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How to Get Your Home Ready For the Holidays

How to Get Your Home Ready For the Holidays

The average American spends a little over $60 on holiday decorations every year. With your house strewn with beautiful decor, it’s impossible not to get in the holiday spirit!

Holiday decorations go a long way to creating a cozy home atmosphere. Just imagine the scene: a log fire burning, holly and ivy decorating your lounge, the scent of mulled wine wafting in…

If you’re wondering how you can create the perfect holiday ambiance this year, you’re in the right place. Keep reading as we share our top tips for getting your home ready for the holidays!

Pick a Theme

When decorating your home for the holidays, you should aim to make an impact while maintaining an overall theme. Many people choose to limit their holiday decorations to a general color scheme.

Red and gold, or a metallic theme are both popular and stylish options. Alternatively, you might want to choose a playful theme like candy canes, the North Pole, snowy mountains, or even lumberjack!

If you’re feeling adventurous, why not pick one theme per room to give each space a unique feel.

Focus On the Most Visible Spaces

Getting your home decor ready for the holidays might seem overwhelming, and you may not have the budget to go all-out. We’d recommend starting with the most visible areas of the house that will make the biggest impact.

For example, a wreath on your front door, a tree in your living room, and some ivy on your staircase might be good areas to start with.

Make Time Now to Declutter

One of the best ways to create an inviting home is to clean up excessive clutter. We all know the holiday season is hectic, so try to find the time now to get ahead of this busy time of the year.

Decluttering is also an important stage of preparing for house viewings if you want to sell your home. If you’re hoping to buy a new house in the new year, check out our top factors to consider.

Add the Little Touches

Finally, don’t forget the little details that help create a cute home for the holidays. Light some candles with your favorite seasonal smells, such as cinnamon, apple cider, and peppermint.

Stockings are a must-have for your mantle, and you can swap out everyday household items for their holiday equivalents. Think cookie tins, cushions, and coffee mugs!

That’s How You Can Create a Warm and Cozy Home

Once your cozy home is all decked out, you can snuggle up with your family and appreciate what the holiday period is all about: spending time with loved ones. Thanks to the tips we’ve shared here, your guests and neighbors will also find your home to be inviting and warm.

If you’re considering buying or selling your home during the holiday period or in the new year, The Jackson Team is here to help.  Reach out to us with any questions you have and we’ll be thrilled to share our expertise with you.