Home Staging Bathroom Photography Tip

Home Stager with House to Home ReDesigns & Real Estate Staging Vancouver B.C.

 BEFORE Home Staging:  Bathroom photos uninspiring, and frankly boring?   

powder before

AFTER Home Staging:  Jazz them up by shooting into the reflection of the mirror!

Powder After


    Ensuite After


By Leah J. Armstrong House to Home ReDesigns & Home Staging Port Moody B.C. 604.469.9324 www.RealEstateMakeovers.ca   email:  leah@realestatemakeovers.ca

Copyright 2008 Leah J. Armstrong, All Rights Reserved  "Home Staging Bathroom Photography Tip".  Photos published with written permission of client.

Comments (24)

Kym Tarr
Prep This House Interiors Inc. - Kelowna, BC
Its all in the details!


Leah, it does work...  I love how it works in awkward bathrooms... this was the only angle that I could take a decent picture from.



Aug 25, 2008 11:17 AM
Tanya Venable
Orlando, FL
SEO, Mobile SEO, and Internet Marketing Consultant

Leah, great tip and it is really good for small bathrooms. Makes them feel a whole lot bigger.

Aug 25, 2008 11:29 AM
No Longer Active in Staging. No Longer Staging
Hickory, NC

Leah, I do love getting a beautiful reflection in the mirror, regardless of which room you are shooting.. God bless,

Aug 25, 2008 11:36 AM
Charlene Storozuk
Dezigner Digz - Burlington, ON
Home Stager - Burlington Ontario

Leah, that's a great tip.  I struggle over taking bathroom photos.  They never seem to look as good in a photo - I'm probably not standing at the right angle.  I'll definitely try this though.  Thanks for sharing.

Aug 26, 2008 01:41 AM
Margaret Oscilia
Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon - Salem, OR
Home Stager, Salem Oregon

Thanks for sharing -- that's a great photo shot!  I'll keep it in mind - especially in that next tiny bathroom!

Aug 26, 2008 01:58 AM
Michelle Aarnes
Elite Redesign - Carlsbad, CA

Thanks for sharing a great tip Leah!    My bathroom photos never seem to come out very good...too many reflections.  Yours looks great!

Aug 26, 2008 02:48 AM
Tamara Cline
Sold By Design www.sasoldbydesign.com - San Antonio, TX
Sold By Design, Staging San Antonio and Surrounding Area


I couldn't agree more!  This is something I've done from the beginning in bathrooms that really don't offer a good vantage point!













This one was a challenge!  The entire shower was done in mirror and the seller gave me a VERY minimal budget!  You should see the "before" picture!  (Actually, you can, at my blog How do you network? )  But it did give me the option of conveying both sides of the room on the MLS!

Aug 26, 2008 09:41 AM
Fernando Rosado
West Palm Beach, FL
561-906-0050 or 561-840-8950

Leah ~ I think this is a wondeful tip. It totally makes sense. Gracias !

Aug 26, 2008 12:11 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Great pictures.  I usually try to use the reflection, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.  Here is one of my successful reflection shots.

mirror reflection

Aug 26, 2008 12:26 PM
Barbara Cluck-Miksits
BCM Home Staging LLC - Ridgewood, NJ
Home Staging - New Jersey

Leah ~ I have to agree, you really have to use the mirrors in the bathroom to your advantage when taking photos. Thanks for sharing.

Aug 26, 2008 02:45 PM
Kathleen Lordbock
Keller Williams Realty Professionals - Baxter, MN
Keller Williams Realty Professionals

Tiny bathrooms are tough to shoot and using the mirror is a great space maker!!!

Aug 26, 2008 04:09 PM
Kathy Riggle
Houston Home Staging

Very flattering photo, Leah.  We don't have to struggle to get the whole bathroom in the photograph.

Aug 27, 2008 04:48 AM
Leah J. Armstrong
House to Home ReDesigns & Real Estate Staging Vancouver B.C. - Port Moody, BC
Home Staging Port Moody B.C.

EVERYONE - Happy you found this helpful.  Thanks to all who sent on pics.  It makes all the world of difference to a bathroom shot - or any room - to provide the extra interest of the mirror reflecting something beautiful.  In my own home, a mirror on the living room was was ever-so-carefully positioned to reflect the fireplace when sitting at the dining room table.  Voila!  Instant ambiance. - Leah

Aug 27, 2008 06:58 AM
Mary Lou Teague
Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN

Great Idea...wonderful photos...I like anything different as it will catch the buyers eye and make your photo of the home stand out from all the other homes that they are looking at on the Internet...

Aug 27, 2008 01:56 PM
Chris Williams
Creative Staging Solutions LLP - Ponca City, OK
Creative Staging, Solutions HSR Certified Stager -ASHSR

Great tips!

Aug 27, 2008 03:01 PM
Marian Lake Walker
Staged 2Gain - Inverness, FL
Home Stager Florida, Home Staging Central Florida

Necessity is the mother of invention:  I stumbled across this idea when I first started in the business and have been doing it since. There's no choice when you have cramped, awkward spaces! This works in other rooms as well, locating a mirror where the reflection can be captured in the photo.

Aug 28, 2008 01:31 AM
No Longer Available
White Rock, BC

Hi Leah,  nice to see a fellow lowermainlander here :-)  I always say mirrors are great, but they are only as pretty as what they reflect.   So I look for places in a room that offer the best reflection...when I can.

Aug 28, 2008 02:05 AM
Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

Leah - its amazing what you can do with mirrors .... as long as they are not on the ceiling  

Aug 29, 2008 02:29 AM
Jessica Beganski
William Raveis Real EState - West Hartford, CT

Great tip, Leah.  I'll make sure that all my bathroom photos from now on are taken this way. 

Aug 29, 2008 02:36 AM
Leah J. Armstrong
House to Home ReDesigns & Real Estate Staging Vancouver B.C. - Port Moody, BC
Home Staging Port Moody B.C.

Kathy your comment "as long as they are not on the ceiling" is best answered by Joelle  "mirrors are great, but they are only as pretty as what they reflect."   :)  - Leah

Aug 29, 2008 09:13 AM