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5 Tips to Help You Choose Perfect Wall membrane Art work for Large Spaces
Now that you're a pleased home owner, it's time to deck your surfaces with fine art that displays you. Your newfound soaring ceilings and available floor plan can feel just a little empty without something to brighten the wall space. Making a cohesive feel is very important, so it could require purchasing some additional pieces to complement the art work you already own.
Listed below are five facts to consider whenever choosing (or repurposing) fine art for your brand-new large spaces, along with a couple of case-studies from my very own home.
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Smaller artwork is better to come by, it's simpler to store and it's generally cheaper - so most folks have much 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 membrane around a bit of art as part of the art. You want it to be always a natural expansion of what's there. In case the art's too small, it will be confused by the emptiness and disappear - and it will give off a timid and helpless vibe. If it's too big, it will feel like a huge wearing too-small jeans - also not a good look.
For large spaces, there are several solutions: the first is simply looking for larger pieces of art. The second reason is to choose something that's not a framed image (more about this below). And the third is by using several pieces 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.
As an example, in my home, the bedroom (pictured above) has vaulted ceilings that reach 17 legs in height. Just a little dinky framed thing above the bed simply wasn't going to slice it. I needed something bigger.
Choose a Kind of Art That Works
Art work isn't simply a framed print out or poster. There are very additional decorative choices you may make. For instance, buying a wall-mounted shelf and adding figurines or vases onto it can be a smart way to decorate a larger space using collectibles that you curently have. Or, getting aggregate designs to take up a more substantial space could work well, like this Umbra Wallflower established - check out their site for more options.
Other alternatives include mounting ornamental plates in a row, adding a large mirror or using decals - which can be surprisingly hip and frequently look good. Check out WallPops!, for a few ideas.
When deciding what you want to put up a wall structure, it's okay to believe outside the field. A big framed picture is often the least interesting (and frequently priciest) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I decided to go with three 16"x20" framed images - fairly orthodox.)
When using a collection of different shaded and textured frames, choose dark-colored and white images to keep them from looking cluttered. Black & white images can also give the display a more unified look. I had developed my pal Kristen from Studio room7 Interior Design help me choose ornamental frames & fine art for a tiny gallery wall in my entry.
This was a wall that would normally go un-noticed. I wanted to carefully turn it into a focal point. I stored all my images in black & white except the family photography in the guts. The target was to attract the eye there first, then to the dark & white images in the outside frames. In the same way as effective would be to choose brilliant images for sturdy black frames or sound white framessuch as this wall membrane, also designed by my pal Kristen.
Choose larger size designs and canvases for areas where you can view them across the room. What's the idea in producing small 4x6's and 5x7's if you cannot see them if you don't walk up to them?
The images on my mantel would have to be big (at least 16x20) to be able to enjoy them from across the room. The best some may be a 22x27 in . size. I actually might have vanished bigger for the space available, but I didn't want to pay the ornamental trim-work of the whole mantel. So, definitely, consider the space you are filling when deciding how big you can go.
I also chose a more timeless, creative image of my family walking, rather a huge portrait of your faces. This was an individual decision as I was taking a more artistic believe that went with the style and colors of the room. Despite the fact that our faces stay unseen, we are extremely well displayed by the composition in the image as well as in the up close of the youngsters in the image next to it.
Way too many portraits around your home? Try transforming some of your images into art using the Waterlogue app! That is a good way to use your images, but provide them with another type of look. My interior design friend recommends displaying artwork or still life/food in your kitchen, rather than portraits. An image transformed through this software might be a good alternate. Here's an example of an image turned into fine art using the Waterlogue app. (Image by Liz Behm)
Choose photos to show that were used that one room of your home. For instance, food photography in the kitchen, lifestyle images in the living room, bath images of your kids in the tub viewed in the toilet, plus more personal photographs in the bedroom.
Last week I made the decision I needed to fill the space above a doorway in my kitchen with some food images.
Considerations I created before I had taken 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 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 berry vs. a far more styled shot with atmosphere that might be harder to see from across the room.
Edit your images to match the design of the space it will be in. For instance, light and airy, rich in color & compare, dark-colored & white, etc. Also, if you are displaying images alongside one another, edit them hand and hand in your editing and enhancing program to make sure they combine well and the colour is regular from image to image.
I did this with my berries images. I shifted them around in Photoshop to help me visualize how they would look hung. I separated the blueberry image (mostly blue) and the grapefruit (blue record) with the yellow pineapple in the centre so each image would stand out and look healthy next to each other.