The holiday touches may be variations on the icy blue-and-white color palette — or dashes of silver brightening the traditional red-and-green decorations. If you’ve been reading the home décor magazines, you know how the leading trends this winter are all about glitz and glam: designer touches meant to brighten even the darkest winter day (remember, this year’s shortest day — December 21 – that’s today!). Still, I always suspect that a little nostalgic holiday warmth can add the same kind of welcoming touch…without breaking the piggy bank!
If you are planning to join those with East Bay properties for sale this season, a few stalwart touches can go far to add a sleighful of holiday cheer.
Christmas carols may be blaring through every loudspeaker from supermarket to mall, but don’t assume they have been terminally overused. For a December showing or open house, the warm feeling that familiar music evokes still works its magic when played in a home environment. But do keep the stereo volume set to background level – no one likes having to shout to be heard (even over six geese a-laying).
Many families used to host an annual “Holiday Open House” for friends and neighbors. That custom may be largely forgotten, but those with Contra Costa properties for sale can add some of that same good feeling to their own open houses by adding nostalgic touches — like serving hot cocoa and marshmallows to attendees. It’s a sweet, almost rustic touch that brings good old-fashioned hospitality to a modern marketing event.