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

It's Day One of a one-month challenge where I show and tell about wall art as an aid to home staging.

I'm participating with a group of other bloggers who want to stretch their creativity in any area they choose. I chose "art for 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. 


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 from vegetables
  • Copyright laws and Kinkos.
  • Easy printmaking from nature
  • When to go frameless
  • DIY ink blot art
  • Yay or nay to the gallery wall and wall o' plates
  • Animal art -- the good, the bad, and the downright ugly
  • How to make fun, abstract paintings
  • The Zentangle craze
  • Painting with bleach
  • How to make a child's drawing look like fine art
  • Five art styles no staged home should display
  • Quick art with no talent: collages and montages
  • Lettering -- good or bad for staging?
  • Rugs, scarves, and remnants: textiles as wall art

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. 

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.

Top Photo: Meg Braff Interiors