Step 1: Clean and declutter before you decorate. If your house is full of furniture and decor, adding holiday cheer can create a cluttered appearance. Before you drag out the holiday bins, be sure to give your home a good, deep clean before you deck the halls.
Step 2: Keep it simple! This is the year to keep the “Best Mom Ever” ornaments and the kiddo’s art projects in storage and stick to simple, versatile decorations. Think fresh greenery, white lights and a festive candle that smells like cinnamon spices or freshly baked cookies.
Step 3: Play up the warmth of your home. Light a fire in the fireplace to evoke those cozy vibes of winter Netflix binges on the sofa, or set a gorgeous holiday table with flowers and the good china to help buyers imagine their family gathered around a special holiday meal.
Step 4: As beautiful as they are, Christmas trees can make your home feel small and cluttered. If you do put a tree up, choose one that fits the space well and doesn’t block a walkway or window.
Step 5: Create curb appeal with fresh greens or an elegant wreath outside. Swap your doormat for a fun and festive seasonal one — little touches like this signal that you care about and take pride in your home! Oh, and definitely skip the snowman inflatables or blinking lights — no one wants to buy the Christmas Vacation house!