that the primary bedroom is an extra space to relax, read, or hang out in. If the space is tight, add a streamlined chair and small side table. If the space allows, add a larger lounge chair or chaise.


Bedrooms are just one of the topics that I cover during a Home Staging Consultation. In this in-home “walk-and-talk” staging consultation, we will walk through the home room by room and create a customized Staging Report and Checklist. The Staging Report will document the steps to take to put the home in the best light for buyers.

This service is perfect for real estate professionals with listings that could benefit from a little TLC or the DIY homeowner that wants expert advice as they prepare their home to sell.


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