What Can You Do With Your Master Bedroom Sitting Area? Staging/Decorating Tips
Karen wrote to me and asked if she should keep her home office in her master bedroom sitting area or if she should move it to the formal dining room.
Here are the photos of her room with the home office. (You can click each photo to see the entire image.)
Here are the photos of her dining room where she has an over-sized chair for a sitting area. She would move the chair to the master bedroom but it’s too large and won’t fit down the hall! Before she sells that chair and switches the home office space with the sitting space she wants to make sure that she is making the best decision.
Here are some things to consider about your master bedroom whether you are selling or dwelling.
1. Never mix business with pleasure. When you go to sleep at night it’s best if you don’t see the computer, unfinished paperwork, bills that need to be paid, and if you are not uber-organized, the clutter! The bedroom should be for resting, sleeping, and you know… If you have a 2×4 foot space in your home for an office, then you don’t need to have an office in your bedroom.
2. If you share a computer with someone else in the family it’s best to keep it out of the bedroom and in a neutral space.
3. If your home office is in the formal dining room, make sure that you have storage space for your supplies and such in an enclosed cabinet or bookshelf. The formal dining room is usually one of the first rooms potential buyers and guests will see when they enter your home. Keep clutter, paperwork and supplies in decorative boxes or behind a cabinet door.
4. The master bedroom sitting area can contain one comfy chair, a chaise lounge, two chairs, or a small loveseat. If there is room you can also add a side table and a coffee table.
In Karen’s case, it looks like there is plenty of room in the master bedroom sitting area for a loveseat or two chairs and a small coffee table and side table. She also has a great space in the formal dining room for her home office!
Thank you Karen, for submitting your question!
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