|Traditional Living Room|
Do: Pare down decorations. Keep it simple and clean.
This might not be the year to display your 62-piece Santa Bear collection. But don't worry! You can use it next year in your new home. This tasteful example (on left) doesn't distract from the home's natural beauty.
|Madame Butterfly Designs|
Do: Use decorations to highlight selling features.
Consider moving the tree into a corner where it won't block architectural features, or perhaps near a lovely stairwell where it will enhance a feature. The picture on the right depicts a tree blocking a window and a doorway- a poor choice for someone trying sell.
Don't: Assault potential buyers' noses.
Do: Create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Flameless candles allow you to create a cozy feel in your home without the fire hazard or seasonal smells. You may like that scent, but buyers could be sensitive to it or simply be bothered. Arranging flameless candles in your fireplace is another nice way to accent a great selling feature with your holiday decor!
Don't: Try to out-decorate your neighbors.
Do: Remember that curb appeal is important, especially in the colder months!
Keep paths clear of snow and leaves and safe for visitors. Decorate your home so that buyers' feel welcomed in from the cold.
Remember that less is more...