20 Dec 2021 By Sasha Barker – HSA

5 Festive Picks That Will Prepare Your Home For A New Year's Sale

With Christmas just around the corner, it is safe to say we’re starting to feel the magic. It’s time for toasty fireplaces, twinkling Christmas trees and decking the halls. 

As the new year approaches, many of you might be looking for a change of scenery. If you’re looking to sell your home in the coming months, we believe that adapting the staging of your space to the seasons is one of the best ways to secure a sale. As the nights get colder, it’s all about cosy, Christmassy décor that’s going to help a potential buyer see your property as their future home! 

‘Home’ is such an important part of so many of our Christmas traditions. Even if you’re looking for a different hub for your future festivities, somebody else might be vividly picturing their Christmas Day in your space. So, without further ado, here are five of our must-haves to bring that Holiday joy into your for-sale property.


Christmas Trees
No Christmas is complete without a tree! Nothing quite beats the soft, warm glow of a beautifully lit Christmas tree to really bring comfort to your living room (or any other room, for that matter!) A golden colour scheme is always a classic and will make your home look festive yet elegant. This one doesn’t even need decorating and is readily prepared to fill your home with the spirit of Christmas.

Here’s our pick from John Lewis, Delamere Pre-Lit Frosted Berry & Pine Cone Christmas Tree, 7ft, £229


Wall Prints

We love the seasonal colours on this print, such as the deep, forest greens and the lavish, glitzy golds. What a perfect complement to your Christmas tree! Prints are the perfect way to spice up any drab walls and can add an entirely new dimension to a room. Pair with a chic frame and you’re good to go!

Athena Green Print, The House Outfit, from £6.95


Blankets and Throws

Baby, it’s cold outside! Decorative throws are not only practical, but really add that cosy warmth to a room. Just like prints, they come in a variety of colours and textures so you can find one that works with your space. 

We love this neutral number from Zara Home, Teased Wool Blanket in Mole Brown, £119


Dining Tables

This time of year is all about family and sharing good times – not to mention good food! A decent sized dining table will allow your potential buyer’s imagination to run wild. Not only can you use it to display some stunning Holiday tableware, but many consider it to be the heart of the home, especially at Christmas.

Made, Albers 6-12 Seat Extending Dining Table in Oak, £749



You don’t always need an elaborate Christmas tree to highlight the spirit of the season. Sometimes smaller festive ornaments go a long way! Perhaps you don’t have the space, or maybe you just want something a little more discreet. Either way, low-key decorative ornaments could be a great option for you.

50cm Silver Light Up Rattan Deer Ornament, £14


So what are you waiting for? It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and your property should too!

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