by Dave Koszegi
on Friday, December 21st, 2018 at 3:36pm.
Rushing to beat the clock this year to perfect your home for the holidays? The good news is, our current design trends are working in your favour. Less is more! Simplicity and warmth are the key to a beautifully decorated home for the holidays, especially when your home is up for sale and you have potential buyers arriving for showings with little notice.
Here are our top three simple and tasteful Christmas decor ideas to spruce up your home over the holidays:
Lose the extra trimming
image via thespruce.com
Your Christmas tree doesn’t have to be weighed down with ornaments on every branch. Consider a string of lights with simple bulbs, which creates a more calming and inviting look for your living space. Consider pairing it with a faux fur throw for extra coziness and warmth!
Now that you have your Christmas tree decor down, don’t forget about what goes underneath. Simple wrapping with twine and a bit of greenery will match your minimalist tree and cut back on the cost of wrapping paper. This look is straight from a design magazine, and visitors will be in awe when they see this creative wrapping under your tree.
Tasteful curb appeal
Leave the blow-up Santa and multi-coloured strings of flashing lights in the garage this year, and focus instead on simple outdoor decorations that will draw potential buyers to your home. Consider a wreath for your front door and some small white lights in key areas. We know that buyers do a drive-by before booking a showing, so it is important that your house stands out and makes a stellar first impression.
As it gets colder, ensure your walkways and driveways are clear from snow and ice, and that you have proper lighting for when buyers are coming for showings.
Set the stage for a sale - with a warming scent!
Before potential buyers enter your home, you want to create a warm and inviting atmosphere, especially during this time of year. Before an open house or day of showings, try boiling some water and adding cinnamon and cloves. Experiment with adding vanilla, cranberries, ginger or orange peels too.
If you’re in a rush and don’t have time to do this before each potential buyer comes through your home, add some fresh pine decor in key living spaces (i.e. your Christmas tree, wreaths or pine garland on the mantelpiece in the living room).
We hope you enjoy these holiday home decor tips! If you have any questions about how to make buyers feel comfortable in your home, or about real estate in Port Alberni, give the Dave Team a call at 250-723-7653.