How to Decorate for Halloween While Selling Your Home
If your home is for sale during the Halloween season, you can still celebrate the season without overwhelming your buyers.
What you want to remember is that the two basic principles of staging hold true no matter what you’re celebrating.
#1 Highlight the possibilities of your house to show its livability to your buyers.
#2Remove anything that would distract or detract from your property.
Below are 5 Tips to help you decide how to decorate for Halloween while your home is on the market:
1. Don’t make your buyers’ eyes bounce all over the house!
Having every space covered with pumpkins, spiders and Halloween characters doesn’t allow your buyers to focus on what’s important...YOUR SPACE!
2. Make sure that your buyers will be able to see YOUR HOUSE as they drive up.
Remember, they’re not buying your decorations...they need to be able to see your house. Save the big blowup characters for your new home.
3. Don’t make your buyers have to hack their way through your decorations just to get to your front door.
I’ve seen homes with spider webs covering the walkway and giant spiders hanging from the front door. Once again...save them for your new home.
4. Resist the need to fill every room and flat surface with all of your Halloween decorations.
Yes...you know who you are!!!! Save the shower curtain with witches on it and pumpkin-themed throw rugs for your new home.
5. Save the pumpkin-spiced latte for Starbucks!
Even during the holidays, the best smell is one of CLEAN! And, for some buyers too much caramel vanilla, apple pie and pumpkin spice can be overwhelming.
However, you don’t have to have a BLAH home for the holidays, even if it is For Sale!
*Choose the colors of the season that work with your own home colors for a simple arrangement in your entryway.
*Fill a large apothecary jar with small faux pumpkins or Halloween themed jelly beans
*Use a small arrangement of pumpkins of varying heights and sizes for your kitchen counter or dining area.
*Outside-add a large pot with seasonal flowers to welcome your buyers.
There’s no need to forget that Halloween is around the corner. All you need to do is to remember to keep it simple!