How to Repair Burn Marks in Carpet

High-quality carpet is a wise investment that can last many years if properly maintained. Frequent vacuuming, regular steam cleaning and immediate attention to accidents and spills can keep your carpet looking great for a long time. But even under the best of circumstances mishaps happen, and while most new carpets have stain repellents built into the fibers, how do you repair a burn mark?

For Minor Burns

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A pair of sharp scissors may be all you need to repair a small burn mark, say from a dropped cigarette or hot match. Get down on your hands and knees and separate the burnt fibers, cutting away one burned strand at a time. This method works best on sculptured carpets, since the fibers are already of various lengths, but even on plush carpets, if the area that you are cutting away is not very large, you can blend in the cut strands with your fingers by brushing and blending the cut strands with the longer ones. However, if the area is too large for this method, you'll need to gather the supplies listed below and patch the damaged area.

How to Repair Burn Marks in Carpet

Carpet Repair Supplies

To repair larger areas of burned carpet, you will need a sharp utility knife or a circular cutting tool designed for removing small areas of damaged carpet. In addition, you'll need double-sided carpet tape and seam adhesive, as well as a heavy-duty scissors and a fine-tip black marker. You are going to need a remnant that is big enough to replace the damaged section of carpet. If you don't have a remnant you'll need to cut a section out of a closet or other inconspicuous area. If the carpet appears dirty compared to the remnant, steam clean the area first so that the repair will be less noticeable.

Repair Procedure

1. Before doing any cutting at all, align your remnant so that its nap lies in the same direction as the nap of the carpet on the floor. If the nap does not match, your repair will be very noticeable.

2. Use your cutting tool or utility knife to cut away the burned section of carpet, taking care not to cut into the padding underneath. Place the damaged cut out on top of your remnant, aligning the nap. Then, without realigning the direction of either piece of carpet, place the damaged piece underneath your remnant. Flip both pieces over simultaneously and use the marker to trace the shape of the damaged piece on the back of the remnant.

3. Use your cutting tool to cut out the piece of remnant along the marked line. Check the size and nap alignment of the remnant patch by holding it over the cut section of carpet.

4. Apply a small amount of seam adhesive along the rim of the hole that was cut in the carpet to keep the fibers from unraveling. Apply double-sided carpet tape to the back of your patch and add a small amount of seam adhesive along the edges of the patch.

5. Set the patch into place and press down firmly. Set a stack of books or a flat heavy object on top of the patch until the adhesive dries completely; refer to the label for drying times. After it's dry, use your fingers to blend the fibers around the seam of your patch. Wait at least 24 hours before vacuuming.

How to Repair Burn Marks in Carpet

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Is Graffiti Art?

You can travel almost anywhere in the world, and you will probably see graffiti. Although graffiti art is usually more common in big cities, the reality is that it can occur in almost any community, big or small.

The problem with graffiti art is the question of whether it's really art, or just plain vandalism. This isn't always an easy question to answer, simply because there are so many different types of graffiti. Some is simply a monochrome collection of letters, known as a tag, with little artistic merit. Because it's quick to produce and small, it is one of the most widespread and prevalent forms of graffiti.


Although tagging is the most common type of graffiti, there are bigger, more accomplished examples that appear on larger spaces, such as walls. These are often multicolored and complex in design, and so start to push the boundary of whether they should really be defined as graffiti art.

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If it wasn't for the fact that most graffiti is placed on private property without the owner's permission, then it might be more recognized as a legitimate form of art. Most graffiti art, however, is only an annoyance to the property owner, who is more likely to paint over it or remove it than applaud its artistic merit.

Many solutions have been put into practice around the world, with varying degrees of success. Paints have been developed that basically cause graffiti paint to dissolve when applied, or else make it quick and easy to remove. Community groups and government departments coordinate graffiti removal teams.

In some places you can't buy spray paint unless you're over 18. Cans of spray paint are locked away in display cases. In a nearby area the local council employs someone to go around and repaint any fences defaced by graffiti. A friend of mine has had his fence repainted 7 times at least, and it took him a while to find out why it was happening! Certainly the amount of graffiti in my local area has dropped substantially in the last year or two, so it appears these methods are working to a great extent.

But is removing the graffiti doing a disservice to the artistic community? Maybe if some of the people behind the graffiti art were taken in hand and trained, they could use their artistic skills in more productive ways. It hardly makes sense to encourage these artists to deface public property, and so commit a crime. But perhaps there are other ways to cooperate with the graffiti artists rather than just opposing them. Graffiti artists can create sanctioned murals for private property owners and get paid for it.

Maybe we need to start at a very basic level, and find a way to encourage the creation of graffiti art on paper or canvas, rather than walls. After all, who would remember Monet or Picasso if they'd created their masterpieces on walls, only to have them painted over the next day? Finding a solution to such a complex situation is never going to be easy, but as more graffiti art is being recognized in galleries around the world, we do need to try.

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Outdoor Wall Art - Bring the Gallery Outside

Most of us use the words art and paintings interchangeably. When we thing about these creations, usually what comes to mind is of gallery's or where we can place these paintings inside our homes. For the outdoor areas what comes to mind is of sculptures or plaques. Outdoor wall art offers the same opportunities for you to decorate outdoors as you would indoors. You can have beautifully designed replicas of famous paintings right in your own back yard.

These outdoor wall paintings can safely be hung outdoors for year round enjoyment. They have a look of stretched canvas and it has UV inks that are printed directly on to the aluminum. The artwork wraps around the sides giving the picture an amazing three dimensional quality. The reproduction quality is so precise it is almost impossible to tell it is not a real canvas. The surface coating has been scientifically tested to with stand the harshest weather conditions. The canvas can be smooth or faux finish texture. Aluminum is a lightweight metal with a bright silvery luster. It is strong and resistant to the elements which make it perfect for outdoor use.

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You can now be confidant decorating your decks, patios, pool areas and garden walls with outdoor wall art. It is resistant to fading, moisture, oxidation, peeling, freezing temperatures and UV rays. This is the perfect way to add character and color to your garden walls. It will add elegance and prestige of fine art to any outdoor setting.

Outdoor Wall Art - Bring the Gallery Outside

One nice feature is that it requires very little maintenance. If any dirt or dust accumulates just wash with mild soap and this can be hosed off with water. Most paintings come with mounting brackets and fasteners. It secures virtually to any outdoor surface including brick, stucco, wood, stone or siding.

Outdoor wall art allows you to create an open air gallery as large as your imagination will allow, while adding another dimension to your garden area. This decor brings the gift of wonder back into your life and your surroundings.

Finding the right piece of art can be a daunting task. Here are a few of examples you should look for to complete your style of decor. If the rest of your decor is of an antique design, look for romanticism or impressionism. For a more traditional outdoor wall art try vintage or retro art. For contemporary or modern you can select art deco, pop art or abstract. Whichever style you are certain to find a variety of colors, shapes and sizes to fulfill your needs.

By my pool area I have hung upon the walls a piece of art of a beach front scene. There are sea gulls flying around with the view of rushing waves. Whenever I am gazing at it I seem to be transported into total relaxation. Around my fence I have outdoor wall art of hummingbirds feeding, cardinals bathing and blue jays in flight. Last week I added a small picture of a fury mother and baby squirrel scampering up a tree with an acorn in the mom's mouth.

If you're seeking that special gift, this can also be your answer. I have a good friend that moved away and I had a piece of art custom made for her. From a photograph a company was able to replicate her family standing around her old house. To this day whenever we talk there is always a comment about that painting and how much it meant to her.

As you can see, your only limitation for this decor is your imagination. Become creative let loose and you will be inspired to keep adding more as your landscape becomes more unique and inspiring.

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Western Art - Famous Western Artists & Paintings

Famous artists in the context of this article will be taken from those most popular. Famous or best artists is something too hard for a mere mortal like me to quantify simply whereas popularity, particularly on the internet can be calculated. Art is all about subjectivity, so i don't claim for the following list to be exhaustive or fully comprehensive, but please treat it as a fun way to discover more about artists you already know about, and to perhaps find some new artists that you had not heard of before. This is the main purpose of this article. The artists are not listed in any particular order, so the final entry would not necessarily be the least famous artist, it is more a general collection to browse through.

Michelangelo was an Italian Renaissance painter. He was considered by many to be the key Renaissance figure because of his versatility and knowledge across a wide range of disciplines. Michelangelo's most famous paintings include The Torment of Saint Anthony, Manchester Madonna, Doni Tondo, The Entombment, Battle of Cascina, Leda and the Swan, The Last Judgment, The Martyrdom of St Peter & The Conversion of Saul (1542-50)


Leonardo Da Vinci was an Italian genius best known as a painter, sculptor and architect, though he performed well in a wide variety of disciplines. Along with Michelangelo, Da Vinci is believed to be one of the most extraordinary artists of all time with such diversity and quality attained over his whole career. Da Vinci most famous paintings include The Adoration of the Magi, Salai as John the Baptist & Annunciation.

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Gustav Klimt was an Austrian painter and a key member of the Vienna Art Nouveau art scene as well as a famous Symbolist artist. Klimt produced paintings of the highest order, which he is best known for, plus wall murals and other art mediums. Klimt's primary subject was the female body as shown in some of his most famous works. He also is well known for use of gold leaf paint which many artists do not use frequently. Klimt most famous paintings include The Kiss, Judith & Danaë.

Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch artist from the Impressionist era and well known for his connections to Paul Gauguin and his art collector brother, Theo. He was a pioneer of Expressionism with enormous influence on 20th century art, especially on the Fauves and German Expressionists. Some of his paintings are now among the world's best known, most popular and expensive works of art. Van Gogh most famous paintings include Sunflowers, Starry Night, Potato Eaters & Van Gogh Self-portraits.

Claude Monet was a founder and key member of French impressionist painting and also one of the most famous landscape artists of all time, alongside the likes of Van Gogh, Turner & Constable. Impressionism is taken from the name of his painting Impression Sunrise. Claude Monet most famous paintings include Water Lilies, Japanese Bridge & Camille Monet Portraits.

Pablo Picasso was a Spanish Cubist painter and one of the most recognized figures in 20th-century art, he is best known for co-founding the Cubist movement and for the wide variety of styles embodied in his work. Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907) and Guernica (1937), his depiction of the German bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War.

David Hockney is an English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer, based in Yorkshire, United Kingdom, although he also maintains a prominence in London. An important contributor to the Pop art movement of the 1960s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the twentieth century. David Hockney most famous paintings include Los Angeles Pool, Garrowby Hill & Malibu.

This initial article is the first part of a series of different articles covering major artists from the west. For further artists please return back for future articles here.

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Tom Gurney - Regular blogger on western art prints & paintings - I try to cover all artist styles where possible, and also have included some photographers alongside oil painters. The name of art150 is from our aim to have 150 famous artists and paintings covered in detail by the end of the project. If successful, we will add more too, but the name will remain!

In future months i will add further articles here covering each artist in greater detail, including the likes of Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso and others. I shall include links to each of them here.

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Top 5 Interior Decor Tips For How To Decorate A Large Living Space

In contrast to the smaller living rooms that many of us grew up with, great rooms are perhaps one of the most exciting innovations in modern home design. Their open floor plans not only offer flexibility, but also a more efficient use of space.

They also come with a few interior decorating challenges. Many great rooms, particularly those in larger homes, feel more like an empty warehouse than an alternative to the traditional living room.

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While too much space is never a problem, filling that space can be a real challenge. The proportions of the room can be overwhelming and furnishings that look right at home in an apartment or smaller home can look minuscule in a great room.

Top 5 Interior Decor Tips For How To Decorate A Large Living Space

Some clever decorating tricks can help you warm up these larger rooms. Here are the top 5 tips on how to decorate a larger living space.

1. Settle on what the room is for, and then create living spaces around this.

Doing this will help you create either one space, or a 'series' of spaces to allow the room to fulfill this role. For example, if the room is to entertain, you can to create one or a few furniture groupings so guests can choose which setting to be in. If on the other hand, your room is for more than one function, you may want to create a space for each purpose. For instance, you may want to add a sofa and armchair grouping around a large screen television on one area of the room use the other area for more intimate gatherings.

2. Use large wall art to create a sense of atmosphere.

Large pieces of art such as paintings or wall art tapestries, are a unique way of creating a presence in any room including that large room. You feel as if you have walked into another world when surrounded by great works of art, as the wall art gives a focal point for the room and draws you into the picture. The entire feel and atmosphere of a room can be influenced by the use of large wall art.

3. Use pieces of furniture that will enhance a large room.

Great rooms will often require larger pieces of furniture than smaller living rooms. Use larger or wider sofas and armchairs, and coffee tables to fill the space. You can also use other 'feature' pieces of furniture such as a chest of drawers to fill an area next to a wall that require decorating. See which space needs filling in and then see which piece of furniture would suit that particular space.

4. You can be bold in your decorating ideas and scale.

Great rooms can benefit from expanses of color to make the space appear more intimate. You can compliment these with patterned curtains and soft furnishings to create a visual connection. You can use larger pieces of artwork, pottery or furniture than you would be able to, in a smaller area.

5. Try different arrangements of furniture.

When you have the space, try to arrange the decor and furniture in different ways. For example, try keeping the furniture away from the walls to create an intimate space in the center. You can experiment and arrange furniture in different positions to achieve both coziness and the freedom of enough open space, at the same time.

So there you go.

You now know the top 5 interior decor tips when it comes to decorating a large living space. By following these simple guidelines, you can create a great room that has the right balance of intimacy and open space for you. Take your time and use your imagination, and you'll achieve the interior decor feel that you're looking for.

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Create a Romantic Bedroom With Wall Art - Decadent Accents

Even if your bedroom is already very nice, you would be amazed at how quickly you can improve on it just by adding some nice pieces of wall art. It's not hard to create a romantic bedroom with wall art. But you will want to do some careful planning to be sure you are happy with the results after you have purchased the wall art and hung it up in your bedroom.

To create a romantic look in your bedroom, you have a lot of options. One is to choose romantic colors. Raspberry and chocolate brown are examples of dark, rich colors that are very popular right now. They have decadent and luscious connotation of delicious romantic flavors. Cranberry red is another deep romantic color. Or maybe you want to go more country garden romantic. In that case it's pastels all the way. Pinks may be too feminine if you share your bedroom with a man, but pale greens and slate blues are more gender-neutral colors that often bring to mind romantic getaway spots like the tropics or the seaside. If you love lavenders, you can often sneak in some more feminine aspects of that as well without letting it take over the room.

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Of course, if your bedroom is all your own, there are really no limitations on what kinds of colors you may use. If you are a guy, you may find that deep blues, greens, or even a more modern color like black and white combination can set the mood just as well. So once you have thought about your colors, it is time to create a romantic bedroom with wall art. Decide if you want to get impressionist paintings or popular portraits. Again, if you want something like a country garden look, you will have tons of choices with prints like Monet's water lilies or Giverny garden paintings. But flowers don't have to antique looking to be romantic. They can be starkly modern as well. For example, an image of a single calla lily or stem of gladiola in a glass will be a striking contemporary flourish in a romantic bedroom.

Create a Romantic Bedroom With Wall Art - Decadent Accents

There really are no limits in your goal to create a romantic bedroom with wall art, but you will be more satisfied with the results if you spend some time thinking about what romance means to you and your partner, if you have one. If you design the room around your shared idea of romance, you will create a special place to spend time together and bring you closer together. If you are single, the décor you choose will speak volumes about your personality and romantic inclinations, so choose wisely.

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History of Abstract Art

Abstract art is a form of art in which an object or a form is developed in either a simplified way or an exaggerated manner. Abstract art is one of the major forms of art design which attracts a wide variety of people and art lovers. This form of art developed long back with a significant history comprising of various popular artists. Abstract landscape art, 3D abstract art, and fantasy abstract art are the most popular varieties of abstract art.

The three major forms of abstract art are cubism, neoplasticism, and abstract expressionism. Several artists are credited with the foundations of abstract art. Among those artists, the most famous cubists were Pablo Picasso and Georges. Piet Mondrian's works are one of the best examples of neoplasticism. Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock are excellent examples of abstract expressionism.


The history of abstract art involves more than 20,000 artists along with their interesting art backgrounds. Images and in-depth information of these artists are available in their biographies. History states that the abstract form of art design developed in the early 1900s. Neo-plasticism (1920-1940), abstract expressionism (1940-1955), conceptual art, contemporary realism, photorealism, and hyper realism (1960-1975), and neo-expressionism (1970-1990) are some of the major developmental stages in the history of abstract art.

History of Abstract Art

Post-Modernism is a stage which began around 1975, and still considered very famous in abstract art form. Ancient history reveals the truth that abstract art had been used in decorations for textiles and pottery, even in the early twentieth century abstract patterns. In the twentieth century, abstract art type was widely accepted. The first original abstract art form was developed by Wassily Kandinsky in 1910. In 1912, he wrote a theory based on abstract art called On the Spiritual in Art. This theory stated that portrayed art should be based on spiritual realm, and not just the things we see ordinarily as the visual world.

History of Abstract Art

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How To Master The Art of Conversation

The art of conversation is a skill shared by most successful people. Good conversation promotes an image of self-confidence, intelligence, and wittiness.

People who always seem to rise to the top of their professions and are well respected by others who share the ability to converse with anybody in every situation.


People who seem to speak effortlessly and efficiently with others are generally well liked and highly successful.

How To Master The Art of Conversation

If you need to improve your conversational skills, here are a few tips that can help you enhance your conversational skills and boost your image.

1. Always say what you think, not what you think others want you to say. Especially in a professional setting, learning to express your views and ideas in a positive, non-threatening manner will invite reactions and responses.

Effective leaders always say what they are thinking and express their ideas freely. Having the courage to speak your mind as well as listening openly to the views and ideas of others is a sure way to earn the respect and admiration of all those you encounter.

2. Listen carefully to what others are saying. People often interpret things said by others in a way that clouds their ability to hear what people are intending to say.

By giving your full attention to the speaker, you can hear what they intend for you to hear instead of what you want to hear.

The art of conversation includes the ability to listen to others as well as the ability to speak effectively.

3. Always assume that a speaker is saying exactly what they mean to say. Even if it seems unclear, try to find meaning and coherence to the words they are saying and give them the respect of hearing what they want you to hear.

In any conversation, the ability to give respect is just as important as receiving it. The art of conversation is a give and take between parties, not one speaker and one listener.

4. Any conversation can be broken down into three parts.

The first part is small talk. Small talk is dictated by social rules and includes polite greetings, inquiries about the well-being of others, etc.

Stage two is the end of the small talk and moving on to the purpose of the conversation such as business, the sharing of opinions and personal views.

Without the ability to express yourself efficiently, the conversation can easily slip back into small talk, lessening the chances of accomplishing the initial goal of the conversation.

The third part of a conversation is where the various ideas and views expressed can be merged into a satisfying end for all parties involved in the conversation.

The art of conversation is a learned skill that is common among successful, energetic people. If you are unable to effectively express yourself in any situation, you will likely find that you do not attract the attention and command the respect that is bestowed upon some others.

People who talk freely and easily with others usually find more professional and personal fulfillment than those who are introverted and silent.

If you want to improve your professional and social standing, learn to communicate efficiently and in a positive manner.

You will notice a dramatic difference in the way other people perceive you if you demonstrate self-confidence and project a friendly, informed image.

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Fresco Art - A Quick History

For as long as man has been recording history artistic developments have reflected the societies in which they occur. This includes their geographic locations. The history of fresco painting is closely bound, and a reflection of the history of art in general.

Fresco which means fresh in Italian, is a form of painting murals in earth tones are directly applied to wet plaster.


The first fresco paintings have been dated as far back as 30,000 years ago. The earliest discoveries being of paintings done in the Chauvet cave located in France. More than 15,000 years ago frescoes were created in other caves in Lascaux, France and Altamira, Spain. These examples of early fresco paintings are brilliant testimony of the long history of this form of art. The early frescoes, painted on the limestone walls of the caves, contained remarkably expressive and realistic figures of horses, bison, bears, lions, mammoths, and rhinoceroses. These paintings continue to fascinate researchers and art historians even today.

Fresco Art - A Quick History

The technique of painting frescos on wet plaster evolved somewhere around 1500 BC. It is widely believed that this technique allows the artist more flexibility in the use and the placement of the frescoes for meeting more decorative goals. The earliest known examples of such frescoes are believed to have appeared around 1500 BC and can be found on the island of Crete in Greece.

The most famous of these early paintings, The Toreador, depicts a crowned ceremony in which the individuals jump over the backs of large bulls. While some similar frescoes were found in other places around the Mediterranean basin, in particular in Morocco, their origins are subject to speculation. Some art historians believe that fresco artists from Crete may have been sent to Morocco as part of a trade exchange, a possibility which raises to the fore the importance of this art form within the society of the times.

Frescoes were also painted in ancient Greece, but few of these paintings have survived. In Southern Italy, at Paestum, which was a Greek colony, a tomb containing of the frescoes dating back to 470 BC. These frescoes depicted scenes that indicate the life and society that was active at the time which was that of ancient Greece.

Fresco Art - A Quick History


Narrow Canvas Prints As Canvas Wall Art For Awkward Narrow Spaces

Decorating a narrow space with canvas wall art can be a problem for an interior designer or a home owner. You can't help having awkward empty spaces here and there throughout the house. Leaving them blank and empty can make them look more obtrusive.

You can cover-up narrow spaces with canvas prints that are also printed on narrow canvas. A good subject for narrow canvas pieces are panoramic seascapes, cityscapes and skylines. Digital cameras do have panoramic picture options because these scenes are best captured in a narrow horizontal frame.

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It may be difficult to find ordinary paintings in these awkward sizes but you won't have a problem finding photos on canvas of panoramic pictures. If you will be decorating your living room, you can find narrow photos on canvas of panoramic city views or seascapes.

Narrow Canvas Prints As Canvas Wall Art For Awkward Narrow Spaces

For your dining room or kitchen, a picture depicting pictures of food, cafes, or spices in a market would be nice. These pictures on canvas are high-resolution photos taken by professional photographers who travel the world.

So, you can find skylines from Asia, Europe or the Americas. You will find pictures on canvas of urban cityscape in Tokyo, London or New York. If you prefer nature scenes, there are canvas prints of beaches, mountains, or animals.

When you are searching for canvas prints and canvas wall art, make sure that you get high quality photos stretched on gallery wrapped canvas. These will last longer than pictures printed on ordinary photo paper. Another tip is to get your canvas prints ready-to-hang. That will save you a lot of trouble wiring your canvas wall art.

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Discover Tuscan Metal Wall Art Decorating Ideas

Tuscan metal wall art is an easy and popular way to add a touch
of personality to your home decor. If you are into rustic, country,
French country, Mediterranean, Western, Victorian, Italian or Tuscan; metal wall
art is available to enhance any of these styles of home decor. Read on to discover
how to incorporate metal art accents into your home.

The wrought iron wall crown is in high demand, as it quickly and easily
classes up other wall art. This long, narrow piece of metal wall decor
can accent a framed wall art piece or add a new dimension to a large
wall tapestry. Another application that is very attractive, is to place it above
a wall grouping, to tie it all together. For example, you may have a
small tapestry with a wall clock and add the Tuscan metal wall decor over the pair. Or a metal
wall art crown can add a upscale flair to a grouping of family pictures.
Consider hanging metal wall art above your television, a large
doorway or above a picture window. The unique shape of the metal wall art crown
lends itself to some unique applications in your home decorating arrangements.

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Square, metal wall art pieces can be used in with a wall group or in
accent groups with 2 or more like metal decor pieces. Smaller, square
metal wall art pieces can be used on a small wall area just to add some dimension. Or
you may take 2, 3, or 4 coordinating pieces to create a wall grouping. Some-
thing fun and interesting to consider, is to hang some of the metal wall
art pieces at the corner in a diamond shape. If you have a nice size wall,
use a focus piece, such as a wall tapestry, large wall clock or framed art
and place 2 pieces of metal wall art on one side of the focus piece,
hanging one wrought iron piece square and stagger the 2nd wrought iron piece
and hang from the corner, in a diamond shape style. On the other side of
your focus piece, hang just one piece of wrought iron. This piece may be
of the same size as the 2 on the other side or larger, preferably a
rectangular shape metal wall art design. What a stunning, interesting
wall group. And it was all very easy and creates a homey but designer look.

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You just discovered one way to use a rectangular shaped metal wall art piece.
Obviously, this wall art shape can vary in size greatly. An average size Tuscan metal art piece
can hang alone on a wall. You may also make a metal grouping, using rectangular and square
shapes. Rectangular metal wall art is also attractive with floral arrangements,
as the floral wreath or swag will add some color and softness to the metal.
The popular wall pockets would be a great addition to accent a nice rectangular wall art piece.

Again, the wall pockets may be filled with floral for a splash of color and additional texture.
Another trendy look with the wrought iron would be wall sconces. A candle
sconce will add color and new shapes to the wall. One very interesting
idea with the rectangular metal wall art piece you might want to consider is
to hang at an angle. Hang at a pleasing angle over your tv console and
then place a vase on the tabletop. This adds a lot of interest and creativity.
Add one more splash, by scrunching up a table runner under the vase and
let the ends of the runner fall over the edges of the tv cabinet top. I like the idea of using
an interesting vase--maybe with nothing in it,--but also fun would
be a unique canister and tray set, an artsy bowl or a chunky candlestick or
2 or 3--in various heights. Let your imagination go. Just watch your proportions, so one accessory does
not overshadow the other pieces and all items should be of a size to compliment
the tv console.

Large Tuscan metal wall decor has found some great places in today's homes. Whether,
square, round or rectangular, oversized metal wall art pieces, are
great when used as the headboard for your bed, in a room with cathedral
ceilings and on the large wall along your open stairway. The large metal
wall art piece can easily be used alone. But you may want to add a little
something more for added texture, dimension and color. Plus, if your wall is
huge, you can expand the look with a few choice accessory pieces. The 3
accessories that could compliment your large metal art would be candle
wall sconces, wall mirrors or wall pockets. Just remember, that your large
metal wall art will require large accessories. Large, unique wall sconces or
plushly filled wall pockets would be fabulous to add additional texture, color and
dimension. Another thought, if you employ either of these enhancements,
keep the designer look going, by hanging at staggered levels on either side
of your metal wall art. Or you may hang a long, slender mirror and a sconce or
wall pocket along just one side of your metal wall art. One of the keys here,
is that odd number of items are much easier and more pleasing to the eye
in an arrangement.

The style of metal wall art will determine what style of decor it will work best with.
Tuscan, Italian and French style home decor are really enhanced with an aged patina, with
a chunkier, rough look. Some of the most popular, trendy metal wall art is accented with leaf motifs,
and twiggy branch looks--these pieces are great with the Italian, and Country looks.

Some of the Country French decor may demand a lighter color metal
with more intricate design. Country or Nautical decor begs for a simple, antiqued look.
You may want to find some design details that emphasis these looks, such as a rope look,
nautical shapes, seashell motifs or a rivet bolt accent on the metal wall art. The right
metal wall decor piece may be a great accent in a softer, Victorian style room if you
look for more detail, such as curls, scrolls and a lighter weight feel. Keep the piece from
being too chunky.

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Loft Decorating Ideas - Abstract Canvas Wall Art And Minimalist Decor

Staying in a one level studio loft is a popular way to live in the big city. It is the perfect example of contemporary living in urban style. Typically, lofts consist of one big open living space with huge windows overlooking the city. Usually ceilings are high and there are no enclosures except for the bathroom.

The open concept and wall-less interiors give the home owner the perfect chance to decorate the space the way he wants to. The little amenities offered by city lofts such as high ceilings and big windows provides the right opportunity to decorate the place in a modern way.

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It is exciting to decorate an empty loft with furniture and canvas wall art. It is something like an artist about to start a painting from a blank canvas. You can implement all your decorating ideas without any restrictions or limitations. Before you start buying stuff to furnish your loft, consider some designing tips first.

Loft Decorating Ideas - Abstract Canvas Wall Art And Minimalist Decor

Analyze your space and decide if you want to keep the open floor plan or separate rooms with walls. You can still divide the space with invisible partitions to designate the living room, dining room and the sleeping areas. Spend sometime in the loft to study where you want to assign each room.

Decide which part of the home you want to place next to the large windows with the view. If you entertain a lot, then it might be an ideal place for your living room and dining room. You might want to position your bedroom away from light that comes through those large windows.

You can use solid walls to divide the space or place bookshelves and screens to divide the room. Standing shelves and screens can maintain that open concept and make the space look bigger. Position your furniture to create invisible partitions.

You can also use area rugs and canvas wall art grouping to designate rooms. For the living room, you can hang a canvas art set of a landscape. For the dining area, you can hang a single large canvas depicting food or wine. For your sleeping area, maybe a sunset painting would be suitable.

Another decorating factor to think about is wall paint. If you want to maintain an open spacious feeling, choose light colors for your walls with an even lighter shade for your ceiling. Use darker colors for your sleeping area to give it a more intimate ambiance. Darker ceiling paint will bring the ceiling lower to make the space feel more cozy.

Decide on your general design concept. Will you be comfortable living in an ultra modern and minimalist setting? Another option is contemporary style which is also very suitable for lofts. Your canvas wall art should also match with your design theme.

So, if you want to have minimalist furniture, hang abstract canvas pieces. You can also decorate in contemporary style which is also suitable for loft living. Both styles require simple and functional furnishings that are ideal for urban living.

Loft Decorating Ideas - Abstract Canvas Wall Art And Minimalist Decor

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Quirky Furniture Made From Doors

It can be challenging to find just the right type of furniture for an eclectic home. In many cases, you may end up making your own furniture from salvaged wood or other materials. A door is often overlooked when choosing salvage materials, but it works exceptionally well when creating quirky furniture. With a handsaw and some nails, you can transform an old door into a new masterpiece.

Dining Room Table
Have you ever wanted a long table, but just could not afford one? Instead of lamenting, salvage an old door and turn it into your new dining room table. Start by sanding the door and then staining or repainting it. Screw in table legs that are pre-made and can be found at most large home improvement stores. A piece of glass that has been cut to size can be placed on the top of the door, and viola! You have an almost instant table for a fraction of the cost.

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You may have seen headboards made from upholstered plywood and such, but doors also make excellent backdrops for beds. Stand two narrow doors side-by-side to create a tall, vertical look, or position a door on its side across the head of the bed. A shiny, new finish of paint or stain can be added, or you might opt to leave it looking shabby and chic for cottage style appeal.

Quirky Furniture Made From Doors

Much like tables, desks can be made from old doors. Start by measuring the length needed and cutting the door to size. Use the extra, cut pieces of wood to create a pull-out drawer for a computer keyboard or a shelf along the back of the desk. If the door's surface is uneven, you may want to put a sheet of glass or Plexi-glass over it to create a smooth work surface.

Transform that old door into a bookshelf by adding two narrower doors to either side of it, and then nailing some wooden shelves in place. The door's sturdiness makes it an excellent choice for providing support and stability to the shelf. The trick is to be sure that the shelves are securely fastened and anchored to the back door, as well as the side doors.

Storage Bins
Measure out the panels and start cutting that old door up into pieces. With four sides and a bottom, the door can become a strong, sturdy storage bin to hold magazines, gardening supplies, or just about anything else you need to store. If you are planning on using it for items that might be wet, put a few coats of shellac on the wood to protect it. You may even want to put a plastic liner in the bin to prevent the wood from warping.

There are many different types of quirky furniture pieces that you can create from old doors. The only limitation is your imagination. With some clever thinking and a few tools, your new piece of furniture can be created from an old, architectural gem.

Quirky Furniture Made From Doors senior staff writer, Alyssa Davis, specializes in designing with metal butterfly wall art and birds metal wall art.

Six Amazing Hallway Decor Ideas

Hallways are often overlooked when decorating a home. Homeowners are so focused on designing beautiful rooms, that the hallways wind up with a coat of paint and perhaps a picture or two. To have a completely decorated home, the lack of hallway decor will simply not do. Say goodbye to boring hallways forever with these six amazing hallway decor ideas that will have guests linger in the halls.

Metal Wall Art
Metal wall art is the quickest way to turn a dull drum hallway into an amazing passageway. Metal wall art pieces are constructed from a variety of metals, including copper and brass. They are available in a wide array of shapes and designs. Choose a piece that matches the rest of the home's decor, while still offering interest and design that commands attention.

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Face It
Photographs of family members are doorways to the home's soul. They show the faces of those who live in the home during tender, excited and happy moments. Creating a framed wall collage of black and white photos of family members is a stunning way to create a personal hallway decor. Choose pictures that show expression. There should be an equal number of photos for each family member's face, especially if there are children in the family, to create a balanced look and feel to the collage.

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Hanging Vases
Wall vases come in a variety of stunning shapes and sizes. They can be crafted from blown glass, or hammered out of tin. When selecting hanging wall vases, choose varieties that coordinate with the home's decor, but that are also practical for everyday use. Besides the use of the wall vases themselves, the flowers that you place inside them make for an amazing hallway display of color and life. If maintaining fresh cut flowers is too overwhelming, opt for realistic looking silk flowers instead.

Modern hallways will delight in being decorated with large, black frame clocks along the length of the wall. Hang a line of clocks all at the same height down the hallway. Set each clock to a different time from places around the world. Place a small placard beneath each clock to show where in the world that time currently is. If you have traveled, choose cities or countries near to your heart to make the decor even more personal. This unusual, and timely, look will keep people lingering in the hallway as they move around the home.

Vinyl Decals
Decals are not just for cars these days. Vinyl art is quickly becoming one of the most sought after home decor ideas and with good reason. It is relatively inexpensive, can be applied, removed and re-applied with no residue, and it comes in many different styles and shapes. Choose a word or phrase that has personal meaning or a design that ties in with the rest of the home's decor for a unified look.

Say What?
Nothing is more personal than a verse or saying that has special meaning to the family members in the home. Stencil a phrase along the length of the wall to create a beautiful look that will remind guests and family members about the values of those who live within the walls of the home. Stenciled phrases are a personal, but inexpensive way to share that with those who travel the length of the hallway.

Whatever decor is selected for the hallway, be sure to take time planning and creating the look. Use a level to ensure straight lines and a tape measure to make sure that nails and hooks are where they need to be.

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Word Wall Art Decor Shows Off Your Families' Personality

Give your home personality with word art, wall decor. Your home will
express your individuality, thoughts and feelings beautifully with word
wall art.
Whether it's an inspiring quote, a great collection of words
or a quiet word of encouragement--word art is the hottest trend in home
decor today. By selecting the style and materials used in your word
wall art, you will be able to enhance any style of home decor: Country,
Tuscan, Nautical, Primitive, Modern or Traditional. You will discover
word wall art appropriate for every room in your home, simply by
choosing the right expression.

The use of word wall art is one of the easiest, quickest and most fun
ways to update your home decor and personalize it. Read on for a variety
of suggestions you may use to incorporate word art into your home decorating scheme.

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The use of decorative words of expression are great for adding interest
to a wall grouping. Use words such as, family, friends, memories--inter-
spersed with a group of family pictures. Consider hanging words at an
angle to add a little extra flair. Another great place for single words
is along the narrow wall space above the kitchen cupboards. A large
variety of words would be appropriate here, from home and family, to wine
and merlot, to coffee and latte... Express yourself. Decorative words
are favorite decorating accents above a wall shelf, or around framed art.
The most popular media used for wall words is metal or wood.

Word Wall Art Decor Shows Off Your Families' Personality

Decorative words, phrases, quotes--or any combination of--has made vinyl
word art a huge hit in today's' homes. It is very quick and gives the look
of being hand painted. Vinyl word art is extremely easy and applicable
to many surfaces--plus, it can be removed just as easy when its time
for a change. This feature also makes it a favorite for a renter. Simply smooth
the pre-spaced strip onto your surface and rub on. Place these decorative
vinyl wall art words above a window or door, above your bed or headboard,
or above a shelf, sofa or mantel. Vinyl words work on walls, or may be applied
directly to mirrors, glass or wood furniture. Get creative, the ideas are endless.
You will find a great selection of high quality quotes from Wall Talk through
the home decor catalog from

Use unique, motivational, or inspirational verses and quotes throughout
your home to express your personality. Wall word art is found in an
endless variety of quotes and decorative styles:

Framed word art offers the most upscale style of wall word art quotes
and verses for home decorating. Due to the popularity of word art,
many companies offer a selection of framed word art. You will find the
best selection and most creative, trendy word art pieces from specialty
companies. Framed word art is a great addition to any wall grouping.
Framed art is also very flexible, it can be used alone or with floral
filled wall pockets, candle wall sconces, wrought iron or floral swags
and garlands. Try mounting your framed art on an easel, so it may be
located on shelving or a tabletop.

If you are looking for a more casual option in wall word art, consider
plaque and sign styles. Unframed wall art, commonly in wood or stretched
canvas, promotes a simpler look. Stretched canvas wall art has seen a big
surge in popularity this past year. Using this format to display word art
is very refreshing and interesting.

Probably, the best of the best, in word art styles is the use of word
art on decorative plates. It is casual, classy and different. From an
inspirational word, to an uplifting verse, word plate art is huge.
Many times they are mounted on wall plate racks.
Some styles have hangers mounted on them for hanging. They can also be
used as a shelf sitters, if you mount it on a table top easel. The size
of this word art allows it to be included in any wall grouping, in very
small, narrow areas or above the kitchen cupboards.

Word wall art can be incorporated into any room in our home and in any
style of home decor. It is an easy way to add personality to your home--
to express yourself.

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Paintings on the Wall - Innovative Ways to Decorate Large Walls!

There are several ways walls can be decorated. A large wall is like a canvas an artist inside you can use and make expressive and impressive collages of anything you find worth displaying.

There are several combinations that can be used for wall decoration. You can use combination of both live and inert art. If you are an artist you can use walls inside your home as a showcase for your talent. However, not each one of us as an eye for art and details and some of us are not blessed with enough time on hand.

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For wall decoration, one of the most commonly used tool are the paintings, though paintings are done by other artists, making a choice of the most eligible and artistic one is an art in itself. Your choice of a painting is sure to make an impression and show your tastes in art to all those who visit you.

Paintings on the Wall - Innovative Ways to Decorate Large Walls!

Large walls mean large spaces that should be used and blended to give look, feel and character to your room. Especially if this wall is in the main hall of your home, then it is the most ideal location for you to decorate. And with a large wall you have a lot of scope to decorate.

If you are thinking of using paintings to decorate the large wall in your home, then you have a large choice how this can be done. You have a choice of selecting one or several paintings that would make this wall look lively and attractive. Firstly you have to decide which paintings to select according to the character you want to give your room. If the room is contemporary, you can use still life and object paintings to decorate your wall.

If your room showcases chemistry of nature, then the landscape or flora paintings would look great on the wall. You can use a single painting to create magic on the wall. With a single painting you should make sure that you do not leave rest of the wall looking empty. You can use supporting accessories to put on both sides of the large paintings and also use a cabinet by the wall under the painting. You can surely use some small artifacts to place on the cabinet which are related to the general theme of your room.

You can also use a combination of several paintings on the wall; you can choose small paintings and place them in different grid designs, related paintings would mean you are creating a lovely collage. You can make different geometric designs out of these paintings and ensure that the wall looks full and vibrant.

If you want to bring in some vibrancy into your home, the best ones are the light colors that reflect the natural light of sun. At the time of building your home it is of utmost importance that you design it in a way and in the direction so as to allow ample sunlight. You can use light tones of all colors, however, what paintings to choose should largely remain your choice.

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Creative Wall Art

Creating interesting and beautiful pieces of art for the walls of your home can be much easier than most people think. Constructing and designing original arrangements for your own personal living space can also be a fun activity for the entire family. Hopefully, these ideas will go a long way toward getting you starting on producing your own beautiful, creative piece of wall art.

Shaping a collage made up of pieces of discarded materials is a great way to recycle items that might otherwise be thrown away. The collage can be made up almost anything from sea glass to photographs to old CD's. Different colored pieces of broken glass can even be (carefully!) arranged in a dazzling way that will add a whole new feel to the entire room! Just remember to select a media that you would enjoy working with and have fun with it.

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A well stocked craft store is probably one of the first places that you will want to visit if you decide to purchase items to create your wall art. Beautiful fabrics of differing textures and colors can be combined inside of a large picture frame to create an effect that is truly stunning. If you should decide to add different shaped pieces of Styrofoam to this creation, it takes the project in a whole new dimension. By covering the foam pieces with the fabric, and then securing the fabric with hot glue, the pieces can be artfully arranged in a unique way to generate an exquisite piece of wall art.

Creative Wall Art

If your interest in creating wall art is bit more conventional, a trip to your nearest hardware store may be all that you need. Freshening up walls with a new coat of paint can really inspire the imagination. While at the hardware store, be sure to check out the selection of wall stencils to really customize a room. These stencils are available in a variety of different shapes, sizes and designs and can be customized to the room that will be decorated. Simply select a color of paint that will coordinate well with the color of the room and you should be all set!

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Paper Mache Wall Art Ideas to Apply on Your Home

Owning wall arts need not be an expensive endeavor, especially for homeowners on a meager budget. If you are especially creative and you want to give your home that personal touch of the artistic, you might want to consider making your own paper mache wall decals.

Papier mache, as it is more correctly spelled - involves the creation of objects using wet paste and paper or paper pulp that are glued together layer by layer on a mold. It is then left to dry in the air so that it will harden. Once the paper mache is hard, you can paint it any way you like. If you are not familiar with paper mache, take a closer look at the piñata for your child's birthday. It is made from paper mache.

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There are many types of wall designs that you can create through the process of paper mache. Since we mentioned the piñata earlier, yes, you can make animal wall design. In these types of designs, you can use old animal-shaped cookie cutters to make cute wall arts. Or you can make large molds of animal heads - much like the stuffed animals that hunters have made - and then mount them on a Styrofoam or wood base.

Paper Mache Wall Art Ideas to Apply on Your Home

One beautiful example that you can do at home is astronomical arts. You can create molds in the shapes of the sun, moon, stars or comet. After the paste of the paper mache has dried, paint them all over with metallic paints or you can sprinkle them with glitter. Mount them on a wood or Styrofoam base painted black or deep blue. For greater visual impact, you can position your spotlight so that its beam falls on the wall art.

If you want to give your home that Bohemian touch, you can create beautiful puppet wall decor. While this can be a difficult and rather messy procedure, paper mache puppet wall arts can brighten up your child's room or you can create puppets that serve a practical purpose, such as they can hold out pockets or pouches in which to store your knick knacks. It is advisable that when you make puppet wall arts, first, draw the design for the puppet itself. Once you have the design, you can create the mold for the paper pulp. Color the puppet any way you want.

Finally, do you want to give your home that Mardi Gras or festival atmosphere, why not create paper mache mask wall arts? These gorgeous masks are sure to liven up your living room, especially if you create a wide, wild variety of these arts. To make these masks, you might want to browse the Internet for mask designs. There are many carnival and Mardi Gras masks to choose from. If you want to cover a larger space on your wall, you don't need to make very large masks. Instead, you can put imitation peacock feathers or attach colorful, painted branches.

Discover the exquisite beauty of paper mache wall designs today!

Paper Mache Wall Art Ideas to Apply on Your Home

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The Newest Trend in Interior Decorating - Wrought Iron Wall Decor Ideas for Your Home

People have been making objects from iron since--well, since the Iron Age began way back around the year 1000 CE! Not only did our distant forbears make hunting weapons and other necessary items from iron, they often also made them to appear as appealing as possible.

The word "wrought" originally meant "to make by hand", so wrought iron items are those made by working with iron. Perhaps because so many of the items made today are plastic, synthetic and made by machines, our longing for enduring objects is greater than ever. This is undoubtedly one reason why wrought iron is enjoying such a huge surge of popularity in home décor.

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Wrought iron can be made into so many decorative products, it is truly amazing! Even utilitarian objects we don't generally think about turning into integral parts of our home décor are now making real design statements in sleek wrought iron.

The Newest Trend in Interior Decorating - Wrought Iron Wall Decor Ideas for Your Home

Here are a few of the plethora of decorative and utilitarian items available n the wrought iron marketplace today, and some suggestions for using them:

o At the entry to your home: Depending on their style, wrought iron welcome signs make a classical or country design statement. Wrought iron freestanding or wall hung flower boxes add a wonderful note as well.

o Just inside your door: Wrought iron racks are a great way to keep hats, umbrellas and other outdoor necessities close by where they're needed while they make a nice display as well. Coat and hat rack designs range from classical fleur-de-lis to charming cats sitting on a fence with their tails forming the actual hooks.

o In your living room: Consider using wrought iron wall vases, also called wall pockets, to hold your live and dried floral arrangements. Fluted wall vases are especially in vogue right now. Next to your wall vases, consider hanging some large candle sconces, plain, ornate or intricately detailed as your décor demands. And don't just hang them there, either--get some lovely candles and light them. Nothing can make a room simultaneously more romantic and stately than lightly candles!

o In your dining room or dining area: Use a wrought iron basket or bowl to display flowers in the center of your dining table and wrought iron candelabra to light the room during the evening meal.

o In your bedroom: Consider attaching a huge and intricate wrought iron frieze to your bedroom wall to serve as a stunning headboard. Other possibilities include a wrought iron quilt rack to display your grandmother's quilts or a unique piece of Southwestern metal wall art.

o In your kitchen: Wrought iron products that increase the quality of the time you spend in your kitchen abound. Consider adding a wrought iron wine rack and a suspended pot holder, a wrought iron paper towel holder, perhaps with a small shelf above to display some decorative item. In the kitchen, your options are virtually only limited by your imagination.

o In the bath: A freestanding wrought iron bath tissue holder turns a necessary item into a design element, while a wrought iron wall mirror gives your bathroom a unique, graceful yet functional appeal.

o In the garden: A wrought iron topiary frame, sundial and armillary make a stunning statement as well as complementing your flowers and shrubs.

Wrought iron has evolved way past the 4-poster bed stage. Exceptional accessories and home decorator items are available for every room in your home. Many are unique and allow you to infuse your house with charm and personality.

The Newest Trend in Interior Decorating - Wrought Iron Wall Decor Ideas for Your Home

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Decorate Your Home With Large Metal Wall Art

Large metal wall art is a unique type of decoration, in that it's both modern and classic. Perfect for any space, modern wall decor sculpture is a superb decorative touch for home and business. Abstract metal art makes a excellent accessory for trendy offices, outdoor parks, town residences and more. Outdoor art will form the bases of a fountain or produce the illusion of special separation without a real wall. Whether in a building or the good outdoors, the ability of wall decor sculpture to outline a space is unparalleled.

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The colour variety in these art is almost unlimited. From silver to bronze, gold tones to antique finishes, there's a metal or painted finish to meet any decorating challenge. Such giant wall hangings will adorn a traditional family space, Victorian living area, even a library or office space. Significantly this art will build an excellent statement above the fireplace mantel, particularly when designed with ornately woven designs that compliment the rest of the area's decor.

Decorate Your Home With Large Metal Wall Art

Strategic use of outdoor metal art will add magnificence to outdoor spaces as well. Iron large metal wall hangings; in specific, makes a beautiful ancient addition to a screened lanai or patio. Outdoor metal art can even be hung against a backdrop of bricks for a distinctive fountain style, or suspended from an archway or gazebo for a stunning window effect.

Using Giant Metal Wall Art to Create Edginess

The more trendy and eclectic decorator will use large wall hangings as an wonderful way to bring the outdoors in and the indoors out. For example, wrought iron is usually associated with exterior gates and garden fences. By bringing such a piece of outdoor art into the house a area is instantly brightened with previous world garden charm. Similarly, a vibrantly painted piece of contemporary metal wall art, the likes that one might typically associate with a family room or bedroom can be a surprising addition to a gazebo, screened porch or outside kitchen. By mixing it up and avoiding the mundane, this will produce a unique look in any room, in any home.

The utilization of this will also help to bring a bit of caprice and individuality to a room. Significantly effective when juxtaposed against a more ancient decorating theme, this will be a welcome bit of style and facilitate to inject something different into what may otherwise be predictable.

The Unparalleled Style of Large Metal Designs

Whether the house is small or giant, traditional or modern, large wall hangings can create a statement beyond what any photograph or painting can accomplish. From the crisp color of contemporary arts to the aged patina of copper outdoor decor sculpture, for impact, style and beauty, nothing beats large metal wall arts.

Decorate Your Home With Large Metal Wall Art

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Tuscan Decorating Ideas To Make Decorating Your Home Easy - Learn Why It Is Todays Most Popular Tren

The sun is slowly sinking behind the Tuscan hills. The sky is alive with a warm, rosy-red glow. Nothing could be more relaxing than imagining yourself enjoying
This view.

If you would like to bring the peaceful, uplifting Italian Tuscan countryside into your
home, read on:
To create a uniquely Italian look, the following
aspects need to be considered: use of a bold design and original color scheme,
attention to detail, demand for quality and a desire for creative and dramatic
accents. Italian decorating expresses the individuality of the owner.
Obviously, Tuscan home decorating can involve many variables. You can create
an ambiance, your individual ambiance by selecting from a large variety of
uniquely Tuscan décor accessories.

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Bring this old world flavor into your room with bold simplicity. You will achieve
this by incorporating textural contrast and earthly colors.

Tuscan Decorating Ideas To Make Decorating Your Home Easy - Learn Why It Is Todays Most Popular Tren

Consider color first

when creating your look. The Tuscan people felt a connection
to nature, from the landscape to agriculture, so choose from these rich, earthy
tones: golden olive oil, terracotta, luscious olive green, deep browns, rich
burgundy, Mediterranean blues, burnt orange and golden yellow. These colors
may be made to look weathered or muted to create an attractive, timeless

One of the main features of Tuscan--Italian décor is the abundant use of
texture. Add texture to your walls by combining your paint with texture additives.
Wall texturing ideas include Venetian hand plastering, suede or granite texture
paints or sponge style painting techniques. These wall applications will give your
room that old world touch.

If you are planning a entire room makeover, you should consider stone tiles or
hardwood floors for a complete Tuscan decor look. But you may achieve the Italian theme, with the incorporation of a few great furniture choices and home
accessory pieces.

Solid hardwood furniture with textile or leather coverings are the trademark of an
authentic Tuscan home. Consider traditional, very comfortable style furnishings
to pull off your Tuscan feel. Strive for quality, uniqueness and personal comfort.

Much of the décor used in these traditional homes were from products that
were easily accessible in the region. With the help of local skilled artisans, many
unique works were created. The most popular materials used were tapestry
textiles, tile, wrought iron, ceramic, pottery, marble and hard woods.
When selecting your Tuscan decorations, start with a focus piece and work out
from there.

I would recommend that you select an Italian-Tuscan themed tapestry has some great tapestry choices. A wall tapestry
will add texture, warmth and color. Tapestries are great for any room in your
home--whatever the theme. Select some of the colors in your tapestry to use
as accent colors throughout your room.

Tuscan wrought iron is an important feature for your Italian décor. Start by selecting a decorative rod for your tapestry. Now that you have placed your tapestry
above the sofa or fireplace mantel, you may now choose accessories to complete the entire wall. Tuscan wrought iron wall grills make very attractive accents
with a tapestry. The iron gives the sturdy, but simple Italian style and the tapestry softens the look for an inviting, comfortable feel. There are some great samples
of popular metal wall décor at You will always find the newest in Tuscan metal décor in our online home decorating catalog.

As you continue to add pieces to your room, remember to mix and match textures,
styles, colors, and shapes to create YOUR Tuscan room. Other trendy wall
décor that will bring your room to life may include a metal wall, mantel shelf. A
newer, emerging trend in Tuscan wall décor are metal wall pockets and candle
wall sconces. What makes the accessories work for you, is having unique
detailing and character, with an old world, aged finish.

One other interesting idea for your wall would be a wall clock. Wall
clocks have become a must have, functional home décor piece that accessorizes
any style home décor. Look for a clock of metal or a Tuscan style, hardwood frame.
Home decorating studio features a selection of very high quality, unique wall
clocks that would be a great addition to your Tuscan room.

Small, finishing touch accents may now be added. Give attention to every detail
by adding your own personal touches, incorporate such pieces as a grape
accented floral wreath or garland, word wall art and framed Tuscan wall art
or framed, inspirational verse art.

Your casual, Tuscan themed entertaining area calls for touches of décor featuring
wine: wine and grape wall art, metal wine bottle holders and wine word art.
Make it a fun, classy spot to entertain with unique, quality pieces that will help
you project an authentic Tuscan-Italian theme perfectly. Add the wine, glasses,
Napkins etc for the complete look.

The last areas to consider, are your shelves, counter tops, mantels and table areas.
Look for unique pottery pieces--vases and pitchers; chunky ceramic, marble or iron candlesticks; metal or ceramic containers; unique metal, wine bottle holders and large decorative chargers. Just remember, it's all about texture and color. We have some wonderful, unique tuscan decorating accessories in our online catalog. For a fresh, unique
selection of Italian-Tuscan home decorating accessories check out home decorating studio's online catalog; they have simply the best in selection, quality and price.

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experience in the gift and home décor market.

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Bedroom Style Makeovers - Make a Small Room Seem Larger

Every bedroom, regardless of it's size, should be a personal sanctuary that invites relaxation and reconnection. It should be warm and serene, even if storage space and square footage is at a premium. Here are style solutions for a smaller bedroom that will help you create the tranquil space you crave.

You First Priority: Remove Clutter

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While furniture placement, wall color and wall décor can all be used to enhance the appearance of a small space, there is no amount of decorating that will make a cluttered space look good. Therefore your first priority is to de-clutter and organize. Donate or recycle items you no longer use, from clothing to furniture and accessories. Banish office and work related paraphernalia from your bedroom and organize personal papers and effects in a file box that can be stored in the closet, under the bed, or another part of the house.

Bedroom Style Makeovers - Make a Small Room Seem Larger

Wall Colors & Coverings

Light neutrals and pastels will make a space feel larger. Add contrast and texture with bedding and window fabric choices, as well as toss pillows and throws for the bed or a side chair. Using a slightly deeper shade on any wall will make it a focal point. This technique can be used for the wall behind the headboard or a wall where you plan to create a grouping of wall art. When choosing a focal wall to highlight the headboard first be sure that location is the best option for placement of the bed. (See furniture placement below). If you want to add texture on wall without straying from the color of other walls, try a textured grass cloth in the same hue, or do the entire room in a neutral grass cloth that will add interest without adding darkness.

Furniture Placement

Placement of the bed is an important consideration when setting up the bedroom. The wall opposite the entry door is ideal if the space is large enough. Consider that the bed does not have to be centered on this wall; the room may seem more spacious with the bed off center and a chair or small dresser on one side with a night stand on the other. Diagonal placement is another option.

Add Architectural Interest with Easy-to-Make Faux Wood Panels

If you're tired of flat boring walls, create stretch canvas panels to add architectural interest to your focal wall. Stretch the canvas over simple wood frames and mount them one above the other from ceiling to floor on both ends of the headboard, using painter's tape to create a perfectly straight guide line. If they do not fit perfectly on the wall space, use side tables to cover the gap at the bottom or paint the wall space in the same color as the canvases.

The stretch canvases will make the ceilings look higher and add dimension. Paint them in a rich accent, such as chocolate brown against taupe walls, then repeat the color as part of color scheme in bedding, bed accessories, and window treatments.

Bold-Scaled Bedding and Bedside Accessories

Large scale patterns in bold bright colors will make the room seem larger. Choose a bedspread or comforter with a bright bold print that includes your wall color and the color of your stretch canvases, but don't limit yourself to those colors. Large scale geometrics or modern graphic paisleys and florals accented with teals, poppy and mustard would give a tan/brown background a rich and dramatic contrast. Echo the bright accents in your choices of lamp bases and shade, table top accessories, toss pillows and throws that will draw the focus away from the smaller scale of the room.

Perfectly Proportioned Wall Accents

o Don't use one large wall hanging in a small room, or it will seem to suck up all the space. Use a grouping of smaller related pieces to fill a space on a wall opposite or adjoining the bed wall, or choose one appropriately sized-piece that doesn't overwhelm the space or compete with the focal wall.

o Wall mirrors will create the illusion of spaciousness in a small room. Placing a wall mirror directly opposite a window will make the room seem brighter and larger; or try a wall mirror between two windows on the same wall.

Bedroom Style Makeovers - Make a Small Room Seem Larger

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Interior Decorating Ideas - Decorating Your Clinic with Wall Art

Have you ever been at the clinic, waiting for your turn to see the doctor, and all you see on the walls around you are posters on cancer prevention, reminders for you to do your annual medical checkups, dealing with rheumatism in old age, diabetes... the list goes on.

All around us, we're flooded with uncomfortable images and messages that remind us that we really need to take good care of our health. Although these posters are there for a reason - to inform and educate, they certainly add an unwelcome addition because they inject an element of fear into all of us. Here we are, waiting to see the doctor, worried sick that our illness could get worse, and all we see in front of us are images and information about illnesses and disease. We really don't need these at this time. Tell us these things when we're well, not when we're sick.

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Having been a patient myself (and who hasn't), the waiting area at the doctor's office is quite a stressful place to be. As you're waiting for your turn to see the doctor, your mind is full of apprehension and uncertainty as to what the diagnosis might be. The last thing you want is to be bombarded with images and media detailing out a plethora of possible ailments you could be diagnosed with. It just adds to the stress.

Interior Decorating Ideas - Decorating Your Clinic with Wall Art

Strip this entire media off the walls, I say. Remove every shred of evidence that this place is a clinic. Patients don't need reminders as to why they're there. Put in its place decorative art work. Surround the walls with art and beauty. Put some framed pictures on the assistant's counter top. Having a beautiful piece of art to look at will certainly make your wait a lot more pleasant and take your thoughts away from all things unpleasant. Art may also accelerate the healing process. This is the reason why some hospitals have beautiful art hung on its walls. This is what the patient really needs.

What kind of art to display, you might ask. Well, apart from movie or music posters, because they hardly seem appropriate, almost any other kind of art will do. A good choice would be abstract art. Pick something that has soft, pastel colors that calms the mind when looked upon. Abstract, or contemporary art, doesn't represent anything in its true form, but rather it is an abstract representation of it. Much of it is left for the user to interpret what it's all about. This will certainly keep the patients busy as they wait their turn. Abstract art will give the place a nice contemporary feel and make it seem less like a clinic and more like an art gallery.

There are many choices of abstract art to choose from. Prints of abstract flowers will add a nice, warm touch to the office. What about black and white abstracts? This will create an interesting contrast with the colors around it. You could also display abstract art of other genres, like collages, geometric abstracts, abstract landscapes and abstract figures, among others. The choices are plentiful. If you're not into contemporary art, why not use pictures of animals? A picture of a cute kitten or puppy can do wonders to encourage healing and comfort. If you can't keep a real pet in the doctor's office, then display a picture of one. The effect may not be the same, but it certainly is nice to look at and takes a great deal of stress off the patient.

Interior Decorating Ideas - Decorating Your Clinic with Wall Art

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Kitchen Decorating - Creative Ways to Decorate With a Bird Theme

Birds are one of the most beautiful wild beings of nature, and countless people provide outdoor sustenance for wild birds on a regular basis. Their delightful songs and vibrant colors bring limitless joy and beauty to backyards everywhere, and birds have become popular indoors as well as out. The beauty of birds can be brought indoors through decorating, and the kitchen is the ideal place to decorate with a wild bird theme. Many different styles and types of home decor include birds, and absolutely anyone can decorate their kitchen in a bird theme that will bring matchless beauty and serenity all year round.

Birdhouses for the Kitchen

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Decorative birdhouses can be found in almost every home decor and craft store, but it is easy to decorate an ordinary birdhouse in a number of creative and colorful ways. Visit your local wild bird supply store, and purchase an ordinary and inexpensive flat-bottom wooden birdfeeder. In addition, select craft paint in colors that will match the kitchen along with extra embellishments such as small pebbles, miniatures, and faux gems. Paint the birdfeeder to look like a charming spring cottage, and after the paint dries, glue on the added decor. Display this decorative birdhouse on a kitchen cabinet, a kitchen shelf, or as a kitchen table centerpiece. Chances are you will formulate new ideas for creating other birdhouses to add to the decorating theme of the kitchen.

Kitchen Decorating - Creative Ways to Decorate With a Bird Theme

Wild Bird Window Clings

Stained glass windows and window panes can be quite costly, but it is possible to enjoy the beauty of stained glass in the kitchen without the expense of real stained glass. When decorating a kitchen in a bird theme, search for hand-painted window clings. They are available in all varieties, and chances are you will find your favorite backyard birds in the form of high-quality window clings that will adhere to windows until you are ready to take them off. Just like high-quality stained glass, they will let the light shine in, but they will beautifully decorate kitchen windows while providing an extra measure of privacy.

Decorate with Fan Pulls

The fan pulls that typically come with ceiling fans are ordinary, and many people remove the pulls that come with fans and replace them with decorative varieties. When decorating a kitchen with a bird theme, search for cast resin bird ornaments meant for holiday decorating. Ornaments make fantastic fan pulls, and they are generally less expensive than designer pulls meant especially for fans. Remove the pull from the existing chain, and tie on a realistic miniature cast resin bird. It will look far better than a plain pull, and it will add considerable beauty to the kitchen theme.

Metal Wall Decor

One of the easiest and most impressive ways to decorate in a bird theme is with beautiful wall decor. A bare kitchen wall can be greatly embellished with fine metal wall art that is affordable and highly stylish. Metal wall decor is available in virtually every theme, and those who love birds will find a number of options that include beautiful wild birds of many different varieties. Create a focal point on an empty kitchen wall by centering metal wall decor with a bird theme, and surround it with a set of stylish candle wall sconces and candles that coordinate well with the kitchen. Light the candles for ambient dinners, and create a relaxing atmosphere filled with the beauty of wild birds and flickering candlelight.

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Wall Art - 3 Cheap Ideas For Personalized Wall Art

A fantastic way to give your home a unique, personal touch is with some custom wall art. There are all sorts of ways you can achieve this, to suit every taste and budget. Here are a few of the most popular ways.

1. Photos

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There are many websites that over creative ways to display photos of you, your family, or your favorite places. For example, you can have a photo enlarged and turned into a stylish canvas print. Alternatively, why not create your very own pop art by having your photos processed in an Andy Warhol style. There are many websites that offer a huge selection of options, at some fantastic prices.

Wall Art - 3 Cheap Ideas For Personalized Wall Art

2. Metal Art

Tin signs and license plates are a great way to add a personal touch to your walls. Why not pick up a new one every time you visit a new place, and display your collection for visitors to see? Not only will this look fantastic, but each piece will have a special story attached to it, which can make for a great conversation starter, and will remind you of happy memories for years to come.

3. Keepsakes And Personal Items

If you have an item that means a lot to you, don't hide it away, put it on display by hanging it on a wall. This might be something that your children made for you one Christmas, or a special birthday present from a good friend. Having these items on display is a great way to brighten your mood, and remind you how lucky you are.

By keeping an open mind, and using a bit of creativity, you can create some fantastic wall art that means a lot to you personally. Not only will this create a point of interest when you have guests, it will also remind you of good experiences, and make your home feel uniquely yours.

Wall Art - 3 Cheap Ideas For Personalized Wall Art

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How To Hang Canvas Wall Art In Groups To Create a Single Artwork On A Large Wall

Canvas wall art can be hung in a group above your sofa, in a long dining room, in a corridor, staircase, or over a wide queen or king sized bed. It is a great way to decorate a large wall by using several pieces of smaller canvas to create one large artwork.

Get a group of small paintings if various sizes with similar characteristics like similar colors; a single theme like portraits, landscapes or seascapes; same frames or mat colors. You will need to have several artworks in a group to have common characteristics for them to look good together.

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So if you have several pieces of flower canvas, hang them together in a group. Make sure that the total size of the group will be suitable for your wall space. A good way to determine this is to arrange the pieces on the floor next to the wall you plan to hang them on.

How To Hang Canvas Wall Art In Groups To Create a Single Artwork On A Large Wall

On the floor, you can also set the arrangement and play around where you will place each canvas. From there, you can already see if the arrangement will look balanced. Typically a large canvas piece will serve as your base painting where you can place smaller pieces above or beside the large canvas.

The large canvas at the bottom will keep your artwork grounded and balanced. Set the biggest painting on the floor and gradually add smaller pieces above it or to its left or right side. If you are forming a squarish group, the largest canvas will look good in one corner at the bottom.

Once you have grouped together the paintings on the floor, you can also see if the total size will be too small or too big for the wall next to it. Don't forget to consider the furniture size too when arranging canvas art sets. Your grouping should not be wider than your couch or headboard.

Arrange each canvas 1-1/2 to 2 inches apart. For larger walls and canvas pieces, you can hang each canvas 3 inches apart. Don't make a single piece stray too far away that it looks isolated from the group. General rule is, if it looks funny then it is probably not balanced and needs to be rearranged.

You can use small pieces of individual paintings or canvas art sets to form a group of canvas wall art. Canvas art sets can come in synchronized or similar sized canvas or as offset canvas pieces in different canvas sizes.

There is a lever specifically made to help you hang paintings in groups consisting of different sized canvas. It will make it easier for you to pin point where to bore holes on your wall for the nails or hanging device. Some hanging kits can also be adjusted to raise or lower the canvas to create that perfectly balanced grouping.

How To Hang Canvas Wall Art In Groups To Create a Single Artwork On A Large Wall

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