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5 Holiday Staging Tips

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Staging a home during the holiday season might sound like a challenge. Holiday home décor often brings a personal touch to each space, making it difficult for the few homebuyers who do venture out during the winter months to envision themselves in your listing. Here are a few home staging tips to help out during the holidays!

Keep It Cozy

Some small, cozy holiday touches can speak volumes when you stage your home. Add a festive centerpiece to your dining room table, light some holiday-themed candles, even tossing a folded blanket over your couch will keep your winter theme while allowing potential homebuyers to envision themselves living there.

 

Match, Match, Match — No Mixing!

Make sure all the holiday décor you use matches the current theme of the home! Mixing in some of the more unique decorations might be your favorite part of the holidays, but it runs the risk of distracting or off-putting future buyers from picturing themselves in the home.

 

Lighter on Lights

Basically, we’re telling you to tONE down the outdoor décor — no inflatable Santa sleigh or Frosty the Snowman. It’s all fun and super kid-friendly to some, but to others, it looks gaudy.

 

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For staging purposes, it’s best to keep the religious pieces out of view. Nativity scenes are a great way to acknowledge the upcoming Christmas holiday, but others might be offended by overtly-religious decorations.

 

Tree Careful!

Be careful with your Christmas tree staging! It might serve as a ONEderful way to boast the size of your living room, but oversized trees could dwarf the floor space, something could sour potential homebuyers.

 

If you follow these tips, the rest is a breeze! Don’t forget to de-clutter and show off your home’s best features!

 

Sources:

http://www.hgtv.com/design/real-estate/staging-tips-for-selling-during-the-holidays

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