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7 Tips on Home Staging: How to Stage the Bathroom

  • 11/01/2017
  • By Kendra
7 Tips on Home Staging: How to Stage the Bathroom

Home sellers know how important staging is when trying to win over an interested buyer. Although the bathroom is not a central room of the home like the kitchen and does not demand the comfort of a master bedroom, it is still incredibly important.

When viewing a property to purchase, buyers don’t spend as much time assessing the bathroom as they do other rooms. This may lead homeowners to believe staging the bathroom requires less attention. However, the opposite is true because homeowners have less time than usual to make an outstanding impression, making staging the area essential.

Luckily, with these tips, it’s both possible and simple to show off what a luxurious haven your bathroom is!

Think Luxury

Photo Credit: Steven Wallace Media

 Before: The bathroom looks dark because the shades are down, and it is not decorated. The personal items make it difficult to imagine the room’s full potential.

Photo Credit: Steven Wallace Media

After: The open shades let more natural light in and brightens the space. The towels and vase are a tasteful touch, while the candles create a relaxing atmosphere. The new throw rug brings in another dimension of texture. 

When walking into the bathroom of a five-star hotel room, it’s clear how an elegant design can be implemented in a small space. Staging your bathroom produces the same results and experience for buyers!

A uniquely designed throw rug and candles make the space feel both cozy and luxurious. As is the case with every room when it comes to staging, natural lighting is key because it brightens the room and will make it appeal to an interested buyer.  

It’s important to pay attention to textures in the bathroom because almost all surfaces are hard and smooth. This gives the homeowner more freedom to use any texture–and they make a significant difference.

Clean it Up

Thoroughly cleaning the bathroom before staging goes without saying; however, this is where you should really dive into the details from ceiling to floor.

You should invest in grout, glass, and all-purpose bathroom cleaner.

If you have tile, scrub the grout to get rid of any discoloration. You should also scrub the walls, shower, tub, and clean the mirror thoroughly. You can also take the opportunity to make handles and faucets shine.

Given the amount of heat and moisture a bathroom is exposed to on a regular basis, it’s not uncommon for mold to appear on the walls. Check to be sure the walls are spotless, especially in the corners of the room. You should also clean light fixtures and replace light bulbs.

Put Everything Away

Now that the bathroom is spotlessly clean, be sure to put all of the supplies away.

You’ll also want to remove any personal items like your toothbrush, shampoo, washcloth, and other toiletries.

With these things out of sight, anyone interested in the home is prevented from being distracted by your personal items. They will instead view the bathroom as a clean slate that is ready for their own belongings.

Fold a new towel over the edge of the tub paired with a new bar of soap and you’ll create a peaceful, inviting space in no time.

Show Off the Storage

A really important feature of a bathroom is how much storage there is–nobody wants to maneuver through a cramped space when it comes to their morning routine.

Experts recommend filling 1/3 of cabinet space with extra toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, and other supply replenishment.

Storing items this way allows an interested buyer to see how the space can be utilized and realize that there is a lot of it.

Go Green

When decorating the vanity, it’s important to choose items that are powerful but do not result in clutter.

Plants accomplish this well and bring life to the room. Green, or any color in a flower arrangement, will make your bathroom cheerful and appealing. It’s also a good time to draw attention to the advantages of a neutral color scheme and show how the space can appeal to any taste.

Other decor items can include small water fountains, scented soaps, seashells, and bamboo trays. All of these will work in favor of getting your home sold as quickly as possible.

Set Up a Spa

It may seem strange, but your staged bathroom should feel as tranquil as a spa.

The atmosphere created by a small water fountain and fresh plants already works towards that.

Other minor upgrades will also contribute to this environment like new mirrors, an ottoman, stool, or tasteful storage solutions such as a woven basket. Hang some white, fluffy towels and you’re on your way to selling your home!

Stay Neutral

A neutral color scheme is the golden rule when it comes to staging.

Soft tones are pushed for in every room during staging because it’s imperative for potential buyers to easily see themselves living in the home in the near future.

The same goes for staging the bathroom. With neutral tones, anything a new owner will bring will go with the room. These colors also offer high levels of light-reflective value (LRV) which will make the room even brighter and give off the illusion of more space.

White sinks, showers, and tubs complete the look.

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By Kendra, 11/01/2017 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.


Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.

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