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Decorating Your Home for Christmas

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Decorating Your Home for Christmas

You may have bought a new house this year and are ready to make it look perfect for the Christmas holiday. Are you selling a house? Take time to decorate so potential buyers can see how beautiful your home can be, even during the holiday season.  I did some research and found a few tips and tricks to bring holiday magic to your abode. You don’t have to spend much money to create a wow factor that will lure potential buyers. Little touches make all the difference. Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year from Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living!

Decorate a Bench

If you have a front porch or entryway, consider using a bench to warm the space. You can easily make a bench holiday ready with a blanket or throw. You can use a carpet sample and put the blanket and piece together to create layers. Fold the blanket or blanket(s) the width of the blanket and then wrap it with simple fabric. Choose colors that you think bring the most warmth and cheer.

Spruce Up a Bookshelf

Turn your bookshelf into a magical display. Go ahead and clean out the clutter. If you have people viewing your home, you should be decluttering already. Hang some wreaths with ribbon. Tuck the ribbon into a heavy stack of books. Display your favorite Christmas figurines in empty spaces. This is quick and simple yet will have a significant impact.

Mantel Love

The mantel is always a focal point. Use a set of white twinkle lights to brighten up the space. Use florals, such as amaryllis, instead of traditional pine.


Tuck greenery around a bar cart or a simple end table. Buy a few plain, white candles of various heights. If you have a bar cart, get a larger and smaller ice bucket. Fill the space between the two with water and rosemary. Freeze, and after, remove the ice water bucket. This small but fancy ice sculpture is easy and affordable.

Decorate a Corner

If you have an empty corner, take advantage of the space to create a warm and welcoming spot. This will be simple and have hardly any expense. Use small trees of different heights and decorate them with twinkle lights to create a holiday scene. Display your holiday cards by putting up a string or putting up another string of twinkle lights. You will make a fun and festive spot in no time.

Don’t Forget the Front Door

Simple can go a long way. Create a deconstructed wreath for your door in no time. Here is the simple how-to: First, string rope through three pieces of precut copper pipe (sold at most hardware stores) to form a triangle. Next, attach a mix of greens—any that you find in your backyard is fine!—using wire. Then insert a few different blooms. Remember: For longer-lasting results, choose flowers that will dry nicely.

Contact one of our real estate agents today at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living if you are searching for your dream home. You will receive all the support you need and more to make your dream into reality.

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