Have you noticed how much yellow you are seeing lately? I am seeing it in nature, clothing, fashion accessories, furniture and other decorative items.
Yellow has some wonderful positive qualities like happiness, confidence and optimism. But with anything too much of a good thing can have an adverse affect. When there is too much yellow the negative qualities of anxiety or irrationality can show up.
Choose the shade of yellow that really makes you feel good. That is the hue that you should use in your decor or clothing. Combine it with other colors such as blue or plum for a striking contrast.
It's spring and yellow is every where!
Everyone has felt it. That fear of what everyone else will think of what you are doing or have done. But when it comes to your home remember it is your home. You live in it everyday and you are the one that has to love it. Okay, maybe your family needs to love it too.
Have fun with your decor. If you see something that you like then by all means go with it. If you are hesitant about the way something will look in your home then start small. Purchase the image in a smaller size. Maybe something you can place on an end table. Does it feel right when you see it there? Does it make you smile? Do you wish it was larger and on the wall? If the answer was yes to any of these then go large.
Look for the odd and different, the things that really stir an emotion in you when decorating your home. Have fun with something new.
With all the hot steaminess that we create in the bathroom this is a valid consideration.
Photos framed behind glass have always worked in my bathroom. One of my daughters could drain the hot water tank with one shower, so you can imagine the steam. So yes, it can be done.
With the variety of options for print medium today why risk damaging something that you truly love and paid hard earned money to acquire? Why not go with a print on metal? They are waterproof and will be able to withstand all that hot steam and moisture of the bathroom.
Photos printed on metal have a unique and beautiful look. Be sure and look at the metal print option when shopping for your bathroom decor. The above Atlantic coastline scene is available on metal as are all of my photographs.
I recently posted the question to my Facebook page, Do you prefer flower images in black and white or color? The response was overwhelming and strongly divided. People have very strong opinions about black and white photography. Especially when it come to flowers, because of their beautiful colors.
Decorating with black and white images is timeless. You can change your colors and the look of your room, but your black and white photos will always fit. Black and white is multi-dimensional and unique. It carries a sense of style and character.
Many types of photos do well in black and white photography. Take some time to consider decorating with black and white photos. It could be just what you wanted. The look will amaze you.
Green. It brings to mind so many things. I often hear Kermit the Frog singing It's Not Easy Being Green. We also have the 'Green Movement' that is so often in the news. But green is and should be so much more in our lives.
Green is the color of balance and harmony. From a psychological viewpoint it creates equilibrium between the heart and head. That's quite a task to balance the emotions and the logical thought.
Green also represents growth, spring and renewal. It can helps us to renew and restore our energy levels which helps to give us our sense of well-being.
Green is the color of those who love garden and home. Doesn't it make good sense t have some green in your home? You can visit my Nature Gallery to see a beautiful selection of stunning nature photography. Several selections of my green images are also being featured on my Home Page.
I chose the above photo today because it always reminds me to go towards the light. That little leaf seems to be directing me to go that way.
Tomorrow is the day. That one day of the year when everyone gets to be Irish.
I come by it naturally thanks to my heritage. Red hair, freckles and a generous fun loving nature.
Enjoy your day of being an honorary Irishman!
Always remember to forget
The troubles that passed away
But never forget to remember
The blessings that come each day.
It's already March which means that spring is almost here. It also means that St. Patrick's Day is almost here. There is no better time to be thinking about green.
I love to have green around me in my home. I use a lot of plants in my home decor. They are so soothing. I touch them whenever I walk by. We also have conversations. Although they seem to just listen while I do all the talking. How often do you have conversations without interruptions? It's wonderful!
Did you know that the human eye recognizes more variations of the color green than in any other color? There are so many shades and variations of shades of green that everyone should be able to find one that they like. From gray-greens to chartreuse having a some color of green around us helps to restore our equilibrium. Maybe that's why a walk in the park makes us feel so good!
Add some green to your home today. Or even your office if you spend your day in a cubicle. Add a plant or a picture, something to get your green on and get ready for spring.
We all need a room where we feel calm, serene and safe. Some place to unwind and lose the stress of the day. For many the bedroom is that room. It is the first room we see in the morning and the last room we see at night. A room that induces the feeling of calmness creates an atmosphere most conducive to a good nights rest. And who doesn't want a good nights rest!
Creating that atmosphere doesn't have to be an elaborate undertaking. Try using soft colors in cool palettes. This doesn't mean that you can't have dark colors. Try using darker shades of your colors as the accents in the room. Pillows, window treatments and art work in the darker shades can add contrast and texture to your calming space.
How have you created a place of calmness for you in your home?
What is your first thought when someone says they are going to add some color to their home and do some painting? Do you immediately hold your breath waiting for them to say they are going say that they have picked out some blindingly bright color? It is the reaction many have when they hear that phrase. For some reason we seem to be uncomfortable or afraid of adding color to our homes.
But there are some easy ways to add color without blinding people. Think about tone-on-tone in neutral shades of gray, beige, white or green. These don't have to be super light shades either. Pick a color you adore and choose three shades of it, a light, medium and a dark shade.
Another way to add color is to paint just one wall a focal color. Or try painting just the door. Pick up a color in the rooms palette and build on that for adding some color. Imagine a door in a dark green or navy, even a shade of cranberry would be stunning.
Of course, you are expecting me to tell you to add a photo of brightly colored flowers to your decor. Yes, that would be another way to add color. But a vase of flowers, that you keep fresh every week would be a wonderful touch in the kitchen that might be done with an abundance of white.
However you choose to do it, let go of that fear of color. Add a touch to your home today!
You know the hallway. Many of us grew up in homes with a long hallway. In many of those homes the hallway was where the family photos were hung.
You can change up how that hallway looks by changing the focus. Make the end of the hallway your focus. Hang a vibrant photo that draws the eye down the hall. Something that makes you want to reach the end and take a closer look.
Many of these hallways end with the door to a closet. Don't let that stop you. You can hang photos on doors. Use appropriate hanging hardware for the structure of the door. Be sure to use some tabs on the bottom corners so the picture doesn't bounce when the door is opened and closed.
One photo hung at the end can change how you look at your hallway.
Hi. I am Cheryl of Cheryl Day Photography. Stay tuned for my regular blog posts to keep you updated on what I am doing.