Real Estate Tip: Facelift Your HOME for the Holidays

    Try rearranging your furniture with friends on a rainy or snowy day. Move lamps from one table to the next, switch chairs around, split one large seating arrangement into two intimate groupings. You can always move it back the way it was if you don’t like it, but you might find yourself pleasantly surprised. Gather up your stored collectibles and accessories and put them altogether. You might be surprised how objects that seem very different have a commonality to them, such as size or color. Try different combinations, taking pictures to select from your most successful new groupings. You might just discover something new about that old vase you were about to toss. Sort through your family vacation photo albums. Change out framed photos with ones from the albums. Add new frames to your photo collection (which could also make lovely,personal gifts). Group photos on the mantle or media console. Visit your local museum store for quality framed art, posters and interesting accessories to brighten up those dead areas. There is nothing like new art to inspire you! Purchase new guest towels. Mix and layer a new pattern or color towel with your existing set. Sprigs of fresh herbs or a stem of a silk flower can be used to cinch the smallest towels. Make a New Years resolution. Gather up all your design and decorating magazines, which have been accumulating in the den, and make a style file for your decorating plans. Source: