40 Year Old Birthday Party Decorations
5 Tips to ASSIST YOU TO Choose Perfect Wall Artwork for Large Spaces
Given that you're a happy home owner, it is time to deck your surfaces with fine art that reflects you. Your newfound soaring ceilings and open up floor plan can feel just a little vacant without something to brighten the walls. Building a cohesive feel is very important, so that it could require purchasing some additional pieces to supplement the art work you already own.
Here are five things to consider whenever choosing (or repurposing) artwork for your new large spaces, plus a handful of case-studies from my very own home.
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Think About Size
Smaller artwork is easier to come across, it's simpler to store and it's generally cheaper - so most people have far more small stuff, which works great if you have a snug bedroom, or a cramped hallway. However in an expansive room with high ceilings? Not really much.
Think about the wall membrane around a piece of art within the art. You want to buy to be always a natural expansion of what's there. If the art's too small, it'll be overcome by the emptiness and go away - and it'll give off a timid and helpless vibe. If it's too big, it'll feel like a giant wearing too-small slacks - also not a good look.
For large areas, there are several solutions: the foremost is simply looking for larger pieces of art. The second is to choose something that's not a framed image (more about this below). And the 3rd is to use several pieces of art in combination with one another, to make a larger piece.
With high ceilings and large walls, a small piece of artwork above the foundation simply won't do.
For example, in my own home, the bed room (pictured above) has vaulted ceilings that reach 17 foot in height. A little dinky framed thing above the bed simply wasn't going to trim it. I needed something bigger.
Choose a Kind of Art work That Works
Art work isn't only a framed print or poster. There are very additional decorative choices you can make. For instance, buying a wall-mounted shelf and adding figurines or vases onto it can be a great way to decorate a more substantial space using collectibles that you curently have. Or, getting aggregate decor to take up a more substantial space can work well, like this Umbra Wallflower set - check out their site for more options.
Other alternatives include mounting attractive plates in a row, adding a large reflection or using decals - which can be surprisingly hip and frequently look good. Check out WallPops!, for a few ideas.
When deciding what you want to put on a wall membrane, it's okay to believe outside the field. A big framed picture is often the least interesting (and frequently priciest) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I decided to go with three 16"x20" framed prints - fairly orthodox.)
Keep Coloring at heart
What color is the furniture in the area? How about the wall? How about accent pillows? Each one of these things matter and the fine art (and framing) should match the coloring of the area around it. While this can be tricky, the results will be much better when everything is coordinated. Not matchy-matchy automatically, but of the same color family and feel.
In my bedroom, for example, I chose three floral prints with softer hues that are presented by the Wythe Blue of the wall structure, while the frames are dark timber, matching the color of the headboard and lampshades.
The floral prints are of the same color family as the wall and quilt, as the structures match the wood of the headboard.
REMEMBER the Frame
If you opt to hang an image, the structure should complement both d?cor of the room and the colouring and design of the piece itself. You can also need to decide if you would like matting or not - while matting can boost the wall membrane size of an inferior piece, be skeptical of allowing a printing to drown in its border. In most cases, smaller bits with large matting only be successful if the image is very simple and noticeable from afar. If someone must peer up close at a bit to understand it, extensive matting is a no-no.
For the frame material, there are several choices. A wood framework with a carved design can have a good shabby-chic feel, especially if it's been coated. For a right vintage look, plain dark wood frames work great. If you need a modernist or modern vibe, steel or black structures are the strategy to use.
Also, if you like lively d?cor, avoid being afraid to go with a bright-colored body, particularly if the space requires a pop as well as your color choice suits another accent in the area.
LOWER COSTS WHERE YOU ARE ABLE TO
If you're choosing a printing, framing can be expensive. Keep costs down by only using prints that fit in standard-sized frames, that happen to be considerably cheaper than custom structures. You can also look for classic frames at storage area and real estate sales and then work backward, filling in the photo once you've the frame.
Or, one of the features of a wall-mounted shelf or other unorthodox decoration is the lack of framework - that can frequently be a big cost benefits. There are often creative workarounds. The company Wellmade offers Gallery STiiCKs that can figure any poster on two edges for a small fraction of what traditional framing costs - that's what I decided to go with for my three prints above the foundation.
There's also companies that print images onto canvas or solid wood - and that don't need a frame in any way. If you are a shutterbug and also have some great pics you'd like to hang, this may be your chance. Shutterfly offers this service, for example, and you could often find half-off deals.
For my dining area (pictured above), which also offers high ceilings and mixes right into the living room, I needed two prints made and opt for custom size for every single that fit the wall-space correctly. Because I'm a deal-hunter, the merged pair cost less than $100 - about the price tag on getting one large-ish poster custom framed.
Deciding on the best art for a sizable space isn't easy - but it can be done if you take the time to essentially plan out what you need. Think through the scale, type, colouring, framing and cost of what you want. And get motivation from the internet and beyond - sites like Houzz can give you great ideas, as can home d?cor newspapers, or even just shopping at home goods stores and witnessing the way they have their showrooms set up.
The main element is visualizing what you need before you own it and then patiently working toward finding the right art work at the right cost for your space. Don't rush things - Rome wasn't built in a day, and your home will not be decorated per day. But when your property is fully decorated, it'll look fabulous!