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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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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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Dragonfly Wall Art

Dragonfly Wall Art

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DRAGONFLY WALL ART

Decorate with Beautiful Dragonfly Wall Art

For anyone who loves the delicacy of dragonflies, these gorgeous dragonfly wall art pieces would make a wonderful addition to your home decor. I've picked out a selection of my favorites to share with you. Any one piece would make a great decor accent in any room or pick out a group to create the look you want. These can be used in any room of the house.

These also make great gifts for any occasion. If you are looking for a special gift for a special person you will find something here to suit every taste and every budget. Scroll through to enjoy this online shopping experience.

Umbra Wallflutter Wall DécorDragonfly Wall Decor, Pack of 2Dragonfly - Modern Flower ArtworkHome Decor Wall PlaqueDragonfly posterVinyl Wall Sticker Black ButterfliesBlue Dragonfly Removable GraphicChinese Calligraphy With Setting SunDIY Vinyl Lotus Wall StickerVery Cool Stuff Dragonfly Wall Art

Metal Wall Decor Dragonfly Sculptures

Regal Art & Gift Dragonfly Wall Decor, BluePlastec WD207DB Dragonfly Wall PlaquesButterfly and Dragonfly Wall Decor 2 Piece Set - Park DesignsGarden Dragonflies, Haitian Metal Art, Recycled Oil Drums, (set of 2) 9Dragonfly Set of 3 Small Decorative Metal Wall Art AccentsRegal Art and Gift Dragonfly Wall Decor, 8-InchDragonflies Steel Wall SculptureRegal Art and Gift Dragonfly Wall Decor, 29-Inch, BlueGardman 8416 Dragonfly Wall Art, 26.5Design Toscano Dragonfly Art Deco Wall Mirror in Antiqued MetallicRegal Art and Gift Butterfly Wall Decor, 9-InchMetal Wall Decor Butterfly Sculpture 29x15Peacock Jewel Wall Art, DragonflyDragonfly Metal Wall Art Decor

Dragonfly facts

  • Dragonflies are insect who belong to the order Odonata. Experts divide them into three sub-species: the largest true dragonflies called Anisoptera, the smaller damselfly called Zygoptera and Anisozygoptera which seems to be a combination of the first two.
  • They are easily recognisable as having large eyes, small antennae, slim segmented bodies, and 4 thin membranous wing in sets of 2. In dragonflies the rear pair of wings become broader at the base. Damselfly wings are all the same size.
  • Dragonfly eyes are set together close to the top of the head and they can see all around them. Damselflies eyes are situated slightly more to each side of the head.
  • They can vary in size from around 1 inch to 6 inches in some species.
  • So far something like 5680 different species of dragonfly have been recorded world-wide.
  • Dragonfly eyes are multifaceted. This means they can see in every direction - so they sense even tiny movements - all the better for hunting prey.
  • They eat mosquitos and other pests which makes them a great addition to your garden. Some people such as the Burmese, regularly release dragonfly nymphs into local water to keep down the population of mosquitoes.
  • The twin sets of wings gives the dragonflies the ability to fly in all sort of ways. They can hoover, fly fast or slow, even loop the loop. Their flying ability is one of the reasons they are so much fun to watch.

Dragonfly Prints and Wall Art

 Dragonflies Canvas Print Dragonfly Mandala Pattern Abstract Aztec Tribal Wood Wall Art Pretty Abstract Floral with Blue Dragonfly Wood Wall Art Fairy Teacup Dragonfly Wall Art Baby Nursery Decor Panel Wall Art Lotus and Dragonfly Wood Wall Art Colorful Dragonflies Wall Panel Wood Wall Art

Dragonfly Wall Art

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Article publié pour la première fois le 30/01/2016

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Darling Easter Decor for Your Home

Darling Easter Decor for Your Home

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One of the most fun things about Easter is that so many of the decorations and home accessories are just so darn cute! After all, many of the motifs include cute baby animals that are soft and cuddly such as bunnies, lambs and chicks. And the colors are very soft and pleasant, pastels in shades of pink, yellow, blue and green.

If you love collecting Easter decor, or have some young children to entertain, you will definitely find some darling Easter decor on this page. But I have also included some quirky, fun decor for those of you who just want to entertain yourselves. One of my personal favorites is the set of egg salt and pepper shakers with chicken legs. Browse through and have a great time! Happy Easter!

Here is where you can get these items!

Easter Grass and Echeveria Terrarium • $159
Easter Chick Apron • Sur La Table • $30
Airplane Fabric Easter Bucket • $10.99
Unicorn Easter Basket Liners • $8.99–9.99
Puppy Easter Basket Liners • $13.99
Easter Egg Chalk Decorating Kit • Williams-Sonoma • $3.99
Springtime Easter Brunch Party Invitations • Minted • $50
Easter Eggs Tea Towels (Set of 3) • $29
Tassel Easter Basket Liners • $10.99–13.99
Jim Shore Easter Chick Mini-Figurine • $15.99
Jim Shore Easter Bunny Figurine • $56.99
Live Garden Easter Wreath • $99
Food NetworkTM Easter Silicone Spatula • $5.99
Celebrate americana together Celebrate Easter Together 4-pc. Bunny Ear Napkin Ring Set • $10
Mariposa Pillow • Pier 1 Imports • $17
Watermelon Bowl • Pier 1 Imports • $8.95
Faux Spring Tulip Wreath • Pier 1 Imports • $29.98
Easter Bunny Party Crackers • Pier 1 Imports • $4.98
Sur La Table Easter Banner • Sur La Table • $5.99
Sur La Table Easter Eggs Pot Holders, Set of 2 • Sur La Table • $2.49
Vintage Intaglio Antique Prints and Maps Easter Orchid, Cattleya Mossiae, 1869 • $159
Happy Easter Embroidered Velvet Pillow • Phi • $15
"Wilton 101 Piece Cookie Cutter Set" • Wilton • $14.99
Sugarfina Milk Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs • $4.90
MacKenzie-Childs Rosie Rabbit Figure • Mackenzie Childs • $38
MacKenzie-Childs Rabbit Topiary • Mackenzie Childs • $195
MacKenzie-Childs Egg Hunt Placemat • Mackenzie Childs • $38
MacKenzie-Childs Rosie Rabbit Figure • Mackenzie Childs • $38
Easter Bunny Napkin Holder • $4.97
Easter Egg Candles, Set of 6 • Sur La Table • $10
Hand Painted Blue Multi Stripe Easter Egg • $0.97
DESIGN IMPORTS Design Imports Easter Zigzag Stripe Tablecloth • $39.99–64.99

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Article publié pour la première fois le 25/02/2016

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Gift Guide for Candle Lovers

Gift Guide for Candle Lovers

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The winter time and holiday season is a great time to burn candles to add atmosphere, romance and warmth. And candles are a wonderful gift for stocking stuffers because they are usually small. Candles come scented and unscented, in many colors, shapes and sizes. You can put them in numerous decorative candle holders, lanterns or dishes to give your decor enhanced light and color.

Candles come in so many varieties that sometimes it can be overwhelming for you to choose a candle or two for your friends, family or significant other. If this is where you stand right now, here is a gift guide for you to gain inspiration. This list of candles and candle holders runs the gamut in price, longevity and style. Hover over the images to see the brand name, and look at the list below for more information on each one as you browse through this gift guide for candle lovers.


This list below corresponds with the pictures of each item above. Start at the top left and go left to right as you look at the list below. Each listing has the brand, name of item and price. Click through to see the full listing and different sizes, colors or other options available.

Asstd National Brand 3-pc. Hanging Mason Jars With Tealights • $11.99
Jonathan Adler Muse d'Or Candle • Jonathan Adler • $88
Gift Boutique Thompson Ferrier Buddha Candle • $68
OUTDOOR OASIS Outdoor OasisTM Iron Umbrella Ring Tealight Candle Holder • $19.99
Acqua di Parma Lavender Fruit and Flower Candle • Acqua di Parma • $112
Gaia & Gino Double Herkimer Candleholder • Gaia & Gino • $475
Michael Aram Gold Orchid Candle • Michael Aram • $60
AMAZING FLAMELESS CANDLE 'Dot Monogram' Flameless Candle • $13.20
Gift Boutique Thompson Ferrier Buddha Candle • $68
John-Richard Collection Glass Candleholder • John-Richard Collection • $650
Five Mercury-Glass Candleholders • $290
Kathryn McCoy Design Small Clear Quartz Votive Holder • $308
Anthropologie Painted Quadrant Candelabra • Anthropologie • $598
Jonathan Adler Blanc Candle • Jonathan Adler • $78
Diptyque Baies Scented Candle, 190g • Diptyque • $62
Fornasetti Scented Candle • Fornasetti • $175
Archipelago Botanicals 'Excursion' Glass Jar Candle • Archipelago Botanicals • $19
kate spade new york Light Up the Room Candle • Kate Spade • $34
MacKenzie-Childs Frog Candle Plate • Mackenzie Childs • $60
Capri Blue Mercury Glass Jar Candle Volcano One Size Candles • Anthropologie • $28
Gift Guide for Candle Lovers

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Dragonfly Window Decor

Dragonfly Window Decor

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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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Dragonfly Floral Stained Glass Window

 Dragonflies Dance Stained Glass Window Tiffany Style Dragonfly Stained Glass Window "Dragonfly Pond" Stained Glass Window

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