|Are elephants warm and fuzzy? In a certain way, yes!|
These are qualities that attract us to other people. So, it’s no surprise that the same qualities make a house attractive to home buyers.
Here are three ways to do just that:
|This sparsely furnished bedroom is the perfect setting for |
some framed prints of English hunting scenes. Via Elle Decor
|I'm partial to oil paintings of horses at rest. This traditionally designed living room|
gets an extra shot of class from the painting. Midwest Magazine.
|Audubon bird prints have their place, but a contemporary photo|
of a bird makes for handsome framed art as well. Tod Hunter, Traditional Home
|DIY art using animal graphics is easy to do, and can fill |
wall space in a budget-staged home. Behr paints.
|An elephant side table is timeless and crosses all decor styles. They come in all sizes |
and designs. I especially like this glossy white one. Orange Beautiful.
|Another classic is foo dog ceramic ware. Feng Shui teaches that foo dogs offer|
protection. This one stands guard and lights the way. Shades of Light.
|Who could resist smiling at these three hugging frogs? Accessories|
like this can help stage bookcases and mantels with a sense of humor.
|Jungle animals and animals that people feel a special kinship with are especially|
good allies for staging your home. Example: Monkey bookends. Apartment Therapy.
|Almost any style of animal imaging -- if it's original -- works for home staging. |
Aren't these abstract cat pillows from Laurel Burch charming?
|Perhaps the most popular animal prints are the leopard (above) and the zebra stripe. |
One animal print per room is the usual rule, but you can make your own rules!
|These Pottery Barn drapery panels feature gorgeous bird designs, |
always an attractive motif for home decor.
|The Nester blogged about how she made this no-sew, faux fur-covered chair.|
I think it's fabulous. It's fake, but it looks like mink -- so Hollywood!
|Don't forget your outdoor spaces. This fish fountain sits on my back porch. |
It was easy to make, and adds a soothing sound to the backyard. .
No unicorns, please.