Ancient Beauty on Modern Walls

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 decor.

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 …

Simple Ways to Decorate Your Home

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 …