Fun Things To Decorate Your Room With
7 SUGGESTIONS FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO PRINT FOR YOUR HOME
Over the past month I set a goal to print some of my work and utilize it to beautify my home. As photography enthusiasts, we make investments our time and skills to build up our skills so that ultimately we can create artwork! I love to think of designs as the icing on the cake. After all the hard work, there's nothing more worthwhile than witnessing your images on the net and viewed as art!
Fun Things To Decorate Your Room With
There are many tips out there on how to make gallery wall surfaces, and choosing the right structures for your interior keyword. These are important decisions that require to be made obviously as well. But since I'm a professional photographer, not an interior designer, I want to focus on choosing the right images (that will best go with your work) for the spaces you are filling up.
7 tips to help you select which images to print out for your space
They are not design guidelines, just recommendations from a photographer's point of view.
Make a folder on your desktop where you save your chosen images. Be selective and only save the methods you absolutely love. Within this folder create other folders to breakdown the many types of images. i.e. macro, food, lifestyle, portraits. As you edit your photos, save your valuable favorites to these folders. This will keep them in a single organized place so they may be no problem finding when you are ready to print out. And it will save you hours of time you would normally spend on combing your archives to find the right image each time you want to print out.
Match the colors in your photographs to your d?cor. This is only a suggestion which could or might not exactly be your look. I wanted the colors in my own prints to enhance the colors of my decor. While you search your archives, either look for images that contain certain complimentary tones in them, or you can transform them in Photoshop or Lightroom to complement!
The plants in these structures were actually more of a dark green when they were photographed. I improved the tones to become more peachy and tender to complement the lampshade they were next to. You are able to do this in Lightroom in the HSL and COLOR tab by experimenting with the hue, saturation, and luminance of the various colors in your image.
An instant way to change colors in Photoshop is by choosing Image, Modifications, Color Balance in your menu. Then experiment with the colour sliders for your shadows, middle tones and features. Make sure Keep Luminosity is checked out.
Yet another way you can match your prints to the colors in your house is to plan your next photo program with your display area in mind. What is the look and feel of your home? Choose a treatment location and/or clothing that will enhance the design of your home or the area where the designs will be viewed.
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 subject and the art work (and framing) should match the color of the space around it. While this can be complicated, the results will be far better when everything is coordinated. Not matchy-matchy actually, but of the same color family and feel.
In my own bedroom, for example, I selected three floral images with softer hues that are presented by the Wythe Blue of the wall structure, while the frames are dark solid wood, matching the color of the headboard and lampshades.
The floral prints are of the same color family as the wall membrane and quilt, while the structures match the solid wood of the headboard.
REMEMBER the Frame
If you opt to hang an image, the body should complement both the d?cor of the room and the color and style of the part itself. You will also need to choose if you want matting or not - while matting can increase the wall membrane size of an inferior piece, be wary of allowing a printing to drown in its border. In most cases, smaller parts with large matting only be successful if the image is very simple and visible from afar. If someone needs to peer up close at a bit to understand it, intensive matting is a no-no.
For the frame material, there are many choices. A wood body with a carved design can have a nice shabby-chic feel, particularly if it's been colored. For a direct vintage look, simply dark wood casings work great. If you need a modernist or modern vibe, material or black structures are the way to go.
Also, if you want radiant d?cor, don't be scared to go with a bright-colored structure, particularly if the family room requires a pop as well as your color choice complements another highlight in the space.
Keep Costs Down WHERE YOU ARE ABLE TO
If you're choosing a printing, framing can be costly. Lower costs by only using designs that easily fit into standard-sized frames, which can be way cheaper than custom casings. You can also look for antique frames at storage and estate sales and then work backward, completing the photo after you have the frame.
Or, one of the features of a wall-mounted shelf or other unorthodox decor is the lack of framework - that can frequently be a big cost savings. There are often creative workarounds. The company Wellmade offers Gallery STiiCKs that can frame any poster on two factors for a small percentage of what traditional framing costs - that's what I select for my three images above the foundation.
There's also companies that print images onto canvas or wood - which don't need a frame whatsoever. If you are a shutterbug and also have some great pictures you'd like to hang, this may be your chance. Shutterfly offers this service, for example, and you could often find half-off bargains.
For my dining area (pictured above), which also offers high ceilings and mixes directly into the living room, I had formed two prints made and chose a custom size for every that fit the wall-space flawlessly. Because I'm a deal-hunter, the combined pair cost less than $100 - about the price tag on getting one large-ish poster custom framed.
Deciding on the best art for a big space isn't easy - but it could be done if you take the time to essentially plan out the thing you need. Think through the scale, type, color, framing and cost of what you would like. And get ideas from the web and beyond - sites like Houzz can give you great ideas, as can home d?cor periodicals, or even just shopping at home goods stores and experiencing the way they have their showrooms set up.
The key is visualizing what you need before you own it and then patiently working toward discovering the right art work at the right cost for your space. Don't hurry 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!