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Turn a Wall Into a Work of Art

Nov 27, 2007
A beautiful home can be livened up by not just paintings but creative thinking. An artful home is a place that oozes with the owner's personality and breathes life into the inanimate objects lying around. The artistic possibilities are endless and project a sense of style and elegance to anyone living or visiting that home.

Turning a wall into a work of art is one way to do this. Wall Art can be a number of things. Pictures, paintings, pressed flowers, bits of lace from the veil and a pair of gloves worn by the bride framed nicely in the shadow box style would provide a lasting tribute that may be treasured down through generations.

A christening dress and baby shoes preserve a first event in the life of your child. Enclosed in a deep frame with a glass cover to keep out dust, these items will last forever. Other ideas of wall art can be old maps, antique documents, and interesting fabric swatches can all become wall art. Think of the beautiful handmade lace, quilts, and embroidery that could be framed or hung to become wall art.

Here are a couple of things you can do to enhance your wall art:

1. Size of the room: The advantage with using art is the creation of illusion. You can either make a large room look fuller or a small room look larger. The decorations can be anywhere from murals to mirrors

2. Colors of the walls: Take note of the colors of your walls. If it is pale or in muted shades you can liven it up with bright colors like oranges, reds and earthy browns

3. Rented houses: If you are living in a rented home, make sure you buy art that has self adhesive. This is especially for renters whose owners forbid the tenants bore holes into their walls.

4. Lighting: Based on which way, your home is situated, some rooms may have more light and some rooms may be darker. Use of muted lighting for romantic weekends and bright lights for play days for children can be achieved by use of lamps and shades

Wall art is easy to buy and can be bought online and is affordable. You can buy unframed prints of many famous artists ranging from a Picasso line drawing of a dog, to a Dougall autumn tapestry. Michael O'Toole's Mediterranean scene is also a bargain. Emerging artists are the latest rage. Ken Bailey's Boston's Best Creme Pie is a whimsical dog print that will make you smile and could be the focus for many animal posters.

Even better, online art galleries cater and encourage new and independent artists advertising their own work of art. These works of art can be bought directly and securely online. These galleries showcase and support talent, eliminates the middleman and you get a better deal. Whatever your budget, there are classic wall art offerings available. The offerings are so economical that you could even design seasonal themes and change the wall art 3 or 4 times each year. Many come in more than one size, and can be framed to suit your decor.

When relocating, it is comforting to have familiar wall art hanging in the new home. If you are young and have few events to treasure yet, borrow some of those from others. For instance, buy wall art at an antiques store that features old time photographs of family groupings. The frames alone are works of art many times. Also, look at ways your own photograph could be made into a canvas wall art painting.

When we buy wall art, we are creating a home atmosphere that nourishes us whenever we are present. It is important to select those things that evoke emotions in us. Whether restful, exciting or interesting, our wall art is important.
About the Author
Kathy Austin is a search engine consultant for an online gallery. Buy wall art from Red Bubble. Red Bubble sells high-quality framed prints, mounted prints and more. Sign up free, visit Red Bubble http://www.redbubble.com.
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