Home Decorating and Staging
Insider Secrets to a Beautiful Home

Staging a Bathroom is Easy...
There's a Formula

Staging the bathroom is easy because bathrooms are usually small. And critically important, because they're personal. It's inexpensive to transform a blank, drab little bathroom into a real stunner. But first, make sure it's in good repair and clean.

Essential  elements for impressing your buyer:

  • Cleanliness - it must look, feel, and smell, spotlessly clean
  • Repair - The tub, tile, toilet, shower and fixtures must be in good condition. It helps if mirrors, light fixtures and faucets are currently in fashion.
  • Color - Paint and color make the magic



Staging Steps

  • All personal items were removed
  • Walls were painted Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige, like the rest of the house
  • Art is hung where it's most visible when you enter the bathroom. It reflects nicely in the mirror, providing color and interest
  • Towels colors are pulled from the art
  • A neutral bath towel with a contrasting hand towel
  • Small pot of greenery dresses the back of the toilet



Staging Steps

  • Although glass doors are not in demand by today's buyer, the value of the property didn't warrant major changes. And these glass doors have a special feature, one half is mirrored
  • Red was the accent color used throughout the house, so we brought in a picture of a red rose framed in black, simple but with a strong contrast
  • Towels are black and red taking their cue from the picture
  • Small basket of greenery on the back of the toilet
  • Red floral adds a nice punch
  • Mirror reflects color, greenery and pattern. Bonus!

The Formula for Staging a Bathroom

  1. Clean it
  2. Fix it
  3. Consider updating lights, fixtures, counters, if it will increase the value of the home. Consult with a good realtor first to get an estimate of the value of your home
  4. Paint walls to coordinate with the rest of the home
  5. Add the final touches in a coordinating color scheme:

Keep it Simple

Resist when you're tempted to add a few more cute touches and stay focused on your goal, a quick and profitable sale!

Staging a Bathroom Vanity is Fun!

If you've ever been to a model home, you've seen how amazing bathrooms can look. It's all about creating a beautiful display on the vanity. See more ideas for staging a bathroom vanity.

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Alex Hinst is the author of Home Decorating and Staging and owner of Alex Hinst Designs, located in Denver's Historic Highlands.

Alex Hinst Designs has hundreds of success stories in both private and investor home renovations and is dedicated to helping you create your perfect home.