Home Staging During the Holidays
The verdict is still out on home staging during the holidays.
Some real estate pros believe holiday decorations should be sacrificed all together. Because, let’s face it. It’s pretty hard for buyers to picture themselves living in a home if a blow up Santa is ho, ho, ho-ing on the front lawn, and a choo choo train screams along the skirt of a ginormous evergreen.
Flip the coin, and other pros swear by the comforting spirit of glittering lights, gingerbread houses, and cinnamon scented candles.
If the decision is made to decorate a home during its sale, be sure to understand these key factors when home staging during the holidays:
Classic curb appeal is key. A simple wreath, flower boxes w/ festive flora , and a potted poinsettia or two will do.
- Deck the halls, but don’t go overboard. Use woodsy, earthy tones and white lights to subtly enhance the ambiance of the home.
Depersonalize! Ornaments made by preschoolers, family stockings, religious references, and holiday cards should all be stowed away for safekeeping.
- Red is emotionally captivating so incorporate crimson pops of color between garland.
- Simple greenery on the mantle and a crackling fire instantly add comfort to a room.
- Stage the table for a holiday feast in chic tones of silver and gold.
- Set out holiday treats like cutout cookies, peppermints in candy bowls and a batch of spiced cider simmering on the stove.
- Hold off on large, elaborate Christmas trees. They use up too much space and their abundant decorations can make a room feel crampy and uncomfortable.
- Use garland and twinkle lights to highlight staircases.
- Stow away any wrapped or unwrapped gifts in the trunk of your car. Don’t let them become subject to the sticky fingers of strangers.
Home staging during the holidays can make or break a deal so make sure you remember that less is always more!