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Be careful with your decorations

Year after year, the biggest surge in property market activity happens around the Christmas period, making January the optimal time to buy or sell.

If you’re thinking of moving shortly after the new year or currently have your home for sale, then you might be wondering what to do about Christmas decorations.

Adding decorations can further clutter your property and detract from its core USPs, as well as date any marketing material that your agent may take.

We’ve put together some decorating guidelines ahead of the big day, so you can continue to enjoy the festive period without overwhelming any potential viewers or buyers.

Keep things to a minimal

Remembering that ‘less is more’ can be key to securing a fast winter sale.

Try and keep to a small palette of colours when adding decorations to your rooms, ideally opting for colours that complement the surroundings – this can be especially important for items like baubles and tinsel.

Festive scents

A great way to bring the cosy, festive feeling into your home is using festive scents.
Cinnamon, mulled wine and gingerbread are some of the most popular smells to have filling your house this Christmas.

White lights are the way forward

Not everyone will prefer multi-coloured flashing lights when it comes to Christmas, in fact, it can even put people off.

Therefore, try and avoid these for areas like your tree, instead using warmer white lights to create a more neutral, sophisticated tone.

Think about scale

It’s important to keep floor standing decorations – like trees – to scale in your property.
Make sure they don’t dominate your rooms and hide any additional space, as potential buyers still need to be able to visualise themselves living in your home.

Be careful with exterior decorations

Adding lights to the exterior of your property is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit, however, avoid large inflatable decorations on your roof or surrounding your home.

Again, try and opt for white, warm lights to give your home a classier look, and you may even want to add a Christmas wreath as a finishing touch.

Are you thinking about putting your property on the market over the festive period or in the new year?

Request a valuation with us today and see how much your property could be worth.


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