Thomas The Train Christmas Decorations
7 APPROACHES FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO Printing FOR YOUR HOME
Over the past month I place an objective to print some of my work and make use of it to decorate my home. As photography lovers, we make investments our time and talents to build up our skills so that eventually we can create artwork! I like to think of prints as the icing on the wedding cake. After all the hard work, there is nothing more satisfying than finding your images on the net and displayed as art!
Thomas The Train Christmas Decorations
Think About Size
Smaller artwork is simpler to come across, it's simpler to store and it's really generally cheaper - so most people have much 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 as part of the art. You want to buy to be a natural expansion of what's there. If the art's too small, it'll be overwhelmed by the emptiness and disappear - and it will give off a timid and helpless vibe. Whether it's too big, it'll feel like a giant wearing too-small shorts - also wii look.
For large spots, there are several alternatives: the foremost is simply looking for larger works of art. The second reason is to choose something that isn't a framed image (more about this below). And the third is to use several works of art in combination with each other, to produce a larger piece.
With high ceilings and large walls, a small little bit of artwork above the bed simply won't do.
For example, in my own home, the bedroom (pictured above) has vaulted ceilings that reach 17 toes in height. Just a little dinky framed thing above the bed simply wasn't heading to slice it. I needed something bigger.
Choose a Kind of Fine art That Works
Fine art isn't just a framed print or poster. There are quite a few other decorative choices you can make. For example, buying a wall-mounted shelf and adding figurines or vases on it can be considered a great way to decorate a larger space using collectibles that you already have. Or, getting aggregate decorations to take up a more substantial space could work well, such as this Umbra Wallflower establish - check out their site for more options.
Other alternatives include mounting decorative plates in a row, adding a large reflection or using decals - which are surprisingly hip and frequently look good. Check out WallPops!, for a few ideas.
When deciding what you want to put on a wall structure, it's okay to think outside the container. A big framed picture is usually the least interesting (and often most expensive) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I select three 16"x20" framed images - pretty orthodox.)
When utilizing a assortment of different shaded and textured structures, choose black and white images to keep them from looking cluttered. African american & white images can also supply the display a more unified look. I had formed my friend Kristen from Studio7 HOME DESIGN help me choose ornamental frames & artwork for a little gallery wall in my entry.
This was a wall that could normally go un-noticed. I needed to turn it into a focal point. I stored all my images in dark & white except the family image in the guts. The goal was to bring the attention there first, then to the dark & white images in the exterior frames. Likewise as effective would be to choose vibrant images for solid black frames or solid white framessuch as this wall structure, also designed by my friend Kristen.
Choose larger size prints and canvases for areas where you can see them across the room. What's the idea in printing small 4x6's and 5x7's if you can't see them unless you walk up to them?
The designs on my mantel needed to be big (at least 16x20) in order to take pleasure from them from over the room. The top is a 22x27 inches size. I actually might well have removed bigger for the area available, but I didn't want to hide the attractive trim-work of the complete mantel. So, definitely, take into consideration the space you are filling when deciding how big you can go.
I also opt for more timeless, artistic image of my children walking, rather an enormous portrait of our faces. This was an individual decision as I was going for a more artistic believe that travelled with the style and colors of the area. Even though our faces stay 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 transforming some of your images into artwork using the Waterlogue app! That is a sensible way to use your images, but provide them with a different look. My interior design friend recommends displaying artwork or still life/food in your kitchen, alternatively than portraits. A graphic transformed through this application might be considered a good option. Here's an example of an image converted into art work using the Waterlogue app. (Image by Liz Behm)
Choose photos to show that were taken in that one room of your home. For example, food photography in the kitchen, lifestyle images in the family room, bath images of your children in the tub viewed in the toilet, and much more personal photographs in the bed room.
The other day I made the decision I needed to fill the area above a doorway in my 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 could go well in my 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 fully capture close-up textures of the berries vs. a more styled shot with atmosphere that might be harder to see from across the room.
Edit your photographs to match the design of the space it'll be in. For example, light and airy, abundant with color & compare, dark & white, etc. Also, if you are exhibiting images alongside one another, edit them side by side in your editing and enhancing program to make certain they combine well and the colour is consistent from image to image.
I did this with my fruits images. I relocated them around in Photoshop to help me visualize how they might look hung. I separated the blueberry image (generally blue) and the grapefruit (blue background) with the yellowish pineapple in the middle so each image would stand out and look balanced next to each other.