Staging your residential home is one of the most effective ways of getting your home sold. But with the holidays quickly approaching, you may be tempted to break out the holiday decorations. Although some people advise against staging with decorations, there are some ways you can decorate and still have your home appeal to buyers. Let’s check out some holiday staging tips!
Don’t Overdo the Front Door
Your front door is the first impression a buyer will receive of your home. But going overboard with the decorations is not the impression you’ll want to make. Adding a simple wreath to your front door can add a touch of class to your home. Putting up a live wreath with a bright red bow can add a pop of color to your otherwise white door.
Cleaning Up the Clutter
Before staging your home, you should start by removing all of the clutter. Avoid putting out decorations until you have removed the clutter from the rooms. Many people use as much space as possible when decorating their home for the holiday. Save those decorations for your new home and decorate with a few festive items instead of overcrowding the features of your home.
Matching Your Palette
The holiday colors can clash with your otherwise soothing décor. Instead of changing the colors of your home, adapt the colors of your decorations. Instead of bright green and red, choose a silver and white for your blue living room. If you have neutral colored furniture, try rich cranberry, forest green, and gold to bring out the earthiness in your home.
Trimming the Tree
Christmas trees are often the feature of all of your decorations. But they could also make your living room seem smaller than normal. Opting for a small, skinnier tree than normal can help you celebrate the holidays without taking up too much space. For large two-story great rooms, a tall tree could accent the height of your ceiling.
Staging Your Home for the Holidays with Clagett Enterprises
At Clagett Enterprises, we have extensive experience serving the greater Frederick area and Western Maryland, since 1987. Our team is a full-service real estate company that’s ready to help you with your real estate needs. Speak with a Clagett professional at 301-665-6009, or request a proposal for preventive maintenance here.