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Decorating a Home or Office With Landscape Art Prints

Decorating with a beautiful, natural landscapes can help create a relaxing atmosphere in your home or office. Choosing the landscape artwork for the room you are decorating allows you to express your own personal style. You can choose from among many different artists, artistic styles, colors and frames to create unlimited options.

Interests

The first thing you will want to consider is coordinating the colors of the framed picture with the other furniture and accent pieces already in place. Next, think about your interests and choose an artwork based on your hobbies or other things that you like. For example, identify your favorite season or color. You many also want to consider your dream vacation, whether it’s a tropical beach paradise, a majestic mountain getaway or a cottage with rolling hills and trees as the scenery. By choosing a landscape art print you love, you can create a sanctuary where you will love to spend your time.

Seasonal Art Prints

Enjoy your favorite season all year with home decor items. Spring art prints complement rooms decorated in pastel colors. Choose a summer-themed print if you want to decorate with bold, warm colors. Orange, red and yellow hues will coordinate well with fall landscape decor. The beautiful cool colors of winter from a framed piece of art can put the finishing touch on your winter wonderland.

Scenery

If you want to be whisked away to your favorite vacation destination, choose a landscape artwork that can help your imagination can run wild. Travel to Tahiti with Paul Gauguin’s art prints or discover the beautiful scenery of the Western United States with Albert Bierstadt art. Kick back and enjoy the tropical beach scenery, beautiful views of Italy or lush forests from Diane Romanello’s paintings. If the hustle and bustle of the big city is more your style, Henri Silberman’s black and white photography is perfect for a room with modern decor.

Artistic Style

One final consideration is your artistic style preference. If you appreciate photography, artists such as Ansel Adams and Jeff Maihara, should be considered. Impressionist landscape art prints from Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Claude Monet are beautiful and will add a touch of elegance to your interior. Other artists to check out when decorating with landscape art prints include: Steve Thoms, Camille Pissarro, Winslow Homer and Katsushika Hokusai.

Selecting the right landscape artwork can be an exciting adventure as you explore all the different sceneries from around the globe.

Landscape Lighting – 3 Reasons to Go Solar

Now that the weather has improved, you are finally able pay attention to the condition of the outside of your home. You find that your property would benefit from more light. There are several ways to go about solving your lighting problem and you should weigh the options. If you have special trees or plantings that you would like to highlight then spotlights will do the job. You can get spotlights that are bright white, ones that rotate through a color spectrum, and others that freeze on one color.

You have walkways to your front and back doors that you want to light. Small pathway or rock lights will solve this problem. Perhaps you are decorating for a party and want to brighten up your garden. You can use string lights, hanging lanterns, garden stakes and statuary.

Solar landscape lighting has become popular over the past five years. Solar lighting, decorative and functional, has several benefits over its electric counterpart:

1. Convenient – Solar lights do not need to be placed near an electrical source. So, if you need pathway lights that travel 200 feet down your driveway, you can put solar lights as far away from the house as you choose without worrying about extra wiring. Some are sold individually and others are sold in multiples, connected by a cable. This type of lighting needs to be pushed into the ground and positioned to your liking.

2. Low Maintenance – Batteries are rechargeable. You will not worry about the batteries dying in a solar light because they are constantly being recharged by the sun’s energy. This is not to say that the batteries last forever, you are likely to get two years out of a pair of rechargeable batteries. Solar lights turn on and off automatically. Many, however, have an on/off switch so when you are not home for an extended time, it is best to save the batteries and switch to the off position.

3. Attractive – There are many decorative options. Solar butterfly string lights will draw attention to the boxwoods next to your patio, while solar mission lanterns will give the needed light around your dining table on the deck. Solar wall lights will make your deck stairs safer by being well-marked. Solar floating lights decorate your pool while constantly changing color, and solar garden stakes mark your plantings and make the garden more beautiful.

While electric lights may have more powerful voltage options, they are also labor-intensive to install and add to your monthly electric bill. Solar lights are inexpensive, easy to install and cost nothing to operate.

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