Go Global by Decorating With a World Globe

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World globes spin out of the classroom and den and into home décor.

Pile up old suitcases to show off a postcard collection. Place the postcards haphazardly on the cases. Touristy items such as small figurines and snow globes would also work well here. Add a world globe to the top to set off the dimensions. This is very pleasing to the eye and is a great conversation piece.

The world is at your fingertips when a beautiful world globe is the anchor of a room -- whether it's in your home or office. And as the holidays approach, more people are realizing the value of giving a world globe as a gift.

Modern globes with a tan or blue ocean color and antique-style globes that hearken to the days of Christopher Columbus can fit into any decorating style. A truly exciting trend in decorating are new gemstone globes. These stunning globes are made of hand-carved, semi-precious gemstones, pieced together by skilled artisans. Each of these globes takes days to assemble by hand, and they come in a wide variety of colors, styles and sizes. They are also surprisingly affordable, ranging anywhere from $19.95 to $600.

"Modern world globes blend functional geographical reference with the aesthetics of handsome furniture accents for the home," says Josh Derr, store manager of http://www.worldglobes.com.

"Now more than ever, displaying a globe in your home denotes class, an interest in travel, and a genuine interest in geography. Globes offer a useful reference to learn about that far-away place mentioned on the evening news or to help a child gain perspective regarding his or her home in relation to the rest of the world. World globes have truly become hip décor pieces that satisfy people's never ending curiosity about the world they live in," Derr said.

HGTV offers this idea: "Pile up old suitcases to show off a postcard collection. Place the postcards haphazardly on the cases. Touristy items such as small figurines and snow globes would also work well here. Add a world globe to the top to set off the dimensions. This is very pleasing to the eye and is a great conversation piece."

World Globes can be placed on the floor, or on table tops and desks. And as HGTV suggests, they can be used creatively throughout the home in refreshing, unusual décor settings.

Tan-colored globes are antique in appearance and best used as a decorative accessory because the more neutral tan color complements almost any home or office décor. The tan background, for the oceans, is actually reproduced from an ancient parchment.

Blue-colored globes use the color for the oceans, of course, and usually include highly contrasting, colorful political boundaries. Children usually prefer these world globes. Other ocean colors, such as onyx or Howlite on gemstone globes, are aesthetically pleasing, offering a special glow wherever they're placed. Derr is predicting a healthy holiday season for his store, as more people are realizing the value and beauty a world globe imparts to the home.

For more information about globes and accessories, call 1-800-590-3814 or visit http://www.worldglobes.com.

About WorldGlobes.com:

http://www.worldglobes.com is part of the NetShops family of stores. NetShops is a growing collection of online specialty retailers that feature fantastic merchandise for indoor and outdoor fun and décor.

Contact:

Josh Derr

(402) 884-3132

http://www.worldglobes.com

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