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10 Tips for Optimizing Space in a Smaller Bedroom

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes BR564219000

Whether you are a homeowner looking to make the most of your space, or a home-seller wanting to show your home in its best light, employ tips to maximize your area.

There are numerous visual techniques you can employ to create the illusion of a more spacious environment. Smart placement of furniture, optimal lighting, and directing attention upward are some simple ways to enhance the space you have.

Here are some tips:
1.    Hang window curtains high to help elongate the walls visually.
2.    Choose light-colored bedding and a painting palette to enhance brightness.
3.    Opt for a tall headboard to add vertical emphasis.
4.    Select sconces instead of end tables with table lamps.
5.    Utilize long or oversized rugs to elongate the floor space.
6.    Choose furniture with legs to create a sense of openness.
7.    Lean a floor-standing mirror adjacent to a window to reflect light.
8.    Consider using mirrors as a background in alcoves to illuminate the space and add brightness.
9.    Match window treatments to your walls for a seamless look.
10.    Be mindful of the scale, ensuring furniture size complements the room dimensions (avoid using a King-sized bed in a small room, opt for tall dressers).

And one final note from a real-estate agent's perspective: De-Clutter, De-Clutter, De-Clutter. If you love collecting objects of meaning, confine it to one shelving unit or alcove, switching your items out seasonally for a fresh look. Have items you haven't used or touched in a year ? - consider donating to a local organization.

I personally find open spaces easier on my mind, almost relaxing.  Perhaps it's from my mother's upbringing, (and McDonald's once upon a time) "Clean as you go"

The end result can result in a more harmonious home atmosphere, and if selling your home - a quicker sale!

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If I can assist you in your home buying or selling in Marana, Tucson, Oro Valley, or Vail, please don't hesitate to call me!  Email at Cara@SWDeserthomes.com

Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes


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Comments (6)

Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Great Info thanks for sharing and hope you have a fabulous day!

Feb 26, 2024 12:18 PM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso

Thanks Norma J. Elkins - have a super week!

Feb 27, 2024 08:47 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Good tips . I’ll send a copy of this to my daughter, who is moving to an 85 year old house 

Feb 26, 2024 05:11 PM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso

Hi Michael J. Perry  I love historic homes.  I really wanted one back when I lived in GB but my husband, unhandy, put the brakes on.  Still regret that...

Feb 27, 2024 08:48 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Cara - whatever the size of a place, optimizing space can provide many benefits.  A calmer environment and better living are nice starts.   Some good suggestions.  

Feb 27, 2024 04:52 AM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso

Thanks for your feedback, Michael Jacobs    Always appreciated.

Feb 27, 2024 08:48 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

These are really good tips!  Decluttering and staging can really make a difference in the money that a seller can get from their home!

Feb 27, 2024 05:11 AM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso

I agree, Brian England  I recently viewed a home that had about double the furniture anyone could utilize - a single woman in fact.  Either she did a lot of entertaining, or she had a large family at one time.  Now...well, it's not selling.

Feb 27, 2024 08:49 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

These are very good tips to share. 

Have a great day and a very productive week.

Feb 28, 2024 09:00 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker
Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.
Mar 03, 2024 03:39 AM