Summertime is a wonderful time of year to enjoy the bright colors of nature and the long, sunny days. Flowers and trees are in full bloom, the weather is warm and school is out. Outdoor activities, such as swimming, taking walks, biking and children playing outdoors, are the source of lifelong memories.
On Sunday, May 12th, 2013 we celebrate Mother’s Day. Although a variety of motherhood celebrations have been observed throughout the past, the first modern version of this holiday took place in 1908 when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother. Mother’s day became a recognized holiday in 1914 after a campaign started by Jarvis. This holiday is now celebrated worldwide.
The winter holidays are just around the corner, so it’s time to decorate your home to be merry and bright. BandagedEar.com has a variety of Christmas and holiday-themed art prints to fit your decorating style. Here are just some of the holiday themes we have available: snowmen, nativity scenes, Santa Claus, Christmas trees and much more.
Use these Christmas color palettes for decorating inspiration.
Hues of orange have been wildly popular over the last two years. In fact, Pantone named Tangerine Tango the “it” color of 2012. Orange will continue to be popular in 2013, so decorate with this vibrant color to add vitality to any room. Now that it’s fall, it’s the perfect time to hop on board the orange trend. Use these orange color palettes from BandagedEar.com for your decorating inspiration.
Orange Color Palette: Tangerine Gerbera, Art Print by Mary Kay Krell
Orange Color Palette: Spice II, Art Print by Vivien Rhyan
Orange Color Palette: Orange Poppy, Art Print by Nicole Etienne
Orange Color Palette: Orange Horizon, Art Print by Peter Wileman
Green Vase (gold foil stamped), Art Print by Susan Gillette
Designing a room with hues of green adds a fresh, natural vibe to the space. Green is known to have soothing and harmonious psychological effects, which makes this a perfect color for a room used for relaxing.
Adding green accent pieces to a neutral-colored room allows you to enjoy the color without overdoing it. Place a green rug on the floor, add a green plant to the room, choose green drapes or paint an accent wall in green. A framed art print with a green focal point also adds a pop of color to your newly decorated or renovated room.
Poppies are beautiful flowers that have served as inspiration for painters, photographers and other artists. These particular flowers come in a variety of colors. They are also symbolic for sleep and peace. The red flowered corn poppy, a specific species of the flower, is the poppy of wartime remembrance.
Use these poppy-inspired colored palettes to help you with your interior design endeavors.
Ohhh...Alright..., 1964, Art Print by Roy Lichtenstein
He studied fine art as an undergraduate and graduate student at Ohio State University and eventually became an art instructor. In his earlier years, Lichtenstein’s paintings varied between the artistic styles of cubism and expressionism. Later, he began painting with an abstract expressionism style.
After moving back to New York, he took up an interested in cartoon and advertising images, which helped develop his distinctive pop art style. In 1961, his paintings were hanging at the Leo Castelli gallery and in 1962 he had his first one-man show at the same gallery. From that point on, Roy Lichtenstein was famous throughout the United States and worldwide. Eventually, he retired from teaching to focus on painting.
Today, his paintings hang in galleries and museums worldwide. His paintings are even collected by celebrities such as Steve Martin. The Roy Lichtenstein painting “Ohhh…Alright…,” was at one time part of Martin’s private collection, but was sold by another collector for over $42 million in 2010.
With fall just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about adding some warm autumn colors to your home. Rather than redecorating, try adding a few accessories and changing around a few things to get the look you want. BandagedEar.com has put together five tips to help you get started.
1. Add cozy blankets or throw pillows to living rooms and bedrooms. You can also replace duvet covers on beds and slip covers on furniture in autumn colors. Try red, mustard yellow, olive and orange hues.
2. Use candles to add a warm glow and a natural scent. Scents such as pumpkin spice, cinnamon, apple cider and nutmeg will help create a lovely autumn-inspired ambiance in your home.
3. Use objects from nature as accent pieces. Collect pine cones, moss and grasses to create a lovely center piece. Acorns, squash and pumpkins can also be used as decorating accessories.
4. Welcome guests to your home with a beautiful fall display at your front door. A beautiful wreath, pumpkins, corn stalks, straw and large vases filled with twigs and birch branches make a beautiful autumn arrangement.
5. An easy and budget-friendly way to change your rooms for the different seasons is to switch out the art prints in your home. BandagedEar.com has thousands of art print to choose from to suit any taste and style. Here are some of our top picks for fall:
First Cousins, Art Print by Stephen Mitchell
Autumn Woods, Art Print by Robert Striffolino
The Green Pumpkin, Art Print by Henri Matisse
Fall, Art Print by Alphonse Mucha
The Mulberry Tree in Autumn, c.1889, Art Print by Vincent Van Gogh