Add Holiday Adornments
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The less-is-more mantra of home staging may tempt you to forgo holiday cheer this year.
But a few subtle touches like a pine cone centerpiece, an evergreen wreath or a pot of cider simmering on the stove can create a warm and festive feeling in your home.
"Avoid overtly religious flourishes, which may be off-putting to some buyers."
Complement Your Palette
Before you start untangling your tinsel, make sure your holiday collection matches your current decor.
If your living room has a clean, all-white color scheme, skip the clashing red garland and opt for a white tree, white candles and silver glass ornaments.
"If you've got an earthy color scheme, accent with rich tones like cranberries, forest greens and gold."
Accentuate Positive Features
Go Light on Lights all the way!
Mind the Tree
A tall Christmas tree can help you show off your two-story great room, but make sure the wide base won't overwhelm the floor space.
If your living area is on the small side, save space with a skinny tree.
"Swap the gaudy heirloom ornaments and trim your tree in a cohesive theme such as all red and gold ornaments, or icicle lights and silver tinsel."
Crank Up the Heat
Chilly weather presents the perfect opportunity to create an inviting environment for potential home buyers.
Buyers will be grateful for a place to escape from the cold, so before showings, turn the thermostat up a couple of degrees to make it extra toasty, or light a fire in the fireplace for an extra homey touch.
"When you encourage buyers to spend more time in your home, you also give them more time to admire its best features"
Christmas Stovetop Pot Pourri
"The warming smell will keep your potential buyers in the home longer and with your realtor to HELP SELL YOUR HOME!"
Nothing is better then delicious scents of cranberry, cinnamon and citrus. Want to make your home smell like CHRISTMAS?
Fill your home with amazing scents during the holidays, and there’s no better combination than citrus and cranberry mixed with cinnamon and spices. This is a simple recipe that you can simmer on your stovetop or in a crockpot to help fill your home with these delicious scents.
Since this is also a great gift idea, here is the link from Crafting Chicks for you to create for your home and or make and give as hostess gifts over the holidays!
There is also a fun printable tag with Instructions to go with it. Just right click on the image to save it to your computer, then print as many as you need.