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5 Tips to ASSIST YOU TO Choose Perfect Wall Artwork for Large Spaces
Now that you're a happy home owner, it's time to deck your wall space with artwork that displays you. Your newfound soaring ceilings and wide open floor plan can feel just a little bare without something to brighten the surfaces. Creating a cohesive feel is very important, so that it could require purchasing some additional items to supplement the art work you already own.
Listed below are five things to consider when choosing (or repurposing) art work for your brand-new large spaces, along with a couple of case-studies from my very own home.
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Think About Size
Smaller artwork is better to come by, it's simpler 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. However in an expansive room with high ceilings? Not so much.
Think about the wall around a bit of art within the art. You want it to be a natural extension of what's there. In the event the art's too small, it'll be confused by the emptiness and disappear - and it'll produce a timid and helpless vibe. Whether it's too big, it'll feel like a huge wearing too-small trousers - also wii look.
For large spaces, there are several alternatives: the first is simply looking for bigger pieces of art. The second is to choose something that's not a framed image (more about this below). And the 3rd is by using several pieces of art in combination with each other, to produce a larger piece.
With high ceilings and large wall surfaces, a small little bit of artwork above the bed simply won't do.
As an example, in my own home, the bedroom (pictured above) has vaulted ceilings that reach 17 ft in height. A little dinky framed thing above the foundation simply wasn't going to trim it. I needed something bigger.
Choose a Kind of Skill That Works
Art work isn't only a framed printing or poster. There are quite a few other decorative choices you may make. For example, buying a wall-mounted shelf and putting figurines or vases onto it can be considered a smart way to decorate a more substantial space using collectibles that you already have. Or, getting aggregate adornments to take up a larger space could work well, like this Umbra Wallflower established - check out their site to get more detailed options.
Other selections include mounting ornamental plates in a row, putting up a large mirror or using decals - which can be surprisingly hip and often look good. Have a look at WallPops!, for some ideas.
When deciding what you would like to put on a wall, it's okay to think outside the pack. A large framed picture is often the least interesting (and frequently most expensive) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I decided to go with three 16"x20" framed designs - fairly orthodox.)
Keep Coloring in Mind
What color is the furniture in the area? What about the wall? How about accent pillows? Each one of these things subject and the skill (and framing) should match the color of the space around it. While this can be tough, the results will be much better when everything is coordinated. Not matchy-matchy automatically, but of the same color family and feel.
In my own bedroom, for example, I decided to go with three floral images with softer hues that are brought out by the Wythe Blue of the wall, while the casings are dark real wood, matching the colour of the headboard and lampshades.
The floral prints are of the same color family as the wall structure and quilt, as the structures match the timber of the headboard.
Don't Forget the Frame
If you opt to hang an image, the structure should complement both d?cor of the room and the coloring and design of the piece itself. You will also need to choose if you wish matting or not - while matting can boost the wall size of an inferior piece, be wary of allowing a print to drown in its boundary. In most cases, smaller bits with large matting only succeed if the image is simple and obvious from afar. If someone must peer close up at a bit to understand it, extensive matting is a no-no.
For the frame material, there are many choices. A wood structure with a carved design can have a good shabby-chic feel, particularly if it's been coated. For a direct vintage look, plain dark wood frames work great. If you want a modernist or modern day vibe, metallic or black frames are the strategy to use.
Also, if you like exciting d?cor, don't be scared to go with a bright-colored body, particularly if the bedroom requires a pop and your color choice fits another highlight in the space.
Keep Costs Down Where You Can
If you're going with a print out, framing can be expensive. Keep costs down by only using images that easily fit into standard-sized frames, that happen to be significantly cheaper than custom casings. You can even look for antique frames at car port and property sales and then work backward, completing the photo after you have the frame.
Or, one of the benefits of a wall-mounted shelf or other unorthodox adornment is the lack of structure - that can often be a big cost savings. There are often creative workarounds. The company Wellmade offers Gallery STiiCKs that can structure any poster on two edges for a portion of what traditional framing costs - that's what I chose for my three images above the bed.
There are also companies that print photos onto canvas or wood - and that don't need a frame in any way. If you are a shutterbug and also have some great pics you would like to hang, this might be your chance. Shutterfly offers this service, for example, and you may often find half-off bargains.
For my dining room (pictured above), which also offers high ceilings and blends right into the living room, I had two designs made and opt for custom size for each that fit the wall-space correctly. Because I'm a deal-hunter, the blended pair cost less than $100 - about the price tag on getting one large-ish poster custom framed.
Deciding on the best art for a large space isn't easy - but it can be done invest the the time to really plan out the thing you need. Think through the scale, type, coloring, framing and cost of what you would like. And get inspiration from the web and beyond - sites like Houzz can provide you great ideas, as can home d?cor publications, or even just shopping at home goods stores and discovering the way they have their showrooms set up.
The main element is visualizing what you need before you have it and then patiently working toward finding the right artwork at the right cost for your space. Don't dash things - Rome wasn't built-in a day, and your home won't be decorated per day. But when your property is fully decorated, it'll look fabulous!