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Color Choice Affects Your Mond

 

ItĄŻs no surprise that color is a main component of how we experience the world around us. But, what may be surprising to some is the fact that the colors in our environment have a definitive effect on or moods and emotions. As you begin to conceptualize your homeĄŻs interior design, make sure that you are using colors in ways that fit with the tone you want to create in the space.

 

Modern color psychology dates its origins to the early 19th-century when Johann Wolfgang von Goethe published his book, Theory of Colours. Though there is some debate regarding the implications of certain shades, researchers, interior designers and marketing professionals seem to agree on these basic tenants:

 

Red: Symbolizes power and passion. It can be used to warm up spaces and make them feel more intimate.

Orange: Offers a jolt of energy and innovation. ItĄŻs best used as an accent because too much can leave people feeling overwhelmed.

Yellow: Associated with happiness, creation, and creativity. It works well in combination with a calming neutral and in rooms with lots of natural light to create a peaceful environment.

Green: Known for its soothing qualities. Green is the perfect choice for a foyer or entryway because it eases the transition from the outdoors.

Blue:Perpetuates feelings of calm and freshness. ItĄŻs a good fit for high traffic areas like kitchens and bathrooms.

Purple: Connotes royalty and luxury. Purple is a great choice for formal living rooms or master bedrooms because it adds an air of lush sophistication.  

Gray: Gives a sense of relaxation and serenity. Use gray in spaces like home offices or bathrooms.

Brown:Like green, brownĄŻs natural roots give it a relaxing touch. Choose it for rooms where the family gathers and furniture groupings that will incite conversation.  

Black:An assertion of power. Use black for statement pieces that you want to draw the eye.

White:Relates a sense of cleanliness and purity. It is great for defining a space, but use white in conjunction with other colors since too much reads as sterile.

 

Remember, when you choose which colors to include in your interior, three picks are better than one. Choose a neutral for the largest items like walls and flooring, a calmer color for furniture and other sturdy items. Then, pick a third more dramatic color to pop in your statement accessories and d¨Ścor.
(Courtesy of Freshhome.com, filed by Art Valley by 19 May, 2014)

 

 

 12 Affordable Tricks to Originally Bing Photograph into Your Home

 

#1. The Stylish Vintage Photo Frame

 

 

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We found this really absorbing idea here. Simple, witty and with a magical aesthetic effect, this original photo frame can accommodate as many of your favorite photos as you want it to. Just grab some wood strips, sand them or use some paint for color and make the photo frame using nails and staples. Once you are done, fasten twines on the empty frame and hang photos using wooden clothespins, For a special effect, print them in sepia.The cost for such a creative frame depends on the number of photos you print, but it should not exceed 30$.

 

 

#2. Recycling Jars

 

 

photo in jar oil 12 Affordable Tricks to Originally Bring Photography into Your Home

 

jars 12 Affordable Tricks to Originally Bring Photography into Your Home

 

Need an alternative use for those jars long forgotten in the kitchen cupboards? Place some photos inside and you got yourself an innovative picture frame. For a striking effect, use some vegetable oil to completely fill the jar and add some dry flowers. This will give it a genuine vintage look. [cost: under 10$]

 

#3. Using Metallic Clips and a Wire

 

 

paper clips photos 12 Affordable Tricks to Originally Bring Photography into Your Home

 

For a more elegant effect, you can consider printing black&white photos and hanging them using metallic clips on an interesting looking wire. You can do this by adding a neutral white photo canvas (in a digital processing computer program) like in the example above or by printing the photos as they come out of the camera. With minimum costs, as you can imagine. [costs: under $50]

 

#4. Colorful Photo Borders

 

 

cool ideas to display photos 12 Affordable Tricks to Originally Bring Photography into Your Home

 

This colorful arrangement comes from Martha Stewart and has a powerful visual impact. By using a strong color for each of the pictures displayed, the result is playful and elegant at the same time. You can choose a black frame for the photos or simply hang them on the wall in their colorful canvases, in order to save some money, Either way, the effect is great. [cost: under 40$ without individual glass framing]

 

#5. Using Ceramic Tiles

 

 

ceramic tiles photos 12 Affordable Tricks to Originally Bring Photography into Your Home

 

This is another affordable DIY project that we really love. You will need ceramic tiles, glue, scissors and printed photos. Use double-sided heavy-duty sticky tape squares to place the photos on the walls or your fridge. You will find step by step instructions here. The result? You will probably not want to buy photo frames again. [cost: $0.13 each tile + photo printing and glue]

 

#6. Hanging Photos on Strings Horizontally

 


string photos 12 Affordable Tricks to Originally Bring Photography into Your Home

 

This idea could be implemented in the childrensĄŻ room or in outdoor spaces, during various events. Use some clothespins to hang the photos or make tiny perforations with a needle through all the photos you would like exhibited. For a more powerful visual effect, use a neutral background. [costs: under $30]

 

#7. The Photo Wheel

 

 

photos wall 2 12 Affordable Tricks to Originally Bring Photography into Your Home

 

We stumbled across the photo wheel on Pinterest and decided to feature it in this post. Aside from being a creative way of unusually displaying photos, we figured the round frame is not so difficult to improvise at home. The photos can then be added by using clips or clothespins.

 

#8. The Magnetic Photo Rope

 

 

magnetic string photo 12 Affordable Tricks to Originally Bring Photography into Your Home

 

This simple and interesting looking 58Ąĺ cable comes with 8 magnets you can use to attach photos, postcards, birthday cards and so on. The bottom of the cable is weighted to keep it straight, and a loop of cable at the top lets you hang the rope anywhere you want. An original and easy to use method, keeping your photos organized and originally at sight. The magnetic photo can be purchased online here. [cost: 3 strings for $28]

 

#9. Using Wooden Photo Boards

 

 

wooden photo boards 12 Affordable Tricks to Originally Bring Photography into Your Home

 

Here is an interesting DIY project that caught our attention. By simply using some wooden boards as support for your photos, wires, bulldog clips and hooks, you can put together an original and surprising project. The photos can be grouped in various ways and placed anywhere around the house. You can read about the step by step operation (which shouldnĄŻt take more than half a day) and get help on successfully implementing this idea here. [cost: under 50$ for 10 photos]

 

#10. The Corner Frame

 

 

new photo frame by red cand 12 Affordable Tricks to Originally Bring Photography into Your Home

 

 

corner phot frame 12 Affordable Tricks to Originally Bring Photography into Your Home

 

Featured a while back on Freshome, the corner frame and angled corner frame take advantage of a wall part that is usually neglected. The frames are available for purchase online, but taking the idea and improvising at home would probably reduce the costs.

 

#11. The Wall Clock

 

 

photos wall 3 12 Affordable Tricks to Originally Bring Photography into Your Home

 

For this particular idea you would need a clock kit plus 12 or 4 pictures of your choice. It is a simple and elegant idea, which also leaves room for improvising. You can also create this clock by using photo frames. You will find elaborate instructions on this cool DIY project on Photojojo.

 

#12. The Photo Wall

 

 

photos wall 1 12 Affordable Tricks to Originally Bring Photography into Your Home

 

Bree Hester from the Creative Mama envisioned (and did!) this amazing photo collage, perfect for displaying in a family home. By using photoclips or thumbtacks (simple or colorful) )you can connect the photos together, opting for a small batch or a large one, like in the example above. [cost: under $50]

(Courtesy of Freshhome.com, filed by Art Valley by 19 May, 2014)

 

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