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How to Use Holiday Décor to Help Stage Your Home

Last updated on May 11th, 2021 at 12:55 pm

How to Use Holiday Decor to Help Stage Your Home

If you’re planning to place your home on the market, you need to put your best foot forward before showing it off to potential buyers. To make your home stand out in today’s competitive market, staging is a necessity. It gives buyers the best impression of it, and it makes it easier for them to envision living there – a key step for capturing their attention. With the holidays in full swing, there’s no better time to take advantage of this time of year than by decorating your home to look cozy and more inviting than ever. Here’s how to use holiday décor to help stage your home and make it look amazing for your open house.

Light it Up

Dark exteriors and interiors may not only look unwelcoming, but they can create a negative first impression and turn off potential buyers before they even step inside. So, the first step is lighting it up. Add some simple, clear, holiday lights along the exterior to highlight certain features like your windows, roof, and walkway. Just make sure to not go overboard. Stick with a neutral colour and focus on complimenting features in a subtle way.

Decorate the Mantel

If you have a fireplace, this is a great opportunity to highlight this popular selling feature. Decorate it with some classic greenery, pinecones, bows, and candles. Then finish it off by adding a small string of lights tucked throughout to make it catch the eye of buyers when they’re touring the open house.

Avoid Clutter

Though it can be tempting to add decorations to every surface in your home, be mindful to avoid clutter. Minimalistic concepts are popular these days, and that includes decorations. So stick to only one or two staple items per room.

Make it Cozy

Make your home cozy for potential buyers by lighting up your fireplace, turning up the thermostat to ensure it’s toasty when they arrive, and add some quaint throws to your couch, chair, and bedroom. Creating a cozy environment is all about playing with light, textures, and accent features like blankets and cushions.

Keep Your Tree Simple

If you plan to put a Christmas tree up, make sure it’s also simple and uncluttered. Stick to a colour theme that’s easy on the eyes and will compliment your other decorations and interior nicely.

Leave a good and lasting impression when potential buyers view your home by taking advantage of the holiday decorating season. When you’re ready to sell or buy, contact the Geoff & Bobbie McGowan Team. We’ve been specializing in residential real estate throughout Ottawa for many years and we can help you get into your dream home, hassle-free. Get in touch with us today!