Outdoor Blow Up Christmas Decorations
7 TIPS FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO Printing FOR YOUR HOUSE
Within the last month I established an objective to print some of my work and put it to use to decorate my home. As photography enthusiasts, we invest our time and abilities to develop our skills so that eventually we can create works of art! I love to think of designs as the icing on the cake. After all of the hard work, there's nothing more rewarding than viewing your images on the net and displayed as art!
Outdoor Blow Up Christmas Decorations
Smaller artwork is simpler to come across, it's simpler to store and it's generally cheaper - so most people have far 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 of the wall structure around a piece of art as part of the art. You want it to be a natural expansion of what's there. When the art's too small, it'll be confused by the emptiness and disappear - and it will give off a timid and helpless vibe. If it's too big, it'll feel like a huge wearing too-small slacks - also wii look.
For large spaces, there are several solutions: the foremost is simply looking for greater pieces of art. The second is to choose something that isn't a framed image (more about that 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 walls, a small piece 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 toes in height. A little dinky framed thing above the foundation simply wasn't heading to lower it. I needed something bigger.
Choose a Kind of Artwork That Works
Art work isn't only a framed printing or poster. There are quite a few other decorative choices you can make. For example, buying a wall-mounted shelf and putting figurines or vases onto 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 can work well, such as this Umbra Wallflower set - check out their site to get more detailed options.
Other choices include mounting attractive 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 want to put on a wall membrane, it's okay to believe outside the package. A large framed picture is often the least interesting (and frequently priciest) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I decided to go with three 16"x20" framed images - reasonably orthodox.)
Keep Coloring at heart
What color is the furniture in the area? What about the wall? Think about accent pillows? All these things subject and the art work (and framing) should match the color of the area around it. While this is confusing, the results will be much better when everything is coordinated. Not matchy-matchy always, but of the same color family and feel.
In my own bedroom, for example, I select three floral designs with softer hues that are presented by the Wythe Blue of the wall structure, while the frames are dark lumber, matching the color of the headboard and lampshades.
The floral prints are of the same color family as the wall structure and quilt, while the frames match the wood of the headboard.
REMEMBER the Frame
If you choose to hang a graphic, the structure should complement both the d?cor of the room and the colouring and style of the part itself. You can also need to choose if you want matting or not - while matting can improve the wall membrane size of a smaller piece, be wary of allowing a printing to drown in its border. In most cases, smaller portions with large matting only be successful if the image is very simple and obvious from afar. If someone needs to peer close up at a bit to appreciate it, intensive matting is a no-no.
For the frame materials, there are several choices. A wood frame with a carved design can have a nice shabby-chic feel, especially if it's been colored. For a direct vintage look, plain dark wood structures work great. If you want a modernist or modern day vibe, metal or black frames are the way to go.
Also, if you like vibrant d?cor, avoid being fearful to go with a bright-colored structure, particularly if the room needs a pop and your color choice complements another highlight in the space.
LOWER COSTS WHERE YOU ARE ABLE TO
If you're choosing a printing, framing can be expensive. Lower costs by only using images that fit in standard-sized frames, that happen to be much cheaper than custom frames. You can even look for old-fashioned frames at garage and estate sales and then work backward, filling in the photo after you have the frame.
Or, one of the benefits of a wall-mounted shelf or other unorthodox decor is having less body - that can often be a big cost savings. There tend to be creative workarounds. The business Wellmade offers Gallery STiiCKs that can structure any poster on two attributes for a small fraction of what traditional framing costs - that's what I decided to go with for my three images above the bed.
There's also companies that printing photos onto canvas or wood - and that don't desire a frame whatsoever. If you are a shutterbug and also have some great pics you would like to hang, this might be your chance. Shutterfly offers this service, for example, and you will often find half-off offers.
For my dining area (pictured above), which also offers high ceilings and mixes right into the living room, I needed two prints made and opt for custom size for each that fit the wall-space correctly. Because I'm a deal-hunter, the mixed pair cost less than $100 - about the price tag on getting one large-ish poster custom framed.
Choosing the right art for a big space isn't easy - but it could be done if you take the time to essentially plan out the thing you need. Think through the scale, type, color, framing and cost of what you want. And get inspiration from the internet and beyond - sites like Houzz can give you great ideas, as can home d?cor newspapers, or even just shopping at home goods stores and witnessing that they have their showrooms set up.
The main element is visualizing what you need before you have it and then patiently working toward discovering the right fine art at the right cost for your space. Don't dash things - Rome wasn't built-in a day, as well as your home will not be decorated in a day. But when your home is fully decorated, it will look fabulous!