Deck the Walls Until Your Heart’s Content

Mature Couple Drilling Wall To Hang Picture Frame

One of the easiest and least expensive ways to make your house feel like a home is to hang pictures and other decor on your walls.  Some people are great about doing this within weeks of moving into a new place.  Others take eons, setting things around different walls to test out a look for weeks.

In the spirit of New Year’s resolution season, try dropping your fear of a nail hole.  Worst case scenario, you spackle and do some touch-up paint.  No biggie.  The imperative part is picking up the hammer to try a new look, by adding something impactful and pleasing to the eye on your wall.

Now on St. Croix decorating may be slightly more involved, as many homes have concrete walls (for hurricane protection).  Others on-island only have concrete exteriors, with standard drywall for interior walls.  So instead of hammering you may be drilling and worst case switches from spackle to concrete patch.  If you are working with concrete walls, you may want to measure more carefully to hang things centered / level the first time.

If decorating isn’t quite your forte, here are some ideas about what to hang:

  • Pictures (framed / unframed / canvas)
  • Paintings
  • Tapestries
  • Mirrors
  • Sculpture
  • Signs

Consider giving your island home pieces that reflect Caribbean culture and support St. Croix artists.  Shopping an Art Thursday event at galleries like the Henle Studio are a great place to start. For a personal touch, try a painting class at The Blue Mutt in Christiansted and create a masterpiece of your own.

Ready to find the perfect island home for all your art?  Chris and Kerri Hanley can help you find it.  As seen on HGTV’s Caribbean Life, he is one of the top agents year after year and the authority on Virgin Islands real estate.  Contact them today and download their free guide the 10 Best Reasons for Living on St. Croix.