Accent Decor For Living Room
7 TIPS FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO Printing FOR YOUR HOUSE
Over the past month I placed an objective to print some of might work and make use of it to beautify my home. As photographers, we invest our time and talents to build up our skills so that finally we can create artwork! I like to think of images as the icing on the wedding cake. After all of the hard work, there's nothing more satisfying than experiencing your images in print and displayed as art!
Accent Decor For Living Room
Smaller artwork is better to come by, it's better to store and it's generally cheaper - so most folks have much 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 of the wall membrane around a piece of art as part of the art. You want it to be always a natural extension of what's there. When the art's too small, it will be stressed by the emptiness and go away - and it will give off a timid and helpless vibe. If it's too big, it will feel like a huge wearing too-small trousers - also wii look.
For large areas, there are several alternatives: the foremost is simply looking for greater pieces of art. The second is to choose something that's not a framed image (more about this below). And the third is to use several works of art in combination with each other, to produce a larger piece.
With high ceilings and large surfaces, a small piece of artwork above the bed 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 foundation simply wasn't going to slice it. I needed something bigger.
Choose a Kind of Skill That Works
Art work isn't simply a framed print out or poster. There are quite a few other decorative choices you may make. For instance, buying a wall-mounted shelf and putting figurines or vases onto it can be considered a great way to decorate a more substantial space using collectibles that you already have. Or, getting aggregate decor to take up a more substantial space could work well, such as this Umbra Wallflower place - check out their site for additional options.
Other options include mounting ornamental plates in a row, adding a large mirror 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 structure, it's okay to believe outside the package. A big framed picture is usually the least interesting (and often priciest) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I decided to go with three 16"x20" framed images - reasonably orthodox.)
When using a assortment of different coloured and textured structures, choose dark-colored and white images to keep them from looking cluttered. Black colored & white images can also give the display a far more unified look. I needed my pal Kristen from Studio room7 HOME DESIGN help me choose ornamental frames & art work for a tiny gallery wall in my own entry.
This is a wall that could normally go un-noticed. I needed to turn it into a center point. I held all my images in dark-colored & white except the family photo in the center. The target was to draw the eye there first, then to the black & white images in the exterior frames. In the same way as effective would be to choose vibrant images for sound black casings or solid white framessuch as this wall membrane, also created by my friend Kristen.
Choose larger sized prints and canvases for areas where you can view them across the room. What's the point in producing small 4x6's and 5x7's if you cannot see them if you don't walk up to them?
The prints on my mantel would have to be big (at least 16x20) in order to enjoy them from across the room. The best is a 22x27 inch size. I actually might well have ended up bigger for the space available, but I didn't want to protect the decorative trim-work of the complete mantel. So, definitely, consider the area you are filling up when deciding how big you can go.
I also chose a more timeless, creative image of my children walking, rather an enormous portrait in our faces. This was an individual decision when i was taking a more artistic believe that travelled with the style and colors of the room. Even though our faces stay unseen, we are incredibly well displayed by the composition in the image as well as in the close up of the youngsters in the image next to it.
Way too many portraits around your home? Try converting some of your images into art using the Waterlogue app! That is a good way to use your images, but give them some other look. My home design friend recommends displaying 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 a good example of an image turned into art using the Waterlogue app. (Image by Liz Behm)
Choose photos to display that were used that one room of your house. For example, food picture taking in the kitchen, lifestyle images in the living room, bath images of your kids in the tub displayed in the toilet, and much more personal photographs in the bed room.
The other day I made a decision I had a need to fill the area above a doorway in my own kitchen with some food images.
Considerations I made before I took the images:
How much space I had a need to fill and how many images.
Appropriate size to the space.
The style/colors that would go well in my own kitchen.
How those images would look from over the room.
Because I couldn't go bigger than a 10x10, I thought we would use my macro lens and tried to capture close-up textures of the fruits vs. a far more styled shot with atmosphere that could be harder to see from across the room.
Edit your photographs to complement the style of the space it will be in. For instance, light and airy, abundant with color & compare, black & white, etc. Also, if you are showing images alongside one another, edit them side by side in your editing program to be sure they combine well and the color is constant from image to image.
I did so this with my fruit images. I transferred them around in Photoshop to help me visualize how they might look hung. I separated the blueberry image (typically blue) and the grapefruit (blue track record) with the yellow pineapple in the middle so each image would stick out and look well balanced next to one another.