Simple Interior Decoration For Living Room
7 TRICKS FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO Printing FOR YOUR HOME
Over the past month I established an objective to print a few of my work and make use of it to enhance my home. As photography enthusiasts, we commit our time and talents to develop our skills so that in the end we can create artwork! I like to think of images as the icing on the cake. After all of the hard work, there is nothing more rewarding than experiencing your images on the net and exhibited as art!
Simple Interior Decoration For Living Room
Think About Size
Smaller artwork is much easier to come by, it's simpler to store and it's really generally cheaper - so most people 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 so much.
Think of the wall structure around a piece of art within the art. You want to buy to be a natural expansion of what's there. In case the art's too small, it will be overwhelmed by the emptiness and go away - and it will give off a timid and helpless vibe. Whether it's too big, it'll feel like a huge wearing too-small jeans - also wii look.
For large spots, there are several alternatives: the foremost is simply looking for bigger works of art. The second reason is to choose something that isn't a framed image (more about that below). And the 3rd is to use several works of art in combination with each other, to make a larger piece.
With high ceilings and large wall surfaces, a small piece of artwork above the foundation simply won't do.
For example, in my home, the bedroom (pictured above) has vaulted ceilings that reach 17 foot 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 Fine art That Works
Art work isn't just a framed print or poster. There are quite additional decorative choices you can make. For instance, buying a wall-mounted shelf and placing figurines or vases on it can be considered a great way to decorate a more substantial space using collectibles that you already have. Or, getting aggregate decor to take up a larger space could work well, such as this Umbra Wallflower arranged - check out their site for more options.
Other selections include mounting decorative plates in a row, putting up a large reflection or using decals - that are surprisingly hip and often look good. Have a look at WallPops!, for a few ideas.
When deciding what you would like to put on a wall, it's okay to believe outside the pack. A large framed picture is often the least interesting (and often priciest) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I decided to go with three 16"x20" framed images - pretty orthodox.)
When by using a assortment of different colored and textured casings, choose dark and white images to keep them from looking cluttered. Black color & white images can also give the display a far more unified look. I had developed my friend Kristen from Studio room7 Interior Design help me choose decorative frames & fine art for a tiny gallery wall in my entry.
This was a wall that could normally go un-noticed. I wanted to carefully turn it into a center point. I retained all my images in dark-colored & white except the family photo in the center. The goal was to pull the eye there first, then to the black & white images in the outside frames. In the same way as effective is always to choose multi-colored images for solid black frames or sturdy white framessuch as this wall membrane, also designed by my friend Kristen.
Choose larger measured designs and canvases for areas where you can see them over the room. What's the point in printing small 4x6's and 5x7's if you cannot see them if you don't walk up to them?
The prints on my mantel would have to be big (at least 16x20) in order to take pleasure from them from over the room. The top some may be a 22x27 in . size. I actually may have absent bigger for the space available, but I didn't want to protect the ornamental trim-work of the entire mantel. So, certainly, take into consideration the area you are filling when deciding what size you can go.
I also opt for more timeless, artistic image of my family walking, rather an enormous portrait of our own faces. This was a personal decision when i was going for a more artistic feel that gone with the style and colors of the area. Even though our faces continue to be unseen, we are very well represented 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 changing some of your images into fine art using the Waterlogue app! That is a good way to use your images, but give them another type of look. My home design friend recommends displaying art work or still life/food in your kitchen, rather than portraits. An image altered through this app might be a good option. Here's an 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 family room, bath images of your children in the tub displayed in the bathroom, plus more personal images in the bed room.
Last week I decided I had a need to fill the area above a doorway in my kitchen with some food images.
Considerations I made before I had taken 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 own kitchen.
How those images would look from across the room.
Because I couldn't go bigger when compared to a 10x10, I thought we would use my macro zoom lens and tried to capture close-up textures of the berries vs. a more styled shot with atmosphere that might be harder to see from over the room.
Edit your photos to complement the style of the space it'll be in. For example, light and airy, rich in color & contrast, black & white, etc. Also, if you are displaying images along, edit them side by side in your editing and enhancing program to make certain they blend well and the color is consistent from image to image.
I did so this with my fruits images. I changed them around in Photoshop to help me imagine how they would look hung. I segregated the blueberry image (typically blue) and the grapefruit (blue qualifications) with the yellowish pineapple in the middle so each image would stick out and look well-balanced next to each other.