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3 Elegant Ways to Stage Your Home for the Holidays

Fireplace mantel decorated for the holidays.

Although selling your home during the holidays may not be the most ideal time, it’s a common reality. To make sure your home stands out during the holiday season, it’s best to add some festive elements to your staging. We’ve gathered three elegant ways to stage your home for the holidays. Use these tips to keep potential buyers in high spirits as they view your home.

Create Holiday Curb Appeal

A front door area decorated with wreaths and Christmas decor.

When staging your home for the holidays, you want to be strategic with your decorations especially when it comes to your curb appeal. There’s a way to make your curb appeal festive, elegant, and classy without overdoing it. It’s best to keep things neutral and uncluttered. You don’t want the decor to distract from the home itself.

Opt for White Lights

One way to keep your curb appeal neutral is to choose white lights over colored ones. Instead of using icicle lights, we recommend classic round bulbs. Keep it simple when decorating with lights. Lining the roof of the house, wrapping the base of large trees, and accenting the sidewalk is more than enough.

Spruce Up the Front Door

Spruce up your front door with a beautiful wreath. Choose something simple and avoid anything too flashy. You can also use garland to add a wonderfully festive touch. Use it to frame your door or wrap them around pillars. Decorations can strategically help potential buyers notice the architectural details of your home. Lastly, add a festive welcome mat to complete your front door look. Opt for one with an elegant style.

Decorate Your Mantel

A festive fireplace mantel with view of Christmas tree.

When staging your home for the holidays, don’t forget the fireplace mantel. This is an iconic area to decorate and add some extra holiday charm. The key is to keep things simple. You can do this by choosing a small selection of larger pieces instead of many small objects. Too many small objects could make things look cluttered.

Another way to keep things simple is to keep the color scheme minimal. Focus on implementing only 2-3 colors into your display. To keep things classy, choose a neutral color to use as a backdrop. This way added colors will have a greater impact without being too much.

Garland looks wonderful on the mantel as well. Lay some across as a base. You can sprinkle ornaments throughout the garland and lace it with Christmas lights. You can also decorate with other items like pinecones.

For more ideas, check out this post.

Create A Festive Tablescape

A close up of a tablescape with gold Christmas tree decor, white reindeer figurines, and red accents.

The dining room table is one of the most important areas to add flair since it’s where family and friends will gather. You want potential buyers to visualize themselves and their loved ones around the table. There are many different ways to create a festive tablescape.

Different elements you can incorporate into your tablescape are pinecones, garland, and pops of reds. Lay garland across the length of the table or curl it around a centerpiece. Use pops of red through red accents, plates, napkins, or a runner. Pops of red are beautiful against a white backdrop or paired with silver or gold accents.

A holiday tablescape with garland, pinecones, and silver metallics.

Reindeer figurines are also perfect for a tablescape display. Choose wooden ones for a rustic look. For an elegant vibe, decorate with metallic accents. A white table with gold or silver accents is especially stunning. For more ways to create a festive tablescape, check out this post.

Schedule A Home Staging Consultation

Use these tips to stage your home for the holidays to make your home memorable. Already have too much on your plate? Leave it up to the experts and consider hiring professional stagers like MHM Professional Staging. Our experienced team will be happy to help your home stand out during the holidays. Request a home staging consultation today!

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