Living Room Red And Black Wall Decor
7 APPROACHES FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO Print out FOR YOUR HOME
Within the last month I established a goal to print some of might work and use it to beautify my home. As photographers, we make investments our time and skills to develop our skills so that ultimately we can create works of art! I like to think of designs as the icing on the wedding cake. After all the hard work, there is nothing more worthwhile than witnessing your images on the net and shown as art!
Living Room Red And Black Wall Decor
There are many tips out there how to set-up gallery walls, and how to choose the right frames for your decor. These are important decisions that require to be produced clearly as well. But since I'm a professional photographer, no interior designer, I wish to focus on deciding on the best images (that will best compliment your projects) for the spots you are filling up.
7 tips to help you choose which images to print out for your space
They are not design guidelines, just suggestions from a photographer's point of view.
Generate a folder on your desktop where you save your selected images. Be selective and only save the people you absolutely love. In this folder create other folders to break down 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 sorted out place so they are really easy to find if you are ready to print out. And it will save you hours of time you would normally devote to combing your archives to find the right image every time you want to print.
Match the colors in your images to your d?cor. This is only a suggestion which could or might not be your look. I needed the colors in my prints to compliment the colors of my decor. While you search your archives, either look for images that have certain complimentary tones in them, or you can transform them in Photoshop or Lightroom to complement!
The flowers in these casings were actually more of a dark red when they were photographed. I modified the shades to be more peachy and delicate to match the lampshade these were next to. You can do this in Lightroom in the HSL and COLOR tab by tinkering with the hue, saturation, and luminance of the many colors in your photo.
A quick way to improve colors in Photoshop is by choosing Image, Changes, Color Balance in your menu. Then test out the color sliders for your shadows, mid tones and features. Make sure Conserve Luminosity is checked.
One other way you can match your prints to the colors in your house is to plan the next photo session with your screen area at heart. What is the look and feel of your home? Choose a time location and/or clothing that will compliment the style of your home or the area where the prints will be displayed.
When utilizing a assortment of different colored and textured frames, choose dark and white images to keep them from looking cluttered. Dark colored & white images can also supply the display a far more unified look. I had developed my pal Kristen from Studio7 Interior Design help me choose attractive frames & artwork for a little gallery wall in my own entry.
This is a wall that would normally go un-noticed. I needed to carefully turn it into a focal point. I held all my images in dark & white except the family photography in the guts. The target was to get the eye there first, then to the black & white images in the external frames. Similarly as effective is always to choose bright colored images for sturdy black frames or sturdy white framessuch as this wall, also designed by my friend Kristen.
Choose larger size designs and canvases for areas where you can view them across the room. What's the point in stamping small 4x6's and 5x7's if you can't see them if you don't walk up to them?
The images on my mantel would have to be big (at least 16x20) in order to take pleasure from them from over the room. The best the first is a 22x27 inch size. I actually could have removed bigger for the area available, but I didn't want to protect the attractive trim-work of the entire mantel. So, certainly, 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 children walking, rather an enormous portrait of our faces. This is a personal decision as I was going for a more artistic feel that gone with the style and colors of the room. Even though our faces continue to be unseen, we are incredibly well symbolized by the composition in the image as well as in the up close of the kids in the image next to it.
Way too many portraits around your home? Try changing some of your images into artwork using the Waterlogue app! This is a good way to use your images, but give them a new look. My interior design friend recommends showing art or still life/food in your kitchen, rather than portraits. An image turned through this app might be considered a good substitute. Here's a good example of an image turned into art using the Waterlogue app. (Image by Liz Behm)
Choose photos to show that were used that one room of your house. For example, food photography in the kitchen, lifestyle images in the family room, bath images of your children in the tub exhibited in the toilet, and even more personal images in the bed room.
The other day I made a decision I needed to fill the space above a doorway in my kitchen with some food images.
Considerations I created before I required the images:
Just how much space I had a need to fill and just how many images.
Appropriate size for that 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 than 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 match the style of the space it will be in. For example, light and airy, rich in color & compare, black & white, etc. Also, if you are displaying images mutually, edit them side by side in your editing and enhancing program to ensure they blend well and the colour is consistent 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 segregated the blueberry image (mostly blue) and the grapefruit (blue backdrop) with the yellow pineapple in the middle so each image would stand out and look well balanced next to each other.