While everyone is decorating their home for the Christmas season, you might be working on getting your home ready to sell. But does that mean you cannot decorate for the holiday season at all?
Our team at Journey Home Lending wants to help you enjoy the holiday season in your home this year while also getting it ready for your next open house! Read on to learn more.
Staging for the Holidays
You don’t have to entirely skip out on decorating this season even while you’re trying to sell your home. But there is an important principle to keep in mind—potential buyers need to be able to visualize themselves in your home, so any decor that clutters up the scene and makes it difficult to truly see your house is a negative.
These tips can help you decorate while keeping things dialed down a bit:
First, when decorating your home for the holidays, you want to make sure your decor matches the theme of your room. For instance, if you have an all-white living room, then you may want to trim the tree in silver or white rather than bright, bold colors.
Decorating in this way can help keep the decorations from taking away from the greatness of the living room.
Second, you want to use your holiday decorations to make your home’s best features really stand out rather than be a distraction. Therefore, decorate your mantle with a few ornaments to really show off your fireplace, which would be a great feature for any home to have this time of year.
Finally, when decorating your home on the outside, keep it simple. Instead of bringing out the reindeer and the inflatables, choose to use white lights and a simple wreath on the door instead.
You want your home to be inviting to potential buyers, and holiday inflatables are not everyone’s cup of tea. Keeping it simple with one-colored lights can help you to still feel like your home is in the Christmas spirit without going overboard.
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