The art of home decoration

Written by Marjan Zemljic

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Beautiful things can be obtained anywhere and forrepparttar minimum price, if one has a feeling for line and colour, or for either. Ifrepparttar 100034 lover ofrepparttar 100035 beautiful was not born with this art instinct, it may be quickly acquired. A decorator creates or rearranges one room;repparttar 100036 owner doesrepparttar 100037 next, alone, or with assistance, and in a season or two has spread his or her own wings and worked out legitimate schemes, teeming with individuality. One observes, is pleased with results and asks oneself why. This isrepparttar 100038 birth of good taste.

Treat your rooms like "still life," see to it that each group, such as a table, sofa, and one or two chairs make a "composition," suggesting comfort as well as beauty. Never have an isolated chair, unless it is placed againstrepparttar 100039 wall, as part ofrepparttar 100040 decorative scheme.

Marjan Zemljic is owner of and author of How to break into the interior design industry. In his book you will find out how you can do exactly that. For more informaion on home decorating ideas visithis website and learn how to create the home of your dreams.

How To Paint Your Own Artwork - And Save Money

Written by Catherine Calder

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Keeprepparttar painting simple forrepparttar 100033 best result. When you see paintings that you like you can use them asrepparttar 100034 inspiration for your own abstract. Simple bands of color can be very effective. Also blocks of color can look good too. Use tape to mask offrepparttar 100035 areas before painting if you want a crisp edge. Acrylic paints are an adhesive, so removerepparttar 100036 tape beforerepparttar 100037 paint dries - unless you want torepparttar 100038 tape in repparttar 100039 final picture!

You do not need to cover all ofrepparttar 100040 canvas. Leaving areas ofrepparttar 100041 white canvas will help to brightenrepparttar 100042 final effect. One method is to just splash on a few colors and leave it to dry.

If you are unhappy withrepparttar 100043 result of your efforts simply paint overrepparttar 100044 canvas and start again. No stress!

Leaverepparttar 100045 picture to dry. When completely dry you can improve or highlight parts as necessary. This would be a good time to add metallic paints if you are using them.

Oncerepparttar 100046 final coats of paint are dry, giverepparttar 100047 picture a coat of acrylic varnish to seal it. Once sealed, it can be wiped with a damp cloth to keep it clean.

The canvas could be framed, but a lot of modern pieces are displayed without a frame. In modern surroundings this is a very good look, and saves onrepparttar 100048 cost of framing.

It really isn't that difficult to paint your own pictures. By learning a few simple techniques you will be able to paint with confidence. When you paint your own pictures you will be able to match your décor exactly and repeatrepparttar 100049 patterns already used inrepparttar 100050 room - all at a fraction ofrepparttar 100051 price of buying one from a gallery. Your own unique masterpiece!

Catherine Calder, author of the Acrylic Painting Course. This 'No-Draw' painting course shows you, step-by-step, how to complete 12 pictures, and ideas for more! For a Free Report about painting your own artwork - ‘How to Paint Abstract Pictures for Pleasure and Profit’ Click here =>

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