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Creating Your Own Wall Art

By Roger Hazard

Enlarging an abstract snapshot of your pup makes quick, inexpensive art.

Roger,

I'm looking to put the house on the market in March but am worried that the walls are all blank. What is a good way to add to the walls without a lot of clutter or damage? I have a lot of empty wall space that I think that I can use to enhance the house's architecture.

Gerry H.
Wake Forest, NC

Gerry,

You're right about using artwork to enhance your home's architecture. I do this often when I'm staging a house to sell. Buyers spend days looking at one house after another, and a home full of large, blank walls can be easy to forget.

There are many ways to address this without competing with the house's architecture. An easy answer is to create graphic pieces of art yourself. If you have access to a good camera, you can take close-up images of simple studies. Good options include flowers, buildings, cars, and pets. After selecting a few semi-abstract photos that feature good colors and lines, simply email the photos to a local printer to have them enlarged to a size that fits the wall space you want to highlight. Save money by having them printed to the size of a picture frame you already own, or have the photos mounted on foamcore so they can be hung without a frame.

Roger

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