Door Decorations For College Students
7 TIPS FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO Print out FOR YOUR HOME
Over the past month I arranged an objective to print a few of might work and use it to enhance my home. As photography lovers, we commit our time and talents to develop our skills so that in the end we can create artwork! I love to think of prints as the icing on the cake. After all the hard work, there's nothing more rewarding than finding your images in print and exhibited as art!
Door Decorations For College Students
Smaller artwork is better to come across, it's much easier to store and it's generally cheaper - so most folks have far more small products, 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 of the wall structure around a piece of art as part of the art. You want it to be always a natural extension of what's there. When the art's too small, it'll be stressed by the emptiness and go away - and it will produce a timid and helpless vibe. If it's too big, it will feel like a giant wearing too-small slacks - also wii look.
For large spaces, there are several alternatives: the foremost is simply looking for greater works of art. The second is to choose something that isn't 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 walls, a small little bit 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 feet 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 Skill That Works
Fine art isn't simply a framed print or poster. There are quite additional decorative choices you can make. For example, buying a wall-mounted shelf and putting figurines or vases on it can be considered a great way to decorate a more substantial space using collectibles that you curently have. Or, getting aggregate decor to take up a larger space could work well, such as this Umbra Wallflower set - check out their site for more options.
Other choices include mounting attractive plates in a row, putting up a large mirror 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 structure, it's okay to think outside the box. A big framed picture is usually the least interesting (and frequently most expensive) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I chose three 16"x20" framed images - pretty orthodox.)
Keep Coloring in Mind
What color is the furniture in the area? What about the wall? How about accent pillows? All these things matter and the skill (and framing) should match the coloring of the space around it. While this can be tough, 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 chose three floral prints with softer hues that are presented by the Wythe Blue of the wall, while the casings are dark lumber, matching the color of the headboard and lampshades.
The floral designs are of the same color family as the wall and quilt, while the frames match the timber of the headboard.
Don't Forget the Frame
If you choose to hang an image, the shape should complement both d?cor of the area and the color and design of the piece itself. You'll also need to choose if you need matting or not - while matting can improve the wall membrane size of an inferior piece, be skeptical of allowing a print to drown in its boundary. In most cases, smaller parts with very large matting only do well if the image is simple and visible from afar. If someone needs to peer close up at a bit to understand it, comprehensive matting is a no-no.
For the frame material, there are many choices. A wood framework with a carved design can have a nice shabby-chic feel, particularly if it's been coated. For a in a straight line vintage look, simply dark wood frames work great. If you want a modernist or modern-day vibe, material or black casings are the strategy to use.
Also, if you want vibrant d?cor, avoid being fearful to go with a bright-colored frame, particularly if the family room needs a pop and your color choice fits another highlight in the area.
LOWER COSTS WHERE YOU ARE ABLE TO
If you're going with a printing, framing can be costly. Lower costs by only using images that easily fit into standard-sized frames, which are significantly cheaper than custom casings. You can even look for retro frames at car port and house sales and then work backward, completing the photo after you have the frame.
Or, one of the benefits of a wall-mounted shelf or other unorthodox decoration is having less shape - that can often be a big cost benefits. There are often creative workarounds. The business Wellmade offers Gallery STiiCKs that can structure any poster on two sides for a fraction of what traditional framing costs - that's what I select for my three images above the bed.
There's also companies that printing photos onto canvas or real wood - and that don't need a frame in any way. If you are a shutterbug and have some great pics you would like to hang, this might be your chance. Shutterfly offers this service, for example, and you could often find half-off discounts.
For my dining room (pictured above), which also has high ceilings and mixes right into the living room, I had developed two prints made and opt for custom size for every that fit the wall-space properly. Because I'm a deal-hunter, the blended pair cost a lower amount than $100 - about the price tag on getting one large-ish poster custom framed.
Choosing the right art for a sizable space isn't easy - but it can be done invest the the time to really plan out what you need. Think through the scale, type, coloring, framing and cost of what you would like. And get ideas from the internet and beyond - sites like Houzz can provide you great ideas, as can home d?cor publications, or even just shopping at home goods stores and finding the way they have their showrooms setup.
The key is visualizing what you need before you own it and then patiently working toward finding the right skill at the right cost for your space. Don't dash things - Rome wasn't built-in a day, and your home will not be decorated per day. But when your property is fully decorated, it will look fabulous!