Boost Your Home’s Appeal This Holiday Season
Even in a confident market, preparing your home for the real estate market
while trying to maintain some semblance of your favourite holiday
traditions can be tricky, but also, a key advantage. Holiday décor that
sets a warm and inviting atmosphere will not only enhance your home’s
marketing but it will also make it look its best for you and your family
Here are some holiday décor tips that will boost the appeal of
your home this season.
Focus your décor
Holiday decorations with universal themes, like a winter wonderland, are
sure to add atmosphere to your home. Dedicating one or two rooms in
which to place décor achieves an appropriate nod to the season without
overcluttering your interior as a whole. Remember, potential buyers want
to envision themselves in your home, which includes dreaming of how they
might decorate the space.
Keep reds and greens as accents only
Like having decorations in too many rooms, having a multicoloured décor
palette can make your home feel busy and cluttered. Using natural tones
like silvers, golds, woods, and whites create a relaxing atmosphere that
doesn’t distract from the year-round features your home has to offer. If
you have light-toned furniture, add natural greenery or a few seasonal
plants like poinsettias for colour.
Seasonal curb appeal
Even in winter, your curb appeal should be exactly that: appealing. Choose
elegant outdoor lighting, preferably white, to give your home a dreamy,
festive feel. Pack away any distracting, large-format decorations,
especially inflatable figures, and opt instead for simple pieces like a
wreath for your door and flanking planters made from fresh pine.
Add warmth with accessories
Whenever you’re selling your home, it’s critical to clear out and store away
your household clutter and personal items, but keep pieces that set the
right tone. Pillows, throw blankets, and battery-operated candles are
complementing seasonal touches that draw the right kind of attention. If you
have a fireplace, ask your Realtor® to demonstrate it during a showing, and
put out real, unlit, unscented candles for an added festive touch.
Trim a smaller tree
Often, a Christmas tree requires you to rearrange your interior space to
accommodate its girth. A smaller, less intrusive tree or even a
table-top-style tree makes a festive impact without dominating the room.
Remember to keep family gifts out of sight, save a few that have been expertly
wrapped to complement the overall décor of the space.
Selling your home during the holidays doesn’t have to feel stressful and is
likely to draw serious buyers. Just think —the effort you make now is bringing
you one step closer to your next home, where you’ll be celebrating next
Tried & True holiday décor trends:
Whether you’re a snow sport enthusiast or not, everyone loves chalet-inspired
décor. Trendy made-as-décor pieces or repurposed real equipment, like old skis
and snowshoes, make ideal exterior decorations that stand up to winter weather
and up your curb appeal.
While strings of coloured lights go hand-in-hand with the holiday season, rope
lights can be just the touch that’s needed to achieve the perfect outdoor scene.
This simple, updated approach to exterior lighting is ideal to decorate posts
and railings, illuminate your walkway, or embellish outdoor greenery.
Ornaments and décor have evolved from shiny metallics to nature-inspired
accents. Oversized Christmas-themed planters are a welcoming, stylish décor
statement that add a touch of colour and nature to your front porch.
Gathering around a warm, bright fire is one of winter’s signature perks,
which is why firewood-themed décor is so popular. A tidy pile of firewood
on a doorstep or beside an indoor hearth instantly cozies up a space, and
it smells great too.
Garlands are a simple, timeless holiday trend that add rustic charm to
your home. Like all décor when you’re staging your home to sell, less is
more: a few draped over your mantel or dining room table is all you
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