Door Decoration To Announce Arrival Of Baby
7 TRICKS FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO Printing FOR YOUR HOME
Over the past month I established a goal to print some of might work and put it to use to enhance my home. As photographers, we spend our time and abilities to develop our skills so that ultimately we can create works of art! I like to think of designs as the icing on the cake. After all of the hard work, there is nothing more worthwhile than viewing your images in print and shown as art!
Door Decoration To Announce Arrival Of Baby
Think About Size
Smaller artwork is much easier to come by, it's simpler 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. However in an expansive room with high ceilings? Not really much.
Think of the wall structure around a piece of art within the art. You want it to be a natural extension of what's there. When the art's too small, it'll be overcome by the emptiness and vanish - and it will give off a timid and helpless vibe. If it's too big, it will feel like a giant wearing too-small trousers - also not a good look.
For large spots, there are several solutions: the foremost is simply looking for larger works of art. The second is to choose something that's not 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 wall space, a small piece of artwork above the foundation simply won't do.
As an 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 bed simply wasn't heading to trim it. I needed something bigger.
Choose a Kind of Art work That Works
Art work isn't simply a framed print out or poster. There are quite a few other decorative choices you can make. For instance, buying a wall-mounted shelf and putting figurines or vases on it can be considered a great way to decorate a larger space using collectibles that you curently have. Or, getting aggregate designs to take up a more substantial space can work well, like this Umbra Wallflower placed - check out their site for more options.
Other alternatives include mounting decorative plates in a row, adding a large reflection or using decals - which are surprisingly hip and often look good. Have a look at WallPops!, for some ideas.
When deciding what you want to put on a wall, it's okay to think outside the box. A big framed picture is usually the least interesting (and often most expensive) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I decided three 16"x20" framed images - fairly orthodox.)
When utilizing a collection of different colored and textured casings, choose dark and white images to keep them from looking cluttered. Black colored & white images can also supply the display a far more unified look. I needed my friend Kristen from Studio room7 HOME DESIGN help me choose attractive frames & skill for a tiny gallery wall in my own entry.
This was a wall that would normally go un-noticed. I needed to carefully turn it into a focal point. I placed all my images in dark-colored & white except the family picture in the center. The target was to pull the attention there first, then to the dark & white images in the outside frames. Likewise as effective would be to choose multi-colored images for sound black structures or sound white framessuch as this wall, also created by my pal Kristen.
Choose larger size designs and canvases for areas where you can see them over the room. What's the idea in stamping small 4x6's and 5x7's if you cannot see them if you don't 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 big the first is a 22x27 inches size. I actually may have absent bigger for the area available, but I didn't want to protect the attractive trim-work of the entire mantel. So, clearly, consider 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 the faces. This is a personal decision when i was going for a more artistic feel that travelled with the style and colors of the area. Even though our faces continue to be unseen, we are very well symbolized by the composition 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 a few of your images into art using the Waterlogue app! That is a sensible way to use your images, but provide them with some other look. My interior design friend recommends showing skill or still life/food in your kitchen, somewhat than portraits. A graphic changed through this software might be a good substitute. Here's an example of an image converted into 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, plus more personal images in the bedroom.
The other day I decided I needed 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 needed to fill and how many images.
Appropriate size for that 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 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 example, light and airy, abundant with color & contrast, black & white, etc. Also, if you are showing images together, edit them side by side in your editing and enhancing program to make sure they mix well and the color is steady from image to image.
I did so this with my berries images. I moved them around in Photoshop to help me imagine how they would look hung. I segregated the blueberry image (usually blue) and the grapefruit (blue track record) with the yellowish pineapple in the middle so each image would stand out and look balanced next to one another.