Hanging the right pictures, art, and posters on the walls can definitely add personality, character and charm to your home’s overall home staging look. While professional home stagers and interior designers would generally discourage you from displaying family portraits when staging the home (as the space needs to be depersonalized as much as possible), there are plenty of other décor you can hang on the walls for an added touch of class or comfort.
Are you an aspiring photographer with several images or portraits you are particularly proud of? They may go well over the fireplace, on the dining room wall, or going up the staircase. Artwork you have bought or collected over the years are also excellent additions to wall décor selections. Whatever you decide to display on your walls, it is important not to overdo it or to cram the space with too much décor that it becomes distracting or looks hectic to the viewer.
Secure the wall décor
You wouldn’t want that painting or picture falling from the wall or hurting a potential home buyer when they tour your space. Make sure that it is hanging properly and securely. You can opt for nails and wall studs for strength; on the other hand, picture hanging-hooks and fasteners are usual options for mid-sized frames. For pictures and paintings that are larger and heavier, screws would be safer and more securely hold the wall art in place.
Use wall art for color
Posters, photographs, and paintings can provide the much-needed splash of color you want in your indoor space. You want to paint your walls a bright red but your spouse and your realtor don’t approve? Look for wall art and images with bright red hues and colors, display them in groups on your walls, and watch the colors come to life.
Your wall art can also add contrast or accent to your space. If your walls are painted in bright colors and hues, paintings or posters that are pastel-based or with light colors would provide contrast and visual appeal.
Not just paintings and photographs
There are other types of wall décor that you can add for variety. For instance, hanging candle holders can be interspersed between frames. Crafts made of different materials can also be displayed to achieve a cozy ambiance. A colorful wall clock can be both functional and decorative. If you like to change up the wall art every once in a while, you can hang clipboards of various sizes and then use them as display frames for different images or quotes that you like.