Craft Ideas For Fall Decorating
5 Tips to Help You Choose Perfect Wall structure Skill for Large Spaces
Given that you're a proud home owner, it is time to deck your wall space with skill that shows you. Your newfound soaring ceilings and open floor plan can feel just a little empty without something to brighten the wall space. Developing a cohesive feel is really important, so it could require purchasing some additional pieces to supplement the artwork you already own.
Here are five things to consider whenever choosing (or repurposing) art work for your new large spaces, plus a couple of case-studies from my own home.
Craft Ideas For Fall Decorating
Smaller artwork is better to come by, it's easier 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 so much.
Think about the wall around a bit of art within the art. You want it to be a natural extension of what's there. In case the art's too small, it will be stressed by the emptiness and go away - and it'll give off 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 first is simply looking for much larger 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 one another, to produce a larger piece.
With high ceilings and large wall surfaces, a small piece of artwork above the foundation simply won't do.
For example, in my home, the bed room (pictured above) has vaulted ceilings that reach 17 ft in height. Just a little dinky framed thing above the bed simply wasn't going to lower it. I needed something bigger.
Choose a Type of Fine art That Works
Art work isn't simply a framed print or poster. There are quite a few other decorative choices you can make. For example, buying a wall-mounted shelf and placing figurines or vases onto it can be considered a smart way to decorate a more substantial space using collectibles that you curently have. Or, getting aggregate designs to take up a larger space could work well, such as this Umbra Wallflower establish - 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 happen to be surprisingly hip and frequently look good. Check out WallPops!, for a few ideas.
When deciding what you want to put on a wall, it's okay to believe outside the package. A big framed picture is often the least interesting (and frequently most expensive) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I chose three 16"x20" framed designs - rather 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 more unified look. I needed my pal Kristen from Studio room7 Interior Design help me choose ornamental frames & artwork for a tiny gallery wall in my entry.
This is a wall that could normally go un-noticed. I needed to turn it into a center point. I maintained all my images in dark-colored & white except the family image in the guts. The goal was to bring the attention there first, then to the dark & white images in the outside frames. Similarly as effective is always to choose colorful images for sturdy black casings or sound white framessuch as this wall, also designed by my pal Kristen.
Choose larger size designs 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 can't see them unless you walk up to them?
The images on my mantel would have to be big (at least 16x20) in order to take pleasure from them from over the room. The top is a 22x27 inches size. I actually might have eliminated bigger for the area available, but I didn't want to hide the decorative trim-work of the entire mantel. So, certainly, take into consideration the area you are filling up when deciding how big you can go.
I also opt for more timeless, creative image of my family walking, rather a huge portrait of your faces. This was a personal decision as I was going for a more artistic believe that travelled with the style and colors of the room. Despite the fact that our faces stay unseen, we are extremely well represented by the composition in the image as well as in the up close of the kids in the image next to it.
Too many portraits all over your home? Try switching some of your images into art using the Waterlogue app! That is a sensible way to use your images, but provide them with a new look. My home design friend recommends exhibiting art work or still life/food in your kitchen, somewhat than portraits. An image changed through this software might be a good substitute. Here's an 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 house. For instance, food picture taking in the kitchen, lifestyle images in the family room, bath images of your kids in the tub shown in the bathroom, plus more personal photographs in the bedroom.
The other day I made a decision I needed to fill the area above a doorway in my own kitchen with some food images.
Considerations I made before I got the images:
How much space I needed to fill and just how many images.
Appropriate size for your 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 zoom lens and tried to fully capture close-up textures of the berries vs. a far more styled shot with atmosphere that could be harder to see from over the room.
Edit your photos to complement the style of the space it will be in. For instance, light and airy, abundant with color & distinction, black & white, etc. Also, if you are showing images collectively, edit them hand and hand in your editing program to ensure they mix well and the color is consistent from image to image.
I did so this with my fruit images. I migrated them around in Photoshop to help me visualize how they might look hung. I segregated the blueberry image (mainly blue) and the grapefruit (blue backdrop) with the yellowish pineapple in the middle so each image would stand out and look balanced next to one another.