How to Create an Inviting Master Bedroom

The master bedroom has more influence in selling your home than you might think.

When prospective buyers walk into a master bedroom, they are looking for a room that’s inviting, spacious, bright, elegant and comfortable. Staging this key room to create those feelings is just as important as the kitchen and bath in getting your property sold timely and for asking price. Before listing your home this fall, set the stage to wow buyers with our tips below for choosing the right colors, accessories and lighting for your master bedroom.


Master Bedroom Staged by PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating

Select modern colors in soft grays, blues, greens and whites for walls to create a serene and calm backdrop. Then add pops of bright hues in accents such as rugs, wall art and pillows for subtle contrast and fresh style.

As in any calm, spa-like setting, the key to creating spaciousness is to simplify by removing clutter. Remove personal items as well as bulky, unnecessary furniture that will only distract buyers from seeing the room’s full potential. Be sure there is plenty of walking space, windows aren’t blocked and that closets and dressers are well organized.

Light It Up
Switch out all outdated lamps and fixtures with modern ones for instant elegance. Matching table or wall lamps on each side of the bed, hanging pendants or a floor lamp for the sitting area are all great options that add both style and function. Be sure windows are framed with soft, neutral curtains or blinds that coordinate with the wall color and won’t block the natural light from brightening the room.

Master Bedroom Staged by PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating

Master Bedroom Staged by PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating

An Inviting Bed
The bed should be the focal point of the room so the more luxurious and inviting, the better. Layer a fluffy bright white comforter or duvet with a quilt, ultra-soft throw, plenty of colorful accent pillows and a tailored bed skirt to complete the style. If you don’t already have a headboard, it’s worth the investment to give the finishing touch to tie the look together.

Simple Accessories
One of our favorite touches for the bedroom is a white floral orchid for the dresser or a large green floor plant in the corner by the window. These simple, organic touches soften the room and add to the peaceful, calm mood. Pair with a candle and an organic figurine to complete the vignette and you’re all set!

patti-sternPatti Stern, principal, interior decorator and professional stager of PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating, has been decorating and staging homes since 2005. She and her team provide turnkey, full service home staging and interior decorating to clients across Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. She also developed an award winning staging program for luxury homebuilder, Toll Brothers. Her company has received Houzz 2015 and 2016 Awards for Customer Service. Patti has been featured in Connecticut Magazine, the Hartford Courant, Danbury News-Times and on NBC Connecticut and FOX TV.  She is a regular contributor to the National Association of Realtor’s Blog, “Style, Staged and Sold.”

For more information, contact Patti Stern at 203-640-3762 or

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David Marine is the Chief Marketing Officer at Coldwell Banker, where he oversees the brand’s marketing efforts and content strategy including acting as managing editor for the Coldwell Banker blog and heading up video production efforts. While CMO by day, David runs a three ring circus at night as he is the father of 4 boys. He also happens to be married to Wonder Woman. True story.

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