Trying to think of ways to create a style & personality for your home? There is no better way to do this than through the use of art. With all of the great cost effective art available through places like Home Goods or on the Internet, the choices are endless. Get creative with some of these ideas!
Utilize old books or calendars to get pictures that are alike in color & style to create a grouping. Cut pictures out, utilize identical colored mat board and frame with identical frames. Michael’s, Jo-Ann’s or IKEA all have excellent varieties to choose from. Hang in stacked rows of 6 or 9 or 3-5 in a line.
Frame a collection of items with floating frames & group them. Mementos from trips, dried flowers, feathers, leaves, wine labels or even love letters or notes will work. Use your imagination!
Enlarge family photos or scenic photos on canvas through all of the various stores that have the capability to do this. Walmart, Costco & loads of online sites make it easy to create your own canvas art. These can be hung framed or unframed, alone or in
Find a lovely piece of fabric or fabrics that coordinate with your décor to stretch & staple onto a wooden frame. Frames are available at Hobby Lobby, Michael’s or Jo-Ann’s. Hang 1 or a grouping of coordinating fabrics that complement your décor.
Create your own masterpiece! Michael’s, Meijer’s and art supply stores sell stretched canvas that you can paint yourself. Choose 3 colors that are part of your home’s palette & paint each canvas a separate color to be hung as a threesome…voila ART!
Art.com, icanvas.com, greatbigcanvas.com & posters.com are all great sources of framed & unframed art & prints. You can specify size, mat, frame color & frame type to individualize your art.
Once you are ready to hang your art, don’t forget the following guidelines:
Art above the sofa should be 1/2 to 2/3 the length of the sofa & 6-8 inches above the sofa
Keep in mind the subject matter of the art that you hang in each room. “Food” art would be excellent in a kitchen but not in a bedroom!
Hang art at eye level, which is considered on the average, to be 63” from the floor to the center of the piece of art.
Impact Home Staging Experts began in 2004 and has since staged over 1,500 homes! We service Oakland, Macomb, Wayne and Washtenaw counties. We own all our staging inventory and have it housed in our 5,000-sq. ft. warehouse in Troy. Staging packages range from budget to luxury homes. Contact us today at 248-591-4290.
First impressions are everything when it comes to selling your home. Of course, buyers are going to need to love the layout of a house and the neighborhood before they make an offer, but let’s face it. If they walk in the front door and hate the paint color, they will have a hard time shaking that unpleasant feeling they got the first time they stepped inside.
We always tell our clients that staging is NOT design. When you design the home you live in, you choose colors that speak to you specifically. It’s ok to use quirky or unique colors when they coordinate with your decor and fit your personality. But when it comes time to sell your home, you need to appeal to a broad range of buyers. Now is a good time to go neutral with a fresh coat of paint. Lots of people think this means they have to live in a beige box. Instead, think of the paint color as a backdrop to showcase the features of your home. You can accessorize with color through artwork, accent pillows, and decor.
It might surprise you to know there are thousands of neutral colors to choose from, and selecting the wrong shade can actually do more harm than good and wind up being a very expensive mistake. Here is a list of some tried-and-true colors that will add value when you list your home:
Accessible Beige (SW 7036) – a gorgeous beige that has a soft and subtle taupe base. A great blend between beige and gray which leans toward the beige end of things.
Amazing Gray (SW 7044) – a lovely tone of gray that almost becomes greige with subtle brown/taupe undertones, but the overall look is a soft and slightly romantic gray.
Agreeable Gray (SW 7029) – this warm, stony color commits to being a gray, but with a subtle beige/brown which softens it and warms it up.
Revere Pewter (HC-172) – probably the hottest color on the market right now. A warm gray with muddy green undertones. A great choice if you are painting your whole house the same color.
Edgecomb Gray (HC-173) – this has yellow undertones so it is a creamier, warmer gray than Revere Pewter. It’s a versatile alternative to beige.
Wickham Gray (HC-171) – this gray has subtle blue undertones and looks gorgeous in a bedroom or bathroom. Probably too blue to use in an entire house, but a great choice to accent a few rooms.
Impact Home Staging Experts began in 2004 and has since staged over 1,500 homes! We service Oakland, Macomb, Wayne and Washtenaw counties. We own all our staging inventory and have it housed in our 5,000-sq. ft. warehouse in Troy. Staging packages range from mini to premier homes. Contact us today at 248-591-4290!