Living Room Wall Decor Ideas With Shelves

Living Room Wall Decor Ideas With Shelves


Over the past month I arranged an objective to print some of my work and utilize it to beautify my home. As photography enthusiasts, we spend our time and abilities to develop our skills so that eventually we can create artwork! I love to think of images as the icing on the cake. After all of the hard work, there is nothing more rewarding than viewing your images in print and exhibited as art!

Living Room Wall Decor Ideas With Shelves

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There are various tips out there on how to produce gallery surfaces, and how to choose the right casings for your design. They are important decisions that need to be made clearly as well. But since I'm a photographer, no interior designer, I wish to focus on choosing the right images (that will best compliment your work) for the spots you are filling.

7 tips to help you choose which images to print out for your space

They are not design guidelines, just ideas from a photographer's perspective.

  1. Make a folder on your desktop where you save your selected images. Be selective and only save those people you absolutely love. In this folder create other folders to breakdown the many types of images. i.e. macro, food, lifestyle, portraits. Since you edit your photographs, save your valuable favorites to these folders. This will keep them in one structured place so they are simply no problem finding when you are ready to printing. And it will save you time of time you'll normally devote to combing your archives to find the right image every time you want to printing.

  2. Match the colors in your photographs to your d?cor. This is merely a suggestion that may or may not be your look. I needed the colors in my prints to go with the colors of my interior keyword. As you may search your archives, either look for images that have certain complimentary tones in them, or you can transform them in Photoshop or Lightroom to match!

    The plants in these frames were actually more of a dark red when they were photographed. I altered the tones to be more peachy and gentle to match the lampshade they were next to. You are able to do this in Lightroom in the HSL and COLOR tab by tinkering with the hue, saturation, and luminance of the many colors in your image.

    A quick way to change colors in Photoshop is by choosing Image, Adjustments, Color Balance in your menu. Then test out the colour sliders for your shadows, mid tones and features. Make sure Keep Luminosity is checked out.

    Another way you can match your designs to the colors at home is to plan your next photo session with your display area in mind. What is the appearance and feel of your home? Choose a period location and/or clothing that will enhance the style of your home or the room where the designs will be displayed.

  1. When utilizing a assortment of different coloured and textured structures, choose dark and white images to keep them from looking cluttered. Dark & white images can also supply the display a more unified look. I had my friend Kristen from Studio7 Interior Design help me choose attractive frames & fine art for a little gallery wall in my entry.

    This was a wall that would normally go un-noticed. I needed to carefully turn it into a focal point. I kept all my images in dark & white except the family photo in the center. The target was to bring the eye there first, then to the black & white images in the external frames. Likewise as effective would be to choose colorful images for solid black casings or sturdy white framessuch as this wall structure, also designed by my pal Kristen.

  2. Choose larger sized images and canvases for areas where you can see them over the room. What's the idea in printing small 4x6's and 5x7's if you can't see them if you don't walk up to them?

    The designs on my mantel would have to be big (at least 16x20) in order to enjoy them from over the room. The big the first is a 22x27 inches size. I actually would have absent bigger for the space available, but I didn't want to protect the attractive trim-work of the complete mantel. So, definitely, consider the area you are filling when deciding how big you can go.

    I also opt for more timeless, creative image of my children walking, rather an enormous portrait of our own 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. Despite the fact that our faces remain unseen, we are incredibly well symbolized by the composition in the image as well as in the up close of the youngsters in the image next to it.

  3. Way too many portraits around your home? Try changing a few of your images into art work using the Waterlogue app! That is a good way to use your images, but give them an alternative look. My home design friend recommends showing art or still life/food in your kitchen, somewhat than portraits. An image modified through this iphone app might be a good alternative. Here's a good example of an image turned into art using the Waterlogue app. (Image by Liz Behm)

  4. Choose photos to display that were taken in 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 toilet, and much more personal photographs in the bed room.

    Last week I decided I had a need to fill the area above a doorway in my kitchen with some food images.

    Considerations I made before I had taken the images:

    1. Just how much space I needed to fill and just how many images.

    2. Appropriate size for your space.

    3. The style/colors that would go well in my kitchen.

    4. 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 capture close-up textures of the berries vs. a far more styled shot with atmosphere that might be harder to see from over the room.

  5. Edit your photographs to match the design of the space it will be in. For instance, light and airy, abundant with color & distinction, dark-colored & white, etc. Also, if you are exhibiting images along, edit them side by side in your editing program to be sure they combine well and the color is consistent from image to image.

    I did so this with my super fruit images. I transferred them around in Photoshop to help me visualize how they might look hung. I separated the blueberry image (typically blue) and the grapefruit (blue background) with the yellowish pineapple in the middle so each image would stand out and look healthy next to one another.

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