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The Creative Wall Collage

Displaying framed art on the walls of your apartment or home can be a challenge. Taking some time to check out other arrangements by some experts can give you great ideas.  The key to this display: No even lines. All the art work slopes downward from the top/center. The pieces are basically equal spaced, about two inches apart, but the staggered effect is pleasing to the eye and draws in your interest. This is the perfect display idea if you have multiple sized artwork with different themes. The frames however do work together; they are simple and modern, so they compliment each other.

This creative art collage uses different frame options as well as art themes. The arrangement is haphazard in some ways, which gives it a groovy, artistic feel. Don’t limit your design options.

A romantic bedroom can be enhanced with rich looking oil paintings. This display collage keeps to a theme in the artwork, with subtle frame options.  A more evenly spaced presentation gives this wall a pleasing look.

Another creative idea. All antique images have similar frames and matting, as well as color scheme. They are hanging from the chair rail in the room with special hooks and staggered in lengths for balance and eye appeal.

This is perhaps my favorite idea: An arrangement of frames purchased at yard-sales or flea-markets with no images in the centers. A creative idea is to place mirrors in them, or simple wood pieces to fill in the empty space. This adds a very creative touch to your wall space. Over a small table display of similar flea market finds add even more interest.

Final idea: Set your arrangement up on the floor, with equal measurement to the wall space, before starting. This gives you an idea of how your display will look. You can play with the arrangement until just the right collage is found. Be creative…and have fun.

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Some images in article found at Elle Decor and Elegance Redefined.

Feeling Green…

With spring just around the corner…we think…we are feeling green today and have found some cool ideas for your Bethlehem apartment.  With snow still on the ground in Pennsylvania, this may be a refreshing change of view. We hope so…Love this hip modern living room with lime green walls and accent pieces.  The pillows are gorgeous, and the chairs quite chic.  Found at Lime Light Interiors.ca.

Donna Karan’s  Floral Valley Bedding collection is just right or a green touch to your Bethlehem apartment bedroom.

We find this sage green kitchen refreshing and soothing.  Note the palm plant near the window which adds interest and highlights the empty space. Take some of the hints here to highlight your own kitchen in your Bethlehem apartment.

A clock is always essential in your living space and this smart green find we think is precious…for good reason.  We found this Green dots wall wooden wall clock at The Frog and the Princess….it may be kids stuff, but who will know if they find this in your Bethlehem apartment.

Okay, so I couldn’t resist this one. Having once lived in an apartment that was in an older house, we had antique glass door knobs like these on all the doors, though they were clear white glass.  Found these green depression glass handles at Remodelista.com.

The bathroom is perhaps the coolest place to add a touch of green. Green is a relaxing color, soothes emotions, and steadies heart rhythms.  Green is the color of the heart chakra center. Decorating your Bethlehem apartment bathroom with accessories that feature some green tones, like these from DKNY, will give a subtle hint of this relaxing color.

We love the soft green colors in this Tiffany-style lamp.  The one sitting on my desk right now has the same base. We found this beauty for your Bethlehem apartment at Glassical.com.Artwork is always the final touch to your new apartment.  This green-toned oil on canvas is called Green Agave by Rhonda Raulston.  This would be a nice final touch to any open wall space in your Bethlehem apartment.

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