Aqua Living Room Decorating Ideas
7 APPROACHES FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO PRINT FOR YOUR HOUSE
Within the last month I set a goal to print some of might work and make use of it to enhance my home. As photography lovers, we spend our time and abilities to develop our skills so that finally we can create works of art! I like to think of prints as the icing on the cake. After all of the hard work, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing your images on the net and displayed as art!
Aqua Living Room Decorating Ideas
Think About Size
Smaller artwork is much easier to come across, it's easier 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. But in an expansive room with high ceilings? Not really much.
Think of the wall around a bit of art as part of the art. You want to buy to be always a natural extension of what's there. In the event the art's too small, it'll be stressed by the emptiness and fade away - and it will give off a timid and helpless vibe. Whether it's too big, it'll feel like a giant wearing too-small shorts - also wii look.
For large places, there are several alternatives: the first is simply looking for larger pieces of art. The second is to choose something that's not a framed image (more about that below). And the 3rd is by using several pieces of art in combination with each other, to make 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 home, the bed room (pictured above) has vaulted ceilings that reach 17 foot in height. Just a little dinky framed thing above the foundation simply wasn't going to lower it. I needed something bigger.
Choose a Kind of Art work That Works
Fine art isn't just a framed print or poster. There are very additional decorative choices you may make. For instance, buying a wall-mounted shelf and placing figurines or vases on it can be a smart way to decorate a more substantial space using collectibles that you curently have. Or, getting aggregate adornments to take up a more substantial space could work well, such as this Umbra Wallflower establish - check out their site to get more detailed options.
Other alternatives include mounting ornamental plates in a row, putting up a large reflection or using decals - that happen to be surprisingly hip and frequently look good. Have a look at WallPops!, for a few ideas.
When deciding what you want to put on a wall membrane, it's okay to think outside the package. A big framed picture is often the least interesting (and often most expensive) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I chose three 16"x20" framed images - rather orthodox.)
When by using a collection of different coloured and textured frames, choose black and white images to keep them from looking cluttered. Black colored & white images can also give the display a far more unified look. I had formed my friend Kristen from Studio room7 HOME DESIGN help me choose attractive frames & fine art for a tiny gallery wall in my entry.
This is a wall that would normally go un-noticed. I wanted to carefully turn it into a center point. I maintained all my images in black & white except the family picture in the center. The goal was to pull the attention there first, then to the dark & white images in the external frames. In the same way as effective is always to choose colourful images for solid black structures or sound 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 over the room. What's the point in printing small 4x6's and 5x7's if you cannot see them if you don't walk up to them?
The designs on my mantel needed to be big (at least 16x20) in order to enjoy them from over the room. The top one is a 22x27 in . size. I actually could have gone bigger for the space available, but I didn't want to repay the ornamental trim-work of the complete mantel. So, obviously, take into consideration the space you are filling up when deciding what size you can go.
I also opt for more timeless, creative image of my children walking, rather an enormous portrait of your faces. This was an individual decision as I was taking a more artistic feel that gone with the style and colors of the room. Despite the fact that our faces stay unseen, we are very well symbolized by the structure in the image as well as in the close up of the kids in the image next to it.
Way too many portraits all over your home? Try changing a few of your images into fine art using the Waterlogue app! This is a sensible way to use your images, but provide them with a different look. My home design friend recommends exhibiting art or still life/food in your kitchen, rather than portraits. An image converted through this app might be considered a good solution. Here's an example of an image converted into artwork using the Waterlogue app. (Image by Liz Behm)
Choose photos to show that were taken in that one room of your house. For example, food photography in your kitchen, lifestyle images in the family room, bath images of your kids in the tub exhibited in the bathroom, and more personal photos in the bed room.
The other day I determined I had a need to fill the area above a doorway in my kitchen with some food images.
Considerations I made before I took the images:
How much space I needed to fill and how many images.
Appropriate size for the space.
The style/colors that would go well in my kitchen.
How those images would look from across the room.
Because I couldn't go bigger when compared to a 10x10, I chose to use my macro zoom lens and tried to capture close-up textures of the fruit vs. a more styled shot with atmosphere that might be harder to see from across the room.
Edit your photographs to complement the style of the space it'll be in. For instance, light and airy, abundant with color & contrast, black & white, etc. Also, if you are displaying images along, edit them side by side in your editing and enhancing program to ensure they mix well and the color is consistent from image to image.
I did this with my berries images. I relocated them around in Photoshop to help me imagine how they might look hung. I segregated the blueberry image (generally blue) and the grapefruit (blue qualifications) with the yellow pineapple in the centre so each image would stick out and look well-balanced next to each other.