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Dragonfly Inspired Decor

Dragonfly Inspired Decor

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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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 4 by 4-Inch Dragonfly Ceramic Art Tile Dragonfly - Decorative Ceramic Art Tile Hot Pink Mosaic Dragonfly Ceramic Tile, 8-Inch Dragonfly Dragon Fly in Blue and Green Decorative Ceramic Wall Art Tile 4x4 8 by 8-Inch A Single Dragonfly with a Pink Flower Ceramic Art Tile 4 by 4-Inch Dragonfly Ceramic Art Tile Blue Dragonfly a Dragonfly with Blue Body and Irri Wouldescent Wings on Pink Flowers Ceramic Tile, 12-Inch Dragonfly by Paul Brent - Kitchen Backsplash / Bathroom wall Tile Mural

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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

Dragonfly 22-Inch Wide by 72-InchDragonfly 22-Inch Wide by 72-InchPurple Dragonfly DreamsPurple Dragonfly DreamsGreen Dragonfly DreamsGreen Dragonfly Dreams

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.

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Nightmare Before Christmas Decor and Gifts

Nightmare Before Christmas Decor and Gifts

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Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Town Lagoon Sculpture with Lights and Music by Hawthorne Village

Featured: Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Town Lagoon Sculpture with Lights and Music by Hawthorne Village

If you're a fan of Jack Skellington, Sally, and the other characters from the 1993 Tim Burton classic film, The Nightmare Before Christmas, you'll be happy to know that there are a variety of unique gift giving ideas that feature this movie theme. From jewelry to household holiday decor, there is certainly something for everyone on your list. Here we take a look at some of the Nightmare Before Christmas gifts available.

Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Town Lagoon Sculpture with Lights and Music by Hawthorne Village

This great collectible display features several handcrafted buildings from Halloween Town that have a cool black light effect. This item is available from Hawthorne Village and includes separate issues that include both building, figurine, and accessories. As you build your collection issue by issue, you will end up with figurines of Jack Skellington, Zero, Dr. Finklestein, the Mayor and his car, Sally, and the illuminating black light fixtures that make your town stand out from other collectible villages. Village buildings include Jack's house, Dr. Finklestein's Lab, and more. This is a great gift for anyone who collects villages. Makes a great decoration for both Halloween and Christmas. The pieces in this set are suitable for ages fourteen and over.

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Custom Hoodie

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Custom Hoodie For the female Nightmare Before Christmas fan on your gift giving list, this cotton blend custom hoodie makes the perfect gift. Front designs features the yellow full moon with the Jack Skellington character standing against it. Front zipper also features a Jack Skellington metallic zipper pull. Back of jacket features a colorful design of all of Halloween Town and its characters. Jacket has a soft jersey lined hood, knit cuffs and hem, side seam pockets, and conventional collar. Sizes are available from small to 3X large. Jacket is hand washable. This is a great gift for both Nightmare Before Christmas fans and is also a practical gift for keeping warm and fashionable on chilly days and evenings.

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Quilted Handbag

"Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas" Quilted Handbag This quilted handbag features a colorful image of the characters from The Nightmare Before Christmas movie, including Shock, Barrel, Lock, Jack Skellington, Zero, Oogie Boogie, and an image of Jack and Sally silhouetted against Spiral Hill. This is the perfect gift for female fans of the movie of all ages, making both a fashion statement and providing a useful handbag, all the while boasting their love of their favorite movie. Handbag is made from high quality soft twill fabric and measures 11 inches wide by 10 and 1/2 inches high. Strap measure 60 inches long and can be adjusted for a proper fit. This crossbody bag also has a metallic Jack Skellington charm hanging from the zipper. Imagine the delight when a true fan opens this attractive bag on Christmas morning!

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Anniversary Set

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Anniversary Set This is s limited edition piece of 1,993 pieces total. One sculpture in this set features Jack Skellington on his sleigh with his skeleteam of reindeer with Zero flying in the lead. The other sculpture features Cemetery Hill with music, and lights that shows a silhouette of Jack in his sleigh flying over Christmas Town. This piece is the perfect addition for anyone who has the black light village Nightmare Before Christmas set, or for anyone who likes to collect and display villages during the holidays. Jack in his Sandy Claws suit driving his green sleigh will bring a touch of whimsy to your holiday decor and makes a great fan collectible piece. Each sculpture is handcrafted from artist's resin and is then meticulously hand painted for accuracy to details. This limited edition is part of the 20th anniversary pieces celebrating twenty years of The Nightmare Before Christmas.

More Nightmare Before Christmas Home Decor Gifts

 Cuckoo Clock: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Wall Clock Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Rotating Musical Carousel Sculpture: Lights Up Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington Glow In The Dark Wall Sculpture Disney Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Masterpiece Pumpkin Sculpture by The Bradford Exchange

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Add a Colorful Impact with Throw Pillows

Add a Colorful Impact with Throw Pillows

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It is amazing how much adding just one or two accessories can perk up a room, tie together a theme or just add a contrasting color. Personally, I love color, the more the better. So I have chosen some of my favorite throw pillows to show you what I mean. These pillows come in two sizes and in other shapes as well. You can pick the ones that I have listed on this page or you can click through these links and find completely different ones to decorate your home. Either way, adding one or two of these will make your room come alive. And they are comfortable to take a nap on.

Many people decorate a room in neutrals, then use throw pillows and other accessories to change their decor seasonally. You can do this for each holiday, time of year, or just because. So click through these links to see these and learn the details or create your own.

Mid-Century Modern Pillow Abstract Squares
Mid-Century Modern Pillow Abstract Squares by MCMstyle
Look at more Mid century modern Pillows at zazzle
Whimsical Abstract Art Pillow
Whimsical Abstract Art Pillow by thaneeyamcardle
Shop for Colorful Pillows online at Zazzle.com
Abstract Colorful Pillow
Abstract Colorful Pillow by thaneeyamcardle
Look at Colorful Pillows online at Zazzle.com
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Unique Shelves Change the Mood of a Room

Unique Shelves Change the Mood of a Room

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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

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Using Wallpaper to Change a Room to Retro

Using Wallpaper to Change a Room to Retro

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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

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Using Retro Signs to Update Home Decor

Using Retro Signs to Update Home Decor

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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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Mermaid Bath Salts Metal SignMermaid Bath Salts Metal Sign

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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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ERLOOD Best in Town Hamburgers Retro Vintage Bar Signs Tin Sign Vintage 12ERLOOD Best in Town Hamburgers Retro Vintage Bar Signs Tin Sign Vintage 12Moon Pie Best Lunch Distressed Retro Vintage Tin SignMoon Pie Best Lunch Distressed Retro Vintage Tin SignWatch Your Curves Eat More Beef Metal Tin Sign, Tin Poster,Retro Vintage Tin Sign 12Watch Your Curves Eat More Beef Metal Tin Sign, Tin Poster,Retro Vintage Tin Sign 12Schonberg - Today's Menu Tin SignSchonberg - Today's Menu Tin SignTexaco '36 Logo Round Distressed Retro Vintage Tin SignTexaco '36 Logo Round Distressed Retro Vintage Tin SignSmith and Wesson Revolvers Standard of the World Distressed Retro Vintage Tin SignSmith and Wesson Revolvers Standard of the World Distressed Retro Vintage Tin SignCoca Cola Bottle Evolution Distressed Retro Vintage Tin SignCoca Cola Bottle Evolution Distressed Retro Vintage Tin SignFresh Baked Goods Best in Town!, Metal Tin Sign, Wall Decorative Sign by 66retroFresh Baked Goods Best in Town!, Metal Tin Sign, Wall Decorative Sign by 66retroI Believe I'll Have Another Beer Distressed Retro Vintage Tin Sign Tin Sign , 13x16I Believe I'll Have Another Beer Distressed Retro Vintage Tin Sign Tin Sign , 13x16Quickies Pump and Polish Retro Vintage Tin SignQuickies Pump and Polish Retro Vintage Tin SignHot Dog and Coca Cola Coke Combo 15 Cents Retro Vintage Tin Sign 13 by 16 inch 1 countHot Dog and Coca Cola Coke Combo 15 Cents Retro Vintage Tin Sign 13 by 16 inch 1 countCoffee If You're Not Shaking You Need Another Cup Distressed Retro Vintage Tin SignCoffee If You're Not Shaking You Need Another Cup Distressed Retro Vintage Tin SignRooster Brand Coffee Distressed Retro Vintage Tin SignRooster Brand Coffee Distressed Retro Vintage Tin SignClassic Mustang Distressed Retro Vintage Tin SignClassic Mustang Distressed Retro Vintage Tin SignMoore Ladies Night Every Night Distressed Retro Vintage Tin Sign - 13x16 , 13x16Moore Ladies Night Every Night Distressed Retro Vintage Tin Sign - 13x16 , 13x16Stumpy Pete's Ham Distressed Retro Vintage Tin SignStumpy Pete's Ham Distressed Retro Vintage Tin SignWhiskey Liquor in the Front Poker Pin up Girl Retro Vintage Tin Sign 12Whiskey Liquor in the Front Poker Pin up Girl Retro Vintage Tin Sign 12Chevrolet Chevy Genuine Parts Pistons Distressed Retro Vintage Tin SignChevrolet Chevy Genuine Parts Pistons Distressed Retro Vintage Tin Sign

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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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Orange Crush Sheet Metal SignOrange Crush Sheet Metal SignPop's Greasy Spoon SignPop's Greasy Spoon SignRustic Old NO PARKING SignRustic Old NO PARKING SignPick Your Own Cherries SignPick Your Own Cherries SignQuality Made Toys for All AgesQuality Made Toys for All AgesRed Crown Gasoline Tin Metal SignRed Crown Gasoline Tin Metal Sign

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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

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