Holiday Decorating Tips

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Holiday Decorating Tips for Home Sellers

According to an article on, it's easy to go overboard with holiday decorations when you're trying to sell your home.  So, how do you get into holiday spirit without offending potential buyers? 

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Just follow these 4 holiday decorating tips:

1.  Get a smaller Christmas tree

Sure, you may always get a 12-foot tree, but have you ever thought about how it dwarfs the room around it? The last thing you want to do is make your home look smaller than it really is (remember, today's buyers are all about making the most out of every inch!).

You're much better off getting a smaller tree and using it to make the room around it look larger. If you're dealing with limited space to begin with, get a table-top tree. OK, so it may not be the ideal place to house all of your presents, but it just might help you sell your home faster. And, in the end, isn't that what really matters?

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2.  Show off your home's best features

No matter what time of year it is, you need to make sure that your home's personality shines through. So, how do you do that during the holiday season?

If you have a great staircase, accent it with strand of garland wrapped around the railing.  Or, if you have a great fireplace, lay some poinsettias or pine cones next to it.  Or, if you have a great bar area, put some great holiday-themed glassware on it. That way, you can be festive – while still making sure that your home looks its very best.

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3.  Take advantage of throw pillows

Want something that looks festive but that doesn't take up any extra space? Store your regular throw pillows in a closet, and replace them with holiday-themed ones! That way, you can look at Santa, Rudolph, and Frosty to your heart's content – without taking up any extra space (and making your room look smaller than it really is).

Just be sure that your holiday throw pillows complement your furniture. No matter how cute they may look in the store, the last thing you need is a couch that clashes with itself!

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4.  Tap into the power of red

Most holiday decorations come in two colors – red and green. Do yourself a favor, and opt for more red.

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Red symbolizes passion; it's more emotionally-appealing than green is. Potential homebuyers may not even realize it, but seeing a bunch of red decorations may instinctively make them more passionate about your home! (Just don't go overboard. Like all of your other decorations, the key is moderation

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