12 Days Of Christmas Table Decorating Ideas
7 TRICKS FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO Printing FOR YOUR HOME
Over the past month I set a goal to print some of my work and put it to use to enhance my home. As photography enthusiasts, we invest our time and abilities to build up our skills so that eventually we can create works of art! I love to think of prints as the icing on the cake. After all of the hard work, there's nothing more satisfying than finding your images on the net and viewed as art!
12 Days Of Christmas Table Decorating Ideas
4 tips to find the Best Decoration for your home
The style must be identified by your personality
It really is true: our house talks for ourselves and sometimes we could so concerned about the impression the house is going to make among our friends that we ignore that, before anything, it is our home, our most private space.
Because of this, looking for accessories for our home, we end buying things that we do not use. My first advice is to encourage you to find your own style. Do not get confused: you don't need to follow a tendency because it appears in decor periodicals. First of all, you have to love and recognize yourself and how will you live. You have to consider your home as a location which demonstrates your visual identity: a representation of yourself, your personality and the result of your daily habits.
Often I speculate about which would be my interior Best Decoration style. I want to see pictures of little houses, but I also get excited about spaces or flats. What it holds true is that, actually, I wouldn't prefer to live in any of these houses because it wouldn't be comfortable to have my everyday activities.
What I've done? I'm not getting frustrated anymore intending that my house follows a craze or another and I've accepted that my home is similar to me. Sometimes, just a little crazy: I like to have family or my kids photos at look and being ornamented by handmade things that I've found in stores, in second-hand market segments or online. For me, this details will be the ones that make my home cozy. Vegetation are also a essential necessity in my home.
Last but not least: if your home is consistent with your personality, you'd be also more content and would enjoy more every little instant there.
Look for objects that provide you this feeling
Let yourself be guided from your instinct. You can find things that immediately get you and say something to you, awakening emotions inside of us. I personally feel that being transported along because of this feeling is not high-risk.
For example: I want to discover these little brands from creative people; I'm sensitive to the delicacy of the imperfection and, because of this, their creations are unique and ideal for me. I prefer them alternatively than commercial products from big brands and stores and I believe they make my house a alluring home.
Also, if you get objects which may have this emotional reference to you, this feeling will be transferred into the home: positive emotions that would surround you a major area of the day and would give you satisfaction, making your home your shelter.
When utilizing a collection of different coloured and textured frames, choose dark-colored and white images to keep them from looking cluttered. Black & white images can also give the display a far more unified look. I had my friend Kristen from Studio room7 Interior Design help me choose ornamental frames & art work for a little gallery wall in my own entry.
This is a wall that could normally go un-noticed. I wanted to turn it into a focal point. I retained all my images in dark & white except the family photography in the center. The goal was to draw the eye there first, then to the dark-colored & white images in the exterior frames. Likewise as effective would be to choose bright colored images for solid black structures or stable white framessuch as this wall membrane, also created by my pal Kristen.
Choose larger size prints and canvases for areas where you can view them across the room. What's the idea in stamping small 4x6's and 5x7's if you cannot see them unless you walk up to them?
The designs on my mantel needed to be big (at least 16x20) to be able to enjoy them from over the room. The top you are a 22x27 inches size. I actually might have gone bigger for the space available, but I didn't want to pay the attractive trim-work of the complete mantel. So, naturally, consider the space you are filling when deciding what size you can go.
I also opt for more timeless, artistic image of my family walking, rather an enormous portrait of the faces. This is a personal decision as I was going for a more artistic feel that gone with the style and colors of the room. Despite the fact that our faces remain unseen, we are very well displayed by the structure in the image as well as in the up close of the youngsters in the image next to it.
Way too many portraits around your home? Try switching some of your images into artwork using the Waterlogue app! That is a good way to use your images, but provide them with another look. My home design friend recommends exhibiting art work or still life/food in your kitchen, somewhat than portraits. A graphic turned through this software might be a good solution. Here's an example of an image turned into art using the Waterlogue app. (Image by Liz Behm)
Choose photos to display that were used that particular room of your home. For instance, food picture taking in the kitchen, lifestyle images in the family room, bath images of your children in the tub displayed in the toilet, and even more personal photos in the bedroom.
Last week I determined I needed to fill the area above a doorway in my kitchen with some food images.
Considerations I made before I needed the images:
How much space I needed to fill and just how many images.
Appropriate size for the space.
The style/colors that could go well in my own kitchen.
How those images would look from across the room.
Because I couldn't go bigger than a 10x10, I thought we would use my macro zoom lens and tried to fully capture close-up textures of the fruits vs. a more styled shot with atmosphere that could be harder to see from across the room.
Edit your photographs to complement the design of the space it'll be in. For instance, light and airy, abundant with color & contrast, black & white, etc. Also, if you are showing images jointly, edit them hand and hand in your editing and enhancing program to make certain they mix well and the color is constant from image to image.
I did so this with my berry images. I moved them around in Photoshop to help me visualize how they might look hung. I separated the blueberry image (usually blue) and the grapefruit (blue backdrop) with the yellowish pineapple in the middle so each image would stick out and look well balanced next to one another.