Interior Decorating With Picture Frames

Written by Antigone Arthur

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If you don't have someone to assist you, you can use a piece of paper or cardboard cut torepparttar exact size ofrepparttar 145607 picture. Take this "pattern" and tape it torepparttar 145608 place you want to hangrepparttar 145609 picture. That way you can move it about easily to see exactly where you want it without having to put a bunch of holes in your wall! This works particularly well if you want to group several pictures together.

Keep in mind when hanging picture frames for decorations, you want each photo to add torepparttar 145610 room, not detract from it. You don't need to cover your walls in hundreds of pictures to make a statement. Rather select a few key pieces that will accentrepparttar 145611 room. If you have a group of pictures that are too large to display at once, you can rotate them seasonally.

Think aboutrepparttar 145612 room's layout. This includes other accessories inrepparttar 145613 room such as a table, TV, lamp and more. Decide whererepparttar 145614 best place to put your picture is. Then hold it up torepparttar 145615 wall and experiment with different angles. Not all pictures need to be centered inrepparttar 145616 middle ofrepparttar 145617 wall. Figure out whererepparttar 145618 picture looks best relative torepparttar 145619 other furniture inrepparttar 145620 room. Have your companion help you deciderepparttar 145621 best spot for your picture.

Now you can hang your picture. You want to make sure your picture is even. Measurerepparttar 145622 distance of your picture from each corner torepparttar 145623 edge ofrepparttar 145624 wall. You can use a tape measure if that helps. Mark your spot with a pencil once you decide what placerepparttar 145625 picture is most even.

Most pictures hang well using ordinary picture hooks. You should have a supply of these readily available. The bottom ofrepparttar 145626 picture hook should land atrepparttar 145627 spot you marked for your hole. If you need to hang heavier pictures you should use nails and not hooks. You can use two instead of one to provide added support.

The most important thing to remember when decorating is to have fun. Remember you can rotate out pictures during certain times ofrepparttar 145628 month or year. Decorating with picture frames is one ofrepparttar 145629 easiest ways to accent your home in a loving and personal manner.

Antigone Arthur is a successful writer providing informative articles on such topics as digital picture frames, discount picture frames, and shadow boxes.

Hollywood Gets Crafty

Written by Randae Radford

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And it's not just celebrities that are knitting and crocheting in record numbers. Manufacturers of yarn and other craft supplies report that sales are way up in recent years. One ofrepparttar best-known yarn manufacturers, Lion Brand, reports that their sales have doubled inrepparttar 145606 last year alone. Granted, celebrities have a lot of money, but still, I donít believe they are solely responsible for Lion Brand's recent success!

Itís hard to know just what may have triggered allrepparttar 145607 recent interest in these activities that have been around for so many years. Some believe thatrepparttar 145608 terrible events on 9/11 have influenced people to focus more on home life and simple, more traditional activities. Others suggest that these activities are a nice contrast and welcome respite from lives that have become far too hectic inrepparttar 145609 wake ofrepparttar 145610 new millennium.

Enthusiasts report that knitting or crocheting can be a very relaxing activity that also provides a nice sense of accomplishment uponrepparttar 145611 completion of a project. Itís also a great way to create gifts for friends of loves ones that have that personal touch Ė so much more so than something purchased atrepparttar 145612 shopping mall.

Some also cherishrepparttar 145613 traditional aspect of these activities and still harbor fond memories of a beloved relative that tookrepparttar 145614 time to pass along a skill that has endured through countless generations. A skill that they intend to pass down to their children as well.

Whateverrepparttar 145615 motivation, thereís no question that these traditional activities are experiencing a revival of sorts. There are many possible explanations, however I suspect that speculation and statistics donít interest these enthusiasts as keenly as their plan forrepparttar 145616 next project they intend to tackle just as soon asrepparttar 145617 finishing touches have been applied torepparttar 145618 current project.

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