Holiday Decorating for the Home Seller

  • ‘Tis the season to get wrapped up in lights, trees, and everything glitter and gold. But when you’re trying to sell your home at the same time, it can be tough to get into the holiday spirit. Why go through all of that when you’re just going to have to pack it all up if a sale goes down tomorrow? Well, it’s still your home and you’ll want to feel comfortable in it during the holidays. Plus, never underestimate the power of a little “staging”. Keep decorating sweet and simple, and personal items to a minimum. Let’s face it, people want to imagine themselves living in your space when they’re doing a walk-through, and although holiday touches will warm the place up to a homey levey–keep the picture of your family on Santa’s knee in the drawer for those open houses and showings. Some easy decorations that pack punch:

    1. Door wreaths. Welcoming, not to mention super easy “installation” and takedown!
    2. Christmas balls in glass vessels (think wine glasses, vases, etc) on shelves or table tops. Choose a colour theme and the sky’s the limit.
    3. Group flameless candles and you won’t even have to worry whether you blew them out or not.
    4. Greenery; real or fake, this can cozy up a home even if you don’t want to bother with a Christmas tree.
    5. A plate of cookies or dish of holiday-themed candy. The sight and smell of these delicious treats are sure to warm hearts.

    For more ideas like gift-wrapped kitchen cupboard doors or garland-adorned banisters, there’s always Pinterest. Living in a small space? We like these super simple ideas from HGTV.com. And of course, there’s nothing quite like the awe outdoor lighting can inspire. Get some great tips with this short DIY video. Most importantly: have fun with it. Decorating is meant to get you feeling festive, not stressed by adding another item to your To Do List. As always, contact us with any questions or for a home consultation if you’re thinking of selling, or in the market to buy!   Photo by: Dakota Roos Photography