When you're selling a home, one of the things you'll need to do is called "home staging." Home staging is the task of decorating your home to make any prospective buyers feel comfortable looking around and allowing them to imagine what it would be like to live there. In other words, home staging helps prepare the property for the real estate market.
That said, who do you set up your house for when it comes to home staging? Well, one of the things you can do is to add art.
Home Staging and Art
When it comes to redecorating your home, adding art is like the icing on the cake, a finishing touch. As with any art, what works will more than likely depend on the taste of the person.
If you were to decorate your home to fit your taste, you would place items that you like in it. However, when you decorate your home for sale, do you still put in pieces that match your personal preference? After all, in most cases, what you like and what others like isn't quite the same.
When it comes to home staging and art, you should be creating an atmosphere that inspires buyers to imagine living in the home, motivating them to make the purchase. Generally, anything you put as art shouldn't be distracting. Rather, it should complement its surroundings, enhancing the living space.
However, the opposite happens when you put in the wrong art. Rather than attracting people to make the purchase decision, you drive them away, not giving them a chance to reimagine the home as their own.
As we mentioned previously, any art you place in your interiors must be creating an atmosphere that motivates the buyer to be imaginative and creative. It should also motivate them to make a move and purchase the home. That said, if you're wondering what kind of things you can include as art, here’s some criteria to keep in mind:
- Complements with the rest of the home's style
- Fits the scale of space
- Not too eye-catching or distracting
When we talk about complementing the rest of the home's style, we're saying that you shouldn't be putting traditional-looking items in a home that's geared to look contemporary. As for the scale of space, you shouldn't place any items that will dwarf anything else in the room or alternately, be dwarfed by the pieces in the room. Finally, art pieces shouldn't be too distracting, as they'll bring the focus away from what matters.
Photography and Art
One way you can place art in your home is to put up pictures on the walls to help enhance its aesthetics.
In this case, you might want to consider landscape photography. If your home is located near a beach, try and use landscape pictures of the beach. If the house is in a desert, you can either showcase the sands, or even the water.
Either way, the landscape photos should make sense. For example, you wouldn't want to show the artwork of a rainforest when your home is located near a desert. That won't appeal to the local audience. That said, landscape pictures are always a great choice because they aren't too distracting nor too dull to look at.
So, if you're thinking about home staging your house for the real estate market, consider using art such as landscape photos for your home. That way, the interiors become much more aesthetically appealing, attracting people and motivating them to consider your home as a possible purchase option. If you do it right, you'll find multiple people interested in your home, and then you can select the one that offers you the higher buying price!
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