Staging a Home: Tips for Holiday Staging

Posted by Dan Wolf on Saturday, November 29th, 2014 at 11:36am.

Make prospective buyers feel right at home when they walk through your front door by staging for the holidays. Staging a Home creates warmth and makes it feel homey to those viewing it, and adding holiday decorations can help you take it a step further.   

Show off your Space

Showing prospective buyers that there is plenty of room for a Christmas tree without the room feeling crowded is an excellent way to get them excited about your home. If you need to move or remove other furnishings to keep the space from feeling crowded, do so. Obviously, you don’t want it to look like something is missing, but removing non-essential pieces can help make plenty of room for the tree.

Show off extra Space

If you have a home office or other bonus room, consider adding a bed and a nightstand to create a space for guests. The bed can be temporary and the linens can be borrowed if need be, but it is a good idea to create a cozy, comfortable, guest area. Many people will try to picture where the guests that usually visit them during the holidays will sleep, so you want to show them, not just tell them, that there is space for guests.

Wrap it up

When staging a home, the holiday season offers some advantages. If you don’t have much artwork, you can simply wrap a flat box in gorgeous paper with beautiful bows and use it as wall art. Add a couple more beautifully wrapped packages in strategic locations. You can also add holiday lights to areas that could use more lighting.

Use Food to set the Mood

Food is often used when staging a home, but during the holidays, it’s a must. A lovely fruit basket, a bowl of nuts, or filled candy dishes, can be nice touches. During the holiday season, a home just doesn’t feel like home if there is no food in sight.

Home buyers will be ready to move in and start making holiday plans when they see how perfect your home looks during the holidays. You don’t want to overdo it with the decorations, but adding some special touches can really pay off.

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