A picture is worth a thousand words or so it goes. And I recently discovered the power of this when we did a design makeover for our whole home for a major photo shoot. In this post I will share some budget friendly tips for a bedroom photo shoot.
This post will be full of pictures which I am excited to share with you. Some of the pictures are from a professional real estate photographer, who was kind enough to let me use it.
TIPS TO PREPARE YOUR BEDROOM FOR A PHOTO SHOOT
I shared a spring home tour in one of my recent posts, but to prepare for a professional photo shoot is so much different. Here is what I learnt.
1. REDUCE CLUTTER
Since, it was spring anyway, this makeover and photo shoot fit in well within my spring cleaning routine.
First, get rid of all the unnecessary clutter lurking on the walls, and remove the smaller furniture which are not necessary. Give the rooms a thorough clean up, remove cob webs, any stains on the walls etc. Close any holes on the wall if you have removed a nail or so previously. These small holes will spoil the clean look of the walls in the photos. Small attention to such details is needed so that your photos come out nicely.
2. KEEP DECOR NEUTRAL AND MINIMAL
Neutral decor lifts up the room and makes the bedroom that much more appealing. Since, a minimal decor creates a feeling of space don’t overdo with the decor. Moreover, less is more and less means your room will appear bigger on the photos.
3. DRESS THE BED WITH BEAUTIFUL BED LINENS
To make your bedroom makeover ready for a photo shoot, invest in new bed linens which are appealing and has a hotel like feel. If you already have one, just iron them and dress the bed. We got king size linens and mattress covers which were covering the bed well and were hanging down elegantly. Since cushions make the bed look warm and cosy, add a few extra cushions which match the linens. Some mix and match works well too. Again, here don’t overdo with the cushions.
4. CHOOSE MATCHING ACCESSORIES
Small items like bedside table lamps could be made to match. Since, this is just for the photo shoot, I wouldn’t invest too much into it. We only got bedside lamps for the master bedroom, they anyway needed replacing. Our touch lamp was unusable due to some wrong grounding, so it was time to change anyway. We went back to the old fashioned switch.
In case, lampshades don’t fit the color pattern switch them too. Switch to some cheaper alternatives. IKEA has some very cheap and neutral paper lamp shades to serve this purpose.
Choose colors which fit to the flooring and the walls. Keep it as neutral as possible, but bring in some light touches of color.
5. KEEP OTHER ADJACENT ROOMS ALSO IN MIND
Below you see the picture of the empty corridor space which lead to all the bedrooms on the first floor. So we did a mild dressing up of this space too. I removed all the clutter from the small dresser and brought in a small faux plant and this came together excellently.
6. REMOVE ANY PERSONAL STUFF
Remove all your personal photos and other effects from the wall, side tables etc. Keep it as impersonal as possible. Remember, that these pictures of your home often finds itself on the internet and you don’t want too many prying eyes of your personal private space.
7. WINDOW DRESS WITH TRANSPARENT CURTAINS
Since, we want the maximum light flooding into the rooms, remove dark curtains for the shoot. I removed out the night curtains and dressed the windows only with the day curtains. The dark curtains affect the overall color of the room in the photos. The room was bathed with the maximum amount of day light. Of course a professional photographer has special lights to get a better picture of the view outside the window too. This is beyond my skill and equipment level anyway.
8. CHECK OUT THE MIRRORS
Mirrors are great to give the feeling of space, but they also reflect unnecessary things. So if you are using mirrors in your bedroom, check out what it reflects.
9. PREPARE YOUR BEDROOM DESIGN PLAN AND LAYOUT
If, you are engaging a professional for this purpose, draw up a plan for your rooms. Make a list of the things that should be done before the big day. Since the photographer will work only for a short while at your home, keep everything ready for efficiency. He will not have time to wait for you to do the finishing touches. So, be prepared well in advance for the shoot in advance.
Tip: Choose a sunny day for your photo shoot. Nothing like natural daylight.
On this note, I will conclude some of the most important “Tips to prepare a Bedroom for photo shoot “. I hope my tips to prepare for a photo shoot was useful.
And finally, time to share some of our Bedroom Makeover Photos
Last but not the least, I would like to give credit to Daniel Blake from Zipfoto.net. A couple of the photos are mine (see if you can recognize them), but my skill level is not yet there. So he was kind enough to let me use these photos.
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