“Will you be using nails to hang artwork in my home?” This is a question we get weekly from potential clients here in the St. Louis Home Staging market. We understand why this is an area of concern for some sellers, as some “fickle” buyers, have been known to kill whole real estate transactions due to things as frivolous as nail holes.
It’s a delicate dance to show both buyers and sellers why there is no need for concern in this area. Artwork has an important role to play as a backdrop to support and enhance the beauty of the home. It brings a pop of color to a room and without it a room tends to look dull, boring, and uninviting…almost as if something is missing.
We have found through trial and error that the only way to get framed artwork to hang properly and stay in place for any length of time is to use a nail. With that being said, we use the smallest nails we can depending on the weight of the piece. We also use art judiciously and only hang it where your future buyer would most likely hang their own artwork or photos.
As professional home staging experts we hang art in places that will make a significant visual impact. The larger the art the better. We stay away from using a lot of small pieces together (which creates more holes) and use large format art to draw the eye into the space. Art can also be used to raise a property’s level of sophistication and enhance the perceived value of the home and ultimately bring you more high quality offers.
Our goal here is to create an environment where potential buyers fall in love with a home and imagine themselves living there. In order for this connection to occur and for you to receive the best offer for your home, you must draw your buyer in with a cohesive design plan which includes well thought out art placement, and yes…some nails.