The Sky is Falling, The Sky is Falling!
I felt like quoting our favourite fowl, Chicken Little, when I laid eyes on this Master Bedroom. My company, Exit Stage Right, had been hired by the owners to stage this home for sale, and I was just getting a preliminary tour. The style of the home was west coast contemporary, pretty normal for around this area. Everything seemed pretty run-of-the mill. Not too many surprises. But then we entered the Master Bedroom...
Normally, when you enter a bedroom, the focal point should be the bed, but in this case, my eye skipped over the bed and headed straight for the ceiling. Oh my. The ceiling had been painted blue. Not fluffy cloud white with a hint of blue, not robin's egg blue, but a vibrant, dark, electric blue. Wow! Not that there's really anything wrong with that. If you want to live in a room that has pink, purple, acid green ceilings, knock yourself out. However, when putting your home on the market, you need to be sure that personal decor is toned down or eliminated, if it's too distracting.
In this case, not only was the blue on the ceiling dominant, but light colours recede, and dark colours descend. I felt as if I was being squashed down by this heavy, blue coloured ceiling. Not to worry. The problem was very easily solved by suggesting the home owners hire a painter to paint out the ceiling white. The difference was night and day. Once the ceiling had been repainted, the whole feeling of the room lightened up and felt larger. The home owners were great and very motivated to follow any suggestions I had. Their home sold very quickly, and they have now moved on.
MASTER BEDROOM BEFORE HOME STAGING
MASTER BEDROOM AFTER HOME STAGING