Pink And Purple First Birthday Decorations
7 TIPS FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO Print out FOR YOUR HOME
Within the last month I establish an objective to print some of my work and utilize it to decorate my home. As photography enthusiasts, we commit our time and abilities to build up our skills so that in the end we can create artwork! I love to think of images as the icing on the wedding cake. After all the hard work, there is nothing more satisfying than viewing your images on the net and displayed as art!
Pink And Purple First Birthday Decorations
There are lots of tips out there how to generate gallery wall surfaces, and choosing the right frames for your design. They are important decisions that require to be made naturally as well. But since I'm a shooter, not an interior designer, I want to focus on deciding on the best images (that will best compliment your projects) for the spots you are filling up.
7 tips to help you select which images to print for your space
These are not design rules, just recommendations from a photographer's viewpoint.
Develop a folder on your desktop where you save your selected images. Be selective and only save people you absolutely love. In this particular folder create other folders to breakdown the various types of images. i.e. macro, food, lifestyle, portraits. While you edit your images, save your favorites to these folders. This could keep them in one prepared place so they can be easy to find if you are ready to print. And it'll save you time of time you'll normally spend on combing your archives to get the right image each time you want to print.
Match the colors in your photographs to your d?cor. This is merely a suggestion which may or might not exactly be your style. I needed the colors in my prints to enhance the colors of my design. Because you search your archives, either look for images that have certain complimentary tones in them, or you can change them in Photoshop or Lightroom to match!
The plants in these frames were actually more of a dark pink when these were photographed. I altered the shades to become more peachy and smooth to match the lampshade these were next to. You can do this in Lightroom in the HSL and COLOR tab by experimenting with the hue, saturation, and luminance of the various colors in your photography.
An instant way to improve colors in Photoshop is by choosing Image, Modifications, Color Balance in your menu. Then test out the color sliders for your shadows, middle tones and features. Make sure Keep Luminosity is checked out.
Yet another way you can match your prints to the colors at home is to plan your next photo session with your screen area in mind. What is the appearance and feel of your house? Choose a time location and/or clothing that will enhance the style of your home or the room where the prints will be shown.
Keep Coloring at heart
What color is the furniture in the area? What about the wall? How about accent pillows? Each one of these things subject and the art (and framing) should match the color of the area around it. While this can be complicated, the results will be far better when everything is coordinated. Not matchy-matchy necessarily, but of the same color family and feel.
In my own bedroom, for example, I chose three floral prints with softer hues that are presented by the Wythe Blue of the wall membrane, while the casings are dark hardwood, matching the color of the headboard and lampshades.
The floral designs are of the same color family as the wall structure and quilt, while the structures match the wood of the headboard.
Don't Forget the Frame
If you choose to hang an image, the shape should complement both the d?cor of the room and the color and style of the piece itself. You will also need to choose if you need matting or not - while matting can boost the wall size of an inferior piece, be skeptical of allowing a print to drown in its border. In most cases, smaller items with very large matting only succeed if the image is simple and visible from afar. If someone needs to peer close up at a piece to understand it, intensive matting is a no-no.
For the frame materials, there are many choices. A wood shape with a carved design can have a good shabby-chic feel, particularly if it's been decorated. For a right vintage look, plain dark wood structures work great. If you want a modernist or modern-day vibe, metal or black casings are the way to go.
Also, if you want radiant d?cor, avoid being afraid to go with a bright-colored frame, particularly if the family room requires a pop as well as your color choice fits another highlight in the area.
Keep Costs Down Where You Can
If you're going with a print out, framing can be costly. Keep costs down by only using prints that easily fit into standard-sized frames, which can be much cheaper than custom casings. You can even look for old-fashioned frames at garage and real 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 adornment is having less frame - that can often be a big cost benefits. There tend to be creative workarounds. The company Wellmade offers Gallery STiiCKs that can figure any poster on two sides for a fraction of what traditional framing costs - that's what I chose for my three prints above the bed.
There are also companies that print out photographs onto canvas or wood - which don't need a frame at all. If you're a shutterbug and also have some great pictures you would like to hang, this might be your chance. Shutterfly offers this service, for example, and you may often find half-off discounts.
For my dining room (pictured above), which also offers high ceilings and blends directly into the living room, I had developed two prints made and opt for custom size for every single that fit the wall-space beautifully. Because I'm a deal-hunter, the put together pair cost less than $100 - about the price of 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 essentially plan out the thing you need. Think through the size, type, color, framing and cost of what you would like. And get creativity from the internet and beyond - sites like Houzz can give you great ideas, as can home d?cor publications, or even just shopping at home goods stores and experiencing the way they have their showrooms create.
The key is visualizing the thing you need before you have it and then patiently working toward finding the right art work at the right cost for your space. Don't rush things - Rome wasn't built in a day, and your home won't be decorated in a day. But when your home is fully decorated, it will look fabulous!