It’s the most wonderful time of year again across the world. The Christmas holidays are celebrated globally across hundreds of countries. Each with their own unique way of expressing themselves. Here in Canada, we love to decorate our homes with bright lights, evergreen wreaths, and tall lustrous trees!
But how do we stage our homes during the Christmas season? It is important to show potential homeowners what their homes will look like come the holidays. Realtors and home sellers should put an effort into decorating their property to better showcase to their buyers how beautiful their potential new home can be during the holiday season.
In this how to stage your home for the Christmas Holidays guide, we will go over several different ways to decorate your home for buyers in the Christmas season. From the tree, to the mantel, and the kitchen and dining room, we have it all covered. Staging can make a dramatic difference when trying to sell your home, and the Christmas season is the perfect time to go all-out on your decorating.
How to Stage Your Home: The Living Room
When thinking about staging your living room for the holiday season, there are some key aspects you want to keep in mind that can truly bring your living room those sweet holiday vibes everyone loves to see. From your tree to your mantel, here are some tips on how to decorate beautifully while giving buyers a way to gauge certain aspects of your home as a whole.
Decorating Your Christmas Tree
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without an elegant and stylized evergreen tree! This is a great way to accentuate high ceilings in the home, and light up the room with a sense of the holiday season.
Your tree is what begins to manifest the feeling of Christmas in your home. But it’s important that you do not over decorate or use a lighting scheme that doesn’t fit the feel of your living room.
One of the best ways to do this is to use a monochromatic color scheme. Using a lot of different colored lights such as blues, reds, and greens can throw off the overall feeling of the room. So it’s important that we take these types of things into consideration.
We want to use bright white lights with matching ornaments, ribbon, and garland that bring the tree to life, but don’t take away from the living room as a whole.
Click this link for some examples of beautifully decorated Christmas trees.
Decorating Your Mantel & Fireplace
Decorating your mantel and fireplace area is extremely important when trying to create a Christmas atmosphere within your living room. This is where you show your potential buyers where they will be sitting around the fireplace enjoying a nice hot cup of hot chocolate or coffee on Christmas morning, taking apart their stockings and gifts with their family.
We want to show how beautiful this moment can be within their heads. Transport their minds to that day with a range of decorative arrangements, and gift boxes beside the fireplace and tree.
Some of these decorative arrangements can include a nice garland or holly lining the mantel with candles, stockings, and little things such as snow globes all around it. This step is just as important as decorating your tree. You must create an atmosphere surrounding the living room that is inviting, warm, and just plain Christmas-y.
Take it to the next level by adding decorations such as nutcrackers and other Christmas styled figurines below or on top of your mantel.
Your home’s viewers will be delighted to see your living room come to life with your simple yet elegant design format.
Click this link for examples of elegantly decorated mantels for Christmas.
How to Stage Your Home: The Kitchen & Dining Room
Your kitchen and dining room are an essential part of the Christmas holiday season. Remember, this is where your buyer’s family will be cooking their Christmas dinners and baking things like cookies, and other fresh baked desserts for their friends and family.
We want our potential buyers to visualize these things, and we do this by properly staging our kitchen and dining room arrangements with Christmas finesse.
Decorating Your Kitchen
Decorating the kitchen isn’t as hard to decorate as the living room. That doesn’t mean we still can’t add some holiday flair to our meal preparation area. If your home has an island, it doesn’t hurt to add a nice centerpiece lit with some elegant candles. We can also line our countertops with a bit of holly to give it that Christmas color we are looking for.
If you are looking for some next level tips for making your buyers really feel at home, try this. Take some Christmas cookies and wrap them in cellophane with a nice bow, and give out bags of these to your potential buyers. A little gesture like this can go a long way!
Decorating Your Dining Room
The dining room in your home should feel warm and inviting. This is where people will be eating with their families almost every night of their lives. During Christmas, this sense of family and warmth is extended tenfold.
In order to give them that true sense of the holidays, we have to decorate the dining room using these tips.
Your centerpiece should feature a wreath with lit candles and a nice table runner. This centerpiece should have a pop of color of either red or green to truly give it that Christmas feel (I know we said keep it monochromatic but this is the exception to that).
You can also create a centerpiece out of Juniper branches and cranberries with some added natural elements such as pine cones and votive candles to bring it all together.
Click this link for some examples of exceptionally decorated dining rooms for Christmas.
Decorating your home for the Christmas season is one of the best parts of the year for some people. This doesn’t go for everyone, and we hope you don’t ever have to decorate this much just to have a Christmas Grinch put you down for it! But the typical family will thank you for providing such a fantastic sense of Christmas in their potential new home.
We hope these tips help you when deciding how to stage your home for the holiday season.
We at the Maverick Group want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
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This post was written by Derek Timmons