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For obvious reasons the master bedroom is always one of the rooms to focus on when staging a home. While purchasing new bedding is not always and option, the presentation of the room is critical. Everyone needs a master bedroom.  It’s our space to relax and rejuvenate.

I talked about using pillow forms here. One way to enhance the space. Today, I wanted to share some tips on bedding and more specifically mixing bedding patterns that I recently found at hgtv.com. 

For staging purposes, neutral, softer colors are usually best overall, if however, you already have patterned (or really prefer it) and that is not an option, here are a few tips to help guide you through that presentation.

1***Remember the number three; I’ve talked about it before. And according to the article three (or more) works for mixing bedroom fabrics as well. Also, think about the pattern and scale when mixing, try to vary them up. I love the mix of the gray (almost menswear/houndstooth look) with the floral pattern and the striped pillow. Simple and visually pleasing.

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2***Think function; if you want to draw attention to one part of a room, smaller patterns will do that.  If you want overall comfort and harmony, stick to larger patterns. This pattern draws attention to the bed itself, letting the accessories add the pop of color. Anther idea for creating harmony is using solid muted tones such as white, gray (or if you live in Canada, grey) or earthy tones. Leaving a more balanced space overall.

3***Fabric Has Personality.  Make sure your fabrics feel the same and have the same personality. Formal or informal, do they match the space and the decor? Is it restful or bright and fun like this “beachy coastal feel?”bold colors blend with recycled bedroom furniture

So, just keep in mind that how you present your master is very important in the process of selling your home. As is it while your living in it. It’s the last thing we see at night and the first in the morning, we should make it a priority. Your buyers will.  Hopefully, you can use some of these tips of mixing bedding patterns to do just that.

****On a side note, I almost never buy patterned or busy bedding for my master….. not sure why. Maybe that says something about my personality?  Right now my fall/winter bedding is a fairly dark shade of burgundy with a large paisley design within the color and for contrast I am using tan-ish/gold pillows, throws and textured runner on my dresser top. It’s just about time to switch to a more summer look and put that down comforter away, don’t you think?

Do you use solid or patterned bedding in your master bedroom and do you switch it out for the seasons? I’d love to hear!

If you or someone you know is looking for a stager or just a little help creating a space you love, please feel free to contact me!