Diy Wall Decor With Pictures
7 METHODS FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO Printing FOR YOUR HOME
Within the last month I established an objective to print some of my work and make use of it to decorate my home. As photographers, we spend our time and abilities to develop our skills so that in the end we can create artwork! I like to think of images as the icing on the wedding cake. After all of the hard work, there's nothing more rewarding than finding your images on the net and exhibited as art!
Diy Wall Decor With Pictures
Smaller artwork is much easier to come across, it's better to store and it's generally cheaper - so most people 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 bit of art as part of the art. You want to buy to be always a natural expansion of what's there. When the art's too small, it'll be overwhelmed by the emptiness and go away - and it will produce a timid and helpless vibe. If it's too big, it'll feel like a huge wearing too-small shorts - also wii look.
For large spots, there are several solutions: the foremost is simply looking for bigger works of art. The second 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 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 bed room (pictured above) has vaulted ceilings that reach 17 toes in height. Just a little dinky framed thing above the foundation 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 printing or poster. There are quite additional decorative choices you may make. For example, buying a wall-mounted shelf and putting figurines or vases onto it can be a great way to decorate a larger space using collectibles that you curently have. Or, getting aggregate accessories to take up a more substantial space can work well, like this Umbra Wallflower place - check out their site for more options.
Other options include mounting attractive plates in a row, adding a large reflection or using decals - which are surprisingly hip and frequently look good. Check out WallPops!, for some ideas.
When deciding what you want to put up a wall structure, it's okay to believe outside the box. A large framed picture is usually the least interesting (and often priciest) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I chose three 16"x20" framed designs - pretty orthodox.)
Keep Coloring at heart
What color is the furniture in the area? How about the wall? Think about accent pillows? Each one of these things matter and the fine art (and framing) should match the color of the area around it. While this can be confusing, the results will be much better when everything is coordinated. Not matchy-matchy automatically, but of the same color family and feel.
In my own bedroom, for example, I select three floral prints with softer hues that are presented by the Wythe Blue of the wall, while the frames are dark timber, matching the colour of the headboard and lampshades.
The floral prints are of the same color family as the wall membrane and quilt, while the casings match the solid wood of the headboard.
Don't Forget the Frame
If you opt to hang a graphic, the frame should complement both the d?cor of the room and the colouring and style of the piece itself. You can also need to choose if you want matting or not - while matting can improve the wall size of a smaller piece, be skeptical of allowing a printing to drown in its border. Generally speaking, smaller portions with very large matting only be successful if the image is very simple and visible from afar. If someone needs to peer close up at a piece to understand it, extensive matting is a no-no.
For the frame material, there are several choices. A wood body with a carved design can have a good shabby-chic feel, particularly if it's been painted. For a right vintage look, plain dark wood frames work great. If you want a modernist or contemporary vibe, material or black casings are the way to go.
Also, if you like lively d?cor, avoid being reluctant to go with a bright-colored shape, particularly if the surrounding needs a pop and your color choice complements another accent in the area.
LOWER COSTS WHERE YOU ARE ABLE TO
If you're going with a print out, framing can be expensive. Keep costs down by only using prints that easily fit into standard-sized frames, which are much cheaper than custom structures. You can also look for classic frames at garage and house sales and then work backward, filling in the photo once you've the frame.
Or, one of the benefits of a wall-mounted shelf or other unorthodox design is having less body - that can often be a big cost benefits. There tend to be creative workarounds. The business Wellmade offers Gallery STiiCKs that can frame any poster on two edges for a small percentage of what traditional framing costs - that's what I select for my three prints above the bed.
There are also companies that printing photographs onto canvas or hardwood - and that don't need a frame in any way. If you are a shutterbug and also have some great pictures you'd like to hang, this might be your chance. Shutterfly offers this service, for example, and you can often find half-off deals.
For my dining room (pictured above), which also offers high ceilings and blends right into the living room, I put two images made and chose a custom size for each that fit the wall-space flawlessly. Because I'm a deal-hunter, the put together pair cost less than $100 - about the price tag on getting one large-ish poster custom framed.
Deciding on the best 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, colouring, framing and cost of what you would like. And get enthusiasm from the web and beyond - sites like Houzz can provide you great ideas, as can home d?cor magazines, or even just shopping at home goods stores and viewing how they have their showrooms set up.
The key is visualizing the thing you need before you have it and then patiently working toward finding the right art at the right cost for your space. Don't dash things - Rome wasn't built-in a day, as well as your home won't be decorated per day. But when your home is fully decorated, it will look fabulous!