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Colourful expressions

Colourful expressions Author: Style At Home

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Colourful expressions

When you add a colourful display to a plain white wall it lifts your spirits. But take a pass on the prints and posters you see everywhere. Here, Style at Home shows you four original ways to fill your blank walls with personality – without breaking the bank.

wallart1.jpgWallflowers
What could be more beautiful than dining beneath a shower of flowers? Use a sewing needle to thread flower heads (we used carnations) and greenery onto jewelry cord. For lasting glamour, opt for fabric flowers. Hang garlands using clear thumbtacks.






Love letters
Pick a word and experiment with different typefaces and colours on your computer. Use repositionable spray adhesive to affix each printed letter to a piece of MDF backed with two one- by one-inch wood strips. Hang using picture-hanging hardware. Use this technique to display enlarged photos of flowers, pets, people or architectural details.


wallart2.jpg Artist in residence
Fabulous works may already be in your art collection. If there's a pint-size Picasso in your family, frame his or her latest works. Have them enlarged at your local copy store and hang them in multiples to make a bold statement. Paintings by Anne Dorward.






Paper play
Add a little drama with a strip of wallpaper. Hang paper using wooden dowels or paste a strip directly onto the wall. For high-impact results, choose wallpaper with a large print in bright colours. If you have the space, hang three strips of coordinating papers.

 

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Colourful expressions