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John Will Davis
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For comfortable viewing art should be positioned at eye level. Consider this
point from the standpoint of the intended viewers: Will they be standing
or seated? Will they be adults or children?
As the previous tip suggests, art for children should be hung at their eye
level. How many times have we hung art in our kid's rooms at an adult's eye level?
Remember if you want them to appreciate it they have got to see it.
Arrange art forms in odd numbered collections for the most pleasing
To create a large impact on the viewer, group together smaller art forms --
such as our masks.
Place art tightly together to emphasize groupings as a total composition.
If your intention is to have each piece of art viewed separately allow
generous space between pieces.
Think about your art in proportion to the furnishings and walls. This will
enable you to create a harmonious balance within your interior.
This last tip will save you much frustration and your walls many unnecessary
holes. How many times have you placed art on a wall only to find it too low, too high, too
far left, or too far right? To save this frustration, we suggest you mock up your layout.
Cut out a silhouette of each art piece to be hung. Use any paper that is handy -- butcher
paper or grocery bags work great. Once cut out, use masking tape to arrange the various
shapes on your wall to determine the appropriate layout. This will minimize the holes
needed to hang your art to your liking.
Color in Your Child's Room:
A child's room defines a large part of their world. This is their personal space --
something we all require. In making decisions on colors and interiors for your
child, you must avoid the biggest mistake we, as adults, commit. We take over and
make all the decisions. The child comes home to a new room without having any input.
When selecting colors for a child's room include your child. Can you imagine not
having any input into the look of your room? Of course it can also be a scary thought to
give your child the right to decorate their room without any limitations.
With children, you should show them the possibilities. Sit down with your child and
discuss their likes and dislikes. Together find a selection of colors and products
that are acceptable to you both. (Hint: Use your child's drawings to get an idea of their
Work with them to select colors and prints that will grow with them. Many people
decorate a child's room based on the latest hot theme. A few months later your child has
outgrown the theme. Avoid themes and fads attractive to specific age groups. Instead focus
on colors and patterns, you can accent with pieces related to the latest fad.
Also, broaden your child's color palette. Children tend to be inundated with
primary colors. This is fine for those that love primary colors but there is a limitless
spectrum of colors to choose from. We offer a wide range of colors in our product line to
accommodate all tastes -- from the primary colors to the wild!
Many of our customers purchase vibrant products from us and then find they want to
go further in introducing color to their homes. But how? Will the color I select for the
walls match my new linens or my new rug? What color will best accent my new wall masks?
The secret to making great selections is in bringing together all your colors in a
collage. In the room they are intended for, lay out the various bed linens, pillows, etc.
Study how the colors work together. Visit your local home decorating or paint store
and select paint chips that you like and feel work well with your selections.
Back at home, bring everything together. Play with the paint chips. Don't just
focus on the main colors of your bed linens. Look at all the colors. You might
choose a color that is only used sparingly. Be brave; try a bolder color than you are
Once you have worked your way down to one or two colors go back to the paint store.
An inexpensive insurance policy is available in the form of one-quart paint containers.
Purchase a quart of each color selected. You may also want to buy a sheet of wallboard cut
into 2'x2' pieces.
Prime and paint your wallboard pieces -- designers refer to these as strike-offs --
or, if brave, paint patches of your room walls. After the paint has dried, bring your
collage back together. Now you can study your results at different times of the day and
night. Note how the appearance changes with the kind and color of light.
Having samples as large as possible enables you to visualize the finished effect
with a little more ease. Now for the last step: purchase paint by the gallon.
Embrace color and see how much joy comes from a more vibrant and playful
environment. Happy coloring!
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