Looking for some blog post inspiration, I was combing through my usual sources this morning and a post on Facebook from my friend Ines Hegedus-Garcia at miamism.com caught my eye. Her article, “When are Holiday Decorations too much?,” reminded me that sometimes, less is more.
In our quest to be the coolest house on the block, we can easily get caught up in holiday fever and go nuts with the decorations. While no one loves an overly-decorated house quite like I do, it’s true – if your house is for sale, you need to think about the home as a commodity and not your personal design space. Simple and neutral are words that speak to home buyers and as is the case with any over-decoration in your home, buyers will be distracted, no matter how hard they try not to be or how much their agent tries to focus their attention to the general home versus the assorted items around the home. If your home is on the market this holiday season, keep it simple and keep it clean!
PS If you’re ever thinking about moving to Miami, I’d highly recommend following the www.miamism.com as a great place to start. Tell Ines we sent you!
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