Staging your home for the Holidays doesn’t have to be stressful.

You are busy enough with social gathering and shopping to worry about decorating you home to suit the style preferences of potential buyers.

There is no need to bring out the 10 foot snowman or a hundred strands of lights this year. Less will be more.

The following are some helpful dos and don’ts of staging your home for the Holidays.

Dos

  • Declutter

Decluttering is the first step of home staging at any time of year, but particularly during the holidays. Additional lights or decorations could be visually overwhelming when added to your regular belongings.

  • Use fresh greenery

Tasteful fresh greenery draped on the mantle or used in an evergreen wreath on the doorway can add a nice touch to your home while making it smell fresh.

  • Add some natural color outside

Even the nicest landscaping can look a bit dreary in the winter. Adding some pots of camellias or other colorful winter plants can add some life to your landscaping without a big investment of time or money.

  • Accentuate the positive

Use decorations to highlight your home’s positive attributes.

For example, if you have a beautiful fireplace, bay window, or unique archway, the use of subtle decor can draw prospective buyers’ eyes to that feature.

Don’ts

  • Have a huge tree stuffed with ornaments

Scale back on your Christmas tree. You don’t want your home to look less-than-large because you opted for the biggest tree on the lot. Instead of putting up every ornament you own, opt for a theme with a unifying style or color that is trending.

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  • Overdo the outdoor lights

A huge outdoor display of lights can be seen as tacky by some potential buyers. Instead, use clear lights in moderation.

  • Clash with your own decor

Staging your home for the Holidays is all about tasteful balance.

If your home has soothing colors or modern decor, decorate accordingly. Home staging should use holiday decorations to complement your existing style rather than creating a jarring effect.

  • Pile on the scents

Fresh pine can bring a familiar scent to the home, but that should be enough. Watch the potpourri, scented candles, and other scents. Potential buyers may find too many strong smells to be irritating.

 

For more tips on home staging during the holidays, contact me today.

I can offer an objective opinion combined with the experience you need.


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