The average American home buyer visits around 10 houses before deciding which one they want to call their home. As a seller, it’s vital that your home stands out—especially with the bedroom, one of the most appealing rooms in any house. If you really want to increase your chances of selling, you may want to look at perfecting the bedroom design of your Arizona home.
Building The Right Atmosphere
When showing your home to potential buyers, it’s important to recognize that what they’re really looking for, above all, is a living space—that they need to feel comfortable enough with your house that they can imagine living there. Since you can’t always know a buyer’s personal style, it’s best to leave the bedroom as a blank canvas. Let them use their imagination. Paint the walls in neutral colors, and try to remove as many distracting trinkets as you can. This will also help the room look less cluttered. On the other hand, you don’t want to create an environment that seems too clinical or sterile. Add a few touches of personality, like candles, flowers or paintings, but don’t try to make any bold statements.
The overall mood created by the design is also something to consider. The bedroom is generally a place to rest and relax. It shouldn’t feel too lurid, or too cramped. This can be a major detractor for buyers. Furthermore, darkness can also be quite disconcerting to a lot of people. Replacing dark, heavy curtains and setting up mirrors will subtly bring more natural light to the room, making it appear much more spacious and airy. In the evenings, use lamps to illuminate the room in a more flattering light.
Finding The Furniture To Impress
Although it’s a good idea to declutter, a bedroom needs furniture—the most important of which is, of course, the bed. If you have an old, worn-out bed, people are much less likely to be interested. One of the first criteria always on the list of any buyer is cleanliness, and a musty mattress is a glaring red flag.
If you really want to make the best first impression, it’s a great idea to find a new mattress—and it’s probably do wonders for you too. Did you know that mattresses should be replaced every eight years? It’s easy to forget, but it can contribute to asthma and chronic back pain. Many beds have been tested professionally, so if you’re concerned that your mattress is past its prime, it might be worth looking for a new one—to impress both the buyer, and yourself.
For the bed coverings, buy some fresh linen sheets, and make sure the bed is clean and perfect before any visitors arrive. You could also consider purchasing a few soft furnishings. A few tasteful cushions can go a long way in improving the aesthetics of a room.
Interior design isn’t easy, and it’s especially difficult when you don’t know who you’re designing for. The main idea to remember is that the theme of the bedroom should always be comfort. Make sure the house feels like a home.