Small Sitting Room Decor Ideas
5 Tips to Help You Choose Perfect Wall structure Art for Large Spaces
Now that you're a proud home owner, it is time to deck your walls with skill that displays you. Your newfound soaring ceilings and open floor plan can feel just a little unfilled without something to brighten the walls. Making a cohesive feel is absolutely important, so that it could require purchasing some additional parts to supplement the fine art you already own.
Here are five things to consider whenever choosing (or repurposing) art for your brand-new large spaces, along with a couple of case-studies from my own home.
Small Sitting Room Decor Ideas
Smaller artwork is simpler to come across, it's easier to store and it's generally cheaper - so most people have far more small stuff, which works great if you have a snug bedroom, or a cramped hallway. But in an expansive room with high ceilings? Not really much.
Think about the wall structure around a piece of art as part of the art. You want to buy to be a natural extension of what's there. In case the art's too small, it will be confused by the emptiness and fade away - and it'll produce a timid and helpless vibe. If it's too big, it will feel like a huge wearing too-small slacks - also not a good look.
For large spaces, there are several solutions: the foremost 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 3rd is to use several pieces of art in combination with one another, to produce a larger piece.
With high ceilings and large wall surfaces, a small piece of artwork above the bed simply won't do.
As an example, in my home, the bed room (pictured above) has vaulted ceilings that reach 17 toes in height. A little dinky framed thing above the foundation simply wasn't going to slice it. I needed something bigger.
Choose a Type of Skill That Works
Fine art isn't just a framed print out or poster. There are very additional decorative choices you can make. For instance, buying a wall-mounted shelf and placing figurines or vases onto it can be considered a great way to decorate a larger space using collectibles that you curently have. Or, getting aggregate decor to take up a more substantial space can work well, like this Umbra Wallflower set - check out their site to get more options.
Other alternatives include mounting decorative plates in a row, putting up a large mirror or using decals - which are surprisingly hip and often look good. Check out WallPops!, for some ideas.
When deciding what you would like to put on a wall, it's okay to think outside the container. A large framed picture is usually the least interesting (and frequently most expensive) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I chose three 16"x20" framed designs - reasonably orthodox.)
When by using a assortment of different coloured and textured casings, choose dark and white images to keep them from looking cluttered. African american & white images can also give the display a far more unified look. I had my pal Kristen from Studio7 Interior Design help me choose attractive frames & fine art for a small gallery wall in my own entry.
This is a wall that could normally go un-noticed. I wanted to carefully turn it into a focal point. I maintained all my images in black & white except the family picture in the guts. The target was to draw the attention there first, then to the dark & white images in the outer frames. Likewise as effective would be to choose colorful images for sound black frames or sound white framessuch as this wall membrane, also created by my pal Kristen.
Choose larger size images and canvases for areas where you can view them over the room. What's the idea in printing small 4x6's and 5x7's if you can't see them if you don't walk up to them?
The prints on my mantel would have to be big (at least 16x20) to be able to enjoy them from over the room. The top an example may be a 22x27 inches size. I actually would have absent bigger for the area available, but I didn't want to repay the ornamental trim-work of the whole mantel. So, definitely, 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 children walking, rather a huge portrait in our faces. This is a personal decision as I was going for a more artistic believe that went with the style and colors of the room. Despite the fact that our faces stay unseen, we are incredibly 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 around your home? Try switching some of your images into art work using the Waterlogue app! This is a sensible way to use your images, but give them an alternative look. My home design friend recommends displaying artwork or still life/food in your kitchen, rather than portraits. A graphic turned through this application might be a good solution. Here's an example of an image turned into art work using the Waterlogue app. (Image by Liz Behm)
Choose photos to display that were taken in that particular room of your home. For example, food picture taking in the kitchen, lifestyle images in the living room, bath images of your children in the tub viewed in the toilet, plus more personal photographs in the bed room.
The other day I chose I had a need to fill the space above a doorway in my own kitchen with some food images.
Considerations I made before I needed 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 when compared to a 10x10, I thought we would use my macro zoom lens and tried to fully capture close-up textures of the berry vs. a far more styled shot with atmosphere that could be harder to see from across the room.
Edit your images to complement the style of the space it will be in. For example, light and airy, rich in color & comparison, dark & white, etc. Also, if you are displaying images jointly, edit them side by side in your editing program to be sure they mix well and the color is consistent from image to image.
I did this with my berries images. I changed 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 stand out and look well-balanced next to one another.