Emerging bedroom trends
Just like other parts of the home, bedroom furnishing and decoration has changed immensely over recent years. From sponged feature walls of decades past to neatly pressed valances to today’s houseplant adorned rooms, there’s a tonne you can do to make sure your property reflects current trends and styles to attract buyers or your ideal tenant.
Here, we’ll provide an overview of some of the bedroom trends that have come into vogue as COVID-19 has impacted our lifestyles.
Adding an office space to the bedroom
With a large section of Melbourne now working from home, and some not already having a dedicated space in their home for work, makeshift office spaces have become an part of the bedrooms in some people’s homes. This should be something to consider if you’re thinking of selling an investment property or if you’re looking for new tenants. People want to be able to picture themselves living and working at home.
A wellness space
As people have started using part of their bedrooms as a workspace, other people have been using parts of their rooms as a space for health and wellness. Recent trends include the addition of equipment such as a yoga mat and incense for a quiet meditation and yoga corner, or free weights and resistance bands for those after a more intense workout. Whether there’s space for working out in the bedroom or other parts of the home, think about this when you’re marketing your property to potential buyers and tenants.
If your investment property is vacant, and the size of the bedrooms has been something of note in the past, you should look at some small changes to help save space and potentially attract higher quality tenants. Small touches such as bedside pendant lights free up space on bedside tables.
Natural light is key
The amount of natural light in a home is a key aspect potential buyers and tenants will look at. If your property is currently vacant, look at how much natural light your property is getting and think of ways to maximise the amount of natural light the flows into the bedroom. This could include different window furnishings, or looking at removing trees and other obstructions from outside (if possible).
Whether you’re currently selling a property, or you’re looking to lease it out, ensuring your property represents a space where people want to spend a lot of their time is critical, especially right now in Melbourne. Investing a bit of time, and possibly some money, into making your property look and feel as liveable as possible will pay off in various ways depending on your objectives. You could sell your property quicker than you expected, you may secure a better price than you wanted (either at sale or lease), or you may secure dream tenants, making a bit of extra effort now completely worth it.
Remember, this article does not constitute financial or legal advice. Please consult your professional financial and legal advisors before making any decisions for yourself.