With the holiday season coming up we all want to dive into that festive spirit, share the joy of one of the most loved and long-awaited times of the year with our family and friends, and escape the cold in nice cozy homes, cuddling under the warm blanket near the fireplace. And, of course, nothing helps to get into that mood as much as a beautiful home decoration. Especially for families with little kids putting lights and toys onto a big Christmas tree, hanging stockings on a fireplace mantel and making pine garlands along the stairways becomes an entire event of the season.
We all love that, however, those, who’s houses are currently on the market, should choose their seasonal decor very carefully. Moderation is the key here. Potential buyers won’t be able to see the best of the house past excessive Christmas decor. Don’t expect people to visualize how the living room would look without that huge tree. Let them value the newly updated railing or curb appeal of the house. It all will work on you at the end.
Here are some Christmas home decorating ideas for houses on the market:
• Limit an outside decor to a nice wreath on the front door. Anything else, such as inflated figures or Santa statues, will only create clutter on your front yard.
• Restrain from having a Christmas tree this year. It eats up a lot of space (especially in small houses), and you want your rooms to show as open and spacious as possible. Fresh pine limbs in vases could be a nice replacement here. If you still opt for a Christmas tree, choose a small one and put it somewhere, where it doesn’t disturb the flow of the house, for example, in the corner of the room.
• In the dining area replace your regular centerpiece with a themed one. You can add some glitter to it as most of fun happens there, at the holiday table.
• As mentioned above already, skip on stairways decoration and themed wall decor; it also creates unwanted cluttered look and distracts buyer’s attention (unless you want them to be distracted from something).