King And Queen Party Decorations
7 METHODS FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO Printing FOR YOUR HOME
Over the past month I placed an objective to print a few of might work and put it to use to enhance my home. As professional photographers, we invest our time and abilities to build up our skills so that ultimately we can create artwork! I love to think of designs as the icing on the wedding cake. After all the hard work, there's nothing more worthwhile than seeing your images in print and exhibited as art!
King And Queen Party Decorations
Think About Size
Smaller artwork is much easier to come across, it's much easier to store and it's generally cheaper - so most folks have far 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 so much.
Think of the wall around a bit of art as part of the art. You want to buy to be always a natural extension of what's there. If the art's too small, it'll be overcome by the emptiness and go away - and it'll produce a timid and helpless vibe. If it's too big, it will feel like a huge wearing too-small pants - also wii 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 that below). And the 3rd is to use several pieces of art in combination with each other, to make a larger piece.
With high ceilings and large walls, a small piece of artwork above the foundation simply won't do.
For example, in my 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 Fine art That Works
Art work isn't only a framed printing or poster. There are quite additional decorative choices you may make. For example, buying a wall-mounted shelf and adding figurines or vases on it can be a smart way to decorate a more substantial space using collectibles that you curently have. Or, getting aggregate accessories to take up a more substantial space can work well, such as this Umbra Wallflower established - check out their site for additional options.
Other alternatives include mounting attractive plates in a row, putting up a large reflection or using decals - that happen to be surprisingly hip and often look good. Check out WallPops!, for some ideas.
When deciding what you would like to put on a wall, it's okay to believe outside the field. A large framed picture is often the least interesting (and often most expensive) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I chose three 16"x20" framed designs - rather orthodox.)
Keep Coloring at heart
What color is the furniture in the area? What about the wall? How about accent pillows? All these things matter and the artwork (and framing) should match the coloring of the space around it. While this can be tricky, the results will be far better when everything is coordinated. Not matchy-matchy automatically, but of the same color family and feel.
In my bedroom, for example, I select three floral images with softer hues that are brought out by the Wythe Blue of the wall, while the structures are dark solid wood, matching the colour of the headboard and lampshades.
The floral images are of the same color family as the wall structure and quilt, as the frames match the real wood of the headboard.
Don't Forget the Frame
If you choose to hang a graphic, the framework should complement both d?cor of the room and the colouring and design of the part itself. You can also need to decide if you want matting or not - while matting can raise the wall size of a smaller piece, be skeptical of allowing a print out to drown in its border. In most cases, smaller items with very large matting only succeed if the image is simple and visible from afar. If someone needs to peer up close at a bit to understand it, considerable matting is a no-no.
As for the frame materials, there are several choices. A wood structure with a carved design can have a nice shabby-chic feel, particularly if it's been painted. For a direct vintage look, simply dark wood structures work great. If you need a modernist or modern day vibe, steel or black frames are the way to go.
Also, if you like lively d?cor, don't be fearful to go with a bright-colored frame, particularly if the space needs a pop and your color choice suits another highlight in the space.
LOWER COSTS Where You Can
If you're choosing a print out, framing can be expensive. Lower costs by only using images that easily fit into standard-sized frames, that are considerably cheaper than custom structures. You can also look for vintage frames at garage area and house sales and then work backward, completing the photo after you have the frame.
Or, one of the advantages of a wall-mounted shelf or other unorthodox decor is the lack of body - that can often be a big cost benefits. There tend to be creative workarounds. The business Wellmade offers Gallery STiiCKs that can shape any poster on two sides for a portion of what traditional framing costs - that's what I selected for my three prints above the foundation.
There are also companies that printing images onto canvas or real wood - and this don't desire a frame by any means. If you're a shutterbug and also have some great pics you'd like to hang, this might be your chance. Shutterfly offers this service, for example, and you will often find half-off bargains.
For my dining room (pictured above), which also has high ceilings and mixes directly into the living room, I had two designs made and chose a custom size for each and every that fit the wall-space beautifully. Because I'm a deal-hunter, the put together pair cost a lower amount than $100 - about the price of getting one large-ish poster custom framed.
Deciding on the best art for a large space isn't easy - but it could be done invest the the time to really plan out the thing you need. Think through the scale, type, colouring, framing and cost of what you want. And get ideas from the web and beyond - sites like Houzz can provide you great ideas, as can home d?cor periodicals, or even just shopping at home goods stores and seeing that they have their showrooms set up.
The main element is visualizing the thing you need before you have it and then patiently working toward finding the right art at the right cost for your space. Don't rush things - Rome wasn't built in a day, and your home won't be decorated per day. But when your property is fully decorated, it will look fabulous!