Modern Living Room Center Table Decor
7 TRICKS FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO Print out FOR YOUR HOUSE
Over the past month I place an objective to print some of my work and utilize it to enhance my home. As photography lovers, we invest our time and skills to develop our skills so that eventually we can create works of art! I love to think of designs as the icing on the wedding cake. After all the hard work, there is nothing more worthwhile than finding your images on the net and shown as art!
Modern Living Room Center Table Decor
Think About Size
Smaller artwork is easier to come across, it's much easier to store and it's really generally cheaper - so most people have a lot 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 really much.
Think about the wall structure around a piece of art as part of the art. You want to buy to be a natural expansion of what's there. In the event the art's too small, it'll be overcome by the emptiness and fade away - and it will give off a timid and helpless vibe. If it's too big, it'll feel like a giant wearing too-small jeans - also wii look.
For large areas, there are several solutions: the first is simply looking for bigger pieces of art. The second reason is to choose something that's not a framed image (more about this 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 wall surfaces, a small little bit of artwork above the bed simply won't do.
For example, in my home, the bed room (pictured above) has vaulted ceilings that reach 17 ft in height. Just a little dinky framed thing above the foundation simply wasn't heading to cut it. I needed something bigger.
Choose a Kind of Artwork That Works
Art work isn't just a framed print out or poster. There are quite a few other decorative choices you may make. For instance, buying a wall-mounted shelf and placing figurines or vases onto it can be considered a smart way to decorate a more substantial space using collectibles that you curently have. Or, getting aggregate decor to take up a larger space can work well, like this Umbra Wallflower set - check out their site for more options.
Other options include mounting decorative plates in a row, putting up a large mirror or using decals - that happen to be surprisingly hip and frequently look good. Have a look at WallPops!, for some ideas.
When deciding what you would like to put up a wall membrane, it's okay to believe outside the field. A big framed picture is usually the least interesting (and frequently most expensive) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I decided to go with three 16"x20" framed designs - rather orthodox.)
When by using a collection of different shaded and textured casings, choose black and white images to keep them from looking cluttered. Black colored & white images can also supply the display a more unified look. I needed my pal Kristen from Studio7 Interior Design help me choose attractive frames & art work for a small gallery wall in my own entry.
This was a wall that would normally go un-noticed. I needed to turn it into a focal point. I held all my images in black & white except the family image in the center. The goal was to draw the eye there first, then to the dark & white images in the outside frames. Likewise as effective would be to choose brilliant images for stable black structures or sound white framessuch as this wall membrane, also designed by my pal Kristen.
Choose larger sized images and canvases for areas where you can view them across the room. What's the idea in producing small 4x6's and 5x7's if you cannot see them unless you walk up to them?
The prints on my mantel needed to be big (at least 16x20) in order to enjoy them from across the room. The big you are a 22x27 in . size. I actually might have removed bigger for the area available, but I didn't want to pay the attractive trim-work of the whole mantel. So, naturally, take into consideration the space you are filling when deciding what size you can go.
I also opt for more timeless, creative image of my children walking, rather a huge portrait of your faces. This is an individual decision when i was taking a more artistic feel that travelled with the style and colors of the room. Despite the fact that our faces continue to be unseen, we are very well displayed by the composition in the image as well as in the close up of the kids in the image next to it.
Way too many portraits all over your home? Try switching some of your images into art work using the Waterlogue app! That is a good way to use your images, but provide them with an alternative look. My home design friend recommends exhibiting artwork or still life/food in your kitchen, somewhat than portraits. An image altered through this software might be considered a good choice. Here's an example of an image turned into skill using the Waterlogue app. (Image by Liz Behm)
Choose photos to display that were used that one room of your house. For instance, food picture taking in your kitchen, lifestyle images in the family room, bath images of your children in the tub viewed in the toilet, and more personal photos in the bed room.
Last week I made a decision I needed to fill the area above a doorway in my kitchen with some food images.
Considerations I created before I got the images:
How much space I needed to fill and just how many images.
Appropriate size for that space.
The style/colors that could 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 super fruit vs. a more styled shot with atmosphere that could be harder to see from across the room.
Edit your photographs to match the style of the space it will be in. For instance, light and airy, abundant with color & compare, black & white, etc. Also, if you are exhibiting images alongside one another, edit them hand and hand in your editing and enhancing program to be sure they mix well and the colour 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 would look hung. I separated the blueberry image (mostly blue) and the grapefruit (blue history) with the yellow pineapple in the middle so each image would stand out and look balanced next to each other.