Arty, as the name suggests, pertains to a creative thinker. The clothes an arty girl wears shows her artistic themes. Arty style avoids the conventional and chooses something unique. People with arty style also prefer handcrafted items and actually create their own clothing and even accessories at times.

You know that free-spirited, artist-type who everyone admires? That person is cool, unique, and talented. They don't just look the part, they live it. You can too, with these simple tricks.

Your room/home/apartment should inspire you and should actively portray the lifestyle that you want to live.

Infuse your space with colour - bright colours should pop out everywhere! Paint is cheap and can be used on almost anything ... so start painting! Don't worry about specific colour schemes - in fact, it shouldn't match.

Accessorize your walls. Photographs are fantastic. Try black and white pictures, in black frames with a white matte. Or, if you prefer a retro vibe, you could tape up groupings of Polaroids. Artwork is also a must - you could buy paintings from local artists, or buy from websites such as 

Alternately, you could create your own artwork with a canvas and a bit of paint - paint it a solid colour, or use simple stripes or letters for a simple, modern art look. Handprints/footprints of friends and family are another cool idea. Inspiration collages are another cool way to accessorize your walls - find magazine cutouts or Internet printouts of any images that inspire you in fashion, beauty, design, or photography and arrange them creatively.

 Chalkboard paint is also a great idea - it turns any surface into a chalkboard, which you can then use for doodling whenever the mood strikes you - and it's easy to erase afterwards! Try painting the back of a door using chalkboard paint. Unique mirrors or clocks are other great methods of accessorize walls in an artsy way.

Get comfy! Cushions can be thrown anywhere to give the appearance of a carefree, lived-in, cozy space. Find interesting ones at places like Styleandmode, or buy plain white ones and embellish them yourself with paint or cool prints. They can be tossed on chairs and couches, in corners for sitting on the floor, or piled on your bed to turn it into a chaise by day.