If your home is for sale, I hope you are using art to beautify it.

It's Day One of the 31-Day Challenge where I show and tell about wall art as an aid to home staging.

Every day this month I'll be posting about one aspect of one topic -- how to use art to make your home look better to buyers.

Although I'm fashioning my advice for home sellers, anyone decorating a home will find helpful tips for dressing up her home with these simple techniques.

In the weeks ahead I'll be sharing with you tutorials, professional secrets, fresh ideas, and valuable pointers every DIY stager needs to know. I'll show you how you can stretch your home staging budget and at the same time get results that translate into profits from the sale of your home. 

This series is part of an annual bloggers challenge sponsored by The Nester.


Here's a sneak peek at what's to come:
  • My favorite sources for great stage-worthy art
  • How to choose art styles right for your home on the market
  • Kitchen printmaking 
  • Tricks to cover your favorite artworks temporarily
  • Copyright laws and Kinkos.
  • Easy printmaking from nature

Art can cross-pollinate the rooms of a home to make it feel connected and intentional. 
This jumbo yellow print decorates the foyer of a Rachael Reider Interiors house.
  • When to go frameless
  • Yay or nay to the gallery wall and wall o' plates
  • Animal art -- the good, the bad, and the downright ugly
  • How to upcycle thrift store frames
  • The Zentangle craze
  • How to make a child's drawing look like fine art
  • Simple photo editing that gets great results
  • Five art styles no staged home should display
  • Quick art with no talent: collages and montages
  • How to make a false mat
  • Lettering -- good or bad for staging?
  • Rugs, scarves and remnants: textiles as wall art

I'm looking forward to the project of posting my tips to success gleaned from years of home staging and creating DIY art. Be sure to check other bloggers who have entered the challenge of writing daily for 31 days. Let the games begin!

What could feel like a minimally appointed room gets a big dose of personality from 
a triptych of marine life in a dining room
designed by Tracery Interiors.
Primitive art warms a room and makes it seem more approachable. Two cats play over a bed in a house belonging to 
Joan Osofsky. John Gruen photo. 

Top Photo: Meg Braff Interiors