Staging Guide: How to Style Your Bathroom
Do your bathrooms need some expert staging help? Having a beautiful bathroom is not only great for resale value but can help you sell your home faster. It will also help potential buyers to think about your bathroom as a perfect space to get away and relax without ever leaving home.
Trying to figure out how to do this without knocking down walls or performing an extreme makeover? We have some tips to help you turn your mediocre bathroom into a spa-like dream!
Create a spa-like ambiance
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You can create a spa-like ambiance in your bathroom by making simple changes to your bathroom such as lighting, room colour, and accenting décor. Try picking a neutral wall colour with a semi-gloss finish. Semi-gloss colour reflects light and can brighten the appearance of the room. Painting all the trim and doors with a fresh coat of white paint will also give the space a fresh, polished look.
If you have enough room in your bathroom, try placing a comfortable accent chair in an area that is not in use. This adds to the overall elegance of the room and exemplifies comfort.
Something as simple as strategically placing some votive candle holders or baskets with sea sponges or bath salts around the room can also help give a sense of relaxation.
Last but not least, add a chandelier to your bathroom; this will make all the difference. Adding a chandelier instantly adds elegance to this space, illuminating it and creating a stunning focal point, making your bathroom stand out amongst the rest. We love the sophisticated look of this Clemence 5 Light Chandelier.
Add artwork and mirrors
Striking a balance with artwork and mirrors can be tricky. It’s always safe to keep your artwork neutral and non-personal when trying to stage your bathroom, especially if you want to sell your home for top dollar. Try to aim for a large piece of artwork above the toilet or towel bar. If you have a small bathroom with nowhere to put artwork, consider adding an accent wall. This will set your bathroom apart from the rest as well as add a visually pleasing display for your guests.
Mirrors are also a great addition to your bathroom. Stick with a simple mirror above the vanity and pay close attention to what the mirror is displaying.
The secret to an impressive towel display
The way you arrange and display your towels in a bathroom can actually have a big impact on the overall space of the bathroom. Folding your towels into thirds, paired with a towel of similar or complementary colours can help create a polished, elegant look. Wrapping some ribbon or special fabric around the towels will not only make the towels look more upscale, but it will help your family members and guests to know which towels are for display and not for use. Simply folding a towel in third and laying it on the edge of the bathtub can enhance that spa-like feeling. Displaying rolled towels in a basket is a lovely and practical way to bump your bathroom décor up a notch.
Clean and tweak it
You may have been expecting more glamorous advice, but the truth is, nothing says spa and relaxation better than a sparkling, clean bathroom. Little improvements can also make a big difference so spend some time, money and energy tweaking the little things. Here are some tips that will pay off:
- Give everything, including the floors, baseboards, ceilings, doors, windows (inside and out), sills, ledges, shelving, and drawers a thorough clean. Clean it all! Including areas that you forgot you had.
- Touch up the paint on walls and baseboards.
- Hide the trash can, toilet plungers, and brushes.
- Remove the floor mats or fuzzy covers and replacing anything that is mismatched.
- Look for stains, damage, rust or mould and clean, repair and repaint as required.
- Check caulking and grout and repair where necessary.
- Update switch or outlet plates, fixtures, towels, and even countertop, faucet and sink where necessary.
- Replace plastic soap holders and pumps with more upscale dispensers.
- Remove window treatments that area dated, overpowering or obstruct a nice view.
- Where necessary, add a simple, modern, understated window treatment.
- Check lightbulbs, remove air fresheners/diffusers, and remove any plug-in nightlights or chargers.
- Remove any portable hooks on doors and keep counters and surfaces clean and clear.
Storage is also a great addition to your bathroom. Although pedestal sinks can look wonderful, you might want to consider swapping it for a vanity with more storage space, especially if you’re thinking of selling your home. Buyers like knowing that they will have places to store personal items in the bathroom. Shelves over the toilet are also a great way to create a storage element as well. If you’re doing an update and have room, a dual-sink vanity is a beautiful piece that is not only visually pleasing but also provides lots of great storage. Don’t forget the best advice of all – think organized and minimalistic when it comes to how you use whatever storage you have. Create the appearance of more visual space by clearing out drawers, cupboards and cabinets.