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Reclaimed Wood Gifts for Mother’s Day

Reclaimed Wood Gifts for Mother’s Day

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Reclaimed Wood Gifts for Mothers Day

Reclaimed wood comes in many forms from deconstructed building wood to driftwood, but engineers, architects, builders and craftsman are finding numerous ways to incorporate reclaimed wood into their work. The list of items on this page are all made at least partially from reclaimed wood, and are unique gifts in a range of prices that are suitable gifts to give for Mother's Day. They are loosely listed in the categories of accessories, gardening, furniture and art. Understand that for each one of these beautiful pieces listed on this page, there are more created by these same artists on their Etsy sites as well as other similar products made by different artists. This page is just a small representation of what is available. Even if you only want to spend $10 to @$20 on a gift, you can find special reclaimed wood gifts for Mother's Day.

Accessories

Accessories is a loose term to define anything that is not in a major category such as furniture or art. This group of items includes everything from building accessories to wood coasters to protect your surfaces.

Live Laugh Love Set

Mom will love this set of small signs to grace her kitchen wall or another room in the house. You can also lean them on a bookshelf for display purposes.

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Rustic Wooden Heart

Show your love to Mom with the rustic wooden heart shown here for her living room or bedroom shelf. You can also hang it up on the wall with an added hook in the back.

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Reclaimed Wood Shadow Box

I love shadow boxes, because they are and ideal way to show off small framed pictures or collectibles from your trip to the beach or from a family reunion. This one has six open spaces to place your collection. The deep wood color also gives a nice contrast to the lighter colored items in the showcase.

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E - Corbel (set of 2)

This artist makes a wide collection of these corbels, the E-Corbel is only one of them. you can find all sorts of cool shapes to hang a shelf on or use as sconces for your wall. Click through to see the entire alphabet of corbels.

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Rustic Reclaimed Wood Memento Box

For anyone who loves to collect boxes and put their belongings in them, this box is perfect. Stained reclaimed wood has a rustic appearance, and will hold your memories nicely.

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Reclaimed Wood Coatrack with Vintage Style Hooks

Great for your entryway, this coatrack keeps guests' jackets and coats off the floor and allows them to air out and dry before they have to leave. Made from reclaimed wood, it has an arrow patterned background.

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Rustic Tree Bark Coasters

For a small gift, these coasters are beautiful. Their rustic appearance is perfect for a cabin or industrial style home. Click through to see more styles of reclaimed wood coasters.

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Maryland Pride Crab Mallet

If you love crab or lobster, this crab mallet is just what you need in your kitchen utensil collection. Great for anyone who eats freshly cooked crab regularly.

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Reclaimed Wood Serving Tray

Serving trays are always handy when guests come over, or when you just want to sit in front of the television and veg. Mom can appreciate one of these trays for bringing food to the picnic table.

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Beverage Pallet Drink Coaster

These little pallet coasters are very cute and you can buy as few as just one. Such a great idea for the Mom who entertains.

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Chandelier Wood - 17 Unique Pendant Lights

These chandelier lights hang from a piece of reclaimed wood and are perfect for a rustic style home. Each light is a different shape and hang from varying heights. They would look great above a reclaimed wood dining table.

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Wood Serving Tray

This serving tray can also be used as a work desk to work on a couch or in bed. it is a bit more refined that the one listed above with lower sides, yet is still fine for serving. Great for bringing mom breakfast in bed on Mother's Day.

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Rustic and Antique Round Wall Clock

This is only one of so many incredible reclaimed wood clocks on Etsy. I chose this one because of its eclectic style and mix of colors. It was a very hard choice though; I had a lot of others that I liked.

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Gardening

Reclaimed wood is perfect for a garden because it blends right in to your outdoor setting. You can use these items indoors too, depending on where you like to place your plants. For indoor use, you may want to coat the wood with polyurethane.

12" Rustic Planters Box

This planter box looks like a railroad tie from the outside and can be placed directly in your garden, on your patio or porch. If you do use it indoors, coating it with clear polyurethane will keep it from leaking moisture in your home. You can also line it with plastic before placing plants in it.

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1212" Rustic Planters Box

Succulent Planter Pot

This is a beautiful planter designed for succulents which can be placed indoors or outdoors depending on your climate. Perfect for home or office, this planter makes a lovely gift for mom.

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License Plate Birdhouse

These rustic license plate birdhouses are so cute for a patio or to hang from an awning. Mom will love the recycled nature of these birdhouses.

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Art

Artists can truly make art out of the most interesting materials and that includes reclaimed wood. These pieces range in style and price, but mom will surely appreciate the work that went into making them.

Reclaimed Wood Art

Usually when reclaimed wood is made into art pieces, they are rustic in nature. This contemporary piece is completely different, attractive in a colorful way. Gorgeous for home or office, this is one of several pieces made by this artist.

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Farmhouse Kitchen Decor

Love farmhouse decor? Then, this sign is perfect for the kitchen. The background is made of reclaimed wood, with a foreground of lower-case letters spelling out "eat."

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Rustic Fairy Sign

This sign is perfect for a garden or indoors as a wall piece on on a shelf. If fairies live in your home or garden, you may need to warn people. Great gift for a mom who has a fairy garden.

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World Map on Reclaimed Wood

For a bedroom or office, this world map can take center stage giving a vintage appeal to the room. The map is on top of the frame with a vintage look to the surface and edges.

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Reclaimed Wood Art - "Gradient"

A stunning piece, this reclaimed wood wall art shows one color blending into another in a rainbow effect although using alternative colors. Very striking for home or office.

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Reclaimed Wood Wall Art

A more rustic piece, this wall art depicts mountains in wood through use of wood color. Simple, yet evocative, this piece would look great in a bedroom or den. Great idea for Mother's Day.

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Personalized Family Name Sign

Mom will love this great piece personalized just for the family name. Put personal details on this sign for displaying in the window or on the wall. Great for an office too.

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Reclaimed Wood Picture Frame

These picture frames are ideal for a Mother's Day gift. They look especially good on a light-colored wall because the wood will contrast the wall color. Great for images of children or grandchildren, these frames will definitely be appreciated.

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Reclaimed Wood Missouri Sign

Get your own state sign for your home made in reclaimed wood. This one is Missouri, but you can click through to see examples of other states. Use this as a base for something else or just as is.

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Furniture

Reclaimed wood furniture comes in many forms. We took a look at some coffee tables in another post. Below are a few pieces that I have selected for Mother's Day gifts, although there are many more to choose from on Etsy. Just like other wood, reclaimed wood can be made into all kinds of furniture or combine with other materials.

Reclaimed Wood Nightstand

This nightstand is the perfect bedside table for a bedroom, but it can also be used as a lamp table in a living room or reading table on a patio. So many uses that Mom will love it as a gift.

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Set of Three Rustic Bar Stools

These bar stools are great for a rustic-style kitchen or bar. Seats are made from reclaimed wood on a metal chair frame. Great gift for a Mom that has a farmhouse, industrial or rustic home.

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Industrial Coffee Table

This is a lovely table for in front of your couch or chairs in a living room or television room. The surface is reclaimed wood with metal legs with a mid-century appeal. Sturdy and beautiful.

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10" Deep Reclaimed Wood Shelves

There are a lot of lovely shelves on Etsy made from reclaimed wood including some with hidden drawers. This image really appealed to me because it showed the contrast of the shelf with the brackets and decorative accessories. Click through for more shelf ideas for your home.

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1010" Deep Reclaimed Wood Shelves

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Reclaimed Barn Wood Desk

A very cool desk that Mom will love for a work space no matter what type of work she does. It is hardy and sturdy while also showing off the unique wood. You can order this desk in several dimensions and it comes with a 3-inch shelf to put your laptop or tablet. This artist makes several pieces in this style and you have several options when ordering.

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Reclaimed Wood Gifts for Mothers Day

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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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Standout Wall Decor for Your Home

Standout Wall Decor for Your Home

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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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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.

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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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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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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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