Fall Decor For Fireplace Mantel
7 TIPS FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO Print out FOR YOUR HOME
Within the last month I established an objective to print some of my work and put it to use to beautify my home. As professional photographers, we invest our time and abilities to develop our skills so that in the end we can create works of art! I love to think of prints as the icing on the cake. After all the hard work, there is nothing more satisfying than seeing your images on the net and displayed as art!
Fall Decor For Fireplace Mantel
4 tips to find the adornment for your home
The style must be defined because of your personality
It is true: our house talks for ourselves and sometimes we live so worried about the impression our house is going to make among our friends that we neglect that, before anything, it is our home, our most private space.
Because of this, looking for accessories for our home, we end buying things that we do not use. My first advice is to encourage you to find your own style. Do not get confused: you don't have to follow a development because it shows up in decor mags. To begin with, you have to love and accept yourself and how will you live. You must consider your home as a location which reflects your visual individuality: a representation of yourself, your personality and the consequence of your daily behaviors.
Often I wonder about which would be my interior beautification style. I like to see pictures of minimal houses, but I also get excited about spaces or apartments rentals. What it is true is that, actually, I wouldn't like to live in these houses because it wouldn't be comfortable to live my everyday life.
What I've done? I'm not getting frustrated ever again intending that my home follows a style or another and I've accepted that my home is similar to me. Sometimes, just a little crazy: I wish to have family or my kids photographs at perception and being surrounded by handmade items that I've found in stores, in second-hand market segments or online. For me, this details will be the ones that make my home cozy. Vegetation are also a essential necessity in my own home.
Last but not least: if your home is consistent with your personality, you would be also more pleased and would enjoy more every little point in time there.
Look for things that give you this feeling
Let yourself be guided because of your instinct. You will find objects that immediately get you and say something for you, awakening emotions within us. Personally, i think that being taken along for this sentiment is not risky.
For instance: I like to discover these little brands from creative people; I'm very sensitive to the delicacy of the imperfection and, because of that, their masterpieces are unique and ideal for me. I favor them alternatively than commercial products from big brands and stores and I really believe they make my house a wonderful home.
Also, if you buy objects that contain this emotional reference to you, this feeling will be transferred into your home: positive emotions that would surround you a large area of the day and would give you satisfaction, making your home your shelter.
When using a assortment of different coloured and textured casings, choose black and white images to keep them from looking cluttered. Dark colored & white images can also supply the display a far more unified look. I put my friend Kristen from Studio room7 HOME DESIGN help me choose decorative frames & art for a little gallery wall in my entry.
This is a wall that could normally go un-noticed. I needed to carefully turn it into a focal point. I retained all my images in dark & white except the family photo in the center. The target was to draw the attention there first, then to the dark & white images in the exterior frames. In the same way as effective is always to choose multi-colored images for sturdy black frames or stable white framessuch as this wall, also designed by my pal Kristen.
Choose larger size images 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 designs on my mantel needed to be big (at least 16x20) in order to enjoy them from over the room. The top some may be a 22x27 inch size. I actually would have gone bigger for the area available, but I didn't want to pay the attractive trim-work of the whole mantel. So, definitely, consider the space you are filling when deciding what size you can go.
I also chose a more timeless, creative image of my children walking, rather an enormous portrait of our faces. This was an individual decision when i was going for a more artistic believe that travelled with the style and colors of the area. Despite the fact that our faces remain unseen, we are incredibly well represented by the composition in the image as well as in the close up of the youngsters in the image next to it.
Way too many portraits all over your home? Try converting a few of your images into fine art using the Waterlogue app! That is a sensible way to use your images, but give them a new look. My interior design friend recommends exhibiting fine art or still life/food in your kitchen, rather than portraits. An image modified through this app might be considered a good solution. Here's a good example of an image converted into art using the Waterlogue app. (Image by Liz Behm)
Choose photos to show that were used that one room of your home. For instance, food picture taking in your kitchen, lifestyle images in the family room, bath images of your kids in the tub displayed in the bathroom, plus more personal photos in the bedroom.
Last week I made a decision I had a need to fill the space above a doorway in my own kitchen with some food images.
Considerations I made before I took the images:
Just how much space I had a need to fill and how many images.
Appropriate size to the 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 when compared to a 10x10, I chose to use my macro zoom lens and tried to fully capture close-up textures of the fruit vs. a more styled shot with atmosphere that could be harder to see from over the room.
Edit your images to complement the design of the space it'll be in. For instance, light and airy, abundant with color & compare, dark-colored & white, etc. Also, if you are showing images alongside one another, edit them hand and hand in your editing and enhancing program to be sure they combine well and the color is consistent from image to image.
I did this with my fruit images. I changed them around in Photoshop to help me visualize how they would look hung. I separated the blueberry image (usually blue) and the grapefruit (blue qualifications) with the yellow pineapple in the middle so each image would stick out and look balanced next to each other.