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Artwork That Is Jewelry For Your Walls

Jewelry For Your WallsPersonal accessories can help you to express yourself in term of style, interests, and personality. In decorating your home, the same concept applies to adorning your living space with visuals that give you pleasure. Sometimes using the same concepts of personal adornment, that less is more, can also be used with home décor. Thinking of your artwork as jewelry for your walls can help you to define the personality of your home, and give it an atmospheric expression.

One good way to start is to consider whether your living space is full extension of yourself, or whether it has an individual mood that is complementary to your own. Does your home like to make bold statements that are based in contrast and focal areas, or does your home prefer to have an integrated aesthetic? By answering these questions you can begin to map out the personality of your environment in a cohesive manner. (more…)

Mosaic Art-In Parts And In Pieces

In Parts And In PiecesDecorating a room can often become a combination of practicality and visual whimsy. Most interiors that have a polished and complete feel will also have an internal organization which allows the scene to be appreciated as individual pieces and as a whole. While mosaic art is intriguing décor, it can also act as a template for overall room design.

One of the first steps is to consider styles that you are attracted to. This may be more abstract art deco, classic representations such as architecture and realistic images, or the vibrancy and energy of mid century modern. These decorating trends will help to set the foundation for the rest of the room. (more…)

Developing A Home Decor Design

Developing DesignThroughout history, humans have been fascinated with the art of ornamentation. This has included both the decoration of self with accessories and jewelry, as well as the decoration of living spaces. Although many early forms of artwork are thought to have begun as a way of overtly expressing thoughts before the development of formalized or written language, decorations still hold symbolic meaning which can be interpreted on a personal or social level.

The first mosaic pieces date back nearly 4000 years, and started as very abstract designs. Components consisted of pebbles and small rocks that were in different shapes and sizes, which offered color and textural contrasts. This decorative effect most frequently employed on walkways and paved roads, and is thought to have been used for both aesthetic variance as well as a way of offering travelers guidance as to which road they were on. (more…)