I have noticed that western style gardens _ such as those seen in big castles, for example _ characterize themselves by man_made forms that generally follow symmetric patterns. In contrast, Japanese gardens, while also man_made, always try to recreate lifelike landscapes, by using not only botanical elements but also water, gravel, rocks and other natural components. In a similar manner, when compared to western floral arrangements, Ikebana compositions also have a stronger emphasis in reproducing natural settings.
Involving Your Children in Interior Decorating _ Even if you have little kids, you still probably want to enjoy a beautified home. Of course, completing home decoration projects can be hard to do if children are constantly suspending your work or somehow getting in the way. One way to solve the problem is to get them involved rather than trying to keep them away. If you are doing something that a younger person cannot do, give them a similar project that they are old enough for. These experiences are ones kids (and you) will remember_and you are giving your children an opportunity to take pride in their endeavors. Search the Internet for project ideas you can do with your kids. Using hanging baskets, tall trees, and other large items that cannot be pulled down or messed up is always a good idea.