There are rules and guidelines around just about everything, and I’m sure it won’t surprise you to know that there are some do’s and don’ts around how to hang artwork. How high? How many? How large? This month I’ll give you 5 tips that I use to hang art without putting huge holes in the walls and to accessorize rather than overwhelm the space.
We also use abstract art when staging that can be hung either horizontally or vertically:
If I want to draw attention to a high ceiling, I might choose 2 or 3 pieces and walk them up the wall to draw the eye up towards the ceiling. In this home simple metal bowls from Ikea were used to create a dramatic space.
Art like any other accessory can be overused in a staged home. As with anything, when selling less is more. When choosing which walls should have art, always think of the first impression of the room, and the angle that the photo will be shot from. Mirrors are good choices to reflect views and add depth to a room.
Most of the time the tips we use for staging are also good rules of thumb to follow when choosing and hanging art in your home. The advantage is that it’s YOUR house! You really can do whatever pleases you, including an entire wall of the family history. But when you are preparing to sell, the “wall of family” will need to come down to help buyers imagine their families creating a new history in your home!
If you have a specific question, call me or post it on my Facebook page, and I will feature your question with an answer on my bi-weekly radio show on the Chat with Women Network. Listen in the first and third Wednesday of the month on KKNW 1150 AM radio from 8:00am to 9:00am!
Pam Christensen is an Accredited Staging Professional Master who specializes in working with investors to help them maximize their return on investment by providing high quality staging that get results!
Pam Christensen, ASPM