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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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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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Thanksgivukkah Brings Traditional Decor Together At The Table

A convergence of Thanksgiving and the start of Hanukkah is bringing these two holidays together at the table. This rare occurrence won’t happen again for 70,000 years (so you’d better celebrate Thanksgivukkah this year or you’ll miss out!). We’ve compiled a few festive ideas inspired by this unique celebration of two holidays on the same day.

Festive Thanksgivukkah Centerpieces
Feature a menorah as the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving dinner table alongside a display of gourds, pumpkins and flowers. Mix traditional Hanukkuh symbols with seasonal decor as well as festive colors representing both holidays.  Blues, oranges and golds will create a festive, seasonal tabletop.

Happy Thanksgivukkah
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New Twist on Traditional Foods
Nothing completes holiday entertaining in style than great food. Thanksgivukkah is inspiring an infusion of seasonal flavors in traditional foods like the Jewish Latke –  a traditional Hanukkah favorite.  Try a recipe for Sweet Potato-Apple Latkes or Potato Latkes with Cranberry Jam.

The coming together of these two special holidays — Thanksgiving and Hanukkah –more than ever reminds us to give thanks to those who support our community. A contribution to Habitat for Humanity, your local Food Pantry, the Humane Society, or the numerous homeless shelters in our neighborhoods, remembers those in need and emphasizes the true spirit of the season.

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