Art in your staged home should emphasize the best qualities your home has.
Do you feel that your home is charming and cozy, old fashioned and maybe a little bit country? If so, shabby chic art can be your go-to art style.
While too much shabby chic style decor can make a staged home look too girly, too crowded, or too tattered, a little goes a long way.
There's nothing like an old, framed oil painting of roses or a painted tray to make a room feel homey.
It won't work in all settings, but here are some tips for using these pretty paintings.
On the other hand, contemporary rooms look more pulled together if the art is modern. Posters, photographs and abstract paintings are going to work better than what I am calling shabby chic art. So, if you're going for a more polished, modern, uptown look, skip the vintage florals in chippy frames.
Shabby or cottage style art doesn't always have to be paintings. Boxes, tabletops, trays and lamps that pick up the vintage look have the same charming effect on a room.
ornate enough to carry a room that's too simple.
You don't have to spend big bucks.
Almost any lamp base can get a
rose decoupage or decals to convert it
to something similar in mood.
The pastel colors -- like the ones in
the photo of the tray from Such Pretty Things --
shabby chic so appealing are
the same colors that make home staging
work well. They are
non-offensive and familiar.\
Art doesn't have to be graphic art. A mirror can qualify as wall art, especially if it reflects aspects of your room you want to make sure buyers notice.
I wrote about the good and not-so-good points of decorating shabby chic style if you are selling a home in this post.
Top photo: Country Living