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7 TIPS FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO Printing FOR YOUR HOME
Over the past month I establish a goal to print some of my work and use it to decorate my home. As photographers, we invest our time and abilities to develop our skills so that eventually we can create artwork! I love to think of images as the icing on the cake. After all the hard work, there is nothing more satisfying than discovering your images in print and displayed as art!
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There are lots of tips out there how to make gallery wall surfaces, and how to choose the right casings for your design. These are important decisions that need to be made clearly as well. But since I'm a photographer, not an interior designer, I want to focus on choosing the right images (that will best compliment your work) for the areas you are filling.
7 tips to help you choose which images to print for your space
These are not design guidelines, just ideas from a photographer's perspective.
Develop a folder on your desktop where you save your chosen images. Be selective and only save people you absolutely love. In this folder create other folders to break down the various types of images. i.e. macro, food, lifestyle, portraits. When you edit your photos, save your valuable favorites to these folders. This could keep them in one planned place so they are simply easy to find when you are ready to print. And it will save you hours of time you'll normally spend on combing your archives to get the right image every time you want to printing.
Match the colors in your photographs to your d?cor. This is only a suggestion that may or might not exactly be your style. I needed the colors in my prints to compliment the colors of my design. As you may search your archives, either look for images which may have certain complimentary tones in them, or you can change them in Photoshop or Lightroom to match!
The flowers in these frames were actually more of a dark red when they were photographed. I evolved the shades to be more peachy and soft to complement the lampshade these were next to. You are able to do this in Lightroom in the HSL and COLOR tabs by tinkering with the hue, saturation, and luminance of the many colors in your picture.
An instant way to change colors in Photoshop is by choosing Image, Alterations, Color Balance in your menu. Then experiment with the color sliders for your shadows, mid tones and highlights. Make sure Keep Luminosity is checked out.
Another way you can match your images to the colors in your home is to plan your next photo treatment with your screen area at heart. What is the appearance and feel of your home? Choose a treatment location and/or clothing that will enhance the style of your home or the room where the prints will be shown.
Keep Coloring in Mind
What color is the furniture in the room? How about the wall? How about accent pillows? Each one of these things subject and the fine art (and framing) should match the color of the space around it. While this can be tricky, the results will be far better when everything is coordinated. Not matchy-matchy always, but of the same color family and feel.
In my bedroom, for example, I decided to go with three floral designs with softer hues that are brought out by the Wythe Blue of the wall, while the casings are dark solid 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 wood of the headboard.
Don't Forget the Frame
If you opt to hang an image, the shape should complement both d?cor of the area and the coloring and design of the part itself. You'll also need to choose if you would like matting or not - while matting can improve the wall size of a smaller piece, be wary of allowing a print to drown in its border. Generally speaking, smaller bits with large matting only succeed if the image is simple and visible from afar. If someone must peer close up at a piece to understand it, extensive matting is a no-no.
As for the frame materials, there are several choices. A wood shape with a carved design can have a nice shabby-chic feel, particularly if it's been painted. For a upright vintage look, simply dark wood frames work great. If you need a modernist or contemporary vibe, metallic or black frames are the way to go.
Also, if you like exciting d?cor, avoid being afraid to go with a bright-colored frame, particularly if the room needs a pop as well as your color choice fits another highlight in the space.
LOWER COSTS WHERE YOU ARE ABLE TO
If you're choosing a print out, framing can be costly. Lower costs by only using designs that easily fit into standard-sized frames, which can be significantly cheaper than custom frames. You can even look for antique frames at garage and property sales and then work backward, completing the photo after you have the frame.
Or, one of the features of a wall-mounted shelf or other unorthodox design is having less shape - that can often be a big cost benefits. There tend to be creative workarounds. The company Wellmade offers Gallery STiiCKs that can style any poster on two factors for a portion of what traditional framing costs - that's what I selected for my three designs above the foundation.
There's also companies that print photographs onto canvas or real wood - which don't desire a frame in any way. If you are a shutterbug and also have some great pictures you would like to hang, this may be your chance. Shutterfly offers this service, for example, and you may often find half-off bargains.
For my dining area (pictured above), which also offers high ceilings and mixes directly into the living room, I put two prints made and chose a custom size for each and every that fit the wall-space perfectly. Because I'm a deal-hunter, the merged pair cost less than $100 - about the price tag on getting one large-ish poster custom framed.
Deciding on the best art for a huge space isn't easy - but it could be done if you take the time to essentially plan out the thing you need. Think through the size, type, colouring, framing and cost of what you would like. And get motivation from the internet and beyond - sites like Houzz can provide you great ideas, as can home d?cor magazines, or even just shopping at home goods stores and experiencing the way they have their showrooms set up.
The key is visualizing what you need before you have it and then patiently working toward discovering the right artwork at the right cost for your space. Don't hurry things - Rome wasn't built-in a day, as well as your home will not be decorated per day. But when your home is fully decorated, it'll look fabulous!