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7 SUGGESTIONS FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO PRINT FOR YOUR HOUSE
Within the last month I set a goal to print some of my work and use it to beautify my home. As photographers, we invest our time and abilities to build up our skills so that finally we can create artwork! I love to think of designs as the icing on the cake. After all of the hard work, there is nothing more rewarding than finding your images in print and displayed as art!
Pre Decorated Christmas Trees Delivered
4 tips to find the decor for your home
The style must be described by your personality
It is true: the house talks for ourselves and sometimes we live so concerned about the impression our house will make among our guests that we forget that, before anything, it is our home, our most private space.
Because of this, looking for accessories for our home, we end buying things that people do not use. My first advice is to encourage you to find your own style. Do not get confused: you don't need to follow a trend because it looks in decor publications. First of all, you have to love and accept yourself and how will you live. You have to consider your home as a place which shows your visual id: a reflection of yourself, your personality and the result of your daily practices.
Often I ponder about which would be my interior design style. I want to see pictures of nominal homes, but I also get excited about spaces or apartments rentals. What it holds true is that, actually, I wouldn't prefer to live in these houses because it wouldn't be comfortable to live a life my everyday life.
What I've done? I'm not getting frustrated any more intending that my home follows a craze or another and I've accepted that my home is similar to me. Sometimes, just a little crazy: I want to have family or my kids photos at look and being ornamented by handmade things that I've found to get, in second-hand markets or online. For me, this details will be the ones that make my home cozy. Plant life are also a essential necessity in my own home.
To sum up: if your home is consistent with your personality, you would be also more pleased and would enjoy more every little second there.
Look for things that give you this feeling
Let yourself be guided because of your instinct. You will discover objects that immediately get you and say something for you, awakening emotions inside of us. I personally think that being taken along for this sentiment is not risky.
For instance: I wish to discover these little brands from creative people; I'm very sensitive to the delicacy of the imperfection and, because of this, their creations are unique and perfect for me. I prefer them alternatively than commercial products from big brands and stores and I really believe they make my home a captivating home.
Also, if you get objects that contain this emotional reference to you, this sentiment will be transferred into the home: positive feelings that would surround you a huge part of the day and would give you peace of mind, making your home your shelter.
When using a collection of different colored and textured frames, choose dark-colored and white images to keep them from looking cluttered. Dark colored & white images can also give the display a more unified look. I had formed my friend Kristen from Studio room7 HOME DESIGN help me choose attractive frames & artwork for a small gallery wall in my entry.
This is a wall that would normally go un-noticed. I wanted to turn it into a focal point. I kept all my images in dark-colored & white except the family photography in the guts. The goal was to bring the attention there first, then to the black & white images in the outer frames. Similarly as effective would be to choose colorful images for solid black casings or sound white framessuch as this wall, also created by my pal Kristen.
Choose larger sized prints and canvases for areas where you can see them across the room. What's the point in producing small 4x6's and 5x7's if you cannot see them if you don't walk up to them?
The prints on my mantel needed to be big (at least 16x20) to be able to take pleasure from them from over the room. The big some may be a 22x27 inches size. I actually may have eliminated bigger for the space available, but I didn't want to cover the decorative trim-work of the entire mantel. So, certainly, take into consideration the space you are filling up when deciding what size you can go.
I also chose a more timeless, artistic image of my family walking, rather an enormous portrait of our own faces. This is a personal decision as I was going for a more artistic believe that gone with the style and colors of the area. Even though our faces remain unseen, we are very well represented by the structure in the image as well as in the close up of the youngsters in the image next to it.
Way too many portraits all over your home? Try switching a few of your images into art using the Waterlogue app! That is a sensible way to use your images, but give them some other look. My home design friend recommends exhibiting art work or still life/food in your kitchen, alternatively than portraits. An image modified through this software might be a good choice. Here's an example of an image converted into artwork using the Waterlogue app. (Image by Liz Behm)
Choose photos to show that were taken in that one room of your house. For instance, food picture taking in the kitchen, lifestyle images in the family room, bath images of your kids in the tub exhibited in the bathroom, and even more personal photographs in the bedroom.
Last week I chosen I needed to fill the area above a doorway in my own kitchen with some food images.
Considerations I made before I got the images:
Just 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 kitchen.
How those images would look from across the room.
Because I couldn't go bigger than a 10x10, I thought we would use my macro lens and tried to capture close-up textures of the fruits vs. a more styled shot with atmosphere that might be harder to see from over the room.
Edit your images to match the style of the space it will be in. For example, light and airy, abundant with color & comparison, black & white, etc. Also, if you are displaying images alongside one another, edit them hand and hand in your editing and enhancing program to be sure they mix well and the color is constant from image to image.
I did this with my berries images. I relocated them around in Photoshop to help me visualize how they would look hung. I separated the blueberry image (typically blue) and the grapefruit (blue background) with the yellowish pineapple in the centre so each image would stick out and look well balanced next to one another.