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Staging Tips To Help Keep The Sparkle In Your Home This Holiday Season

Now that the holiday season has officially arrived, there’s no need to consider taking your home off the market if you are planning to sell. In fact, housing inventory is typically low this time of year which means less competition and more serious buyers. Adding just the right amount of seasonal cheer to your home décor could actually be the magic touch to attract buyers. The rule is keep it simple.

Here are some ways to create extra warmth that will enhance your space without detracting from your home’s key features.

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1. Add Warmth with Lighting
It’s important to keep lighting décor modest and simple for just the right amount of warmth. For example, rather than hanging lights across every window and doorway, try stringing bright white lights across the fireplace mantel or feature lanterns and vases on an entryway side table.

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2. White is Bright
Accessories such as garlands, ribbons, candles, table runners, baskets, wreaths, poinsettia plants, should all stay as neutral as possible to coordinate with existing décor. Different shades of whites mixed with pops of color such as silver, gold, red or green will add a festive elegance to any room.

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3. Simple Adornments
Combine natural elements such as evergreens mixed with pinecones for centerpieces that enhance a room and blend well with any wall color or decor style for just the right amount of festive ambiance. Fill a decorative bowl with gold, silver or white balls to add a bit of sparkle.

MA Holiday Photo - EmailHome decorated for the holidays by PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating

4. One Christmas Tree
A single, moderately sized tree in a kitchen or living room accessorized with simple ornaments is all that is needed to demonstrate the holiday spirit. A tree that is too large will distract from the room’s features and make the room appear smaller or the ceilings seem lower.

 For more examples of interior decorating and home staging, visit our Portfolio page.

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Our Top 10 Sparkling Holiday Gift Ideas

PJ & Company staff chose some of our favorite gift ideas to help make your holiday shopping stress-free. We think these treasures will add a special touch to any home and will be remembered by friends, co-workers, clients and loved ones for years to come. Enjoy!

Please click on the retailers for each item shown below to link to their website for more detailed information or to purchase online. Thanks for visiting our blog!

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  1. Square ServingTray: West Elm
  2. Linnea’s Lights Candle: Terrain
  3. Winter Words Holiday Pillow Cover: Garnet Hill
  4. Classic Tartan Adult Apron: William Sonoma
  5. Embellished Votive Holders: Pottery Barn
  6. Personalized Holiday Guest Towels: Mark & Graham
  7. Etched Monogram Glass: Anthropologie
  8. Monogrammed Throw: Pottery Barn
  9. Oversized Silver Clock: Pottery Barn
  10. Monogrammed Soaps, Towels & Robes: William Sonoma Home
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Special Holiday Edition of the Style Report is Packed With Decorating Ideas and Trends for the New Year

Our latest year-end issue of The Style Report, the PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating newsletter, has recently been sent out to our readers! If you haven’t received the holiday issue, click on the image link below to get some tips and ideas on holiday décor styles for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah. Style trends and predictions for the New Year showcases ideas you can incorporate into your own home. A recap on the current housing market and predictions for 2015 from our realtor friends is also included.

If you aren’t already on our mailing list to receive our monthly newsletter, then you can enter your contact information in the “Sign Up For The Style Report” box featured on our website.

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Decorate For The Holidays In Style

Holiday decor and accents can transform your home during the holidays. For many though, finding just the right holiday style that matches your home’s existing decor and taste can be a challenge. If this Thanksgiving weekend you’ll be decorating you home instead of shopping we’ve featured two of most popular holiday decor styles – Vintage Holiday and Rustic Luxe – below to inspire you.

Vintage Holiday
Vintage inspired holiday decor reminds us of holidays from years past. Muted colors, natural tones, sparkling metallics and bright whites define this more elegant and warm style for the holidays. Traditional textures, mercury glass, classic ornaments, simply decorated trees, antique glasses, touches of evergreen and nostalgic decor define this style. Group vintage accents and accessories together and pair with a few clean, modern elements to create an updated look.

Vintage Holiday Collage

Rustic Luxe
Rustic Luxe decor is the perfect pairing of a mountain lodge and NY penthouse. Defined by mixing and matching elements inspired by nature with shimmery metallics, rich textures and elegant styling this look creates a warm, glamorous style perfect for holiday decor and entertaining. Mix warm woods and earthy elements with silver and gold. Accents and decor including animal themes and feathers layered with modern touches complete this look.

Rustic Luxe Collage

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