I am frequently asked about seasonal home decor when staging a home for sale. This can be a tricky area. On the one hand, you want to reflect what is going on outside. You wouldn’t want the house to feel out of sync with the seasons. An example of this is too many beach references in the Winter or holiday lights in Spring. On the other hand, you don’t want to choose seasonal decor that is too religious or in a great quantity.
You always want the decor to highlight the features and assets of the property. Frequently, when people have seasonal decor, they are adding it to what they already display. This can easily lead to an over-decorated, crowded feeling that hides rather than highlights the homes best features.
If the homeowner is living in the staged house and feels a strong need to have seasonal decor, my advice is to replace out of season items with ones that are seasonally appropriate. I would not use seasonal decor that reflects any particular religion, and it can not detract attention from the home’s features.
Staging an occupied home for sale presents many challenges. It is a balancing act between doing what is best to get your property sold and keeping things livable while your family is waiting for a buyer. The holidays will usually complicate matters but keep in mind that your ultimate goal is to be able to sell your home as quickly as possible and for the best possible price. Some sacrifices may be necessary.
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