Leann Estrada. dinning room. June 02nd , 2018.
2. The living room - if you have hardwood floors, they should not be scratched and should be bright and shinning or if carpeted the carpets should be clean and not worn. The furniture should be the right size for the room and not oversized and should be in great shape and not covered with electrical tape trying to hold it together, do not laugh, I have seen it. The walls should be painted in a light color and windows clean and shinning, the drapes should match the room and have eye appeal. The just read newspaper should not be open and lying on the coffee table. Everything should be in its place. Fresh flowers always look nice.
Paintings are elegant and colorful and if they are original works, they can be very valuable and expensive. A professional work of art such as a painting might make for a great conversation piece in a dinning room or living room and be thought-provoking for your guests as well. Then there is the task of picking out frames for your art work. This task is almost as important as picking out the piece of art itself. Picking the wrong frame can make the art piece over powering or underwhelming and throw the entire room off completely. Lets face it, picking out artwork for a living room, formal space, or any room in your home is not easy and it can make or break the whole experience of the room.
If you have been out looking at new show homes lately think about what they looked like and why you fell in love with them and try and emulate that look in your home. It will sell much faster.
I remember as a realtor going through homes on Monday morning realtors tour of new listings and in this one particular home the carpets were covered with a clear plastic sheet, supposedly to keep them clean, but when you walked on the plastic you could feel a layer of oil, like cooking oil, on your feet afterwards. I could not wait to get home and wash my feet.
Another great photo option is a large triptych photo print. These are large frameless pictures divided into 3 equal sized panels. This tends to soften the effect of the photo and help it blend in better than a single framed photo or painting. And because the large photo is divided into 3 panels it displays more like a collection of art work. You can cover an entire wall with one triptych photograph, making it the focal point of the room or accenting colors already present. Also, they display best without frames. This will save you lots of money and the added headache of finding the right frame and mounting the art work.
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