Otherwise, let’s continue.
When a stager makes a bed, he/she’s literally fabricating a bed out of smoke and mirrors to create the impression of a bedroom where there previously wasn’t one. This trick is really handy when staging a home that is either vacant (maybe it’s a rental?) or when your home is large enough that you never really acquired enough ‘stuff’ to fill all the rooms.
This happens all the time in the large 4 bedroom colonials that spring up all over the country in the early 2000’s. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked through those homes and found rooms that had nothing but a lamp and a pile of boxes that never got opened when the owner moved in.
While there’s nothing ‘wrong’ with that per se, when you have an empty bedroom, the subliminal message of ‘incompleteness’ echoes in the buyers mind. They begin to wonder “Was there something wrong with that room? Did someone die?, Did a child run away?” you get the idea. The whole purpose behind staging a home is to create an experience that says “these four walls will make a wonderful place for you to put down roots”. The very core of the message we want to send is “completeness”. In fact, you might say that the reason the buyer is looking for a new home to begin with is that they currently feel somehow….incomplete.