Adding Life to the Office
Does your workspace make you feel like you are stuck behind bars?Day in and day out, employees will come in and sit down in front of square walls and a computer monitor. This environment certainly does little to promote resourcefulness. Instead of a plain or ordinary office, there are many things that you can do to invite a warm, friendly, creative atmosphere. Adding a large tree to your office instantly adds detail, life, and color. Many offices have put in silk trees because most of their conference rooms or offices do not have natural lighting available. Adding a small fountain gives the ambiance of running water, which will compliment any other greenery you add to your workplace. With just these few changes, you have transformed the atmosphere of your office and created a much more productive work area.
Making Centerpieces for Your Home
One of the more common uses for silk plants, flower arrangements, and other small home decor trinkets is as a centerpiece. They are usually displayed somewhere where everyone can see them. The goal is not only to create something attractive, but also enhance the other elements of the home. If you arrange your centerpiece carefully, you can create a piece that is well-balanced and causes your audience to take in the whole creation. One pattern incorporates thin, long, sometimes wispy elements (such as cattails or taller flowers) and uses them in an x-shaped design. Another great design to incorporate is an arch. The arch can be accomplished by using a variety of flowers, grass, or other shrubbery forming a dome-like shape, with flowers weaving through it. The Internet, florist shops, magazines, furniture stores, and even other people’s homes are great places to gather ideas for your centerpiece designs.
Learning What You Love in Interior Decorating
At one time or another, almost everyone feels the need to try their hand at interior decorating. A few simple steps can help you learn more about this skill if you are interested in redecorating your home. A good beginner’s step to learning the art of interior design is to find out more about the subject. There are books, magazines, books on tape, forums, and blogs on this topic, just to name a few sources of information. You would be surprised at how many simple, quick, and easy interior design tips you can apply to make your house look twice as good. Also, look at some great magazines like Home and Design or Better Homes & Gardens. It will not take you long to narrow in on your likes and dislikes in the home décor world. Next is to choose your first project and run with it. Remember, it is more important that you have the experience than a perfect product on the first try. Interior design is often a trial-and-error hobby, and you will learn more from doing, trying, and applying that you ever will from just reading.
Liquid Illusion Arrangements
In a world of silk flower design, there is a newer technique known as the liquid illusion arrangement. Simply put, liquid illusion arrangements use artificial flowers but make them look as if they are in a watered vase or container. This is clearly a great idea in terms of making silk flower arrangements look more realistic. The best silk flowers are made to look as true to life as possible. Adding the illusion of water makes the whole arrangement look even more realistic. You can actually create this illusion at home with your own silk flowers. You can use clear gelatin to make the flowers appear suspended in water. You can also check with your nearest craft store about what liquid illusion techniques they sell. If the sales people are experienced, they will have done this themselves and should be able to recommend certain products and/or tips.