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Staging Tips: How to Dress Up Boring Bare Walls Without Spending a Fortune

Staging your home for sale but have found yourself stuck with a boring, blank wall that you know needs something but not quite sure what? Here are a few great ideas that are a little out of the ordinary and yet not too expensive to implement and yet are also striking enough to leave a memorable, and favorable, impression on potential homebuyers.

Tea Tray Art – Do you have a pretty tea tray hanging around somewhere, at the back of a kitchen cupboard perhaps? Then it might be better served adorning your walls than sitting gathering dust.  Great baskets or decorative plates work very well too, and in almost any room.

 

 

 

 

Books as Art – Have you, like so many of us, traded in in your paperback reading habit for an eReader and have a pile of books that are gathering dust on a bookshelf somewhere? Remove the covers, frame them and create a literary themed wall of art that will add an air of sophistication – and lots of extra visual interest – to any space.

 

 

 

 

Magic Molding – A bare wall can be transformed with the addition some great trimwork. For a rather subtle but beautiful approach that is a little out of the oridnary, paint the new trim the same color as your walls. Begin with a simple chair rail, installed about 3 feet up the wall from the floor, then add additional squares and rectangles in a repeating pattern for a focused look that looks expensive but is not.

 

 

 

Hanging Wallpaper – Wallpaper is very pretty but difficult to hang and often a little more permanent than you might like. An interesting alternative is to hang wallpaper strips as pieces of art instead. Use small dowling rods to anchor the top and bottom and then hang each strip on the wall with ribbon.

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