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Displaying Art At Home

Posted by on May 6, 2016

img1Hanging art at home need not be rocket science. Even if you’re not adept at displaying art, it can be easily done so that your home looks neat and your art are featured nicely. Art pieces at home need not be expensive for you to hang them up. They can be a collection of pieces that speaks to you or something that you’re fond of. Whatever the art is, hanging them up correctly will give your home a neater and cultured look. Here are some tips on hanging up art at home.

Cohesion

Art can come in many different forms. They can be colored drawings of our children, paintings found at flea markets or retro prints of old time favorites. When you have a hodgepodge collection of art pieces, the trick to make everything look professional is to create cohesion. This means that you group them together according to their similarities. For example, you can group paintings of the same color such as blue. By creating cohesion you are creating an effect rather than making the viewer focus on one single painting.

Frames

Frames are just as important as the paintings. Choose frames that enhance the look of your painting. Your frames should not be chosen because it matches the furniture. Look for something that is not restrictive and will make the viewer appreciate the painting and not the frame.

One Big Statement

In some cases, you only have one piece of art to hang on your wall. It would be better this was one big piece of art that matches your furniture and walls. In many bachelors’ pads and studios it is not unusual to see paintings or prints of exotic cars as many men favor this kind of poster. If you’re planning to decorate your wall with a print of a Ferrari or Lamborghini, make it a big one. This big statement will make it the focus of your wall.

Neutral Colors

Don’t be afraid to hang artwork that features neutral colors. In some cases, this is usually the artist’s choice and many people do not know how to hang it. when dealing with this kind of artwork, it’s best to hang it in a room that also features neutral colors. This way, your painting and the furniture are in cohesion.

Group

It is also common to see people group paintings with the same theme together. This is one of the easiest ways of hanging different paintings together. For example, you can group together a painting of flowers of different sizes so long as they complement each other. This way, there is no competition between paintings. Grouping the same paintings together will also create cohesion for your walls and paintings.

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How To Get Backyard Ready For Spring

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016

img3Spring is just around the corner and with it comes warmer temperatures. The arrival of spring generally means that spending more time outside is now possible and the smell of barbecue is not far away. Over the winter many homeowners have neglected to maintain their backyards, so here are tips on how to make your yard ready for spring and summer.

Wifi

Make family, friends and guests want to spend time outside by extending the range of your wifi. Having internet connection that extends outside will make your backyard more inviting. You can extend your wifi range by installing wifi range extenders and boosters. These can be found online or your local computer hardware stores.

Comfy Chairs

Now that you have wifi, make your backyard more attractive by adding comfortable chairs. There are many kinds of good outdoor furniture made from iron, rattan and poly rattan that is easy on the back and buttocks. You can also add a few cushions and throw pillows to make the area or chair more inviting.

Shade

Warmer weather is when the sun comes out. This is good because it raises temperature but sun exposure can also be damaging for the skin. Protect the skin from sun damage by providing shade. You can use outdoor umbrellas, pergolas or shade sails which are easy to install and come in many different colors.

Accessorize

Don’t be afraid to accessorize and decorate your backyard. Some great additions include fire pits and barbecue grills. They can come in handy when you want to grill meat or make smores. Other accessories to consider include tiki torches, ornamental plants or a sun dial.

Art

Don’t forget to show your personality by adding an art work or two. You can choose from different forms such as pottery, iron works or sculptures. Forget about flamingos and gnomes because those are too common and cliché. You can find the right garden art work by browsing online or visiting your local art gallery.

Lights

Dark backyards are gloomy and sometimes scary. Make your backyard bright by installing solar lights, garden lights or even string lights. This will make the area more warm and inviting. You can also include some porch lights to make the area well lighted.

Modern homes in cities like Las Vegas and Houston are usually exposed to warmer weather all year round compared to cities like Vancouver. However this does not mean to say that those in colder climates should neglect their backyards. Hopefully these tips will make you consider spending more time outdoors even if it is just in your backyards.

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Decorating With Art

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016

A nice and beautiful modern home in the suburbs of Las Vegas, Scottsdale or Houston needs a bit of sophistication. For some home owners this means the best interior design they can afford. For others it means decorating their home with art work. The art can be paintings, sculptures, frescoes, photographs and many more. One of the great things about decorating with artwork is that it could appreciate in value over time. Here are some great ways to decorate your home with art.

In Book Shelves

Break down the monotony of having just books in your bookshelves by adding a framed painting or two. They can serve as focal points for your bookshelves. They can also serve as ice breakers when guests notice the unique placement of your artwork.

Overlapping

This is a great idea if you have a lot of framed photographs or paintings and a big empty wall space. You can opt to have a console built into the walls or just leave the walls bare. The idea is for the room to exude a casual atmosphere by arranging your paintings or photos in an overlapping manner. Some smaller ones could lean against bigger paintings or photos.

Repurposed Art

Buying repurposed art is a great way to decorate your modern home. They are usually recycled, reused, upcycled or reclaimed pieces and then made into artwork. Most pieces of repurposed art are made into sculptures. These works of art are also used by many artists to promote awareness of social issues such as global warming and various social concerns. By doing so they are not only giving their causes attention but they can also generate money to aid them.

Kids Artwork

Give your kids some love and show your pride by displaying their artwork prominently. You can ask them to make a big one for a wall and have it framed. This is a great idea for young families living in big modern homes. You can enhance the artwork further by adding some lighting fixtures which will make it a bit sophisticated.

Double Frame

A double frame is a great way to make a small painting or photograph look bigger. It is essentially a framed artwork or photo that is centered in a bigger frame. The outer frame usually has no glass. This is especially important if you want to put it in a big blank wall.

Create Your Own

Why not be the artist of your home? Just get a brush and paint “love” or “home” on your wall using bright colors. It does not have to be fancy or even neat. Having your own artwork in your home gives it a unique touch that is truly yours.

There are many places to buy artwork. There are also many painters you can commission for personalized art. Some of the great places to buy art are those specialized galleries and showings where they give some of the earnings to social causes.

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