Black And Grey Living Room Decor Ideas
5 Tips to ASSIST YOU TO Choose Perfect Wall Art work for Large Spaces
Now that you're a pleased home owner, it's time to deck your wall space with art work that shows you. Your newfound soaring ceilings and wide open floor plan can feel just a little vacant without something to brighten the wall surfaces. Making a cohesive feel is really important, so it could require purchasing some additional pieces to complement the skill you already own.
Listed below are five things to consider when choosing (or repurposing) fine art for your brand-new large spaces, plus a handful of case-studies from my very own home.
Black And Grey Living Room Decor Ideas
Smaller artwork is simpler to come by, it's simpler to store and it's generally cheaper - so most folks 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 about the wall structure around a bit of art as part of the art. You want it to be a natural extension of what's there. If the art's too small, it will be confused by the emptiness and disappear - and it'll give off a timid and helpless vibe. If it's too big, it will feel like a huge wearing too-small slacks - also not a good look.
For large places, there are several alternatives: the foremost is simply looking for larger works of art. The second reason is to choose something that isn't a framed image (more about this below). And the 3rd is to use several works 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 legs in height. Just a little dinky framed thing above the foundation simply wasn't going to trim it. I needed something bigger.
Choose a Kind of Fine art That Works
Fine art isn't just a framed print or poster. There are very additional decorative choices you can make. For example, buying a wall-mounted shelf and adding figurines or vases onto it can be considered a great way to decorate a larger space using collectibles that you already have. Or, getting aggregate decor to take up a more substantial space could work well, like this Umbra Wallflower establish - check out their site for further options.
Other choices include mounting attractive plates in a row, putting up a large reflection or using decals - that are surprisingly hip and often look good. Have a look at WallPops!, for a few ideas.
When deciding what you want to put up a wall, it's okay to believe outside the pack. A large framed picture is often the least interesting (and often most expensive) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I chose three 16"x20" framed prints - pretty orthodox.)
When utilizing a collection of different coloured and textured frames, choose black and white images to keep them from looking cluttered. Dark & white images can also supply the display a far more unified look. I had my pal Kristen from Studio7 HOME DESIGN help me choose attractive frames & fine art for a tiny gallery wall in my own entry.
This is a wall that could normally go un-noticed. I wanted to carefully turn it into a focal point. I retained all my images in dark-colored & white except the family photo in the guts. The target was to bring the attention there first, then to the dark & white images in the external frames. In the same way as effective is always to choose vibrant images for sound black frames or solid white framessuch as this wall membrane, also created by my friend Kristen.
Choose larger size prints and canvases for areas where you can see them across the room. What's the point in producing small 4x6's and 5x7's if you can't see them if you don't walk up to them?
The prints on my mantel needed to be big (at least 16x20) in order to enjoy them from across the room. The big you are a 22x27 in . size. I actually would have removed bigger for the space available, but I didn't want to hide the decorative trim-work of the complete mantel. So, obviously, consider the area you are filling when deciding how big you can go.
I also chose a more timeless, artistic image of my children walking, rather an enormous portrait of the faces. This is an individual decision when i was going for a more artistic believe that went with the style and colors of the room. Even though our faces continue to be 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 switching a few of your images into art using the Waterlogue app! This is a sensible way to use your images, but give them an alternative look. My home design friend recommends exhibiting fine art or still life/food in your kitchen, rather than portraits. An image transformed through this application might be considered a good solution. Here's a good example of an image converted into skill using the Waterlogue app. (Image by Liz Behm)
Choose photos to display that were taken in that one room of your home. For example, food photography in the kitchen, lifestyle images in the living room, bath images of your children in the tub exhibited in the toilet, and much more personal photographs in the bed room.
The other day I made a decision I needed to fill the area above a doorway in my kitchen with some food images.
Considerations I made before I had taken the images:
How much space I had a need to fill and just 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 fully capture close-up textures of the berry vs. a far more styled shot with atmosphere that could be harder to see from over the room.
Edit your photos to complement the design of the space it'll be in. For instance, light and airy, rich in color & contrast, black & white, etc. Also, if you are exhibiting images mutually, 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 this with my berries images. I changed them around in Photoshop to help me imagine how they would look hung. I separated the blueberry image (typically blue) and the grapefruit (blue history) with the yellow pineapple in the middle so each image would stick out and look well balanced next to each other.