Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Horse Art and Photography Decor Ideas For Your Horse-Mad Daughter

Do you have a daughter who loves horses? If so her room may already be filled with horse pictures, horse photos and her own horse art. But perhaps you are looking to give her room a makeover and would like some ideas for a horse-themed decor.

You can go from low budget home-made decoration to original equine art in this category, so first determine your budget and have a look around at prices in your area and then pick one of the ideas below.

Low Budget - Collage

Beg some out of date horse magazines from a friend, neighbour, your local stables or pony club, dentists waiting room or wherever you can. Sometimes charity shops have a stack of magazines in a corner that they are willing to almost give away.

Let your daughter spend some happy hours leafing through the magazines and picking favourite horses...probably all of them! Older girls will be able to create collages very effectively themselves, younger ones may need a little help to cut and paste with good results. Use some A3 card as bases and then have the finished collages laminated to preserve them.

Medium budget - Framed horse photography

Horse photography comes in a sliding scale from mass poster print to framed original horse photograph. If you are going for posters, have them framed to give a more complete look. However if you are going to the trouble of having something framed, why not go one step further and buy something original - a limited edition horse photograph from an equine photographer. That would make a really special, one-of- a-kind decor for your horse girl. Even better, have her portrait taken on her favourite pony, or just a portrait of the pony itself, and have that picture blown up and framed. You can commission this to be done by a professional horse photographer to get the best possible shot of both girl and horse.

Generous budget - Equine art

If your daughters are anything like mine, they'll be completely wowed by an original horse painting. Probably the only thing they ever draw themselves is horses, and they may still be struggling with getting the legs long enough and the head in proportion to the body. So an equine artist who is portraying real horses in a lifelike and appealing way will leave them in complete awe. And you will be investing in art that has a lasting value too - something that your girls will love for ever, even if their passion for horses fades as they grow.

As for the rest of the decor in the bedroom, once you've chosen the main focus of horse pictures the rest is simple. Loop a couple of strong strings between two hooks on another wall to take the vast number of rosettes that your daughter dreams of winning at shows. If she doesn't actually ride in shows then make her some pretend rosettes for fun.

Perhaps you can get hold of some real horseshoes and nail them to the walls too, each side of the rosette strings - open side up for luck! Then all you need is a shelf for all her horse books, with space to hold future trophies and cups and the room is perfect.

Kit Heathcock, freelance writer, is writing for Rachel Dubber, a well-known equine artist and photographer, with a lifelong passion for horses. She creates a wide range of stunning horse art, photography and sculpture. Currently based in Cape Town, South Africa she portrays the individuality of each equestrian subject, both for portrait commissions and for her own art.


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