It’s a valid question during this time of year when selling your home . . . should you decorate?
There are often a lot of opinion s on this, and my opinion is that you should do what makes you feel comfortable but keep things simple. This is a special time of year and it only comes once a year. Buyers aren’t turned off by the fact that there are decorations up in a home. But buyers can be turned off by too much decorating that makes it difficult to try to see the great aspects of your home. Here’s some advice that should help:
Keep in mind curb appeal here. Lights are nice, but keep them simple. White lights around the roof have a nice look. A few simple lawn ornaments look nice too, but I don’t recommend the inflatables. These can look great when you are selling, but they can block the view of the front of the house and be a real distraction.
If you are using outside lighting keep cords hidden and/or tied back. Hanging cords can detract from the outside look of the house. Wreaths on the front door are a nice touch.
Again, keep it simple. Things like red table cloths, green holly leaf style garland, and gold types of accents can look really nice inside. You can use the garland to accent a mantel or around windows.
What I don’t recommend are the large statues, trains, and adding too much to rooms. The best rule of thumb just like any staging is to step back and look at the room as if you were the buyer and not the owner.
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