Give your home some Christmas curb appeal.
Christmastime is one of the most special times of year. It’s a joyful time, often filled filled celebrations with family, friends and colleagues. If you’re selling a home during the Holiday season, it’s also a time to maximize your home’s curb appeal.
Here are 4 outdoor decorating ideas to add curb appeal to your home during the Christmas Season…
1. Increase curb appeal with lighting.
Illuminate the outside of your home and spread the Christmas cheer. Well-lit entranceways and porches are bright and welcoming for guests touring your home after dark. Colorful string lights add a sense of home, and may help potential buyers with a family imagine themselves living there.
2. Add to your appeal with festive Christmas porch decor.
Your front porch is the first area of the home that your potential buyers enter. Turn this area into a winter wonderland by adding seasonal accents such as themed topiaries, weather resistant “wrapped gift boxes” or an old world style wooden Santa. Make sure your Christmas porch decor aligns with the general style of the home. For example, if your home is highly traditional, you might want to avoid using porch decor with a minimalist, modern style.
3. Use the front door to create inviting curb appeal.
Christmastime is the prime time to make your front door a positive focal point. When a potential buyer pulls up for a tour, the front door may be the first thing she zeros in on. Adding a colorful bow or a Christmas themed door wreath can set the right mood. Go a step deeper by hanging garland above the door. A garland over the door creates an entranceway that beckons potential buyers to step inside.
4. Don’t forget the windows.
Your home’s front-facing windows provide an excellent opportunity to add curb appeal. Consider adding an electric candle in each window to provide a sense of warmth, coziness and charm. If your front-facing windows lack electrical outlets in close proximity, opt for battery operated candles instead. One candle in each front-facing window increases curb appeal without overwhelming the eyes.
Bonus Tip: Be careful not to go too far with outdoor decorations. Too many outdoor Christmas decorations can negatively impact your home’s curb appeal. Instead, focus on a few well appointed items that showcase the property and make it feel like a delightful place to call home.