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2020: The Modern Use of Our Homes

While some have been using part of their bedrooms as a workspace, others 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 meditation and yoga corner, or free weights and resistance bands for those after a more intense workout.


Whether its a multi-use space or a bedroom with the possibility for small adaptions, think about this when you're marketing your property to potential buyers and tenants to give them the idea of how a room/space could be used.


From home floorplan designs and property furnishing/decoration has evolved a lot over the years.

Think - the sponged feature walls of decades past to neatly pressed valances to today's houseplant-donned rooms, there's a lot you can do to make sure your property reflects current trends to either attract buyers or your ideal tenant.

In this article, we provide an overview of some of the bedroom trends that have emerged this year as our lifestyles have changed.

At Home, Working

With many people now working from home, and some not having a dedicated space in their home for work, makeshift offices have become an integral part of the bedroom in some people's homes. This will be something to think about 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 because it really is our normal now.

A Retreat

While some have been using part of their bedrooms as a workspace, others 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 meditation and yoga corner, or free weights and resistance bands for those after a more intense workout. Whether its a multi-use space or a bedroom with the possibility for small changes, think about this when you're marketing your property to potential buyers and tenants to give them the idea of how a room/space could be used.

Smart Spaces

If your investment property is vacant, and you know the size of the bedroom has been an pain point for previous tenants, you could look at some small changes to help save space and potentially attract higher quality tenants. Small finishes such as bedside pendant lights & recessed wall niches free up space on bedside tables. Even the modern PowerPoint that includes a USB Adapter can be a winning detail!

Natural Light is the Real MVP

The amount of natural light in a home is important to potential buyers and tenants alike. 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 may include changes to window coverings or removing obstructions outside if it's possible, or even consider how the current paint colour/texture finish reflects or even absorbs the light.


A quick lick of paint is really underestimated, especially with the right finish, it can really bounce off natural light that much more than aged, dulled paint.


Whether you're currently selling an investment property, or you're looking for some fantastic new tenants, ensuring your property looks like space where people want to spend a lot of their time is critical, especially right now.


Investing a bit of time, and possibly some money, now into making your property look and feel as adaptable for an individual needs as possible will pay off in many ways depending on your objectives. You could sell your investment quicker than you expected, you may secure a better price than you wanted, or you may secure dream tenants, making a bit of extra effort now completely worth it.


Want to chat to OPQ about your property challenges for a fresh approach?


Contact us here for a complimentary chat about how best to strategise your home for lease to capture your ideal tenant at the best rent price.

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