Dr Seuss Baby Shower Table Decorations
7 TECHNIQUES FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO Printing FOR YOUR HOUSE
Over the past month I placed an objective to print some of my work and make use of it to enhance my home. As professional photographers, we make investments our time and skills to build up 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 satisfying than seeing your images in print and displayed as art!
Dr Seuss Baby Shower Table Decorations
Think About Size
Smaller artwork is much easier to come by, it's 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 really much.
Think about the wall structure around a piece of art within the art. You want to buy to be a natural extension of what's there. If the art's too small, it will be overwhelmed by the emptiness and vanish - and it'll give off a timid and helpless vibe. If it's too big, it'll feel like a huge wearing too-small slacks - also wii look.
For large spots, there are several solutions: the first is simply looking for bigger pieces of art. The second reason is to choose something that's not a framed image (more about this below). And the third is to use several works of art in combination with one another, to produce a larger piece.
With high ceilings and large wall space, 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 heading to slice it. I needed something bigger.
Choose a Type of Art That Works
Fine art isn't only a framed print out or poster. There are very additional decorative choices you can make. For example, buying a wall-mounted shelf and adding figurines or vases onto it can be considered a smart way to decorate a larger space using collectibles that you curently have. Or, getting aggregate decorations to take up a more substantial space can work well, like this Umbra Wallflower place - check out their site for additional options.
Other alternatives include mounting decorative plates in a row, putting up a large reflection or using decals - that happen to be surprisingly hip and frequently look good. Have a look at WallPops!, for some ideas.
When deciding what you would like to put on a wall structure, it's okay to believe outside the box. A big framed picture is usually the least interesting (and frequently priciest) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I select three 16"x20" framed designs - fairly orthodox.)
When by using a collection of different colored and textured casings, choose black and white images to keep them from looking cluttered. African american & white images can also supply the display a more unified look. I needed my friend Kristen from Studio room7 HOME DESIGN help me choose attractive frames & art work for a small gallery wall in my entry.
This was a wall that would normally go un-noticed. I wanted to turn it into a center point. I kept all my images in dark-colored & white except the family photo in the center. The target was to draw the eye there first, then to the dark & white images in the external frames. Likewise as effective is always to choose brilliant images for sound black structures or solid white framessuch as this wall structure, also designed by my friend Kristen.
Choose larger sized prints and canvases for areas where you can view them over the room. What's the idea in producing small 4x6's and 5x7's if you can't see them unless you walk up to them?
The designs on my mantel would have to be big (at least 16x20) in order to take pleasure from them from across the room. The best one is a 22x27 inch size. I actually could have removed bigger for the space available, but I didn't want to protect the decorative trim-work of the entire mantel. So, definitely, take into consideration the space you are filling up when deciding what size you can go.
I also chose a more timeless, creative image of my family walking, rather an enormous portrait of the faces. This is a personal decision as I was going for a more artistic feel that proceeded to go with the style and colors of the area. Even though our faces continue to be unseen, we are incredibly well displayed by the structure in the image as well as in the close up of the kids in the image next to it.
Too many portraits around your home? Try changing some of your images into art work using the Waterlogue app! This is a sensible way to use your images, but provide them with another look. My interior design friend recommends displaying artwork or still life/food in your kitchen, rather than portraits. An image converted through this application might be a good option. 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 house. For instance, food photography in the kitchen, lifestyle images in the family room, bath images of your kids in the tub exhibited in the bathroom, and more personal photos in the bedroom.
The other day I made a decision I had a need to fill the area above a doorway in my kitchen with some food images.
Considerations I made before I needed the images:
How much space I needed to fill and just how many images.
Appropriate size for that space.
The style/colors that could go well in my own kitchen.
How those images would look from across the room.
Because I couldn't go bigger than a 10x10, I thought we would use my macro zoom lens and tried to capture close-up textures of the fruit vs. a more styled shot with atmosphere that could be harder to see from across the room.
Edit your images to complement the design of the space it'll be in. For instance, light and airy, abundant with color & distinction, black & white, etc. Also, if you are displaying images along, edit them hand and hand in your editing program to make sure they combine well and the colour is steady from image to image.
I did this with my super fruit images. I moved them around in Photoshop to help me imagine how they might look hung. I separated the blueberry image (mostly blue) and the grapefruit (blue record) with the yellowish pineapple in the middle so each image would stick out and look well balanced next to one another.