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How to decorate Your Home with Shadow Boxes

My girl is going to art classes where she learns how to draw and paint and where her native skills are sort of guided by a teacher. He taught her how to add a contour, usually in a darker or lighter colour, to the most important things in her painting and this way they are better valued and emphasized. I think this technique applies to many things, especially when we want to display something in our homes. If you just pin a photo to the wall it will look ordinary, but once you place it inside a black frame, it will look great. But you can use shadow boxes to decorate your home with style and you can use all kids of things for this.

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For example you can look into your collection of jewels that piled up over the years and pick some of the most shining ones, then clean them and display them in a beautiful shadow box against a colourful wall. It is an easy and cheap way of decorating a room that seems bare with empty walls.

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The one over here is one of my favourite ideas of how to decorate Your Home with Shadow Boxes. I found it on Home Goods blog and I simply loved it. You can start a project together and literally build a family tree, your family tree. Just cut some paper leaves and glue them together to some thing dried branches and then add the photos of all your family members. You can add their names below and their relation to you, etc. This can be further displayed in the living room and everyone will love it. The shadow box will protect your project against light and dust and it will stand unchanged in time.

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Old family photos or beautiful landscapes you admired in your honey moon, dear memories like your children’s first drawing or maybe a collection of little shoes that your girl wore at different ages can also be a great idea for such a nice shadow box. It is perfect for the kids’ room and I know for sure you will admire it with a lot of nostalgia in your eyes when your kid goes to college. So here are just a few ideas – you can use your imagination and do so much more.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on July 2, 2012

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