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7 SUGGESTIONS FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO Print out FOR YOUR HOME
Within the last month I arranged an objective to print some of my work and use it to decorate my home. As professional photographers, we commit our time and talents to build up our skills so that ultimately we can create works of art! I love to think of images as the icing on the wedding cake. After all the hard work, there's nothing more satisfying than finding your images on the net and displayed as art!
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Smaller artwork is better to come by, it's better to store and it's really generally cheaper - so most folks have much more small stuff, which works great if you have a snug bedroom, or a cramped hallway. But in an expansive room with high ceilings? Not really much.
Think about the wall membrane around a piece of art within the art. You want to buy to be a natural extension of what's there. When the art's too small, it will be overcome by the emptiness and go away - and it will give off a timid and helpless vibe. If it's too big, it will feel like a huge wearing too-small pants - also not a good look.
For large spaces, there are several alternatives: the first is simply looking for much larger pieces of art. The second is to choose something that isn't a framed image (more about this below). And the 3rd is to use several pieces of art in combination with each other, to produce a larger piece.
With high ceilings and large wall surfaces, a small little bit of artwork above the foundation simply won't do.
As an example, in my home, the bed room (pictured above) has vaulted ceilings that reach 17 feet in height. Just a little dinky framed thing above the foundation simply wasn't heading to cut it. I needed something bigger.
Choose a Type of Art work That Works
Fine art isn't just a framed printing or poster. There are very a few other decorative choices you may make. For example, buying a wall-mounted shelf and putting figurines or vases on it can be a great way to decorate a more substantial space using collectibles that you curently have. Or, getting aggregate decorations to take up a larger space could work well, such as this Umbra Wallflower placed - check out their site to get more options.
Other choices include mounting ornamental plates in a row, putting up a large reflection or using decals - which are 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 package. A large framed picture is usually the least interesting (and frequently most expensive) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I decided three 16"x20" framed designs - pretty orthodox.)
Keep Coloring at heart
What color is the furniture in the area? How about the wall? How about accent pillows? All these things matter and the fine art (and framing) should match the coloring of the space around it. While this is tricky, 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 select three floral images with softer hues that are brought out by the Wythe Blue of the wall membrane, while the frames are dark timber, matching the color of the headboard and lampshades.
The floral prints are of the same color family as the wall and quilt, while the frames match the wood of the headboard.
Don't Forget the Frame
If you choose to hang an image, the body should complement both d?cor of the area and the colouring and style of the part itself. You'll also need to decide if you want matting or not - while matting can raise the wall membrane size of an inferior piece, be skeptical of allowing a printing to drown in its boundary. Generally speaking, smaller parts with very large matting only succeed if the image is simple and obvious from afar. If someone must peer up close at a piece to appreciate it, considerable matting is a no-no.
As for the frame material, there are many choices. A wood structure with a carved design can have a good shabby-chic feel, especially if it's been coated. For a right vintage look, simply dark wood structures work great. If you need a modernist or modern-day vibe, material or black structures are the way to go.
Also, if you want radiant d?cor, don't be frightened to go with a bright-colored shape, particularly if the bedroom needs a pop and your color choice matches another accent in the space.
Keep Costs Down WHERE YOU ARE ABLE TO
If you're going with a printing, framing can be expensive. Lower costs by only using designs that easily fit into standard-sized frames, that happen to be very good cheaper than custom frames. You can even look for vintage frames at car port and estate sales and then work backward, filling in the photo after you have the frame.
Or, one of the advantages of a wall-mounted shelf or other unorthodox decor is having less structure - that can frequently be a big cost savings. There tend to be creative workarounds. The business Wellmade offers Gallery STiiCKs that can shape any poster on two attributes for a portion of what traditional framing costs - that's what I chose for my three prints above the foundation.
There's also companies that print photographs onto canvas or lumber - which don't desire a frame in any way. If you are a shutterbug and also have some great pics you would like to hang, this may be your chance. Shutterfly offers this service, for example, and you may often find half-off offers.
For my dining room (pictured above), which also has high ceilings and blends directly into the living room, I had formed two images made and opt for custom size for each and every that fit the wall-space beautifully. Because I'm a deal-hunter, the mixed pair cost a lower amount than $100 - about the price tag on getting one large-ish poster custom framed.
Choosing the right art for a sizable space isn't easy - but it could be done invest the the time to really plan out what you need. Think through the scale, type, colouring, framing and cost of what you want. And get creativity from the web and beyond - sites like Houzz can provide you great ideas, as can home d?cor magazines, or even just shopping at home goods stores and discovering that they have their showrooms setup.
The key is visualizing the thing you need before you have it and then patiently working toward discovering the right skill at the right cost for your space. Don't hurry 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!