Whether you're currently looking for some fantastic new renters or doing some longer-term planning, having your property present as space where people want to spend time is key, especially right now. Investing a bit of time, and possibly a little money, into making your property look and feel as liveable as possible will pay off in many ways depending on your objectives. You could secure dream renters quicker than you expect, making a bit of extra effort now completely worth it.
Just like other parts of the home, bedroom furnishing and decoration is constantly evolving. From the sponged feature walls of times past to neatly pressed valances to today's houseplant packed rooms, there's a lot you can do as a property owner to make sure your investment property reflects current trends to attract your ideal renter. In this article, we provide an overview of some of the bedroom trends that have emerged as COVID-19 has changed our daily life.
Office ‘space’ in the bedroom
With many people working from home, and looking to do so for some time to come, makeshift offices have become an integral part of the bedroom in some homes. This will be something to think about when looking for new renters. People want and need to be able to picture themselves living and working at home.
While not specifically related to the bedroom, if your property has a wider than usual hallway or flexible space, it can easily become a study nook but will need power and internet points.
A quiet, wellness space
In the same way some people have been using their bedrooms as a workspace, other people have been using their rooms as a space for health and wellness. Recent trends include the addition of equipment such as a yoga mat / yoga corner, or free weights / 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 renters.
If you know the size of the bedroom has been an issue for previous tenants, you could look at some simple improvements to help save space and potentially increase the attraction of quality renters. Small finishes such as bedside pendant lights free up space on bedside tables or introducing shelving and drawers into built-in robes may make all the difference.
Natural light is key
The amount of natural light in a home is important. Consider how much natural light your property is getting and think of ways to maximise the amount of natural light the flows into the bedroom. Options to think about may include changes to window coverings or thinning trees outside to balance light and privacy.
Remember, this article does not constitute financial or legal advice. Please consult your professional financial and legal advisors before making any decisions for yourself.