The bed is almost always the focal point of the bedroom so it’s important to impress buyers and make it easy for them to picture themselves retreating and relaxing there, especially in the master bedroom.
So how do we accomplish this? Let’s start from the bottom up…
Bed-Skirt: Unless you have a special frame where it’s not required, a clean and ironed bed skirt is a must for any standard metal bed frame. The colour and pattern should complement your duvet and accent pillows.
White Sheets: White sheets and pillowcases will give you a neutral base for the rest of your bedding. Be sure to iron them!
Comforter: Adding a duvet or fluffy comforter will soften the edges and give the illusion of ultra-comfort. Folding your duvet or comforter about 1/3 down the bed creates interest and a perfect nesting place for your pillows.
Colour: White bedding (think luxury hotel rooms) is often the most inviting, but it doesn’t need to be barren. Tie in other colours in the room – for example, the window treatments, walls, rugs or other accessories and incorporate it in your accent pillows or bed-skirt.
Layer it: A staged bed should capture potential buyers with interesting layers. 3-7 pillows should be the magic number for any bed.
Location: Wherever possible your bed should be centered in the room and grounded by a headboard and matching end tables with lamps on each side. It’s important that buyers immediately connect with the space and function of the room.
Bed in a Bag: If you’re decor-challenged, stores such as HomeSense, Bouclair and even Walmart sell sets known as “bed in a bag,” so that creating a beautifully made bed is as simple as one purchase.