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Social Networking for Amateur Home Decorators

Social networking for amateur home decorators is one of the newest trends on the internet. The social network provides a neighborhood where amateur home decorators can showcase their projects and receive feedback and inspiration from other members of the community.

We know what we like and aren’t afraid to do the work ourselves. We will usually tackle just about any project, no professional landscapers, interior designers or decorators needed.

A little bit of advice, suggestions and ideas are certainly welcome from professionals and other home decorators. But, that’s were it stops! We have fun and welcome the challenges that come with decorating our homes.

There’s definitely a lot of information to be found from remodeling a kitchen to refinishing a piece of furniture. We are lucky to have shows like HGTV and Martha Stewart that are full of creative people that share ideas, advice and suggestions.

BHG, Coastal Home, and Southern Living are just a few of the many magazines available. These magazines fill their pages with fabulous pictures, decorating ideas, gardening, and cooking ideas.

The biggest by far and my personal favorite is, social networking through the internet. Amateur home decorators are able to share our home decorating ideas with like minded people. Our ideas are shared through images, slide shows and videos. We communicate through websites, blogs, e-mail, Facebook and Twitter.

I’m an artist that has fun creating for our home. I have no interest in selling these creations or creating for other homes, but I do like sharing my ideas. Social networking has made sharing my home decorating and cooking ideas possible.

When I first began my website I was surprised by all the home decorating sites that are available. These sites consist of like minded people sharing all their secrets through images and content. Link parties have become very popular with site owners sharing their ideas in one location. This is a great opportunity for visitors to be introduced to other home decorating sites and to gather information.

There are other social networking sites that are similar to a club, but you join and become a member for free. All that’s needed to join and participate is an e-mail address and password. The sites are for site owners, professionals and visitors and offer opportunity for communicating and sharing ideas through a comment page and images.

The member sites offer a range of different opportunities. There are those that offer a way to store images, videos, photo albums and slide shows as well as communication with other members. You can also share your collection of images through e-mail, Twitter and Facebook. Site owners can embed and link images to their own website or blog.

I found slide shows work well on website or blog pages. I don’t know about you, but I like to see a lot of photos of decorating projects. The down side, web pages take a long time to load when too many photos are on a page. The up side to slide shows, the capability to show a lot of photos that do not take a long time to load.

If you like sharing and communicating with like minded people, than you definitely should try social networking with fellow home decorators on the internet. You will be able to gain a lot of information, knowledge and inspiration.

Decorating a Home or Office With Landscape Art Prints

Decorating with a beautiful, natural landscapes can help create a relaxing atmosphere in your home or office. Choosing the landscape artwork for the room you are decorating allows you to express your own personal style. You can choose from among many different artists, artistic styles, colors and frames to create unlimited options.

Interests

The first thing you will want to consider is coordinating the colors of the framed picture with the other furniture and accent pieces already in place. Next, think about your interests and choose an artwork based on your hobbies or other things that you like. For example, identify your favorite season or color. You many also want to consider your dream vacation, whether it’s a tropical beach paradise, a majestic mountain getaway or a cottage with rolling hills and trees as the scenery. By choosing a landscape art print you love, you can create a sanctuary where you will love to spend your time.

Seasonal Art Prints

Enjoy your favorite season all year with home decor items. Spring art prints complement rooms decorated in pastel colors. Choose a summer-themed print if you want to decorate with bold, warm colors. Orange, red and yellow hues will coordinate well with fall landscape decor. The beautiful cool colors of winter from a framed piece of art can put the finishing touch on your winter wonderland.

Scenery

If you want to be whisked away to your favorite vacation destination, choose a landscape artwork that can help your imagination can run wild. Travel to Tahiti with Paul Gauguin’s art prints or discover the beautiful scenery of the Western United States with Albert Bierstadt art. Kick back and enjoy the tropical beach scenery, beautiful views of Italy or lush forests from Diane Romanello’s paintings. If the hustle and bustle of the big city is more your style, Henri Silberman’s black and white photography is perfect for a room with modern decor.

Artistic Style

One final consideration is your artistic style preference. If you appreciate photography, artists such as Ansel Adams and Jeff Maihara, should be considered. Impressionist landscape art prints from Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Claude Monet are beautiful and will add a touch of elegance to your interior. Other artists to check out when decorating with landscape art prints include: Steve Thoms, Camille Pissarro, Winslow Homer and Katsushika Hokusai.

Selecting the right landscape artwork can be an exciting adventure as you explore all the different sceneries from around the globe.

Enhance Your Home Decor With Wall Tapestries

When decorating your home and adding accessories consider the idea of including a wall tapestry as part of your room décor. Wall tapestries date back to ancient times and have been and are used in castles, churches, historic buildings and homes.

Unlike historical times when the color choices were limited due to inadequate dye methods and the major fabric being wool, today vast improvements have been made both in the dying methods and with the addition of cotton, acrylic, chenille and silk materials. Now is not difficult to find many of the world’s most famous paintings reproduced into a beautifully crafted tapestry. There are literally thousands of colors used in tapestries today which make them highly suitable for home décor. In addition to being considered a craft, tapestries of all sizes small, medium and large are also considered a sought after art and were in fact considered the art choice of kings.

Regardless of your preference in décor styles; tapestries are available for modern, traditional, country and other décor approaches in the forms of various artwork; such as medieval, flora’s, fruits and landscapes. In addition to their great beauty, wall tapestries create an interesting focal point to any room no matter what space you have for the wall you want to decorate.

A tapestry with a floral or fruit motif is a popular choice among designers for using in formal dining rooms or living rooms in lieu of a traditional print or painting. Many home decorators and designers today are using the softer chenille tapestries for wall décor in the bedroom. Flower tapestries, landscapes or a medieval wall tapestry help pull the bedroom theme together while giving it a softer more relaxed feel. Others prefer to display a beautiful tapestry as a bed hanging for a more elegant décor.

Foyers and entryways are a great place for a tapestry whether you choose to use it as a wall hanging or drape it over a settee, which was done regularly in earlier times and predominantly symbolized social status and wealth.

Wall tapestries are available in a wide variety of sizes, color choices and price ranges making it easy to incorporate into your designing and decorating plan. When shopping for a tapestry think about and bear in mind before hand if you will be purchasing it as an investment or simply for enjoyment Prices for tapestries range around a hundred dollars for a synthetic reproduction to well over several thousand dollars for European ones crafted entirely of wool. Whether you are redecorating a room or building a new home, a wool or synthetic wall tapestry will certainly add interest to your interior decorations no matter how you choose to display it.