Artwork adds visual stimulation to our walls. In many cases, the art we display on our walls is very personal. You may choose a piece that was hand crafted, an enlarged photo of your favorite place on earth or a framed family portrait. Other times, you may simply want something pretty, fun or architectural.
Decorating walls with interesting elements can be an exercise in creativity, but it doesn’t need to be frustrating. Here’s an incredibly uncomplicated idea you can use in any room in your house. And it’s effective whether you want to sell your home fast or you want to enjoy living in it for many more years.
I recently found myself reconfiguring the smallest bedroom in our house for my 10-year old daughter. The room had been our guest room, but after she spent time it one evening, she fell in love with the view from the large picture window. She begged me to let her move into this room permanently.
None of the furniture or art work from her old bedroom worked in this tiny room. Since I had no time, budget or patience to go out shopping, I improvised with materials I already had. I found some picture frames sitting in our basement storage room and put in pretty construction paper that I’d originally purchased from Michael’s for arts and crafts projects. She tells me every day how much she enjoys the art work over her bed.
I re-invented this room in a single day, giving her function and fun without it costing me a ton of time and attention. Super simple, super quick, and super effective! What more could you ask for?
When I first started staging homes, I framed pretty papers and remnants of cool fabrics all the time. Depending on the texture, I might pop out the glass or plastic to show off that texture.
Neutralizing a home before it goes on the market – removing personal pictures and taste-specific art work – is a proven strategy for helping sell a home faster and for more money. But that doesn’t mean leaving the walls bare. Framing paper or fabric is an attractive, easy and inexpensive alternative option.
Whether you’re decorating your home for your own personal joy or to help it sell quickly and at a nice profit, you can create visual impact by using nice-looking paper or appealing fabric.
Tracy Kay Griffin is a member of Express Homebuyers Design Team. She was the Series Designer for HGTV’s “Get It Sold,” a Guest Designer for HGTV’s ” My First Place” and the Lead Stager for Washington DC’s premier staging company, Red House Staging & Interiors.
Not interested in updating the look of the walls in your house before selling it? Or does your house need more work than simply swapping out the artwork? Call Express Homebuyers today at (877) 804-5252 to get a fast and fair offer on your home, as-is.