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5 Tips to Help You Choose Perfect Wall membrane Art work for Large Spaces
Given that you're a proud home owner, it's time to deck your walls with art that reflects you. Your newfound soaring ceilings and open up floor plan can feel just a little vacant without something to brighten the surfaces. Making a cohesive feel is very important, so it could require purchasing some additional pieces to supplement the fine art you already own.
Here are five things to consider whenever choosing (or repurposing) skill for your new large spaces, along with a handful of case-studies from my very own home.
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Smaller artwork is better to come by, it's simpler to store and it's really generally cheaper - so most people have much more small products, which works great if you have a snug bedroom, or a cramped hallway. However in an expansive room with high ceilings? Not so much.
Think about the wall around a piece of art as part of the art. You want it to be a natural extension of what's there. In case the art's too small, it'll be overwhelmed by the emptiness and vanish - and it'll produce a timid and helpless vibe. Whether it's too big, it will feel like a huge wearing too-small shorts - also wii look.
For large areas, there are several alternatives: the foremost is simply looking for much larger works of art. The second is to choose something that isn't a framed image (more about that below). And the 3rd is to use several works of art in combination with each other, to produce a larger piece.
With high ceilings and large walls, a small little bit of artwork above the bed simply won't do.
For example, in my own home, the bedroom (pictured above) has vaulted ceilings that reach 17 toes in height. A little dinky framed thing above the foundation simply wasn't heading to slice it. I needed something bigger.
Choose a Kind of Art That Works
Art work isn't only a framed print out or poster. There are very a few other decorative choices you can make. For example, buying a wall-mounted shelf and placing figurines or vases on it can be a great way to decorate a more substantial space using collectibles that you curently have. Or, getting aggregate decorations to take up a larger space can work well, like this Umbra Wallflower set - check out their site to get more options.
Other choices include mounting attractive plates in a row, putting up a large reflection or using decals - that are surprisingly hip and frequently look good. Check out WallPops!, for a few ideas.
When deciding what you would like to put on a wall, it's okay to think outside the package. A large framed picture is often the least interesting (and frequently priciest) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I selected three 16"x20" framed designs - quite orthodox.)
Keep Coloring at heart
What color is the furniture in the room? How about the wall? Think about accent pillows? All these things subject and the artwork (and framing) should match the color of the area around it. While this can be difficult, the results will be far better when everything is coordinated. Not matchy-matchy always, but of the same color family and feel.
In my own bedroom, for example, I selected three floral prints with softer hues that are brought out by the Wythe Blue of the wall structure, while the frames are dark hardwood, matching the colour of the headboard and lampshades.
The floral prints are of the same color family as the wall and quilt, as the frames match the timber of the headboard.
REMEMBER the Frame
If you opt to hang a graphic, the frame should complement both the d?cor of the room and the coloring and style of the piece itself. You will also need to choose if you need matting or not - while matting can increase the wall size of an inferior piece, be skeptical of allowing a print out to drown in its border. Generally speaking, smaller bits with very large matting only be successful if the image is simple and obvious from afar. If someone needs to peer close up at a bit to understand it, comprehensive matting is a no-no.
As 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 colored. For a upright vintage look, simply dark wood casings work great. If you want a modernist or contemporary vibe, steel or black casings are the way to go.
Also, if you want vibrant d?cor, you shouldn't be frightened to go with a bright-colored shape, particularly if the room requires a pop and your color choice complements another highlight in the space.
LOWER COSTS Where You Can
If you're going with a print, framing can be expensive. Keep costs down by only using designs that fit in standard-sized frames, that happen to be much cheaper than custom frames. You can even look for antique frames at storage and real estate sales and then work backward, completing the photo after you have the frame.
Or, one of the benefits of a wall-mounted shelf or other unorthodox adornment is having less body - that can frequently be a big cost benefits. There tend to be creative workarounds. The company Wellmade offers Gallery STiiCKs that can shape any poster on two sides for a fraction of what traditional framing costs - that's what I selected for my three designs above the bed.
There's also companies that print images onto canvas or wood - and this don't need a frame by any means. If you are a shutterbug and have some great pictures you'd like to hang, this might be your chance. Shutterfly offers this service, for example, and you could often find half-off deals.
For my dining room (pictured above), which also offers high ceilings and mixes directly into the living room, I had formed two images made and opt for custom size for every single that fit the wall-space wonderfully. Because I'm a deal-hunter, the blended pair cost less than $100 - about the price tag on getting one large-ish poster custom framed.
Choosing the right 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, coloring, framing and cost of what you want. And get ideas from the internet and beyond - sites like Houzz can give you great ideas, as can home d?cor magazines, or even just shopping at home goods stores and viewing how they have their showrooms setup.
The key is visualizing what you need before you have it and then patiently working toward discovering the right artwork at the right cost for your space. Don't hurry things - Rome wasn't built-in a day, and your home won't be decorated per day. But when your property is fully decorated, it'll look fabulous!