Design Recipes: Cathy’s Home Staging Secrets – Home Staging Success: How to Create a Discussion Piece

February 25, 2015 Updated: April 23, 2016
A discussion piece can help your home to stand out, giving potential buyers something to remember you by.
A discussion piece can help your home to stand out, giving potential buyers something to remember you by.

When selling a home, you’re faced with a tremendous amount of competition. Potential buyers generally scout out a number of homes in one day, which means that it can be easy for yours to get lost in the crowd.

One way to help your home stand out, is by investing in a discussion piece. A discussion piece can help to help spark interest, and encourage the potential buyers to talk about your home –a great way to help make your home more memorable.

View: Trademark Art 'Abstract I' by Zavaleta Painting Print on Canvas
View: Trademark Art ‘Abstract I’ by Zavaleta Painting Print on Canvas

Here are a few ways that you can create a central feature in your home that’s distinct, and memorable.

• Choose Distinctive Art

The purpose of a discussion piece, is to serve as a piece of art that’s memorable enough to grab attention. Bonus points if you can find something that not only stands out, but also helps to draw attention to the home’s best features.

• Choose Something That Blends With the Home’s Decor

Choose something that goes with the overall décor in the home. For example, you wouldn’t want to choose a piece of modern art for a rustic, country themed home; context is key.

• Find Art That Goes With the Room

Look for art that goes well with the style and size of the room. For example, in a small room look for art that has smaller print patterns. In a larger room, you can choose bolder and larger pieces with more elaborate designs.

Whether you choose to include the discussion piece with the home, or simply use it as part of the staging is up to you. The point is to get buyers talking –and give them something to remember your home by.

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