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5 Tips to Help You Choose Perfect Wall Art for Large Spaces
Given that you're a pleased home owner, it is time to deck your walls with art work that displays you. Your newfound soaring ceilings and available floor plan can feel just a little vacant without something to brighten the surfaces. Setting up a cohesive feel is actually important, so that it could require purchasing some additional portions to complement the skill you already own.
Listed below are five facts to consider whenever choosing (or repurposing) artwork for your brand-new large spaces, along with a couple of case-studies from my very own home.
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Smaller artwork is much easier to come by, it's simpler to store and it's generally cheaper - so most folks have far more small products, 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 within the art. You want to buy to be a natural extension of what's there. If the art's too small, it will be confused by the emptiness and vanish - and it will give off a timid and helpless vibe. If it's too big, it'll feel like a huge wearing too-small trousers - also not a good look.
For large places, there are several solutions: the first is simply looking for larger pieces of art. The second is to choose something that isn't a framed image (more about this below). And the third is by using several pieces of art in combination with one another, to make a larger piece.
With high ceilings and large surfaces, a small little bit of artwork above the bed simply won't do.
As an example, in my home, the bedroom (pictured above) has vaulted ceilings that reach 17 legs in height. Just a little dinky framed thing above the bed simply wasn't heading to cut it. I needed something bigger.
Choose a Type of Art work That Works
Art work isn't just a framed print out or poster. There are quite additional decorative choices you can make. For instance, buying a wall-mounted shelf and placing figurines or vases onto it can be a great way to decorate a more substantial space using collectibles that you already have. Or, getting aggregate adornments to take up a larger space could work well, like this Umbra Wallflower establish - check out their site to get more options.
Other options include mounting attractive plates in a row, adding a large mirror or using decals - which can be 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, it's okay to believe outside the box. A big framed picture is often the least interesting (and frequently most expensive) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I select three 16"x20" framed images - rather orthodox.)
When using a collection of different shaded and textured frames, 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 had developed my pal Kristen from Studio7 Interior Design help me choose ornamental frames & art work for a little gallery wall in my entry.
This is a wall that could normally go un-noticed. I needed to turn it into a focal point. I held all my images in dark & white except the family image in the guts. The target was to get the eye there first, then to the dark & white images in the outer frames. Likewise as effective would be to choose vibrant images for sturdy black frames or sound white framessuch as this wall structure, also created by my friend Kristen.
Choose larger sized prints and canvases for areas where you can view them over the room. What's the point in producing small 4x6's and 5x7's if you cannot see them unless you walk up to them?
The images on my mantel would have to be big (at least 16x20) in order to take pleasure from them from across the room. The big some may be a 22x27 inch size. I actually might well have absent bigger for the area available, but I didn't want to protect the decorative trim-work of the whole mantel. So, clearly, consider the space you are filling when deciding how big you can go.
I also opt for more timeless, artistic image of my family walking, rather a huge portrait of our own faces. This is an individual decision when i was taking a more artistic believe that gone with the style and colors of the room. Even though our faces continue to be unseen, we are very well symbolized by the structure in the image as well as in the up close of the kids in the image next to it.
Way too many portraits around your home? Try transforming some of your images into art using the Waterlogue app! This is a sensible way to use your images, but provide them with another look. My home design friend recommends showing art work or still life/food in your kitchen, alternatively than portraits. A graphic transformed through this application might be considered a good alternative. Here's an example of an image converted into art using the Waterlogue app. (Image by Liz Behm)
Choose photos to show that were taken in that particular room of your home. For instance, food picture taking in the kitchen, lifestyle images in the living room, bath images of your kids in the tub viewed in the bathroom, and more personal photographs in the bedroom.
Last week I chose I needed to fill the area above a doorway in my own kitchen with some food images.
Considerations I created before I needed the images:
How much space I had a need to fill and just how many images.
Appropriate size for this space.
The style/colors that would go well in my own kitchen.
How those images would look from across the room.
Because I couldn't go bigger than a 10x10, I chose to use my macro zoom 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 over the room.
Edit your images to complement the design of the space it will be in. For example, light and airy, rich in color & comparison, dark & white, etc. Also, if you are showing images jointly, edit them hand and hand in your editing program to ensure they mix well and the colour is consistent from image to image.
I did so this with my fruit images. I transferred them around in Photoshop to help me imagine how they would look hung. I segregated the blueberry image (generally blue) and the grapefruit (blue history) with the yellowish pineapple in the middle so each image would stick out and look healthy next to each other.