Main Street Decor Picture Frames
7 METHODS FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO Printing FOR YOUR HOME
Within the last month I arranged an objective to print a few of might work and make use of it to enhance my home. As professional photographers, we spend our time and talents to build up our skills so that finally we can create artwork! I love to think of prints as the icing on the cake. After all the hard work, there's nothing more satisfying than discovering your images in print and exhibited as art!
Main Street Decor Picture Frames
Think About Size
Smaller artwork is simpler to come by, it's easier to store and it's really generally cheaper - so most people have much more small products, which works great if you have a snug bedroom, or a cramped hallway. But in an expansive room with high ceilings? Not so much.
Think about the wall membrane around a piece of art as part of the art. You want it to be always a natural expansion of what's there. When the art's too small, it'll be stressed by the emptiness and fade away - and it'll give off a timid and helpless vibe. If it's too big, it'll feel like a huge wearing too-small slacks - also not a good look.
For large places, there are several solutions: the foremost is simply looking for much larger works of art. The second reason is to choose something that isn't a framed image (more about that below). And the third is by using several pieces of art in combination with one another, to produce a larger piece.
With high ceilings and large wall space, a small piece of artwork above the bed simply won't do.
As an example, in my own home, the bedroom (pictured above) has vaulted ceilings that reach 17 feet in height. Just a little dinky framed thing above the bed simply wasn't heading to trim it. I needed something bigger.
Choose a Kind of Art That Works
Art work isn't just a framed printing or poster. There are quite additional decorative choices you may make. For instance, buying a wall-mounted shelf and putting figurines or vases onto it can be a smart way to decorate a larger space using collectibles that you curently have. Or, getting aggregate adornments to take up a larger space could work well, like this Umbra Wallflower established - check out their site for further options.
Other choices include mounting ornamental plates in a row, adding a large mirror or using decals - that are surprisingly hip and often look good. Have a look at WallPops!, for some ideas.
When deciding what you would like to put on a wall membrane, it's okay to think outside the box. A large framed picture is usually the least interesting (and often priciest) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I chose three 16"x20" framed designs - fairly orthodox.)
When by using a collection of different coloured and textured casings, choose black and white images to keep them from looking cluttered. Black & white images can also give the display a more unified look. I had my pal Kristen from Studio7 HOME DESIGN help me choose decorative frames & artwork for a small gallery wall in my entry.
This was a wall that could normally go un-noticed. I needed to turn it into a center point. I placed all my images in dark & white except the family photo in the guts. The target was to pull the attention there first, then to the black & white images in the external frames. Likewise as effective is always to choose multi-colored images for sound black frames or sound white framessuch as this wall structure, also designed by my friend Kristen.
Choose larger measured prints 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 unless you walk up to them?
The images on my mantel would have to be big (at least 16x20) to be able to enjoy them from over the room. The top an example may be a 22x27 inch size. I actually may have removed bigger for the space available, but I didn't want to pay the attractive trim-work of the complete mantel. So, definitely, consider the area you are filling up when deciding what size you can go.
I also opt for more timeless, imaginative image of my family walking, rather an enormous portrait of the faces. This is an individual decision as I was going for a more artistic believe that gone with the style and colors of the room. Even though our faces stay unseen, we are incredibly well represented by the structure in the image as well as in the up close of the youngsters 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! That is a good way to use your images, but provide them with another type of look. My home design friend recommends exhibiting skill or still life/food in your kitchen, somewhat than portraits. A graphic turned through this software might be considered a good choice. Here's an example of an image turned into art work using the Waterlogue app. (Image by Liz Behm)
Choose photos to show that were used that particular room of your house. For example, food picture taking in the kitchen, lifestyle images in the living room, bath images of your children in the tub shown in the bathroom, and much more personal photos in the bedroom.
The other day I decided I needed to fill the area above a doorway in my kitchen with some food images.
Considerations I created before I required the images:
How much space I had a need to fill and just 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 lens and tried to capture close-up textures of the super fruit vs. a far more styled shot with atmosphere that might be harder to see from across the room.
Edit your photos to complement the design of the space it will be in. For instance, light and airy, rich in color & compare, dark-colored & white, etc. Also, if you are displaying images together, edit them hand and hand in your editing and enhancing program to make certain they blend well and the color is consistent from image to image.
I did this with my fruit images. I relocated them around in Photoshop to help me visualize how they might look hung. I segregated the blueberry image (mainly blue) and the grapefruit (blue track record) with the yellow pineapple in the centre so each image would stand out and look well-balanced next to each other.