Seasonal Decor Advice

By
Home Stager with Impact Home Staging Experts

Seasonal Décor

Are you known for your over-the-top seasonal décor? 

The holidays, especially Christmas, give us a great opportunity to pull out all the stops-and compete with the Joneses across the street-in our outdoor decorations.

 And while seasonal décor is a lot of fun, and may be a family tradition, it can distract buyers from enjoying the exterior beauty of your house.  The giant inflatable snow-globes at Christmas and the monstrous spider web at Halloween are perfect examples. Inside the house, an over-abundance of seasonal décor will detract from a tasteful color scheme or the well laid-out floor plan, and will make the home appear cluttered.

 Over-the-top decorations are fun when you are living in and enjoying your home, but they can detract from the important aspects of a home that buyers are seeking.  Sellers need to be aware that some traditions may need to be toned down-or put on hold--until the house is sold.

When you are selling, ask yourself, "What do I want the buyers to remember about my house?"   The only thing you want them to remember is the great layout, tasteful color scheme, beautiful exterior architecture and your lovely shrubs and trees...not the outlandish décor, inside or out.

simple exterior decor

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Comments (2)

Juliet Johnson
Vizzitopia - St Johns, FL
Jacksonville Photography & Digital Marketing

Totally with you there.  Also, there's nothing that dates a listing faster than seasonally oriented photos.  Now you dont' even have to do the math to know how long the thing's been on the market.  I'm rarely up for any seasonal decor, but you know, I'm as guilty as the next person when it comes to seasonal colors -- purples, red, golds around this time of year.  Silver and blues in January, warming to apple green as we go from March and April.  back to blue in the summer and orange all Fall.  Terribly predictable really.  Wonder if any of my clients ever noticed?  LOL

Dec 02, 2009 09:48 AM
Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

I think if they take the MLS photos before the Christmas decorations go up it's ok.  But not after.  Some people like the see the house decked out in Christmas decor, it shows them what it can look like.  But you, or the homeowner must remove as soon as Christmas is over.  That's the bad part!

Dec 03, 2009 03:52 PM