Bed placement...what a difference a few feet can make

Reblogger Maureen McCabe
Real Estate Agent with HER Realtors


This is obviously a Re-Blog of a stagers content... Michelle King is a stager in Canada... Montreal Quebec to be exact, how international... 


Original content by Michelle King


Bed placement is critical to how future home buyers perceive a home. As much as possible bedding should be rich, comfortable, clean and even luxurious. Apart from the bedding and even the furniture style the placement of the bed needs to be considered. Each of these examples show what a difference simply moving the bed can make. 


Homeowners should think about bed placement as much for their own use as for the selling process. Space around a bed can make the room feel lighter, happier and with more breathing room...and therefore making it a much happier bedroom to live in.




This Master bedroom didn't look very masterly. Admitedly the bedding and furniture didn't help however the bed placement blocked off the back of the room making it feel smaller with inferior movement.





For this master bedroom the bed blocked the entrance to the room. Of course you can see we changed the bedding and painted the room but the most significant impact was made by moving the bed. Now when you walk into the room you can get right in.



Again here it is obvious the camera lense is very different from the before to the after but it also shows just how small and crampt the room was in the before. We couldn't see the floor and we literally walked right into the bed. By moving the bed to the opposite wall we gained lots of room around the bed making the room feel bigger and much more interesting to a home buyer. No-one wants a bedroom they can't fit a bed into.





Not everyone would want to have the head of the bed under a window especially if it is drafty. On the other hand the after room looks much bigger with plenty of space around the bed instead of being physically and emotionally blocked from the room. Is this only a concern in cold areas like ours here in Quebec ? When living in warmer climes is it okay to put a bed under the window ? I am wondering if having beds under windows is more of a construction issue (avoiding cold drafts) or a comfort (like feng shui inspired) issue. Any thoughts fellow home stagers ?




I do know at least one reason why so many people here in Montreal put their beds in awkward positions...many houses have the baseboard heaters or forced air vents on the same spot the bed would best be placed.  Is this is the case consider moving the heater or finding a work around when you are going to live in the house. You might as well enjoy all the square footage of the bedroom. If you haven't done it before selling your home chances are you shouldn't now. Try to find a work around and put the bed in the right place. It will make a difference.

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