Red Green And White Christmas Decorations
5 Tips to Help You Choose Perfect Wall structure Skill for Large Spaces
Now that you're a happy home owner, it is time to deck your walls with artwork that reflects you. Your newfound soaring ceilings and open floor plan can feel just a little clear without something to brighten the surfaces. Developing a cohesive feel is actually important, so it could require purchasing some additional pieces to complement the skill you already own.
Listed below are five things to consider whenever choosing (or repurposing) artwork for your brand-new large spaces, along with a handful of case-studies from my own home.
Red Green And White Christmas Decorations
There are plenty of tips out there how to create gallery surfaces, and how to choose the right frames for your decor. They are important decisions that need to be produced naturally as well. But since I'm a photographer, no interior designer, I want to focus on choosing the right images (that will best go with your projects) for the spaces you are filling up.
7 tips to help you choose which images to print out for your space
These are not design guidelines, just ideas from a photographer's perspective.
Make a folder on your desktop where you save your preferred images. Be selective and only save the people you absolutely love. In this particular folder create other folders to breakdown the various types of images. i.e. macro, food, lifestyle, portraits. Since you edit your photos, save your favorites to these folders. This could keep them in one sorted out place so they are no problem finding when you are ready to print out. And it will save you hours of time you'll normally devote to combing your archives to find the right image each time you want to printing.
Match the colors in your photos to your d?cor. This is only a suggestion that may or may well not be your style. I needed the colors in my own prints to go with the colors of my decor. As you may search your archives, either look for images that contain certain complimentary shades in them, or you can transform them in Photoshop or Lightroom to complement!
The flowers in these structures were actually more of a dark pink when they were photographed. I transformed the tones to be more peachy and gentle to match the lampshade they were next to. You are able to do this in Lightroom in the HSL and COLOR tab by experimenting with the hue, saturation, and luminance of the many colors in your photo.
A quick way to improve colors in Photoshop is by choosing Image, Adjustments, Color Balance in your menu. Then test out the color sliders for your shadows, middle tones and features. Make sure Keep Luminosity is inspected.
Other ways you can match your designs to the colors in your home is to plan the next photo program with your display area at heart. What is the look and feel of your house? Choose a time location and/or clothing that will compliment the style of your home or the room where the prints will be shown.
When utilizing a collection of different coloured and textured frames, choose black and white images to keep them from looking cluttered. Dark & white images can also supply the display a far more unified look. I had formed my pal Kristen from Studio7 Interior Design help me choose decorative frames & art work for a small gallery wall in my own entry.
This was a wall that could normally go un-noticed. I needed to carefully turn it into a focal point. I kept all my images in dark & white except the family photography in the center. The target was to bring the attention there first, then to the dark & white images in the external frames. In the same way as effective would be to choose bright colored images for stable black structures or stable white framessuch as this wall structure, also designed by my friend Kristen.
Choose larger sized prints and canvases for areas where you can view them over the room. What's the idea in producing small 4x6's and 5x7's if you can't see them unless you walk up to them?
The prints on my mantel would have to be big (at least 16x20) to be able to enjoy them from across the room. The best one is a 22x27 inches size. I actually may have removed bigger for the area available, but I didn't want to pay the ornamental trim-work of the complete mantel. So, naturally, take into consideration the space you are filling when deciding what size you can go.
I also chose a more timeless, imaginative image of my family walking, rather a huge portrait of our faces. This is an individual decision as 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 extremely well represented by the composition in the image as well as in the up close of the kids in the image next to it.
Way too many portraits all over your home? Try transforming a few of your images into art using the Waterlogue app! That is a good way to use your images, but give them another look. My home design friend recommends showing art or still life/food in your kitchen, alternatively than portraits. A graphic altered through this iphone app might be a good substitute. Here's a good example of an image turned into artwork using the Waterlogue app. (Image by Liz Behm)
Choose photos to show that were used that one room of your home. For instance, food picture taking in your kitchen, lifestyle images in the living room, bath images of your kids in the tub viewed in the toilet, and much more personal photos in the bed room.
The other day I determined I needed to fill the area above a doorway in my 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 to the space.
The style/colors that could 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 lens and tried to fully capture close-up textures of the fruits vs. a far more styled shot with atmosphere that could be harder to see from across the room.
Edit your photographs to complement the design of the space it'll be in. For example, light and airy, rich in color & distinction, black & white, etc. Also, if you are displaying images collectively, edit them side by side in your editing and enhancing program to make sure they combine well and the color is constant from image to image.
I did so this with my fruit images. I relocated them around in Photoshop to help me visualize how they would look hung. I segregated the blueberry image (largely blue) and the grapefruit (blue background) with the yellowish pineapple in the middle so each image would stick out and look balanced next to one another.