Home RemodelingSelling Your Home May 8, 2023

Updating Your Bedroom Before You List

With remodels within your home, kitchens and living rooms will take victory when ranking importance to potential buyers. However, don’t forget the bedroom! A stale and outdated bedroom style could be a deal-breaker to many buyers. Buyers will envision themselves in each room of the home, and with a bit of freshening up, the bedroom can become a relaxing, calming space to invite those potential buyers in.


Remove distracting knick-knacks off nightstands, organize the closet, and store away roughly 2/3 of your belongings. Consider using the Kon Mari Method to remove the clutter from your life. 

Fresh Paint & Remove Outdated Wallpaper:

 A fresh coat of paint is a considerable step in updating your bedroom. Does your bedroom have a paint color that could be off-putting to buyers or have outdated wallpaper? Remove the wallpaper or off-putting color, and choose a neutral color to create a relaxing space. Light gray or blue are often recommended colors. If wallpaper is involved, don’t be afraid of the wallpaper removal process; here are tips by HGTV for wallpaper removal.

Remove Popcorn Ceilings:

 Popcorn ceilings can date a room. Popcorn ceilings catch dust quickly and are difficult to clean and repair. Removing your popcorn ceilings will instantly modernize your bedroom. This Old House offers three popular removal options, including scraping, covering with a new layer of drywall, or skim coating with plaster to create a unique texture. 

Light & Windows:

 Lighting is essential, but make sure it’s the right kind of light. Don’t create a dim dark space, and don’t utilize fluorescent lighting. Instead, take advantage of natural light, lamps, and low light. Clean the windows to receive the most natural light. Along with this, choose light bulbs with warmer tones.  


 Make your bed look as comfortable as possible! Puff it up and make it cozy, or consider purchasing a fancy comforter. Create an inviting place they will want to relax in. Ballard designs has multiple possibilities to arrange your pillows to ‘cozy up’ your bedroom. 


 Mirrors can offer reflected light to make a bedroom look more prominent; however, too many mirrors can create a fun house environment. Find a balance, don’t go overboard, but instead, one or two mirrors strategically placed can create a larger-looking bedroom. 

Remove Frills:

 Check those bed skirts, window dressings, and curtains. Excessive frills can scream, “Outdated!” toning down the frills will bring your outdated look up to date.

These steps will freshen up that room and take it to the next level! If you need someone to evaluate your interior appeal, I would happily share my thoughts and guide you toward maximizing your home’s appeal!

Kim Shaw

(929) 710-9148