You have been working hard to prepare your MoCoYou review all you have done to stage your home so far. Then you look down the hallway toward the one room you have been avoiding. Those who are parents know just what I am referring to - the kid’s bedroom. Part fantasy play-land, part sports arena, and part study hall, the average kid’s room is a mess that never seems to get cleaned up. So how do you set the stage for your kid’s room?
A good, detailed cleanup of your child’s bedroom is the first step. De-clutter and donate all the toys you can. Remove any excess clothing and shoes that you can from the closet as well. Be sure to keep any toys and books that are stored on shelves neat and sparse. Remove large play furniture or excess pieces of furniture from the room. A bed, dresser, desk with a chair, and an attractive shelving unit are all you should have in the room. You want open space, as this will make the room seem bigger. Add in lighting as well, and be sure to keep curtains or shades open.
You can be more creative in a kid’s bedroom by using a theme to set it apart from the rest of your house. Themed children’s rooms are appealing to most all buyers. Keep the theme simple and age appropriate to your own children. Choose colors that work well together and use coordinated furniture. Choose a favorite character, story, or sport as the center of your theme; just don’t go overboard. For example, a horse themed room could have a few framed pictures, some horse figurines on a shelf, and stories about horses next to the bed. Purchase new bedding with horses on it with a matching throw pillow, and you have a theme that is appealing, not overwhelming.
Whether a buyer has children or not, a themed kid’s bedroom can help get the creative spark going in a buyer’s mind. My website has a ton of information for you as well. You can sign up for a FREE monthly report on the sales trends and statistics for your community, search the entire MLS database, or just click on the area you are interested in: Bethesda, NorthPotomac, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Boyds, Clarksburg, or Montgomery County. Either way, I am always here to serve!