Monday, December 16, 2013

Injecting Inspiration Into Your Home Decor

After a late night at work followed by what can seem to be the longest and most exhausting commute home, getting up for work the next day is not the easiest thing to do. It's easy to get overwhelmed by fatigue, which not only makes your body less capable of working, but also saps your spirit and enthusiasm to work. Homeowners often seek means of making their living spaces a bit more engaging and upbeat rather than dreary, hoping to incite a bit of motivation for themselves and their families.

Sources of inspiration can vary from one person to the next, as what you may find to be incredibly motivating may lose its effect on someone else. If your goal is to reinvent the way your home looks so it would radiate a more positive aura, focus on design elements that work best for you. Inspiration can come in different forms; so try to browse over as many examples of decorations as you can until you find the ones that perfectly suit your home.

Try out works of art that depict nature in your home, and see if they can act as sources of inspiration for you. Even motivational quotes artfully placed on a piece of wall decor can work as a source of inspiration; so experiment with these as well until you get the best combination of pieces that you find to be the most effective at spurring you on towards your goals.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Finding Great Inspiration in Fairies

Fairies have been a part of growing up since many bedtime stories involved these magical and winged little creatures. The origin of fairies, however, is not as clear as day. Some people believe they originated from the Celtic mythology, while some trace its origin to ancient Greek and Mesopotamian cultures, whose beliefs are based on nymphs that keep boys forever young. Some cultures believe that fairies are actually angels sent down from the heavens to protect earthlings.
While accounts on their origin are conflicting, the impact of these fairies on today’s culture can’t be denied. For one, some people draw inspiration from fairy myths to create art. Fairy art is typically categorized as fantasy art, along with elves, dwarfs, and leprechauns. Unlike these aforementioned creatures, though, the sight of fairies in paintings or any wall art never fails to mesmerize—the beautiful faces of the fairies manage to draw people in.
Fairy art is not only found in paintings or wall decorations. Some people have been inspired by their mesmerizing appearance enough to create lavish and shiny gowns, floral headdresses, and fashion accessories that make the wearers resemble these fairy creatures. Donning these fashion pieces make them feel a sense of magic within themselves, and in a way, they feel like a fairy for a day and aspire to do good to others.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Power of Images on Children

Children bring a new level of joy to any household, as well as added responsibility to the adults they are living with. This is because parents, guardians, and older relatives have the task of overseeing the development and stimulation of children's senses. Thankfully, adults can step right up to this task with the help of simple artwork and other wall decorations.
For infants, in particular, a lot of things—such as the view outside of a speeding vehicle—can overload their senses. A good way to stimulate infants' eyes is to show them high-contrast black and white images, which should be held eight to ten inches from their faces. When babies are a little older, these black and white images can be used in speech development, as they can serve as tools that would help a baby in identifying the two basic colors.
As children grow older, they become more talkative and proactive in conversations. More complex images can then be displayed in their rooms. Parents and children can even engage each other discussing artwork or other trinkets and décor placed on the walls. Allowing children to describe and create a story out of the details in an image will spur the development of their speech and imagination.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Turn Blank Walls into Sources of Inspiration

For many, blank walls are an eyesore. Instead of cluttering them with random doodads, why not turn them into sources of daily inspiration? Below are a few ways how.

People say visualizing a dream helps you achieve it. One way to do this is to clip images from magazines that are related to your wildest dream. Then, make a collage of these images and stick it to your wall. Constantly seeing it will be a reminder of what your goal is and will help your subconscious figure out what you can do to attain it.

A lot of people post inspirational quotes on their Facebook wall, so why not take a page out of this activity? If you have a bare wall in your house, you can paint inspirational quotes on it. This way, whenever you feel down, you can look at these quotes as a reminder that things aren't so bad.

Wall decorations are popular for sprucing up a wall. While paintings or clocks are design staples, why not get inspirational wall décor instead?  An angel décor, for example, can give you that boost of positivity that you need.

The rush of daily life can make it hard to stay inspired. With a little creativity though, you can create a little shrine in your very home to inspire yourself.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Shelves as Functional Wall Decor for Your Home

If you live in a small apartment, you might think that home decor is a luxury you can’t afford. After all, what good would beautiful decorations be if they’ll clutter up your house? Fortunately, when it comes to wall decor, form doesn’t always have to undermine function.

One of the most common examples of useful but stylish wall decorations is the humble shelf. You might think they’re just places to plop your books on, but shelves can really give your walls character. Many people use them to display the knickknacks they’ve collected from their travels, pictures of their family, memorabilia, vases, wine bottles, house plants, candles—all sorts of things that reveal the homeowner’s personality.

Of course, shelves also come in a variety of designs so that they become, in themselves, wall decorations. If you’re a bird lover, you’ll love a shelf that’s fashioned like a bird cage. For those with a more post-modern taste, a seemingly two-dimensional shelf will not only add a feature of interest to your wall, but will also bend your house guests’ minds.

Whether in your kitchen, dining room, bedroom, bathroom, or living room, shelves will help you make the most of whatever space you have while still beautifying your walls. If there’s a blank wall in your home, perhaps a beautiful shelf will make a great decoration for it.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Inspirational Wall Decoration and its effect on a childs development

The activity of art creation, according to the article, will rear the child into developing life skills, such as communication skills, social skills, and fine motor skills. This makes the presence of art in a household, from art materials to meaningful and inspirational wall decor, conducive to a child’s development.

Friday, November 1, 2013

DIY Wall Decor Idea for Newlyweds

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It’s been months since you’ve moved to your new place and your walls are still as bare ever. Staring at the blank walls gives you designer’s itch, but you think the money will be better spent elsewhere. Don’t put off interior decorating anymore! There are a few DIY wall decor ideas that are both affordable and beautiful.
If you received one too many sets of china for your wedding, chances are they’re still sitting around unused. Unless you plan to regularly host fancy dinners in order to use them, why not sacrifice one set as wall decor? You can buy disc hangers and arrange the plates in symmetrical or asymmetrical patterns that will be a treat to the eye.
You can also re-purpose any old window into a vintage picture frame. Just get reprints of your wedding pictures and re-size them to fit the individual panes. Secure the pictures with scotch tape and hang the window-cum-picture frame on the wall.
Lastly, if an interesting fabric design catches your eye, you can buy a few yards of it and turn it into wall decor.  Ask your new hubby to cut a piece of plywood, wrap the cloth around it, staple down the loose ends at the back, and voila—textured wall decor. (Pro-tip: You can also use a Styrofoam board if hubby isn’t too handy with power tools.)
Getting wall decorations doesn’t have to be bank-breaking. Remember, blank walls are blank canvasses that you can make interesting with a little creativity.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Staying Positive with Solid Inspirational Wall Decor

( ) - Staying positive is a skill you develop and there are simple things you can do to strengthen your positivity muscles. For starters, just smile. Smiling naturally releases tension in the body and science backs this up: frowning uses more muscles than smiling

Another simple tip is to say “Thank You.” Doing so forces you to focus on things you are grateful for, rather than dwelling on negative thoughts. Surrounding yourself with positive reminders, like inspirational wall décor motifs, can also boost your mood, especially at home.

Happiness is a habit and positivity is key to it. While it's hard to see the upside during tough times, you can always choose how to respond to life's difficulties. The next time you're feeling down, why not smile or look at some inspirational wall decorations to keep yourself positive?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Drawing Inspiration from the Beauty of Nature

Growing up in the city, studying within the city, and working within the city can effectively distance someone from the wonderful world that is found where the paved roads end. Unfortunately, planning a trip outdoors or doing something such as taking a hike is almost impossible to pull off for any individual with work responsibilities. The solution then is to bring nature inside the home. While it may not be quite the same thing, artwork and decorations based on nature can work as wonderful additions for your home.
Beautifully executed inspirational wall decorations that draw from fanciful themes could certainly add a lot of life and stimulation to a room. Sylvan scenes derived from various cultures’ mythologies go a long way in making a home’s interior design interesting. Such artworks can have a profound effect on audiences, as they can transform the character of your home a great deal.
Carefully arrange these works of art inside your home to create your ideal design scheme. You can choose to spread them out across the rooms of your home; or maybe concentrate them in one area. You can even use these wall decorations to create design themes that will work to inspire you and beautify your home.


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Improving the Design of Your Home with Wall Accents

Once you’ve filled every corner of your home with some sort of appliance or ornament, it’s easy to get the feeling that your job as designer is done. However, you may just be in danger of overlooking some valuable real estate that you’ve left untouched. The walls of your home deserve more than just boring paint or wallpaper. Lackluster home designs can come as a result of neglecting the details such as wall decorations. Bring in some interesting new design elements such as wall accents, and watch those bare canvasses turn into more exciting and even inspirational sights.