But when your home is for sale and the winter holidays approach, I know you have your hands full.
It’s one you can apply to any floral arrangement when you want it to make a real statement at the front door or from the curb.
|I started the Christmas decoration with a tinsel wreath and a plastic Della Robbia wreath. |
I let the vinca vine that was still growing in the pot peek out from the center,
and I wired some pine cones onto the bottom wreath.
|Here's a bird's eye view of the bamboo garden stakes inserted into the soil to make a teepee.|
|Mixing in details like these snowflakes and this ceramic bird will give |
your holiday decorations a custom look instead of something off-the-shelf.
|Many sticks are free! After I gave these crepe myrtle branches |
a coat of red paint they remind me of underwater coral formations.
But if you are a professional stager, a builder or real estate investor, I encourage you to schedule your décor purchases to save money. Buy decorating supplies on sale after the holidays. And look for marked down décor props during the year at places like Michaels, Target, Walmart, TJMaxx, Hobby Lobby, and home improvement centers.
Remember that selling your home means selling your location. Remind prospective buyers of what’s appealing about your locale. Include seashells and driftwood in your arrangement if you live by the sea, tropical flowers if you live in the South, or skis and sleds if you live where it snows.
|If your effort doesn't look attention-getting enough, elevate it. |
Place your container on something stable like this plant stand,
or a stool or pedestal. You'll be surprised at the impact added height makes.
|Here is the same container as my Christmas display,|
now holding an autumn arrangement.