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Guest Post By Art In Wax

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February 8th, 2012


Interior Decorating and Home Décor

When decorating your home or office there are lots of things to consider, and not just the colours, paints, wallpaper and other wall coverings, but also the style and the décor (decorations) you want for the overall finish.

You may want to use the decorating to bring the colour to a room, with use of complimentary colour painting schemes or feature walls. And using wallpapers and wall coverings to bring contrast and keeping the rooms accessories in a neutral style. Alternatively walls and paint work could be decorated in neutral tones and the ascent focused on the styling of a room using furniture, lighting, soft furnishings, art and accessories.

As an encaustic artist I personally like to have our home decorated in subtle tones and use art to decorator the walls, this gives us the option to change the style of a room with the re-arrangement of our Art and accessories without having to fully change wall colours and so on.

Kitchen Decoration

As an example, at the end of the summer last year we re-decorated our kitchen. We are working with some green coloured (inherited) units and decided to change from a mushroom colour to a complementing green and opted for “English Mist”. This colour on the walls, which are plain lined, works well with White ceiling and woodwork and makes the kitchen a light and clean looking environment.

To compliment the plain walls we have three paintings of herbs framed and hung on the wall over the dinning table, the frames are a simple wood effect and make a great surround for the paintings which depict a rustic style terracotta pots of Thyme, Chives and Sage.

Encaustic Art

Paintings created in encaustic wax have a wonderful sheen and texture. Encaustic Artist Hazel Rayfield using hot wax to paint her unique art work, paintings are created using coloured encaustic wax and heat tools, the Art In Wax website blog has a lot of information about this art form, including videos of Hazel demonstrating how she paints using molten wax.

Decorating your home with Encaustic Art

The Art In Wax gallery has many paintings, ranging from flowers and landscapes to funky fish and fashion style artwork, suitable for many different types and styles of room. Encaustic art can be mounted and framed to great effect or display using a stand or display easel which look great as accessories on table tops or shelves.

So if you would like some Original Art for your newly decorated room, or to add a change to existing décor in your home or office, why not visit All art is original, NOT prints and are unique and individual: Shop online now for Art In Wax.

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Decorating a room, the finishing touches

Posted by admin
January 1st, 2012

Adding the final touches to your newly decorated room

Once you have either decorated a room yourself or had a professional to decorate for you, there are still finishing touches you can add to dress the room and finish the look. These finishing touches can be furniture, such as a living room or dining room suites, a new carpet or floor covering, some ornaments or even some artwork for your walls.

Adding your own touch

Adding some artwork to your walls can really make a statement and add a personal touch. If you have plain walls you can really use this space to add some character to a room. So what kind of picture do you choose? You can be bold in your choice or you can blend in, it’s often a good idea to pick one colour from your room and link everything together from that. You could use a colour from the walls, wallpaper, curtains or carpet as your starting point and then match similar colours for a colour palette for your room.
If on the other hand you walls are a plain colour, such as white you can go mad and add colour through the artwork and accessories you choose. Artwork is a good way to add a finishing touch to a room.


If you want to add some artwork to your walls there are a few ways in which you can do this. You can go to a local artist or gallery and buy direct, you can make your own, if you paint you could have an original on your walls. Most people nowadays have digital cameras so you can print out you own pictures and hang them on you walls. Another alternative is to buy online from an art gallery. There are several art gallery’s online just simply search.

Our artwork

My wife, Hazel and I both like art and create our own artwork. Hazel paints using molten bees wax that is coloured, it’s called encasutic art. She sells her original artwork online via her Art in Wax website and we have several around our home decorating the walls. I, on the other hand take photographs. I am a keen photographer of many subjects and we also have some of my work on our walls. You can see some of my work on my flickr photostream, or you can buy my work from Next (Art2Order) and Eazyart.

Yellow Lily
Yellow Lily

I took this photograph of a yellow Day Lily during the past summer (2011), I like the vivid yellow with the backdrop of the summer blue sky behind with some light fluffy clouds in the distance. I think it makes for a stunning vivid image. We have this image printed on canvas and it looks amazing hanging in our hallway, we also have a blue water droplet I photographed printed on a canvas in our lounge on the fire breast wall. I intend to have more of my photographs, landscapes and still life images printed and make more available to buy online in the coming year.

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