Hanging a Wall Tapestry
Depending on your own preferences and circumstances, how you hang your wall tapestry can be just as telling about your personality as the wall tapestry itself. There are three basic ways to hang a wall tapestry, but at the same time, there are no hard and fast rules. Be creative!
- · Tapestry Rods: Probably the most common way to hang a wall tapestry is to use a decorative rod. Often, sites throw in a free rod when the wall tapestry is purchased. Depending on the tapestry, it may have a “sleeve” sewn into it that the rod slips through. If your tapestry has this, it provides one more option for you, and it useful if you do not want the rod to show so much. Some tapestries come with tab tops sewn on them, and the rod can be slipped through these. Other people prefer to remove these “tabs” and use decorative clips to suspend the wall tapestry from the rod.
- · Cardboard or light wood frames: If you prefer, you can wrap a tapestry around a piece of sturdy cardboard or lightweight wood and use a strong adhesive to secure the ends to the back. The only drawback with this is that some of the tapestry is “lost” as it folds over the back. However, you need less wall space than with a rod.
- · Framing: If your tapestry is small, you have the option to frame it. You will not need a matte, and non-glare Plexiglas is a good option so the colors of the wall tapestry can be seen well at all times. The advantage to this is that the frame can be chosen in any style you like. You can use the frame to “blend” design features as the eye moves from one part of your décor to another.
If you have thought about selling your home, then you have also probably considered the advantages of making a few home improvements to up the value of your house. However, especially in times like these when the economy is in the tank, finding that extra money to spend may not be an option. Fortunately, there are other ways to attract buyers that do not involve spending a ton of cash.
Make your address numbers shine – Not just by polishing them, but by replacing them altogether. This strategy is one of the simplest out there, but can have a huge impact on whether or not you sell your home. Many people will do a “drive-by” of the home that they are looking to purchase. Having address numbers that stand out and look nice go a long way for first impressions, especially at places that are hard to see like log homes or cabin rentals.
Make your home say “welcome” not “warning” – This can include buying some potted plants to add a relaxed ambiance, and cutting your lawn on a regular basis. A potential home buyer that does a “drive-by” and sees an unkempt lawn and paint-chipped door will move on to the next property on their list.
Clean your shower and replace the showerhead – If you aren’t cleaning your shower or bathtub regularly, it’s time to strap on some gloves and get to work. A dirty shower and bathroom is simply unacceptable when you’re trying to sell your house. One way to help improve the appearance of your shower is to equip it with a new showerhead. Simple updates like this show the buyer that you are involved in the home buying and selling process, and that you actually take time to present your home in the best light possible.
These simple tips will help increase the chances of selling your home, and at the price that you want to sell it for. They’re cheap, easy, don’t require too much hard work, and will make you feel good about putting your home on the market.