Decorating for the Artistic Soul

Archive for August 2008

When you have children you may be familiar with the fact that toys make their way all over your home. Even when you child learns to keep their toys in their room, it can be difficult to have easy and neat storage options.

As a parent, it can sometimes be a difficult task to find a proper place for all those toys. But it’s not just about putting them away; you also want to have your child’s toys organized in such as way that they can find what they need and easily put them away.

The first thing you need to think about when it comes to toy storage ideas is organization. The more organized you are, the better your entire plan will go. Put some time into organizing the toys and the room they will go into. This is also a great time to get rid of any old toys, broken toys or items they just don’t play with anymore.

Next, you need storage bins of some type. There are many types of toy boxes and toy storage chests available on the market but another inexpensive option is plastic bins. You can find plastic bins with tops in a wide variety of colors and sizes.

Whatever you use, it is a good idea to label it so that you know what is what. This also makes it easier for children to put away their own toys and keep things organized the way you have taken the time to place them.

Place items that are used on a regular basis someplace where they are easily obtained. Other items, such as keepsakes and heirlooms can be put up on display instead. Try placing them on shelves or hanging them on the wall.

These simple and easy to follow tips will help you make more room in your child’s room and can help get them organized and keep it that way.

The 28-year-old webmaster designs the whimsical logos that decorate’s otherwise Spartan Web site on special occasions.

If you use Google, you’ve definitely seen this artist’s handiwork but maybe you didn’t know who did it. It’s pretty impressive and creative to think there is a single mastermind behind the creative, unique and interesting designs you find on the Google search homepage in honor of special occasions.

Learn more from these links.

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The mythbusters compared a CPU vs a GPU and the GPU drew an ACTUAL mona lisa drawing using paint balls in 80 nanoseconds. This is pretty amazing. Even if you’re not a regular fan of Mythbusters, you should check this out.

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Are you looking for some great ideas to decorate your walls without spending a fortune? If you’re tired of a boring, blank wall staring back at you, it’s time to get some wall décor in your room. There are many different types of wall art available and they don’t have to cost you a fortune.

If you’re looking for inexpensive art pieces you can use on your walls, here are some great ideas that are unique, creative and inexpensive:

 Buy reprints- there are many places (particularly online) that you can find reprints of original art work. These are much more affordable than originals but still look very nice as wall art.
 Use your own photos- there are many interesting, unique and creative ways that you can use your own photos as wall art. You may frame them in any number of types of frames or find other create ways to collage or display your photos.
 Use frames- these are a great way to make any photo or artwork look more creative and elegant. You can even frame your child’s handiwork and use it to decorate their own walls. Frames make everything look more professional and can be artwork in themselves and in addition to the art or photo piece.
 Dress it up with accessories- you can use other accessories on the wall or within the room to help dress up your wall art.

Your wall art can tell a story about you or your family, can express your personality and can make your guests feel more at home. But great wall art doesn’t have to cost a fortune and doesn’t take an interior decorating genius. When you follow these simple tips you can create your own wall art on a budget.

Have you ever thought about what your home décor says about you? Some of us put more thought and effort into our home décor than others but even those who strive to have a great home may not put much thought into what it really says about them.

There are so many different home décor styles- neither better nor more impressive than the other. The home décor style you like really comes down to your personality and what styles you like and feel comfortable in. You shouldn’t decorate your home the way you think someone else wants it to be, but instead in a way that makes you feel good. After all, you will be the one spending the most time there.

There are as many different styles out there as there are people and this is what makes each home décor style so unique. From Western, Asian, contemporary, elegant and more- there are styles for everyone. Which style you choose isn’t the most important thing.

What’s important is that you choose something that suits you and that expresses who you really are. When people come into your home, they should feel that they are in your personal space. Your home should reflect who you are and may also reflect other people who live in your home as well.

For example, if you are a single female, you may decorate your home in a more feminine style than you would if there were others living in your home. Shabby chic is a good theme to go with in this case. Asian themes can be good for most anyway, country is good for a real “homey” feel and some people prefer a modern décor.

Whatever you choose for your home make sure it’s something that you like and feel comfortable with and also consider what it will say about you to people who visit your home. Make sure your home décor is saying what you want it to.

Nice collection of incredible Japanese Sushi Art. This is really amazing!

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This is a great tutorial video on interior design and using mirrors- one of my favorite home decor items.

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