A well staged home is pivotal to making a good first impression and let’s face it–you only get one. Art is a critical initial step to staging. Impact making, statement screaming art. Something that says, “Oh hello there, you handsome thing you. You may have just walked through the door but you know you want me. 10 minutes ago you didn’t know you want me, but baby HERE I AM!”
Buying art however, can be a daunting and expensive task. Creating art; even more terrifying. But it really doesn’t have to be. We’ve put together three easy ideas you can try at home on any scale or budget for even the most creatively challenged DIYers.
From cityscapes to legit architectural drawings this is a chameleon DIY that will fit any space. I like to think architectural drawings lend sophistication to a space. But really they could fit in almost anywhere from a modern loft to a luxe library.
For an easy and inexpensive option find three smaller architectural drawings online and print them at home. Swap out standard paper for stone henge and set the transparency to 70% (or change the ink colour to a dark grey). Find a few inexpensive frames and voila your done.
Here’s a gorgeous piece that hangs in our office building. For something similar, purchase an image online and have it printed at a local print shop. It’ll lend a dramatic yet relaxed feel to the space and the size will make a major impact.
This is a rollup your sleeves and get painting DIY option. Really anything goes. Pick a simple colour palette with a base of neutrals and incorporate one or two colours that pop and connect your rooms together. If you’re doing one canvas: stripes, triangles or rectangles are easy colour blocking ideas (see my mockups below).