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5 Tips to ASSIST YOU TO Choose Perfect Wall membrane Fine art for Large Spaces
Given that you're a pleased home owner, it is time to deck your walls with fine art that demonstrates you. Your newfound soaring ceilings and open up floor plan can feel a little clear without something to brighten the wall space. Setting up a cohesive feel is absolutely important, so it could require purchasing some additional items to complement the fine art you already own.
Listed below are five things to consider when choosing (or repurposing) fine art for your new large spaces, plus a couple of case-studies from my own home.
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Think About Size
Smaller artwork is much easier to come across, it's simpler 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. But in an expansive room with high ceilings? Not so much.
Think of the wall membrane around a piece of art as part of the art. You want it to be always a natural expansion of what's there. In case the art's too small, it'll be overwhelmed by the emptiness and go away - and it'll give off a timid and helpless vibe. Whether it's too big, it'll feel like a huge wearing too-small pants - also not a good look.
For large spaces, there are several alternatives: the first is simply looking for greater pieces of art. The second is to choose something that's not a framed image (more about that below). And the 3rd is to use several pieces 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 foundation simply won't do.
For example, in my own home, the bedroom (pictured above) has vaulted ceilings that reach 17 legs in height. A little dinky framed thing above the foundation simply wasn't going to lower it. I needed something bigger.
Choose a Kind of Artwork That Works
Fine art isn't just a framed print out or poster. There are quite a few other decorative choices you can make. For example, 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 already have. Or, getting aggregate adornments to take up a more substantial space can work well, like this Umbra Wallflower placed - check out their site to get more detailed options.
Other choices include mounting ornamental plates in a row, adding a large reflection or using decals - which can be surprisingly hip and often look good. Check out WallPops!, for a few ideas.
When deciding what you would like to put on a wall membrane, it's okay to think outside the field. A big framed picture is usually the least interesting (and frequently priciest) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I decided to go with three 16"x20" framed designs - fairly orthodox.)
When by using a collection of different colored and textured frames, choose dark and white images to keep them from looking cluttered. Dark & white images can also give the display a more unified look. I had my friend Kristen from Studio room7 HOME DESIGN help me choose ornamental frames & art for a small gallery wall in my entry.
This is a wall that could normally go un-noticed. I wanted to turn it into a focal point. I stored all my images in dark-colored & white except the family photo in the guts. The goal was to sketch the eye there first, then to the black & white images in the outer frames. In the same way as effective would be to choose colourful images for stable black structures or sturdy white framessuch as this wall structure, also created by my pal Kristen.
Choose larger size prints and canvases for areas where you can view them over the room. What's the idea in stamping small 4x6's and 5x7's if you cannot see them unless you 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 some may be a 22x27 in . size. I actually would have gone bigger for the space available, but I didn't want to protect the ornamental trim-work of the whole mantel. So, definitely, take into consideration the space you are filling when deciding what size you can go.
I also opt for more timeless, creative image of my family walking, rather a huge portrait in our faces. This is a personal decision as I was going for a more artistic believe that gone with the style and colors of the area. Even though our faces continue to be unseen, we are very well represented by the structure in the image as well as in the up close of the youngsters in the image next to it.
Way too many portraits all over your home? Try switching some of your images into art using the Waterlogue app! That is a good way to use your images, but provide them with a different look. My home design friend recommends displaying artwork or still life/food in your kitchen, somewhat than portraits. A graphic converted through this application might be considered a good substitute. Here's an example of an image turned into fine art using the Waterlogue app. (Image by Liz Behm)
Choose photos to display that were used that particular room of your home. For example, food photography in your kitchen, lifestyle images in the living room, bath images of your kids in the tub shown in the bathroom, and much more personal photos in the bedroom.
The other day I chosen I had a need to fill the space above a doorway in my kitchen with some food images.
Considerations I created before I required the images:
Just how much space I had a need to fill and just how many images.
Appropriate size with the space.
The style/colors that could go well in my kitchen.
How those images would look from over the room.
Because I couldn't go bigger when compared to a 10x10, I chose to use my macro lens and tried to capture close-up textures of the super fruit vs. a more styled shot with atmosphere that could be harder to see from across the room.
Edit your images to match the design of the space it'll be in. For instance, light and airy, rich in color & contrast, dark-colored & white, etc. Also, if you are showing images alongside one another, edit them side by side in your editing and enhancing program to be sure they combine well and the colour is constant from image to image.
I did so this with my berries images. I moved them around in Photoshop to help me visualize how they would look hung. I segregated the blueberry image (largely blue) and the grapefruit (blue background) with the yellowish pineapple in the centre so each image would stand out and look balanced next to one another.