4 Overlooked Home Decorating Ideas To Beautify Living

Home decorating is a living art, a form of creation that isn’t static, but rather lives and evolves and grows with the nature of the life that occurs all around it. It can change, drastically, and as it does the very atmosphere of a room can change, lending energy to one space, or creating lethargy in another, supporting communication and socializing in one area, and developing a cozy cocoon of privacy in another. People share why you should choose the A+ Construction & Remodeling.

There are a number of clever home decorating ideas that can be used to fill your spaces with interest and life. These can range from a simple rearranging of elements within a space, all the way up to complex interior redesigns that will actually alter the architectural nature of the room itself.

1. Stenciling

Stenciling is one home decorating idea that is relatively simple, and quite popular. It allows you to trace images or patterns onto your wall, using a guide to keep your hand steady. This can be done with paint, colored pencils, or even ink, depending on the effect you are trying to create and is a great way to create elaborate and intriguing decorative patterns up and down and across your walls.

While there are a variety of stencils that can be purchased at your local crafting store, you are also able to create your own using acetone sheets cut precisely with a craft knife. You can even develop multi-colored designs, drawing a single shape, and then cutting stencils to match each piece of the shape. After the cutting is complete, each layer of color can be placed on one at a time to develop a multi-layered, multi-hued creation. This should, of course, all be done using a vertical and horizontal guidelines to ensure that everything matches up.

2. Stamping

Stamping is another idea for home decorating which is relatively simple. This involves purchasing a rubber stamp from your local craft store and then creating patterns with that stamp across your walls. This is often done in trailing lines running from one end of a wall to another, but can also be placed according to twisting or shifting patterns, or even waves. The use of a guide is especially important to ensure that your stamped patterns stay consistent across the wall.

There are a number of different stamping ideas that can be used. Stars can be stamped into twisting patterns like shooting comets twirling along a wall. Stamps of butterflies in different sizes can trail along with a door frame. You can even have schools of fish, possibly even in different complementary hues, swimming along with the molding of a wall or trailing the lines and creases in your home.

3. Sponging

Another great idea for adding color to your home is stamping. This is a relatively easy way to add interest to an entire space, bathing it in unique and random bursts of colored patterns that can spread out across the surfaces of a room. This creates not only a sense of color but also the illusion of texture, lending a sense of warmth and enfolding arms to the nature of whichever room it is used in.

Sponging is simply a matter of taking a natural, uncut sponge, or ripping a regular sponge, in order to create an erratic edge. This sponge is then dipped in paint, and then pressed lightly against the walls in random patterns. This is often done in layers, with either many coats of the same color or several coats of complementary colors lying one atop the other.

4. Texture

Many people overlook texture when decorating their homes, but it is actually a very powerful and subtle element, which can be used to create a sense of comfort which is more palpable because you can actually reach out and touch it.

Texture can be an especially important decorating idea in the winter when the cold and chill of the frozen world threatens to encroach upon the comfort of your home. Here the use of blankets, soft pillows, and other thick textures can help to combat not only the actual, physical cold but also the bleak and chilled perception of the world at this time of year.

Just looking at a thick rug will instantly draw to mind thoughts of touching similar objects, of the warmth, the comfort, the sensation of experiencing heat wrapping around you like a cloak. By accessing these memories, your mind makes you, to some extent, relieve them, pulling up simulations of those sensations which will wash across the backdrop of your subconscious mind.

Finding ideas for home decorating is as simple as opening up your eyes to the possibilities of each space. While watching decorative shows, or reading magazines on the subject can help to inspire you, it is the inherent nature of the room being decorated which you should take your cues from, matching the nature of various elements to the needs and functions of the area.

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Adam Edmond is the founder of All Best Choices blog. He enjoys reviewing different products and write about different solutions in the field of decoration. His prime area of expertise is Home Decoration and Home improvement.

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Free Inspirational Guide By Victoria J.Brown To Motivate You

Our guest blogger Victoria J. Brown has recently released her FREE INSPIRATIONAL GUIDE. Victoria believes that loving, positive thoughts will help to live a healthy, happy, and joyous life. Doctors and scientists are now seeing the evidence that a positive mental attitude can go a long way in patient rehabilitation. Years of reading, learning, experiencing, and researching the mind led her to become a Law of Attraction & NLP Practitioner. Her aim is to help others through her writing. 

This inspiring guide is full of messages & images that relate to her blog www.victoria-brown.com and also the “Positive word of the week” featured on the ‘Positive Words Research’ website.

The messages and images can be downloaded to use simply as a book in PDF mode or can be printed to make your very own inspirational box and motivational wall.

Victoria believes that you should constantly surround yourself with positivity and her FREE guide is a great way to start.

You can download the book here: www.victoria-brown.com

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This Week’s Positive Word is NOTICE: Increase Awareness

This week’s positive word is

NOTICE

By Victoria J.Brown

You may be thinking that this isn’t really a positive word … it’s just a word!

Well it depends how you look at the world, and if you were one of those people who did think, ‘Notice, is just a word,’ then please have a read of this post and really think about what you actually notice about yourself and the world around you.

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When you start noticing the world around you, you’ll notice how a word such as ‘notice’ can be very positive. How noticing life can be one of the most positive things you can do for yourself.

The world is a beautiful and wonderful place if you just stop for a second and notice it, you will see it too. We are often so focused on our ‘to-do list’ that we take for granted all the good that surrounds us, we become to expect rather than notice.

The world is full of busy … busy people, busy lives … busy, busy, busy – especially at this time of the year! People don’t have time to stop and notice the world around them. There’s so much to do … but there is actually so much to see.

If you feel this sounds like you … have you noticed? Have you noticed how stressed you feel? Take 5 or 10 minutes out to just breathe! 5 or 10 minutes of your time will not damage you as much as not taking that time to breathe.

Breathe. Look around you. Listen. Use all your senses to notice your world. It’s wonderful to be here and alive, we must not take these days for granted.

 Be thankful always and take notice.

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What is TRANSFIGURATION: definition and meaning | Dictionary

What is Transfiguration?

Definition and meaning of transfiguration:

~ a complete change of form or appearance into a more beautiful or spiritual state. ~

The above picture is created by Serenity from PositivelyPeacefulInspirations.

Serenity has written a poem for the word transfiguration that you can find at this link: Transfiguration Through the Tender Transparency of your Tears.

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What is INEFFABILITY: definition and meaning | Dictionary

What is Ineffability?
Definition and meaning of ineffability:
~ Too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words. ~

The above picture is created by Serenity from PositivelyPeacefulInspirations.

Serenity has written a poem about the word ineffability. You can read it at this link: Expansive Ineffability.

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What is HALCYON: definition and meaning | Dictionary

What is Halcyon? 

Definition and meaning of halcyon:

~ Denoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful. ~

These inspiring pictures are made by Serenity from PositivelyPeacefulInspirations.

Serenity has also written a poem about what halcyon means. Find the poem at this link: Halcyon.

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What is HOPE: definition and meaning | Dictionary

What is HOPE?

HOPE

~ A feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen ~

The above picture is done by Serenity, the inspiring person behind the full of Light website Positively Peaceful Inspirations.

Serenity has written a poem about hope called Hymn of Hope.

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What is DREAM: definition and meaning | Dictionary

DREAM
~ the meaning of the positive word dream ~

A dream is a succession of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that usually occurs involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep.

~ Wikipedia

To have a deep aspiration or hope. To conceive as possible; imagine. Imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake. A cherished desire, having a daydream; indulging in a fantasy.

~ TheFreeDictionary

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I Am Enough: Enjoy Now This Affirmation In Real Pictures

These pictures with the positive word “I AM ENOUGH” were taken on 24 September 2016 on a sunny day in a lovely park.

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The Good Word EARTHING In Beautiful Real Pictures

These pictures with the positive word “EARTHING” were taken on 24 September 2016 on a sunny day in a lovely park.

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The Nice Word AWAKENED In Beautiful Real Pictures

These pictures with the positive word “AWAKENED” were taken on 24 September 2016 on a sunny day in a lovely park.

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Download More Than 170 Pictures with Positive Words

We received a lot of requests to download pictures with positive words so we decided to gather all the pictures that we made with positive words and post it in a single article. Click on each picture to make it larger. Save it on your computer. Use the picture at your convenience. If you need a picture with a certain word, comment below or contact us and we will either post the picture or send it to you.

Together: Learn From Trees That Survive Connected Together

Nassim Haramein posted publicly today: “A visual metaphor for the entire universe: everything is connected by the structure of space itself, even if it is not apparent to us on the surface…“. This affirmation was accompanied by the below picture representing trees with strong roots connected and the word together

I love this representation of the reality we all live in. We look around and see the things and our mind tell us that we are separate. We look at out bodies and think we are separated. But in reality, in every second, we are not separated, we are connected. This knowing brings me peace.

Nassim Haramein is the Director of Research for The Resonance Project which made the movie The Connected Universe.

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Top 7 Positive Words That Can Change Your Reality Now

The power of belief is one of the biggest gifts that humanity has been endowed with, opening an immense realm of possibilities at the moment when we become aware of it. Believing sincerely that something can change your reality will certainly bring about that change that you are hoping for. Having this in mind, we’re going to look at the way the power of belief works together with the power of positive words, both of them having the amazing capacity of transforming our lives and of boosting us on a higher level.

I have observed throughout my life how powerful some positive words transform at the moment when we start believing in them sincerely. Here are the seven positive words that have changed my reality and that have the immense power of changing anyone’s reality if they start believing in them.

7 Positive Words That Can Change Your Reality

1. YES, and…

During my inner exploration journeys, at some point in my life I took improvisational theater classes, which were very helpful and revealing for my soul. One exercise that we had to do there was a very simple exercise of starting all our answers with the words “Yes, and…”. We had to find ways to answer positively, no matter what we were asked, no matter if our answer would clearly be no. So for example, if you were asked “Would you like to eat a burrito?” and you were a vegetarian, you had to start your answer with “Yes” and add something using the conjunction “and” afterward, in a way that you refused the invitation in a positive way. So, for example, I could answer “Yes, and I would also like to tell you about my views regarding healthy eating, maybe you’ll reconsider eating a burrito after listening to what I have to say.”

So it was very important to replace “no” with “yes” and also to replace “but” with “and”, because we usually have the tendency to answer “Yes, but…”, which certainly diminishes the power of the positive word. After understanding the importance of this exercise I tried to use it in everyday life, formulating this intention of answering more with “Yes, and…” instead of “No” or “Yes, but…”. After a while of practice, the results were amazing and I was slowly shifting towards a much wider sense of acceptance and positive attitude towards all the proposals that I was receiving.

Try it yourselves and have the belief that it will work, magic things will happen!

2. Thank you

Being sincerely grateful for everything in our lives is something that we should all be taught to do by our parents and peers. Although “thank you” is a very common word, it is used mainly for social interaction and for expressing gratitude towards the others. Of course that this is great, but we can also learn how to say “thank you” from our heart, silently, every time that we are happy and every time that we become aware of the fact that we are learning an important lesson for our development. So thankfulness is strongly connected to a higher state of awareness, a state of clear consciousness, a state that allows us to observe things globally and to be grateful for everything that we receive from the Universe.

This way I try to be aware and say “Thank you!” in my mind every time I eat, every time I meet someone who I love, every time I am surrounded by nature, every time I have a moment of silence and bliss, every time I have a moment of chaos in my mind and I become aware of it, every time someone puts me in a difficult situation and so on. It’s very important to be thankful also when we are in difficult situations because it is from them that we learn most.

Learning to be sincerely thankful comes along with opening our hearts and understanding the way this Universe works, and “thank you” are two of the most beautiful words that can change your life.

3. Forgive me

Another set of words that can really bring wonders to our lives is “forgive me”, said in the same deep manner as “thank you”. We can whisper this phrase to ourselves whenever we have a moment when we feel down, when we become angry or when we have an unexpected reaction towards someone or something. It is important to use these words to forgive ourselves also, not only when we want to ask for forgiveness from others, as the mere act of saying them in our minds brings an immensely positive vibration to our whole being and makes us get over that moment much easier.

After I decided to open my heart completely I started to say to myself or to the Universe “forgive me” every time I said or thought a curse word, every time I had the tendency to judge other people around me and also every time I harmed the environment around me (stepping on an ant for example).

4. Should

We often have the tendency to use the verb “must” when we talk about our plans or future aspirations without realizing that we are being harsh on ourselves. It’s more realistic to say “I should start a massage course if I want to become a professional massage therapist” instead of “I must start a massage course!”, and this also applies when we are giving suggestions or advice to others. There is nothing that we “must” do, it’s a matter of choice, circumstance, will of the Universe and personal will, so it’s better to be gentle and say to ourselves or to others that we should do this or that, so that we do not fall into remorse or guilt if we do not manage to do it.

5. Wonderful

When someone asks you “How are you?”, what do you usually answer? The most common reply is, of course, “Fine, thank you!”, but how would it be if we replaced “fine” with “wonderful”? You know that our mind is at the same time our best friend and our worst enemy, so we can try to use it as our friend and learn its tricks. One of them is the power of repetition: if we repeat a word or a phrase long enough, it will become a part of our beliefs and our reality. Ever since I decided to replace “fine” with “wonderful” and answered like this every time I was asked how I was, my overall state has gradually changed. Of course, that using the word “wonderful” wasn’t the only thing I did, but it came along this decision to open my heart towards people and the Universe.

Try it out yourselves and you will slowly start feeling the different impact that a sincere “wonderful” has on people around you and on yourself.

6. Trust

“Trust” is an amazing positive word without which our lives would be unimaginably different. We need to bear this word in mind and its importance if we want to function as healthy people and if we want to find our purpose in life. Trusting people around and what they have to transmit to us is crucial in our formation and in creating a clear set of beliefs. Trust, correlated with intuition make the best buddies and are two of the greatest helpers that the conscious man can have!

Moreover, it is needless to say that trust in ourselves is the first and most important step towards trusting others. You know what they say, know yourself and you will know everything in this world. So let’s start with that and trust that our path towards self-knowledge will be the best that we can choose!

7. Beauty

When looking at this word written down, there is an amazing state and a warm feeling that starts to take over my being. Beauty is one value that brings a lot of joy in our lives and we should learn to understand it properly. First of all, beauty will always be present when happiness and clarity of the mind are present. They come together as a pack and they depend on each other. Beauty manifests itself through all the senses, through words, images, sounds, smells, movements, emotions and many other ways, giving an immense quality to the lives of humans on this planet.

We should always consider beauty as one of our core values and try to understand its deeper meaning. We should spread beauty in the world and teach other people to find their own beauty and the one in everything surrounding them! This world is beauty in its purest shape, we just need to acknowledge that!

So let’s try together to include in our thoughts these 7 positive words that can change your reality. Let’s say “Yes, and…” more often, let’s trust ourselves ant the ones around us and let’s be thankful for what we have received from them and from the Universe. Let’s ask for forgiveness whenever we feel we did something negative, let’s use “should” more often and let’s think about the world and about our state as being wonderful and let’s praise the beauty in them every day!

May all beings be happy!

This amazing article was written by Flavia-Isabela Cioceanu, an extraordinary talented articles writer, body & soul beautiful woman, and a very good Romanian – English translator.

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Keep Your Words Positive: Your Words Become Your Behavior

“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habit. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.” – Mahatma Gandhi

The important words in this quote are THOUGHTS, WORDS, BEHAVIOR, HABITS, VALUES, DESTINY.

Gandhi used the word “positive” in relation to the first 3 words: THOUGHTS, WORDS, BEHAVIOR. The remaining 3 words HABITS, VALUES, and DESTINY do not have the word “positive” associated with them. Why? When you focus on keeping positive your THOUGHTS, WORDS, BEHAVIOR then you do not have to work on keeping your HABITS, VALUES, and DESTINY positive, because they will become automatically positive and benefit you. Your thoughts, words, and behavior are the cause (the source), while your habits, values, and destiny are only consequences.

According to a study, for a mature brain, 80% of the THOUGHTS are internalized sentences, the rest being images and others. A significant amount of your thoughts are only sentences and sentences are made of simple words. Words are words. but thoughts are also words, at least in a significant amount.

You need to know positive words in order to create positive sentences. It is good for you to have the ability to not create negative sentences, which a lot of people do by understanding the negative, fighting, and correcting it. What is quite essential for your well-being is to have the ability to create positive sentences in your mind, so that you know how to think positively, so that you can be happy.

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Awareness of a Certain Word Makes You Feel That Word

Albert Einstein says: “Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.”

It tells us that when you have a problem, first increase your level of awareness and then try to solve it. Applied to the world of emotions, when you have an emotional problem first increase your level of awareness and then try to solve it. But what awareness should you increase? the negative or the positive one? Read further.

You feel bad and hurt because you are focusing too much on a certain negative word, trying to understand it, not getting over it, and letting it go. You are staying UNDER the negative emotion (to UNDERstand it) not getting OVER it by increasing the energy of your positive emotions which will lift you higher than your problems. You label negative emotion with negative words and you get yourself stuck with that emotion. For the moment you are located at the level of awareness of that negative word. The solution is to increase your awareness for the positive word, which is the opposite of the negative word but not quite likes the antonyms.

For example, the opposite of anger is self-love, self-compassion, self-kindness. You become aware of the fact that you are burning yourself with anger because you are disconnected from yourself. Anger is always created because we don’t take care of ourselves when we really need to.

How to Use the Power of Words

  1. Label with a single word your negative emotion. For example: “I am sad”, but don’t try to understand it. Because your brain will focus on the word “sad” and provide you answers about why you are sad. But you do not need to know why you are sad, you actually need to know how you can be happy. Read step two.
  2. Immediately replace the negative word with a positive word: “I am not happy”. Now is time to understand why you are not happy. You will see that your mind will focus on the word happy and provide a solution for you about what to do to be happier. But don’t stop here, read step three.
  3. Start repeating in your mind the word “happiness”. Even better, you can write down on a piece of paper the word “HAPPINESS” with caps. Do this reinforcement of the word “happiness”, at least 35 times. Then, start researching about the word: happiness. Read in the dictionary what happiness means. Increase your awareness by reading articles on the internet on the word happiness. Go further and read books about happiness. You will discover a magic new world you never knew about.

Bring more magic into your life by researching the word GRATITUDE or inspire yourself from the List of Positive Words created by Positive Words Research. Continue your research about positive words,  because it will take you to the positive side of life. Anyway, life is short, you do not have time to think and do something else than beauty in your life. Access the list of positive words to brighten your day!

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