How to Stage Your House to Sell Over the Holidays

It’s that time of year again! Christmas is fast approaching and staging your home over the holidays can be a struggle. You want to have a festive looking home for your family, but you also want it decluttered enough that it is staged to sell. Here are a few tips to create a minimally holiday themed home to inspire potential buyers, yet still festive enough to celebrate the holidays.

Give your space breathing room
Carefully select a few decorations to inspire the holiday spirit. Don’t feel obliged to hang every last ornament or fill every space. You want to make your home as clutter-free as possible. Shiny baubles or pinecones in a bowl on the counter can add a little bit of festive flair to your house without going full Hallmark movie.

Choose holiday-inspired colours
It’s the little things that add to the charm without going overboard on Christmas decorations. The holidays aren’t just Santa red – they are also white, silver and gold – such gorgeous colours to create an elegant home. Choose accessories like pillows, throw blankets, candles, and mantel decor in these tones. It will look elegant and will still be minimal enough that potential home buyers can still see themselves in that space celebrating the holidays a year from now.

Scents of the holidays
Simmer a pot of cider just before a visit, buy scented pinecone centerpieces, or even holiday-scented plugins to bring in the spirit of the season as homebuyers are walking through your home.

Go Green
Buy some trimmings of natural evergreen branches. On your front door, hang a natural evergreen wreath accentuating your already beautiful door. You can also put the trimmings in an arrangement inside your home to spruce up your kitchen table or wall shelves to add a bit of natural festivity to your space. If you don’t have a florist’s eye, throwing greens into a nice vase of water is a nice touch. Simple but stylish! Not only does it add nice greenery to the room and your house, it brings movement and fresh scent for your potential buyer to enjoy.

Don’t despair, although your house isn’t decked in full holiday cheer just remember that you’ll be celebrating next year’s holidays in your brand-new home! Happy holiday selling!

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