For an ancient decor theme, try using an whole wall as a
single decor element. Historically, Egyptian and Mezzo American hieroglyphic
art, and Chinese Calligraphy and paintings, have been used to cover entire
walls or pillars. It is advised that you do this with only one wall per room,
or that each wall be a continuation of the same theme. Don’t over do it.
If you are hoping to create a hieroglyphic decor theme for a
wall, it is best to use stamps or stencils directly on the wall, as these will
keep the hieroglyphs uniform when they are repeated. Hieroglyphs typically look best when you vary
them in size. For instance, on the wall of a temple, you will usually find a
major theme in large hieroglyphs in the center or to one side of the wall, and
smaller hieroglyphs above, below and to the sides of the main figures, telling
the story. Hieroglyphs also make pretty borders for where walls meet ceilings or
floors. Be sure that you research the meaning of the hieroglyphs first, as many
have spiritual meanings that may not be appropriate when used in your home
Chinese calligraphy is typically done on scrolls, but some
of the scrolls are so large or so long, that they can dominate a whole wall or
pillar. The characters on huge scrolls can be very large and spaced
accordingly, or the scroll can be filled with many lines of small characters.
The effect of huge brush stroked characters on the room’s atmosphere is
profound and can be a very elegant, graceful, and uplifting decor focal point.
It can also make the room feel bigger. The effect of densely gridded smaller
characters is more like the effect of wallpaper with a busy pattern; it is
usually best reserved …
Are you into home decorating? Are you looking for new
decorating ideas that won’t break your budget? Are you searching for a simple
and inexpensive way to decorate your home? Many people are under the
misconception that you cannot make a lot of difference without making major
changes in your home. If you feel this way, then you may be surprised to learn
that little things can make a big difference. If you want to decorate your home
without making drastic changes and without spending a lot of money the
suggestions below can be very beneficial. Here are some simple, inexpensive
ideas for you:
Plants- Don’t underestimate plants because they can do
wonders for a home. Not only do they put oxygen in the air but they also add
luster and beauty to your home. Hanging plants and running or climbing plants
create a unique appearance in a room that you cannot get from anything else.
Did you know that it has been proven through studies that being exposed to
plants can even help you feel more calm and relaxed? This is a great atmosphere
to come home to after a hectic day at the office.
Throw rugs and carpets- Throw rugs can completely change the
appearance of a room. It doesn’t matter if you have hard wood floors, tile or
even carpet. Rugs are practical and can change the appearance of any room
dramatically. Imagine how an oriental rug would look placed in the center of
your living room floor or how smaller throw rugs could enhance your bedroom.
Paint- Get creative with painting your home. Many people are
stuck on everything being one color. For instance, many feel that kitchens and
bathrooms should always be white. In fact, some people have their entire home
painted white, but just …