Make Your Rooms Smile and Create Fantasy

During our time together in this blog we have primarily focused on discussions about

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  1. the living spaces available for purchase,

  2. the furniture items that you can use to decorate the rooms in those spaces, and

  3. the ways that you can manage your favorite photos and other digital assets for displaying them in those rooms.

Furniture fills most of the space in any room - real or virtual. So it stands to reason that there are more furniture items available in the game than any other digital objects.

But a room has to have more to really be - and look - complete. It needs small items spread about to add flavor, warmth, and personality.

That’s a group of furniture items that we don’t think we’ve paid quite enough attention to before now.

So let’s take care of that.

Our furniture catalog includes more than 70 decor items spread across multiple styles, including holiday-themed items for Halloween and Christmas.

Recently, we featured a sampling these items in our daily Instagram feed. We wanted to share a few of our them with you here as well so you can get a look at them.

Once you’ve seen them - and they look great within the game as well - you can get a sense of how you might use them to enhance one (or more) of your living spaces.

Click on any of the panels in the gallery below to see a larger version of the image.

Then visit us at to get and use them for yourself. 

BTW, the title for this post is adapted from a quote by Juan Montoya, the famous Colombian-born architect who specializes in residential interior design.

The full text of the quote: “A room should never allow the eye to settle in one place. It should smile at you and create fantasy.”

 So very true.

20+ Colorful Frames To Highlight Your Favorite Photos

The most compelling things available for telling your story in Egowall can be found on your computer's hard drive or in your smartphone's Camera Roll.

Upload your favorite photos or other digital artworks into the game from your PC, laptop or any cloud service (e.g., Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc.) to get started.

Once pictures have been stored in one of the available media bins, you can start displaying them in any of your living spaces.

To enhance the images' appearance, we provide two different frame types for them - standard and custom.

Let's learn a bit more about them and why you might choose one over the other.

Standard Frames

When you drag a picture from storage to a wall, the image is automatically assigned a black frame.

At any time thereafter you can (optionally) change the black frame to one of these color/ material options:

Available Standard Frame Styles

  • Light Wood

  • White Plastic

  • Tan Plastic

  • Red Plastic

  • Orange Plastic

  • Black Plastic

  • Stripe Material

  • Light Metal

  • Contemporary Brown Metal

  • Contemporary Black Metal

  • No Frame

You can change the frame's appearance (or remove it altogether) any time you wish, but if you remove the photo from the room, the frame disappears with it.

Standard frames are available to users at no additional cost.

Custom Frames

Single Frame - Desktop

Single Frame - Desktop

Custom frames behave differently than standard frames, as follows:

  • They are placed in a living space without first assigning pictures to them

  • All custom frames can be resized, but desktop frames (unlike wall frames) can be scaled in all three dimensions

  • A custom frame cannot be replaced/exchanged without first removing (i.e., returning it to its media bin) any photo added to it.

Wood Single Frame - Wall

The following styles of custom frames are available:

  • Single frame (desktop)

  • Multiframe (desktop) - 3 and 4 photo options

  • Metal Single frame (wall)

  • Plastic single frame (wall)

  • Wood single frame (wall)

  • Multiframe (wall) - 3, 5, and 8 photo options

  • Custom canvas (frameless)

Multiphoto Desktop Frame

To add a picture to a custom frame, simply drag it over the custom frame and release it. It will snap in place at the destination location.

The image can come from a media bin, from a placed standard frame, or from another custom frame in the same room.

Custom frames are premium products - they must be purchased within the game.

In the gallery below, you can see examples of how photos look displayed in several of the available custom frames.

Custom Frame Examples

To see the rest of our furniture collection and to experience the fun of creating a space that shows the world your interests and accomplishments, sign up for a free Egowall account today.

It's time to Be The Real You™.

Images On The Half Shell - Best of 2018 So Far

Source: Justin Snow (Flickr); licensed via Creative Commons

Having passed the halfway point of the year, it's appropriate to self-assess our marketing efforts and see what images in our Instagram feed have resonated with our community.

In this post, we will identify and discuss the five Instagram posts that garnered the most engagement in the first half of 2018.

All of these images were originally shared between January 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018.

Links to the original posts are provided below.

Number 1: Urban Studio Living Space

The Urban Studio is one of sixteen living spaces available to Egowall users.

These four beauty shots illustrate the spaciousness and flexibility of the space. Nestled in an urban center, this space's open floor plan allows it to serve many purposes.

The Urban Studio space will serve you well if you want to showcase your interest in fine furniture, photography, or any work of digital art you may have imported into the game.

Original post: June 16, 2018

Number 2: Contemporary Furniture - Mixer

The Mixer is one of nearly 40 pieces of kitchen furniture and appliances you can decorate any living space.

Perhaps this post was popular because it made folks think about those long ago adventures baking cookies with their moms.

Or maybe they were really into baking right now and they wanted to make sure everyone knows how much it reflects who they really are.

Then again, it could have just been that it looks pretty cool. Because it does.

Original Post: March 4, 2018

Number 3: Construction Collection

Egowall's furniture library features hundreds of pieces in multiple styles, any of which can be used to create a space that represents The Real You™.

But depending upon how creative you are feeling, on any given day that might not be enough.

Using our construction assets and building tools, you can assemble nearly anything that you can imagine within a space.

And if you're really feeling adventurous, you can even create whole new spaces.

Original Post: March 5, 2018

Number 4: Landscaping Collection - Potted Plant - Yucca

Once you've decorated with furniture and photos, you might want to make the space a bit warmer or more inviting.

Nothing does that better - in real life or online - than plants and other greenery.

You'll find more than seventy (70) flowers and landscaping decorations available for enhancing your space(s).

Most are designed for use with the Empty Urban Lot and Outdoor Sandbox.

But if you want to bring them inside one of the prefabricated spaces, go crazy with it.

Original Post: May 5, 2018

Number 5: Science Fiction Furniture Collection

We've never been reluctant about professing our love here for science fiction.

Commensurately, our scifi-themed furniture offerings (nearly 60 of them) are among our favorite items in our catalog.

The pieces illustrated at right and the rest of their brethren are specifically designed for use in these three living spaces:

  • Orbital Deck,

  • Space Crew Quarters, and

  • Space Captain's Quarters

But honestly, these pieces are so attractive, you can get away with placing them in any style of living space.

Original Post: January 29, 2018

That's the first half of 2018 in the books ... on to the rest of the year.

We've been exploring some new tools for creating content to share on our Instagram feed in the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for that. 

In the meantime, to see the rest of our furniture collection and to experience the fun of creating a space that shows the world your interests and accomplishments, sign up for a free Egowall account today.

It's time to Be The Real You™.