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Staging a Master Bedroom: Day and Night

When it came time to stage this home, one thing I didn't really foresee was how many lamps we would need! Luckily, this house has lots of natural light during the majority of the day, which is when we were predominately working on staging it.  But it's so easy to forget that the majority of home buyers are likely coming to see the house after work, and at this time of year, after 5pm, things are getting pretty dark!

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Some rooms have overhead lighting, which can certainly be helpful when trying to illuminate a space. But overhead lights don't necessarily cast the most appealing glow on a room.  I'm a huge proponent for table and floor lighting, or any sort of task lighting for that matter.  Ultimately, the rooms feel much more balanced and warm, and it doesn't feel like there's some creepy spotlight on you at all times [I'm talking about you, recessed lights!].

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For the master bedroom of this home, there is a ceiling fan that has a light in it, but no one really ever wants to use those, do they? So we opted to add a pair of table lamps flanking the bed.

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They immediately make the space feel more cozy and comforting.  Night is really when we spend more of our time in our bedrooms, so be sure if you're ever designing or staging a bedroom, lighting becomes a priority.

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I love this little nook of the master bedroom. It's carved out beside where one of the larger closets is. Lighting can not only illuminate a space, it helps to designate the spaces in a room that a person would naturally spend time in.  Had we not placed a lamp in this corner, it would have just been a dark, unusable section of the room.

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Even though it will most likely be the spot where someone would tries on and tosses their clothes [let's be real here], when staged this way, it feels like a nice vignette where one might stop to read for a bit or sip a cup of tea.  Isn't that lovely?