It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and that means one thing: time to break out all of your favorite holiday decor. But, if you’re selling your home, it can be a challenge to celebrate while also keeping your home in shape for showings and open houses. Instead of your usual decorations, balance your festive touches with these tips and tricks that will satisfy your urge to deck the halls while still appealing to potential buyers.
Opt for the classics.
Keep your home decor simple and traditional for the most classic look. Stick to holiday-neutral items like candles, white twinkle lights, a crackling fireplace and other winter wonderland-like items for a spirited-yet-sophisticated overall look.
Nothing says winter like fresh pine accents. Whether opting for an elegant wreath or a simple strand of garland, greenery brightens up any room instantly and infuses it with a festive touch. Incorporate other natural elements, like pinecones or decorative branches for a natural and understated finish.
Think closely about color.
Choosing and sticking to a color scheme is important to ensure a cohesive look throughout your home. If you’re celebrating Christmas, opt for a green and red palette with hints of silver or gold for a classic and stylish aesthetic. If you celebrate another holiday, like Hanukkah, opt for its traditional colors like blue and silver for a lively space that is also seasonal.
Keep it simple.
When selling your house, it’s important to let the home’s details shine. That’s why, during the holidays, it is important to not overdo it with too much decor. Stick to minimal holiday accents throughout your home—and its exterior as well. Maintain a cohesive look from room to room by adding a few touches here and there.
Use seasonal scents.
Comforting winter scents like peppermint, evergreen and gingerbread serve as the ideal accent to your decorations. Lightly incorporate complementary aromas throughout your home for a fresh and festive environment. Just be sure to use a delicate touch—make sure to not overpower the space with one fragrance.