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Designers Winter is Coming, Make it Work! 

Designers Winter is Coming, Make it Work! 

So maybe you’re not as big of a fan of project runway as I am, but after two lockdowns, something had to go on in the background while we all had those now dreaded work-from-home days! 

Today we’re talking about home staging for when your house is on the market and you’re trying to sell your house, keep socially distanced house viewings, get the Christmas decorations out the loft and keep a workspace on the dining room table available! And breathe…

While it may seem like an unachievable goal we’re here to help you organise the clutter that comes with Christmas and create a great vibe for your house that can transition from viewings and back to home-life in a flurry! 

Create a Clean Slate

Before we start with carefully staging your Christmas decorations we need a foundation and we can achieve this by:

  • Decluttering the space
    • Charity shop, tip run and put away in boxes anything that is not serving you.
  • Depersonalise 
    • Tricky to do over Christmas but also, think about spending one weekend packing your personal items carefully away so they don’t get damaged and ready for the move.
  • Clean all areas

Staging a simple decor theme this year

Throughout the year when home staging, its primary function is to make neutral spaces so the viewers can imagine what their belongings would look and feel like in the space. 

The absolute KEY to making holiday decorations work for your viewings while still keeping the place festive is to not fill every corner until you get a cramped vibe. Instead we want each decoration to enhance your homes most delightful features and almost ‘guide your viewings’ around the house in their short 15-minute slot times. 

Keep to a colour scheme

Hey, we’re not Grinches! We’re all for a whobilation but you know, in three colours of less? How about this year to keep the trend of neutral colours decorate in whites for a snowy-feel and accent with metallics like gold and silver? These will complement well.

Keep the lighting warm

No multi-coloured, flashing lights this year! Instead white lights give a classy elegance and warm bulbs feel cosy and inviting out of the cold!

Create the Winter Atmosphere

A wreath on the door always signals thats a homeowner with style. Also a kitchen centerpiece of oranges and have the central heating turned on so its not cold and frosty in house and it also lets the potential buyers know that the pipes are all working!

 

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James

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