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My Holiday House Tour

Holiday Decor at my crib

It’s been a busy week of decorating, styling and tree trimming at Prep Home Staging but I’m ahead of the game with my own decor, which usually gets done in the last week before Christmas (if I’m lucky). I went all out this year with the glitter so I expect to be sparkling until about mid February 🙂

Here’s a mini tour of my home. Enjoy.

Welcome
Welcome

 

Dining Room
Dining Room

 

A woodsy centrepiece
A woodsy centre piece

 

For the birds
For the birds

 

Gotta add teal
Gotta add teal

 

Love this guy
Love this guy

 

Oh Paris!
Have a seat

 

Nesting
Nesting

 

 

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Oh Paris!

 

Ready for crisp,cold nights

Ready for crisp,cold nights

 

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Staging tips for the Holidays

Home Staging during the Holidays

How much is too much?  Should you put up a Christmas tree?  Is it PC to do so?

One thing to consider is who are your target buyers? Do your neighbors decorate their homes for the season?  Do you live in a family oriented neighborhood?

 

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If you do decide to decorate for the season while your home is on the market, this is not the year to turn your home into Santa’s grotto. You don’t want prospective buyers to concentrate on your collection of 75 nutcrackers or your village complete with train station, you can enjoy those next year in your new home.

Keeping festive décor to a minimum will ensure buyers will still notice your home’s beautiful features and not be distracted by too much visual clutter, plus crowded spaces feel smaller.

When placing a tree be careful not to interfere with traffic flow in the room, remove a piece of furniture if need be and place in another room or storage. Choose your colour scheme wisely and try to coordinate with the rooms décor. Keep it subtle and sophisticated and save the macaroni ornaments made by your toddler and the paper chains for next year.

 

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If you have a fireplace play this selling feature up and do a tasteful arrangement on the mantle to create a beautiful focal point in the room. One display in the centre of the dining room table and a few natural elements in the kitchen will carry the theme through.

 

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Last but not least curb appeal. Leave those inflatable, flashy and cute items alone, much as the kids want you to put them out, just don’t. This is the time to really use restraint – less is more. A simple, lovely wreath on your front door and small evergreens in pots at either side of your door with twinkling white mini lights will say “welcome” and appeal to buyers without going overboard.

 

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December house hunters are serious ones so you can’t afford not to appeal to each and every buyer.

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Holiday tablesettings

Entertain with style

Almost halfway through November, where does the time go. Christmas decor has well and truly taken over in the stores, glitz and glitter as far as the eye can see. It seems a long way off but now is the time to start planning your Holiday tablescape. Here are a few ideas to get you inspired, whether you are planning a Maritime lobster boil on Christmas Eve, a local tradition in my neck of the woods, or a quiet New Year dinner for two. Forgo the matching china and mix it up.  Enjoy 🙂

 

Cool Blues 

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With a Twist of Lime

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Fun with Frosty

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It’s all in black and white

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Maritime Dreaming

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