As we’re about to head into the holiday season in the weeks ahead, I thought I’d address a challenge that’s likely to come up for many home stagers. There’s a good chance you will be faced with a holiday decorating disaster on one of your next home staging projects.
It might unfold something like this…
You arrive at the house and are greeted by giant inflated Santas, snowmen, snow globes or a combination of the three, scattered all over the lawn. There are lights strung from every available branch and eave, wreaths hang from every door and snow flake window decals are everywhere.
Inside, it looks as though Christmas exploded. There is tinsel hanging from every surface, artificial boughs with red ribbons and pine cones cover window sills and there are Christmas table cloths, dish towels, snow man candles lit and carols playing on the stereo.
When you find yourself in a home like this, what is your first reaction? What do you do when you’re staging a home that will be listed over the holidays?
I’ll share my suggestions in an upcoming post, but first I’d like to hear what you would do. Please leave your opinion as a comment below.
Debra Gould, The Staging Diva®
President, Six Elements Inc. Home Staging
Debra Gould knows how to make money as a home stager and she developed the Staging Diva Training Program to teach others how to earn a living doing something they love.[tags] home staging business dilemma, home staging Christmas, home stager, home stagers, home staging for the holidays, staging diva[/tags]