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5 Summer Curb Appeal Ideas for Selling Your Home

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

When perspective buyers pull up outside of your home for the first time, you want to create instant appeal.  If your home looks run down or unattractive before they even get inside, some buyers will refuse to go in.  With home sales peaking in the summer months, the five tips below will give you a leg up on creating curb appeal that will grab potential homebuyers’ attention.

1.   Neat and Tidy

Before you worry about anything else, make sure that the outside of your home is neat and tidy.  Pick up any trash laying in the yard, trim and edge the lawn, and break out the hedge clippers to trim those stray branches.  By making the lawn and shrubs look well cared for, you give the impression that the rest of the home is equally as kept up.  It is also a good idea to power wash the shutters and siding of your home, as this creates a home that looks clean.  No one wants to move into a dirty house, so make it easier for buyers to fall in love with yours.

2.   Flowers

Cheerful, summer flowers can be a great curb appeal addition.  Hanging baskets of red geraniums or purple pansies can add life and color almost instantly.  Be sure that the baskets are well-kept and in good condition.  A ratty looking basket, even with the most beautiful of flowers, will not make a very good first impression.  Planters and pots by the front door or along the walkway are also inviting and appealing.

3.   Flags

Summer is the month of patriotic holidays in the United States, so include a crisp American flag outside of your home.  While some may disagree that showing partiality for a nationality, even for one in the country in which you live, is a negative, but for many people, the site of a waving American flag in summer is reminiscent of childhood and the feeling of home.  If you are leery about hanging an American flag, choose a cheerful decorative flag instead.

4.   Door Wreath

A door wreath can be a great welcoming site for potential homebuyers.  Wreaths speak to attention to detail and the desire to decorate.  When homebuyers see that you have taken the time to decorate the front door, even if it is just with a wreath, they are much more likely to want to see the rest of the house.

5.   Solar Lighting

Although outdoor lighting is important any time of the year, in the summer it adds a different feel.  Outdoor lighting in the summer gives the impression that the outdoor space is just as useable and welcoming as the interior of the home.  Make the homebuyers feel as though they would be just as comfortable sitting on the front porch at night, as they would be inside on the sofa. Solar lighting is an easy and inexpensive way to bring dramatic lighting to the great outdoors.

Curb appeal can quickly make or break a home.  Thankfully, sellers have the ability to change key points to the home’s exterior and make it more attractive.  Do not overlook or minimize the importance of having curb appeal that buyers simply cannot pass over.

Using Orange in Tropical Decor

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

When people think of tropical decor, the bright blues, greens, teals, and yellows usually come to mind.  For those who think that this might be the only option for tropical decor, there is actually another option.  Orange is being seen more and more in tropical metal wall decor and offers a colorful and more sophisticated alternative to the bright, tropical hues so common in decorating.  The two pieces below are excellent examples of how orange cannot only add color, but truly capture the look and feel of the Caribbean.

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The Palm Pleasures Hand-Painted Metal Wall Hanging Set of 4 features a glorious palm tree fanning out over the colors of a tropical sunset.  The orange, green, red, and brown colors combine to provide a distinctive look for any room.  It measures 51-inches wide by 24-inches high and is made up of four separate panels.  Its size makes it ideal for a large wall where a striking focal point is needed.

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Unlike the piece above, the Caribbean Foliage Hand-Crafted Metal Wall Art Hanging is ideal for a smaller wall.  It measures 32-inches high by 12-inches wide and features a hodgepodge of tropical leaves.  The orange and silver color scheme captures the Caribbean feel without overpowering the rest of the room’s decor.

Let metal wall art pieces help you provide a more sophisticated tropical decor for your room.  The orange coloring offers an unusual and eye-catching alternative that cannot be seen in all Caribbean-styled pieces.  With the right wall art, your room can be a sophisticated and posh tropical retreat.

Animal Wall Art

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Movement and visual impact are important when it comes to wall art.  Some of the most striking pieces are northern wilderness wildlife metal decor.  These pieces capture both the look and feel of movement while offering a strong animal presence.  The two examples below are perfect for adding a unique look to your home’s decor.

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The Fury of the Bull Hand-Painted Aluminum Wall Art Set of 4 is one piece that your guests will not forget.  It spans the width of 4 panels for a width of 51-inches, a height of 24-inches, and a depth of 2-inches.  Each panel measures 24-inches by 12-inches.  The orange, red, and black color scheme blend together to showcase the image of the raging bull that seems to burst from the panels.  It is ideal for a western or southwestern decor.

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If fury is not what you want in your wall decor, but movement is necessary, the Brazen Stallions Handcrafted Four-Piece Aluminum Wall Hanging is a great alternative.  It features a trio of beautiful stallions galloping across four panels of copper, black, and silver coloring.  Each panel measures 24-inches high by 12-inches wide which makes it the perfect width for any large wall in your home.

Let the beauty of northern animals make a striking impact on your home’s decor.  The pieces above would work in many different decors and will add passion and movement to the space.  Metal wall art can help give you the look and feel you want in your home’s decor.

Welcome to Our Home

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Greeting your friends and family when they come into your home is an important ritual.  How they are greeted tells them a lot about what they can expect in your house.  Are you formal?  Are you more laid back?  Your guests take their cues from your behavior.  Adding welcome signs and door topper decor is another way that you can make your guests feel comfortable and right at home.  There are many varieties to fit with any decor.

yhst-23119701400359_2204_60158137The country home says welcome with a Country Milk Jug Metal Wall Sculpture.  This brown metal sculpture is 22-inches high by 14-inches wide and depicts a milk jug, sunflowers, and the message “Welcome to our home.”  Your guests will instantly relate to your decor and feel welcome being there.

yhst-23119701400359_2199_94504661Do you have a mountain cabin that you rent out or let friends stay in when you are not using it?  In cases like those it is important to make your guests feel welcome even when you are not around.  The Majestic Moose Welcome Metal Wall Hanging can do that for you.  This 20-inch wide by 14-inch high brown on copper sculpture shows a beautiful moose silhouette and some mountain pinecones.  Nestled on the entryway wall, this sculpture can be the welcoming committee when you are not around.

Make your guests feel welcome whenever they come to see you.  It will make their visit much more pleasant for both you and them.  Let metal wall art sculptures help bridge the gap and provide that silent reassurance that they are welcome.

Fun and Funky Wall Art

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

There is something to be said about wall decor that brings a fun and funky feel to a room.  Not only is it invigorating, but it gives the room a whole new life.  Abstract metal wall art is usually the source of most of the unusual and fun pieces that you can add to a room’s walls.  The two pieces below, while similar, are unique and attractive in their own right.  They might be just what you are looking for for your room’s decor.

yhst-23119701400359_2204_32941801Add some spunk to your room’s walls with the Artful Audacity Metal Wall Hanging Set of 2.  Each 32-inch high by 16-inch panel provides fun and decorating pizzazz to your walls.  The silver backgrounds are home to a mishmash of black, green, rust, and red lines, shapes, and forms.  Its contemporary styling makes it ideal for the modern home.

yhst-23119701400359_2202_54184186If brighter colors are more to your liking and coordinate better with your decor, the Glitz and Glam Contemporary Metal Wall Sculpture Set of 2 might be just what you need.  The panels measure 40-inches high by 14-inches wide to help draw a tall wall down to size and make it feel more manageable.  Fun circles and squares in shades of blue, red, bronze, copper, and green sit atop a patterned silver background.

Contemporary decor can be difficult to match with wall decor.  Abstract metal wall art can change that, however.  Let the fun and beauty of color and design invigorate your modern home by adding the perfect metal sculptures to your walls.

Dance of the Southwest in Living Room Decor

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

There is something earthy and primal about native designs in wall art.  They offer a sense of history and spirit that is rarely seen in other types of decor.  Southwestern metal wall art is a great choice for any homeowner who wants to bring a touch of the tribal qualities into their living space.  The two pieces below can be used together or separately to help you achieve the look you are after.

yhst-23119701400359_2199_86658300The Tribal Musician Laser Cut Metal Wall Hanging features a tribal musician dancing across the scene.  It is done in a muted gray tone that matches most any decor.  The abstractly formed panel measures 10-inches high by 7.5-inches wide and is accented by tribal shapes and designs around the main image.  It is perfect for any room that wants to capture the spirit of the southwest.

yhst-23119701400359_2199_89313357Much like the piece above, the Tribal Handprint Laser Cut Metal Wall Art sculpture is done in the same muted shade of gray.  This makes the pieces perfect companions and works well when they are hung together.  The panel has the same unique abstract shape and is 10-inches high by 7.5-inches wide.  The laser cut out in the center features a tribal hand with details and a row of patterning beneath.

Unlike most southwestern inspired pieces, the monotone coloring of the two above makes them ideal accents for any room.  They work well together or alone, but will always make a big impact wherever they are hung.  If you are searching for just the right pieces, these two metal wall hangings may be just the ones you need.

Wall Decor for Summer

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

When you think of the summer, sun and bright colors come to mind.  The excitement of the season seeps into the colors that swirl in our minds’ eye to create a beautiful design.  The artists who created the modern metal wall art pieces below surely must have had summer on their minds when they crafted these sculptures.  Not only are they right and cheerful, but they are just the right dose of summer for any home’s decor.

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Soak up the sun with the Sunburst Symphony Abstract Four-Piece Aluminum Wall Hanging.  This impressively sized four-piece panel spans a width of 51-inches and stands 24-inches tall.  It features a swirling blue and silver center from which a burst of sunshine and light rays emerge.  The combination of light blue, gold, brown and silver make for a beautiful design.

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If amusement park fun comes to mind when you think of summer, the Primary Blaze Abstract Handmade Metal Wall Hanging captures all of the color and fun that can be had on a hot summer night.  The curving lines of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple seem to crackle with electricity beneath the silver lines.  The pieces is generously sized at 65-inches wide to be the perfect accent for an oversized wall.

Let modern metal wall art help you find the look you are after.  With bright colors and swirling lines, summer is just a wall sculpture away.  Choose the image that best matches your ideal lazy summer day.

So Silver

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Modern wall art has a way of making a statement in a room.  It is bold, it is funky, and it definitely has shine.  Yet, some pieces that shine in silver can be used for traditional decors as well.  If you are searching for just the right silver piece to add to your home, consider one that focuses on trees and leaves metal wall art.  These pieces have the beauty of silver, but they also have the design that matches less contemporary homes.

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The Silver Tree of Life Handpainted Metal Wall Art Set of 4 is a great example of how a traditional image such as a tree can be effectively done in silver.  This handmade, made to order piece is 51-inches wide by 24-inches high and 2-inches deep.  It is separated into 4 panels that work together to create a beautiful and elegant tree.  The silver coloring makes it appear slightly mysterious and draws the eye immediately.

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The subtle design of the Swirl of Bloom Abstract Metal Wall Art Sculpture captures the elegant and dainty beauty of the flower.  The silver shade highlights the details in this custom piece and makes it even more intriguing.  At 32-inches high by 12-inches wide and 2-inches deep, this piece is ideal for any smaller wall that needs a strong focal point.

Metal wall art can help you achieve the silvery look you are after.  Choose the right piece for your home and your decor to make it work.  When you do, you will have the perfect blend of modern and classic in one decor.

Perfect Mountain Home Decor

Monday, February 27th, 2012

There is nothing better than a quiet cabin or home in the mountains.  Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, a mountain home offers peace and a sanctuary like no other.  If you are stuck trying to figure out how to decorate your walls, try using northern wilderness wildlife wall art as inspiration.  The pieces below are perfect examples of how art can enhance the look of a mountain home.

yhst-23119701400359_2196_119679066No one wants to run across a Grizzly bear, but they are a great subject for wall art.  In the Foraging Grizzly Bear Metal Wall Art Sculpture sculpture, two Grizzlies are romping through the forest and headed straight into your decor.  The 22-inch high by 16-inch wide wall sculpture is done in shades of brown and features an open-cut design.  It would be ideal for hanging in foyer or as part of a larger grouping of wall art pieces.

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Just like the Grizzly, having a moose in your home would do nothing for your decor.  When the moose is featured in a metal wall sculpture, however, the look is just right.  The Mighty Moose Metal Wall Hanging Decoration is 22-inches high by 16-inches wide and done in shades of coffee and bronze.  Its rectangular shape makes it an easy sculpture to display, as it is sized generously enough to fit perfectly on just about any wall.

Bring the beauty of the mountains inside your home with metal wall art sculptures that reflect the animals that live there.  The coloring and size of the pieces will compliment your decor and make it shine.  Your relaxing mountain home decor is just a wall hanging away.

Fun Color in Wall Decor

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

There is always something fun and exciting about adding cheerful colors to walls.  When it comes to modern metal wall art, there are plenty of opportunities to add pieces that are bold and exciting.  The pieces below, while exciting in their own right, are more happy and cheerful in their design than they are confrontational.  The colors are a bit unusual, but they are pieces that will make your decor light up with joy.

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If you have ever wondered what it might be like to paint with berries, the Berry Pickin’ Abstract Six-Panel Metal Wall Hanging would be a good indication of what fun it would be.  Done in shades of silver and red raspberry, the six-panel piece is fun, bold, and cheerful in its design.  The swirling lines span the width of 65-inches and the height of 24-inches to offer a piece that will fill a large wall with bright color and emotion.

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What better way to go berry picking than in a pair of blue jeans?  The Blue Jean Sheen Six-Panel Abstract Metal Wall Hanging is another large paneled sculpture that offers a unique color and design.  The swirling denim colored lines race across the 65-inch width of the six-panels and grace the 24-inch height.  The silver and blue combine to offer a fun and carefree feel.

Fun colors may not be the norm, but they make for a beautiful decor.  Let the more unusual colors found in metal wall art grace your home’s interior.  With the right piece, you will have the most cheerful decor in town.