Sunday, May 31, 2009

Light Switch Covers | Put Your Favorite College Team on the Wall

Light Switch Covers

It's always a lot of fun to put one of your favorite sports teams over the light switch, and show off your devotion and pride in your regional college team.

I included one here from the rabid fans of Arkansas and their Arkansas Razorbacks football team.

Just look at it and picture what your favorite team would look like on your wall. It's a lot of fun and a good conversation piece when visitors come around; especially the fans of opposing teams. Haha. That always makes things interesting.

Ok, before someone complains I'm playing favorites, I also included a look at the one from the Nittany Lions at Penn State.

Anyway, there lot's of fun and sports fans in your family will love them.

Light Switch Covers

Friday, May 29, 2009

Light Switch Covers | A Subtle Message to Your Hubby Via 'The Family Guy'

Light Switch Covers

I'm always on the lookout for fun and interesting light switch covers, and this one here I just had to share of 'The Family Guy.'

It's just the type of thing you can sneak and put when when your husband is gone, so when he comes home and turns on the light, he can get a look at what you think about the time he's spending with the family.

Of course it should be a fun thing, and it is just as fun to jest at how women view their husbands, as big kids wanting to still hang around with his buddies.

Anyway, it's just a switchplate that I personally thought was great and a conversation piece when the ladies come around and tell you how wise you are for understanding how these grownup kids called husbands are.

Light Switch Covers

Family Guy Switchplate

Light Switch Covers | Beautiful Sunflower 3-D Light Switch Cover

Light Switch Cover

The vibrant colors of this sunflower 3-D light switch cover are stunning to me. Being a fan of deep yellow, I thought the colors portrayed here are just gorgeous.

In the middle where you can see the seeds, that was also very creatively done.

One thing the designer of this light switch cover anticipated, was the interference a normal light switch itself would have upon the look, thus the brown colored screws were prepared to blend with the switch, which would have to be changed to the color of the cover.

I could definitely picture the light being turned on and the underneath of the switch being brown, and then when it's turned off, the switch being yellow. That's not that hard to do, as this article on changing the color of your light switch shows.

You would just have to paint the one side first, than cover that up and paint the other.

Light Switch Cover

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Light Switch Covers | Marvel Comic Book Hero Switchplate

Light Switch Covers

In my seemingly endless search for cool light switch covers, I found this one from the comic book super heroes of the Marvel Universe. All the little boys (and maybe big boys) in your house will love them.

Usually our boys' rooms are decorated with super heroes of some type, so adding the light switch cover they're constantly looking at when turning on the lights in their rooms will be great fun and a terrific addition to their motif.

Now that Hollywood is turning out one Marvel superhero film after another, all your boys will be familiar with the characters on the switchplate, so you don't have to be concerned if it's something they'll like. Most boys are enamored with the exploits of their favorite heroes.

I included the Marvel Heroes light switch cover from Amazon if you want to get it for your little ones.

Comic Book Superstars Decorative Switchplate Cover

Light Switch Covers

Light Switch Covers | Anyone for Skulls?

Light Switch Covers

I'm not always sure why, but it seems there's always a desire in a number of mediums to include skulls as part of their vision, and that's no different in light switch covers.

Down below I included several that Amazon sells to give you an idea of the types out there.

For the most part they're really not too bad compared to what they might have been, although I do like that single skull, obviously the most quality-looking, if you can say that about a skinless head. Haha.

Anyway, it's pretty interesting to see the variety of light switch covers there are available, and also to see that no matter what we do, part of the culture we participate in seems to end up on every type of product out there.

Now you can have your own skull light switch cover if you want to. Anyone out there that would want that covering your switch?

Light Switch Covers

Skulls and Bones Decorative Switchplate Cover

Skull Light Switch Cover

Barb Wire Skulls Decorative Switchplate Cover

Friday, May 22, 2009

Decorative Light Switch Covers | Lighting Up Your Home with Creative Designs

Decorative Light Switch Covers

The latest designs in the decorative light switch field are a lot of fun and exciting to look at. The possibilities are endless as far as including in the decor of our homes the endless number of subjects and themes now available to us on the market.

Just as many interesting things we've discovered in our lives, whether they be a favorite food, painter, celebrity, seasonal interest, religious, and an infinite variety of offerings we can choose from to put over our light switches.

The quality of the decorative switch plates have become so high, in many cases the craftsmanship or simple reproduction of a variety artists is extraordinary.

In many instances they are so high in quality and uniqueness that people simply collect them or place them in a safe place to see and enjoy, but not over the light switch plate where they could possibly be damaged.

Even so, most of the fun for most of use decorating our homes is to see the fun and delight in others faces when we share our joy with them in displaying and using them like they're meant to be used.

One thing that can really change the look of a light switch cover is the type of switches they're going over. As you can see at the bottom of the page, there are an enormous variety of ways switches are made, so the switch covers must adapt to those design demands.

What is unique about that is certain image and switchplate designs can be altered in impression as we look at them because of those different switch designs.

So certain images can be enhanced and changed in look and feel from the diversity of shapes they are placed over.

And the decorative outlet cover or switch cover can really be shown off in a way that changes how we see it in this circumstances.

Some quad toggle switchplates, when covered with specific designs, can be extraordinary in their quality and detail, and very clever in how they look as the image is incorporated into the light switch design itself.

Another fantastic decorative switch plate is the cast brass switch plate, which many people owning victorian style homes will include in their home decor.

Different types of brass finishes are offered in these cases like unlacquered brass or antique brass. Each finish is customized for a certain type of look and home.

Where it really gets fun and exciting is in the customized switchplate area.

Here you can put almost anything on your plate and have it placed on your wall or outlets. A number of companies are out there that can take your specifications and create them into what is uniquely you or what really moves you.

When you come right down to it, light switch covers aren't even thought of as something to cover up an ugly hole or protect us, now they're looked at as pieces of art which can express the very core values and interests that makes us who we are.

Decorative Light Switch Covers

Light Switch Covers | Astounding Variety That Adds To Any Decor

Light Switch Covers

Light switch cover plates have quickly moved from being simply a utilitarian item to a important, valuable part of the decor of a home.

The variety of switch plate covers has grown so much that they reflect the tastes of as many different lifestyles and messages people represent.

Everything is customized these days, and with switch plate decorative covers there are an infinite number of ways to customize the switch plates to communicate who you are.

Even the material of a switch plate can be completely different, as some are made of the usual plastic, but can also be offered in wood, or even ceramic, among a host of others.

Of course even the type of light switch itself will determine the shape of a light switch cover, and they can be rectangular, round, the usual small vertical rectangular shape, or in the case of light plug-ins, you can have those double or even hybrid types.

There are also some that will have multiple switches, so that could even add to your home decor drama.

It's when you get into the decorative plates that the excitement begins though, as the images included on them are of such high quality and made for the tastes of values of anyone, that no house needs to be without a customized version of them.

You can also have decorative switchplates of different types in every room that changes a theme, so your main bedroom could have one theme, your children's rooms another, and the other places in your home like the kitchen can have themed switch plates that go with the rest of the room.

Another exciting development is the way many of our favorite artists have licensed their work out to home decor items to allow their great works to be seen in our homes.

With light switchplates it's no different. You can find almost anything you like in this area as well, and have your favorite artists present in your home and presented on your walls in a way different than their usual medium.

This is of course a lot of fun and satisfying for adults, but children also really enjoy having their rooms customized to their personal tastes.

Seeing their favorite TV star or cartoon character on their light switch plate is very satisfying and fulfilling to them, just like having their blankets or pillows covered with those same images.

Even more fun, you can buy light switch cover plates which can be installed in season, so just like you decorate your house at different seasons of the year with various objects, you can add to your house by including seasonal switchplates around the home. You could even do that in your children's room with something that interests them during that particular season or holiday.

Ok, I had to leave this for last, it's those of us who love to collect many things, and the extraordinary variety of switchplates offers you the potential of a lifetime hobby that will never end.

There's no way you could buy up all the types of switchplates out there. Even if you chose a seasonal switchplate, the variety is so great you would struggle just to collect that theme, let alone several categories.

Like anything else we collect, we should bring it down to just loving the particular item we acquire. If we don't do that with collecting, we end up with every type in the world, but rarely use or appreciate them as they sit around in boxes.

Enough of this. The point is light switch cover plates are no longer just a thing to put over the switch because we need something there to protect us and to cover the insides, it's now something that is fun, decorative and should be part of everyone's creative decor.