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Using Wallpaper to Change a Room to Retro

Using Wallpaper to Change a Room to Retro

Using Wallpaper to Change a Room to Retro

Sometimes you only need to change one thing in a room to change it completely into a new style. Wallpaper is one of those things. You can add wallpaper to one wall in a room to change the entire mood.

Lately, I have been writing about decorating in retro. One of the easiest ways to change your kitchen, bathroom or living room into a retro style room is by adding one of these retro designed wallpapers to one accent wall. These wallpapers are a hoot! For most rooms, it would only take one day to put the paper up, then you could see the results immediately.

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York Wallcoverings KB8525 Bistro 750 Retro Leaves Prepasted WallpaperYork Wallcoverings KB8525 Bistro 750 Retro Leaves Prepasted Wallpaper

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The wallpaper featured above is a good example. York Wallcoverings KB8525 Bistro 750 Retro Leaves Prepasted Wallpaper comes in five different color combinations that can be used with almost any color scheme. It is a 50's style design which would go great in a kitchen, entry or bathroom. You don't have to want a retro look to use it, but it certainly can be used for that purpose.

Using Wallpaper to Change a Room to Retro

Another use for a retro wallpaper, or actually any patterned design is to create wall art from it. You can see this done here with this Wall In A Box WIB1012 Retro Dots Wallpaper, Silver Metallic, Scarlet Red, Gloss Black, Steel Gray. This is a very cool look that can be easily done by hand at home. Just place the wallpaper over a frame or on top of an existing artist canvas. Staple it to the back, and hang. In this picture, the paper has been put on four canvases and placed in a 2 x 2 pattern. The dot geometric design is juxtaposed with the squareness of the canvases.

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WIB1012 Retro Dots Wallpaper, Silver Metallic, Scarlet Red, Gloss Black, Steel GrayWIB1012 Retro Dots Wallpaper, Silver Metallic, Scarlet Red, Gloss Black, Steel Gray

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This is a wonderful wall accent for a den, living room, dining room or bedroom. It can also be used in a hallway or entryway. This is a particularly good idea if you rent the space you are living in, so you don't need to replace the wallpaper. Just remove the nail you are hanging the frame with.

Other Retro Patterns

York Wallcoverings GE3610 Ashford Geometrics Retro Links Wallpaper, Blue/WhiteYork Wallcoverings GE3610 Ashford Geometrics Retro Links Wallpaper, Blue/WhiteYork Wallcoverings GE3612 Ashford Geometrics Retro Links Wallpaper, Variations Of Grey/Yellow On WhiteYork Wallcoverings GE3612 Ashford Geometrics Retro Links Wallpaper, Variations Of Grey/Yellow On WhiteYork Wallcoverings Tres Chic BL0428 Birdcage Wallpaper, White/Black/ChartreuseYork Wallcoverings Tres Chic BL0428 Birdcage Wallpaper, White/Black/ChartreuseYork Wallcoverings WH2668 Wallpap-Her Diamond Oasis Wallpaper, Pearlescent White/Glittering Turquoise/WhiteYork Wallcoverings WH2668 Wallpap-Her Diamond Oasis Wallpaper, Pearlescent White/Glittering Turquoise/White

Article publié pour la première fois le 09/01/2014

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Unique Shelves Change the Mood of a Room

Unique Shelves Change the Mood of a Room

Zig Zag Wall Shelf

An easy way to add interest to a bedroom, living room or family room is to add some unique shelving. Shelves come in so many interesting configurations including corner shelves, floating shelves and zig zag shelves and they can often tuck into a corner that you are not really using anyway.

With small shelves, you can add some colorful accessories such as a vase, candle or silk flowers in bright contrasting colors to draw the eye. Even though the shelves take up space, you may find that adding them makes the room look bigger instead of smaller. Shelves can be made of wood, metal or glass although if you rent it is better to use a lightweight material.

When buying shelving, consider the size of the space you have, the weight that will go on the shelf and the effect you are working towards. Style makes a difference too. If you like a more modern style, then look for contemporary shelves. You do have the option to take existing shelves and alter them with paint or stain for an antique look or more rustic look.

Shelves can also create a shadow box effect, for display of one item to be hung on the wall. Another option is a thick frame that is hung and used as a shadow box.

Not all shelves need to take up floor space, either. Ledges and corner shelves are often mounted on the wall and do not even go all the way to the floor. You can plot out the space of your room on a piece of graph paper, and pencil in the location that you wish to add the shelves. This will help you see how much space each item in your room uses and you can measure out paper to represent your existing furniture and move it around the diagram to find the best configuration.

Below are just a few examples of unique wall shelves. Click the link for a bigger picture and more details.

Floating U Shelves in Walnut FinishFloating U Shelves in Walnut FinishFloating Shelf with Tempered GlassFloating Shelf with Tempered Glass45-by-15-Inch Wall Shelf, 2-Pack45-by-15-Inch Wall Shelf, 2-PackLarge Corner Wall Mount ShelfLarge Corner Wall Mount Shelf

Article publié pour la première fois le 16/01/2014

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Dragonfly Inspired Decor

Dragonfly Inspired Decor

Dragonfly Inspired DecorDecorate your home with a dragonfly themed decor

Dragonflies are so beautiful and ethereal it is no wonder people like to create home decor around them. This page shows you how to decorate with a dragonfly theme. Whether you want to redecorate one room or more than one, or just introduce some dragonfly accents, I have something featured here for you.

The page starts out with suggestions for decorating the largest areas first, the walls then includes window coverings, rugs and accents. If you are looking for some inspiration, then your will find some great ideas here. And of course, be sure to check out all my other dragonfly inspired pages for something specific.

Give your home a completely new look with dragonfly inspired decor. Enjoy.

Dragonfly Decorative Theme Ideas

Ideas for creating the right dragonfly look by decorating the walls

Ceramic wall tiles

Dragonflies

For bathrooms and kitchens add some ceramic tiles in relevant places, for example, as splash-backs. Use only 2 or 3 decorated ones mixed in with plain colored ones for maximum effect. As you can see from just this small sample, you have no color restrictions to worry you. Pick your favorite tile then use the colors in it for background color and in decor accents for a dramatic effect.

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Decorate and Paint with Dragonfly Colors - Choosing

You are spoilt for choose in dragonfly colors - some look simple, blue or green or red, but if you look at a lot of them you will see how many dragonflies have multiple colors and incidentally, different textures, which you can introduce into decorating ideas.

The colors. Just like butterflies, dragonflies come in range of colors from soft pastels to bold and vibrant colors. You can find dragonflies in red and pink, fuchsia and orange, blue and saffron, gold and emerald, black browns and every shared shade you can think of. Added to that the metallic sheen of some and you have plenty of colors to choose from for you color scheme. Dragonfly wings can be translucent, simply transparent or they may be colored, spotted or banded. Generally the ones with clear wings tend to have vibrant colors on their body and tail. This pretty little thing gives us loads of ideas. It has pinks, purples, red, orange and blue and metallic grey or blue in the wings.

Dragonfly Perched on Edge of a StickDragonfly Perched on Edge of a Stick

Dragonflies have a delicate, ethereal look to them that lends well to a themed decor. Just echoing dragonfly tones against a pastel background creates a great effect. Pick out one of tbe contrasting jewelled metallic tones as a block color in curtains, throws or bedding to bring out the theme. Your carpeting can be somewhere in between your pastel walls and bold accents. You are gradually creating your room. And introduce different textures like satin and lace to represent alternately the body and wings.

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Patricia Quintero-Pinto Dragonfly on SilverPatricia Quintero-Pinto Dragonfly on Silver

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For example, note how dragonfly here looks green but you will also note there is a red spot, subtle orange on the neck and the wings look dark. You could then paint the walls of your room a matching green and use red and orange accents - then introduce the texture of the wings with lace.

Many species change color as they mature, or may vary as the temperature changes. Females may be differently colored from males. All dragonflies emerge with barely any color, although hints of the adult pattern may be visible.

One of the most fascinating things about dragonflies and color is that they can appear to change color depending on the light. What may seem like transparent wings turn iridescent in sunlight.

Dragonfly themed decorative borders

For the walls

Once you decide to go for a dragonfly theme decor start off by picking base colors to build on. Look at pictures of dragonflies to pick out a color. It works best with a solid block color - a pastel shade that you would find in real dragonfly. For accent add a border featuring dragonflies either high up near the ceiling or at dado height.

 Border with Butterflies, Dragonflies and Flowers Whimsical Children's Bug Border Firefly Purple and White Soft Removable Wall Border Orange Flower Dragonfly Wallpaper Border Dragonfly Wall Border Purple Dragonfly Dreams Wall Border Wallpaper Border Watercolor Daisy and Dragonflies Jelly Bug Peel and Stick Wall Border

Dragonfly Wall Decor

Wall decals for decor accents - dragonflies

Peel and Stick wall decals are great for making instant changes in your room - they are inexpensive and they can be peeled off and moved any time without making a mess.

Ideal wall decoration - these wall decals add a touch of whimsy to any room and they are easy to apply.

 Wall Decal Decorative Sticker, Dragonfly Jelly Bugs Peel and Stick Wall Decals Dragonfly in Reeds Wall Decal May You Touch Dragonflies and Stars Dance with Fairies and Talk to the Moon Pretty Pastel Garden Giant Peel & Stick Wall Decals Garden Flowers Baby Nursery Peel & Stick Wall Decals Butterfly and Dragonfly Glow in the Dark Wall Decals Umbra Wallflutter Wall Décor, Set of 20

Dragonfly Curtains

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Dragonfly fabric

for curtains, cushions and pillows

Make your own curtains with fabric featuring dragonflies. You can also make some throw pillows in matching fabric.

 Sundrenched Dragonfly Lavender Imperial Dragonfly Marachino No Sew Fleece Throw Blanket Kit, 48-Inch, Dragonflies Island Batik Dragonflies Dark Teal Fabric Dragonfly Water Garden Dragonfly Tonal Fabric Gilded Dragonflies Dragonflies Black Fabric

How to make curtains and pillows

Suggested Dragonfly Accents

Rugs, Throw Blankets, Throw Pillows
Clocks and Mirrors

Decorative Throw Rugs

A scatter rug or accent rug is a great way to pull a theme together in a room - use more than one if your space is very large but often just one will work well. This green rug with white dragonflies is 30 in. x 36 in. made of hand tufted cotton. It has a non-skid backing.

 Green Dragonfly Dreams Groovy Dragonfly Indoor Rug Dragonfly Rug, 23 by 35-Inch Two Twirling Dragonflies Dragonfly Bath Throw Rug

Dragonfly Throw Blankets

dragonfly decor accents

Throw blankets are great for changing the look of a room in one easy step - there are plenty to choose from - so be sure to check them all out.

Colorful Dragonflies Fleece BlanketColorful Dragonflies Fleece BlanketBlue Dragonflies ThrowBlue Dragonflies ThrowGold Dragonflies Large Blanket Fleece BlanketGold Dragonflies Large Blanket Fleece BlanketDragonflies fleece blanketDragonflies fleece blanketDragonflies on White Throw BlanketDragonflies on White Throw BlanketDancing Dragonfly Art Throw BlanketDancing Dragonfly Art Throw Blanket

Stunning Dragonfly Throw Pillows

 Dragonfly lumbar pillow Dragonfly Gold Lumbar Pillow Dragonflies Gold Dragonfly 20 Botanical Throw Pillows Possibilities dragonfly throw pillows Colorful Dragonfly Abstract Decorator Pillow Glitter Dragonfly Painted Dragonfly Throw Pillow Vintage Floral Botanical Japanese Fan, Dragonfly

Check out our sister page for more throw pillows.

Article publié pour la première fois le 06/02/2015

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Standout Wall Decor for Your Home

Standout Wall Decor for Your Home

Standout Wall DecorWhen decorating or redecorating your home, choosing the right wall decor can make all the difference in a room. Sometimes you might want something more than just a framed art print, you want something that adds interest, dimension, or texture. This is when it's time to find some truly standout wall decor to brighten and enhance your space. Here are some great finds offered by Design Toscano that are definitely a step above your average wall decor selections. With wood, metal, resin, ceramics, and more to choose from, there is something for everyone's taste and style of decor. Compare pricing at Design Toscano direct and from Amazon.

Tuscan Villa Shuttered Arch Mirror

This is an arched mirror made from wood that has a shabby chic, antique white finish. Blends in well with most decorating styles. Mirror measures 24 inches wide by 48 inches high at tallest point of arch. Features shutters which can be left closed to give the illusion of a hidden space, or pulled open to reveal the mirror inside. Mirror brightens up your room and reflects, giving the illusion of having more space. Rounded arch features ornate scroll decoration in center. Truly a piece that will inspire conversation when guests are visiting. Great for checking your appearance before heading out the door too!

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Gothic Cathedral Triptych Metal Wall Sculpture

If you like a medieval or gothic look and want something in metal for your wall decor, this piece is perfect. This is a hand cut metal triptych that reaches almost six feet tall and has a sophisticated design with a matte ebony finish. Features easy hang keyhole slots to make hanging a breeze. Measures 42.5 inches wide, by one inch deep, by 69 inches tall and weighs 19 pounds. This piece can be used as a focal point on a wall, or can even be mounted above a bed and used in place of a headboard.

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"Gentle Giants of the Namibia" Wall Sculpture

This is a piece that was exclusively made for Basil Street Gallery. Designer resin wall sculpture is fully hand-painted and features four elephants walking side by side, happily raising their trunks. This piece is a silver-gray in color and is three dimensional, as the elephants protrude from the flat hanging surface, really making this piece pop. This is a great choice if you are seeking a piece of wall decor that has a lot of detail and texture.

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Mid-Century Modern School of Fish Wall Sculpture

This piece is a Basil Street exclusive sculpture designed to pay tribute to the Italian artist Pino Tovaglia. Once considered to be an avant-garde style, now this piece is considered to be modern and contemporary. Design features seven fish made from a twist of metal frames, accented by colorful multi-colored fabric. Features colors such as red, yellow, blue, and green tones throughout various fabric pieces. Makes a great wall accent for the home, office, or gallery.

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Spirit Tree of Life Metal Wall Sculpture

This is a metal framed, three dimensional sculpture of the ancient spirit tree, believed by Native Americans to bring serenity and peace to those who encountered it. Each metal leaf is hand painted and stands out from the beautiful aqua colored background. This piece is featured in the latest issue of Basil Street Gallery. Piece weighs nine pounds and measures 41.5 inches wide, by one inch deep, by 16.5 inches high. Sure to add color and interest to any wall and serve as a standout piece.

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"Bird Bungalows" Wall Sculpture

Perfect for displaying indoors or for hanging outdoors on a privacy fence or shed. This piece features a decorative rustic design with hand painted details. Crafted in full metal, wall decor includes design with seven colorful birdhouses and three colorful birds. Done in rust, tan, and bright blue colors for an interesting color scheme. Piece measures 33 inches wide, by 2 inches deep, by 16 inches high and weighs four pounds.

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Barcelona Sculpture Metal Wall Pocket

This is a hand-crafted metal piece influenced by Spanish design. Can be used either indoors or outdoors. Four feet of metal comes down to form an interesting wall pocket which can be used as a chandelier, planter, or just an interesting piece of art. Measures 9 inches wide, by 8 inches deep, by 46 inches high. Piece weighs three pounds.

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Nova Textured Ceramic Wall Tiles Set of Four

This four piece set is from the VitaV Home Design Collection by Design Toscano. Four tiles can be placed to create a collective grouping. Choose various ways to display these lovely multi-toned blue hued ceramic tiles that make a great impression wherever they are placed. Hand crafted and carved by skilled artisans, making each tile unique and its own work of art. Features hanging wire on back of each tile. Each tile measures approximately 11.5 inches wide, by one half inch deep, by 11.5 inches high. Play around with various ways of placing each tile to create a truly unique look.

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Eiffel Tower Framed Textile Print

Bring a touch of Paris into your home or office with this great framed textile print. This sepia-toned textile print is encased in a sturdy wooden frame and is a Basil Street Gallery exclusive piece of art. Print features the towering steel supports and trusses of one of the world's most famous architectural wonders. Piece is over four feet tall, making a dramatic accent in any room. Product dimensions are: 15 inches wide, by 1.5 inches deep, by 50 inches high and weighs 8 pounds.

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The Virgin of Guadalupe Religious Wall Sculpture

A wall statue cast in quality designer resin and hand painted in vibrant hues. This art piece of the Blessed Virgin Mother makes a beautiful religious wall sculpture and a perfect gift of spirituality and devotion. This lovely version of the Madonna was inspired by the well known appearance of the Blessed Mother in 1531 to an indigenous peasant girl in the Tepeyac Desert. A great way to display a symbol of your faith as well as piece of beautiful wall decor. Sculpture measures 6.5 inches wide, one inch deep, and 13.5 inches high. Weighs a total of one pound.

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This page is part of the Pinterest Party Home Decor blog hop. Check below for the rest of the posts.

April 13 Paula Atwell  (me)
April 15 Corrinna Johnson Handmade Decor Ideas For Decorating A Beach House
April 16 Kara Gilbert Living Room Makeover on a Budget
April 17 Amanda Brackney DIY Burlap Charger for Place Settings or Centerpiece
April 18 Diane Clancy Duvet Covers
April 19 Mamta Motiyani Home Organization Spring Cleaning Tips

Article publié pour la première fois le 13/04/2015

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Using Retro Signs to Update Home Decor

Using Retro Signs to Update Home Decor

Retro Signs for Home Decor

One of the easiest ways to change the decor of any room is to change the accessories and wall art. Sometimes just changing the wall art alone can do the job.

For instance, if you want to change your bathroom from a modern look to a retro look, removing the modern artwork and replacing it with retro signs like the one pictured here, Mermaid Bath Salts, is a fast and easy way to do so.

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This type of sign has a retro image and is painted on a metal sheet just like signs used to be years ago. If you are worried about dampness rusting the sign, you can spray paint it with a clear Krylon spray paint. Clear Krylon comes in a can and is easily applied to any metal surface. It also works to protect the finish of metal jewelry.

Retro Signs for Your Home

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Vintage Metal Signs for Your Home

If you are looking for real antique artwork to hang on your wall, Etsy is a great place to find some. Here are just a few authentic vintage signs that you can buy on Etsy.

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Signs can be used to decorate almost any room. They can be hung as is, or framed just like any other artwork. Depending on the type of sign it is, a shadow box frame might be the best style for framing it.

Retro Signs for Home Decor

Article publié pour la première fois le 21/12/2013

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Dragonfly Window Decor

Dragonfly Window Decor

Dragonfly Window Pane Stained GlassDragonfly inspired window decorations

Part of my series on Dragonfly Decor Ideas , this page features a selection of my favorite dragonfly window decor. Included are some stunning stained glass windows panels and shimmering sun catchers that are sure to catch your eye. I've tried to include a variety of styles and a range of prices to suit every budget - if the Tiffany-style dragonfly window panels are too much for you, you can always go for a similar look with peel and stick decals.

I've even included a few facts about dragonflies to entertain you. So...whether you want something spectacular or something simple, I'm sure there will be something here to suit you. I hope you enjoy my selection and that you will visit my other pages in this series.

Blue River Dragonfly/Butterfly Art Glass Vertical Window Panel

 Regal Art and Gift Sun Catcher, Dragonfly Design Toscano Dragonflies Dance Stained Glass Window Tiffany Style Stained Glass Dragonfly Night Light Joan Baker Designs SO256 Dragonfly with Lilies Art Glass Suncatcher, 4-1/2-Inch by 3-1/4-Inch

Dragonfly Stained Glass Windows

One excellent idea to enhance a dragonfly inspired decor is one of these delightful stained glass window panels. They fit over your existing window by hanging mounts and chains. The sunshine through the window will bring these panels to life.

 Botanical Red Dragonfly Stained Glass Suncatcher Makenier Vintage Tiffany Style Stained Art Glass Tiffany Dragonfly Trio Stained Glass Window Design Toscano Dragonfly Pond Stained Glass Window Dragonfly Flower Window Panel Wall Hanging Botanical Collage Glass Art Panel

The symbolism of dragonflies

Dragonflies have been around for millions of year - one fossil dates back over 300 million years so it is no wonder so many myths and legends have grown up around them. Many cultures hold the dragonfly in esteem and here are some of the symbolism surrounding them.

  • In some native American tradition, dragonflies were thought to hold the souls of the dead and a visit from one was a visit from an ancestor.
  • Dragonflies in many cultures symbolize change and purity. Change - because of the different stages a dragonfly goes through and purity because they are always associated with pure, fresh water. This may also be influenced by the way the iridescence which allows them to appear different colors, also highlights the aspect of change.
  • Many cultures believe the dragonfly stand for victory, power and prosperity. These little creatures live amazing lives - they are born and live under water for a couple of years before bursting to the surface, live to the max then die in only a few weeks
  • Because they fly and live for such a short time, the dragonfly epitomizes how to live in the present, in how to make the very best of the time you have.
  • For the Japanese, dragonflies symbolize good luck, peace and prosperity. Because the islands that make up Japan can be seen as being in the shape of a dragonfly, this is a particularly potent symbol for them.new light and joy
  • For those searching for meaning in their own life, dragonflies symbolizes the sense of self that comes with age and maturity.
  • The color of dragonflies appear to change as a result of reflecting and refracting light. Because of that they can appear to create an illusion so, when you hold the dragonfly as your symbol you show the world only what you want them to see. At the same time they allow you to see through illusions.

Hand painted dragonfly suncatchers - eye-catching dragonfly accent

 Dramatic Dragonfly Oval Suncatcher Skimmer Dragonfly Dragonfly with Lilies Flame Skimmer Orchid Collage Dragonfly Design Dragonfly Summer Rainbow Oval Suncatcher Botanical Butterfly Frog and Dragonfly Dragonfly and Grape Dragonfly Design Dragonfly and Tulips Dragonfly and Fuchsias Frog and Dragonfly Dragonfly Design Dragonflies and Water Lilies Dragonfly Floral

Dragonfly Meanings

The dragonfly is an insect with large eyes that are multifaceted, two sets of transparent wings, and a body that is elongated. They are similar in appearance to damselflies, with the main difference being that the dragonfly holds their wings perpendicular to their body. There are over 5,680 species of dragonflies in the world, and they have always evoked feelings of intrigue and different forms of symbolism in various cultures throughout the world.

What do dragonflies represent? That depends upon what area of the world and what culture we are speaking about. Europeans consider the dragonfly to be sinister, while Romanian folklore pegs the insect as a former horse that became possessed by the devil. The Swedish lore suggests that dragonflies have the job of weighing the souls of humans, while the Welsh associate them with snakes.

On the brighter side where the dragonfly is not considered to be something evil or bad, the Japanese associate the insect with the seasons of summer and early autumn. They are also recognized as symbols of happiness, strength, and courage. What do dragonflies represent in China? The answer is prosperity, harmony, and good luck. Other more generalized symbolisms that the dragonfly represents are poise, power, maturity, depth of character, living life to the fullest, becoming self aware, and defeating illusions that were self created.With an insect that has inspired so many cultures to develop lore and symbolism pertaining to it, it's no wonder the dragonfly is often a popular theme for both jewelry and home decorating.

Many people like to bring dragonflies into their home decor. When used for this purpose, the dragonfly represents a peaceful environment that incorporates the beauty of nature along with the mystery of the dragonfly. Modern artists also like to use these insects as subjects for such works as posters and framed art work to display in the home. Dragonflies have also inspired many decorative motif designs that are used for home furnishings and fabric for home decorating.

Dragonflies are many times the subject of Art Nouveau designs in jewelry pieces. They are also a popular theme used in making Native American Zuni pottery pieces. Dragonflies are both beautiful and colorful, which makes them a great subject for jewelry. The wings of the insect are perfect for creating stunning pieces using colorful gemstones or shiny precious metals such as gold or silver. Many necklaces, pins, earrings, and hair accessories that feature dragonflies can be found.

Culture also comes into play in jewelry that features dragonflies. For example, a piece of dragonfly jewelry when given as a birthday gift in Japan means you wish that person happiness, strength, and courage. For Native Americans, dragonfly jewelry represents renewal after facing challenging times in life. Colored dragonfly jewelry, in most cultures, has the meaning of overcoming self made illusions. This is symbolic of how the color of the insect is dependant upon the way the light reflects off of it, symbolic of how humans sometimes see things the way the choose to. The jewelry also represents growth, maturity, and making the most out of life in the time that we have.

All of these meanings are sure to make wearing a piece of dragonfly jewelry, or incorporating a dragonfly theme into your home's decor mean something more than it did before learning about its symbolism.

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Article publié pour la première fois le 09/10/2015

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