Holiday Decorating Ideas While Staging Your House For Sale
Holiday Decorating Ideas While Staging Your House For Sale
There are sooo many incredible websites for finding
beautiful and affordable decorating ideas and DIY projects that you can use to
spruce up your house you are trying to sell during the holidays. Here are some
of my favorites.
Where do you start? At the front door of course and this is easy with the use
of our NW evergreen Wreaths and Garlands. I have found affordable plain-Jane
wreaths/garlands at Fred Meyer's over the years and then I will decorate
them with my own findings. Look at some of your older holiday decorations
that won't fit on the tree any more (you have found new ones to take their
place). Repurpose these in your front porch decorations. Also, the use of White
Birch Logs standing on end with the centers drilled out for a votive candle
make for a very pretty large front door arrangement. I like grouping
these in 3's or 5's. For some reason the odd numbers look best.
Next as you walk through the front door don't forget the added sense of smell.
It shouldn't be heavy because some buyers may be allergic to those chemical
aromas. Here I would encourage using Cinnamon Sticks and some a basket of
cinnamon scented pine cones in your entry adds a festive touch for this. You
don't want to overdo the decorating during this selling period so I would leave
the Living room alone except for the Tree if this is where you place it. It
shouldn't be too wide, keep it tall and narrow so the room doesn't appear to be
smaller than it really is. Remove the furniture where the tree is now so you
still have a spacious living room. I usually see my clients just move some
chairs or cabinets closer together and this is not a good idea. Less is more
The Dining room table is a fun place to add some holiday decorating and
makes your potential buyer think of the wonderful Holiday dinners they could
host in the future! To find some creative ideas, Pinterest is a
great place to start. One of my favorite sites is called Stonegableblog.com the
photo here is an example of a center piece I think is a good example of
beautiful decorating but not overdone. Beware you can spend HOURS on this
site! The use of the beautiful white pumpkins we have now and any
soft colored dried or fresh florals on your dining table adds
such an inviting look to your home and is very affordable! The pumpkins you can
still find at any local grocery store and my favorite florals I have found
at the Metropolitan
Markets or if you want the look but not the upkeep JoAnn's and
Michael's can give you the look with the faux florals. Not my favorite normally but
I understand the need when you are staging your home for a Holiday time of year
Sale. You have enough on your plate just keeping the house ready for the
The Kitchen is an easy place to add the cooking aromas we all love during this
time of year, lightly! Vanilla and Cinnamon again are easy choices. A small
arrangement on the kitchen nook table should suffice for this area.
Last but not least are the bathrooms where again you can
keep the scent light but similar to the rest of the house and add festive soaps
and candles with a holiday touch.
I hope these holiday Staging tips have been inspiring and
will help you get your house sold during this time of year.
Finally, I would like to share with you one of my
favorite holiday haunts in the NW for finding unique gifts, stocking stuffers
and decorating object. Capers in West Seattle has become a family tradition to
visit this time of year even for my son and daughter in law!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy this coming month
and all that it has to offer!
Anderson Homes and Land
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