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Happy Holidays - Here are our Best Holiday Decor Ideas for Open Houses!

Agents can showcase a home and draw potential buyers with holiday-themed open houses! An inviting atmosphere can be created by adding some festive decor.

The holidays are finally here!

And for us here at Transactly, we love everything about the holidays - the food, festivities, spending time and catching up with family, opening up presents, and most especially, the decor.

Real estate agents can showcase a property and draw potential buyers with holiday-themed open houses! An inviting atmosphere for guests can be created by adding some festive decor.

However, it's crucial to strike a balance with the holiday decorations. While you want to incorporate some festive elements, you don't want to overdo it or make the property's features the center of attention. Here are some pointers for picking the ideal holiday decor for open houses for homes:

  1. Keep it simple!

When it comes to holiday decor, less is often more. A few well-placed items can go a long way in creating a festive atmosphere. Consider using a single color scheme or theme, such as all white or gold accents, to create a cohesive look.

  1. Focus on the entryway.

The entryway is the first thing that visitors will see when they arrive at the open house, so it's a good place to make a strong first impression. Consider adding a wreath, some garland, or a festive doormat to the front door. You could also add some potted plants or holiday-themed pots to the front porch to add some color and cheer.

  1. Use natural elements.

Adding natural elements, such as pine cones and branches, can add a rustic and cozy touch to the decor. These items can be incorporated into wreaths, garlands, and centerpieces, or displayed in vases or pots around the house.

  1. Add some lighting.

Adding some twinkling lights can help create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Consider using strands of fairy lights or LED candles to add some soft, ambient lighting. You could also use string lights to highlight features of the property, such as a fireplace or a bookshelf.

  1. Incorporate some holiday-themed accents.

If you want to add some more traditional holiday decor, consider using items like small trees, ornaments, and holiday-themed pillows and throws. These items can be used to add some pops of color and cheer without overwhelming the space.

  1. Don't forget about the outside!

Don't forget to add some festive touches to the outside of the property as well. Consider adding some holiday-themed planters or hanging baskets, or use lights to outline the windows and doors. You could also add some holiday-themed flags or banners to the front of the house.

  1. Keep it neutral.

While holiday decor can add some cheer to an open house, it's important to remember that not everyone celebrates the same holidays. To appeal to a wider audience, consider using neutral holiday decor, such as white lights or silver accents, that can work for any holiday.

  1. Take down any personal photos.

While holiday decor can help create a warm and inviting atmosphere, it's important to remember that this is still a business event. Be sure to take down any personal photos or items that may be distracting to visitors.

  1. Don't forget about the kitchen!

The kitchen is often a focal point for open houses, so be sure to add some festive touches here as well. Consider adding a holiday-themed table runner or some holiday-themed dish towels. You could also add some holiday-scented candles or potpourri to add some seasonal aromas.

Overall, the best holiday decor for real estate open houses is simple, neutral, and focused on highlighting the features of the property itself. By keeping these tips in mind, you can create a festive and inviting atmosphere that will help attract potential buyers.


Credits to the following websites for the inspiration behind this post - don't forget to give them a visit as well!

Anna Buys Houses: https://www.annabuyshouses.com/blog/7-creative-holiday-themed-open-houses-ideas/

Virtuance: https://www.virtuance.com/blog/holiday-open-house-tips/


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