If you’re trying to sell a house during the holidays dressing the home for the holidays is a must to appeal to buyers. But, it’s important not to overwhelm the space with decorations and make it look smaller or more cluttered. The holiday decorations should fit into the décor and not detract from the house. After all, the potential buyers want to see the home, not the decorations. There are many easy holiday decorations you can put up in a home that you’re stating that you can do yourself or do for very little money. Here are some great holiday DIY ideas for holiday home staging:
Add some fir branches to the top of the mantle to add a pop of color. Or hang fir wreaths on the doors. The smell will instantly create a holiday mood in the home and appeal to buyers. Don’t use fake branches or garlands though. Make sure you’re using real greenery. You can buy inexpensive branches and boughs at home centers. Some local Christmas tree dealers might even give you leftover branches and boughs for free that you can easily turn into wreaths and garlands.
A Holiday Tree
The most important thing when using a holiday tree for decoration is to keep the scale aligned with the house. A giant festive tree with bright lights can easily overwhelm a small living room and make it tough for buyers to gauge how much space there really is. In that case, a small tabletop holiday tree in the entryway is going to be the best choice. But in a large home with a beautiful bay window in the living room, a large tree fully lit in the bay window will provide a wow factor for potential buyers and show them how beautiful their own holidays can be in that home. So make sure that if you choose to use a holiday tree you choose a size that enhances the home’s features instead of hiding them.
Holiday lights are inexpensive, easy to find, and they are very useful as well as decorative. You can use outdoor holiday lights to light up paths and walkways during the dark winter evenings. And soft holiday lights inside make a home seem warm and cozy. But you should always stick to neutral white lights. Some blinking colored lights can look tacky. Others may be too distracting for buyers. Simple, elegant and practical white holiday lights are the best choice for holiday home staging.
Christmas ornaments are cheap, decorative, and you can use them in dozens of ways when it comes to holiday staging. A simple large glass bowl filled with ornaments is a great centerpiece on the kitchen counter or kitchen table. An elegant canister filled will colorful ornaments looks great on the mantle. And cheerful textured ornaments hung in the doorways add bright colored accents to the home without detracting from the home’s features.
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