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5 Tips to Help You Choose Perfect Wall Artwork for Large Spaces
Now that you're a very pleased home owner, it's time to deck your wall surfaces with art that displays you. Your newfound soaring ceilings and wide open floor plan can feel a little vacant without something to brighten the wall surfaces. Making a cohesive feel is actually important, so that it could require purchasing some additional pieces to complement the skill you already own.
Here are five things to consider when choosing (or repurposing) artwork for your new large spaces, plus a couple of case-studies from my own home.
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Think About Size
Smaller artwork is simpler to come across, it's much easier to store and it's generally cheaper - so most folks 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 so much.
Think about the wall membrane around a piece of art as part of the art. You want to buy 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 vanish - and it will give off a timid and helpless vibe. Whether it's too big, it'll feel like a huge wearing too-small jeans - also not a good look.
For large places, there are several alternatives: the foremost is simply looking for much larger works of art. The second is to choose something that's not a framed image (more about that 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 walls, a small little bit of artwork above the bed simply won't do.
For 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 lower it. I needed something bigger.
Choose a Type of Art That Works
Art work isn't simply a framed print or poster. There are quite additional decorative choices you can make. For instance, buying a wall-mounted shelf and placing figurines or vases onto it can be a smart way to decorate a more substantial space using collectibles that you curently have. Or, getting aggregate accessories to take up a more substantial space could work well, like this Umbra Wallflower placed - check out their site for much more options.
Other alternatives include mounting decorative plates in a row, putting up a large reflection or using decals - that are surprisingly hip and often 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 pack. A big framed picture is usually the least interesting (and often priciest) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I decided three 16"x20" framed designs - fairly orthodox.)
When utilizing a collection of different shaded and textured frames, choose dark-colored and white images to keep them from looking cluttered. Black colored & white images can also give the display a more unified look. I put my friend Kristen from Studio room7 HOME DESIGN help me choose decorative frames & artwork for a small gallery wall in my entry.
This is a wall that would normally go un-noticed. I wanted to turn it into a focal point. I retained all my images in dark-colored & white except the family photography in the guts. The goal was to pull the eye there first, then to the dark & white images in the outside frames. Similarly as effective is always to choose multi-colored images for sturdy black casings or stable white framessuch as this wall structure, also designed by my friend Kristen.
Choose larger sized designs and canvases for areas where you can see them across the room. What's the point in printing small 4x6's and 5x7's if you cannot see them if you don't walk up to them?
The prints on my mantel needed to be big (at least 16x20) in order to take pleasure from them from across the room. The best an example may be a 22x27 inches size. I actually might well have eliminated bigger for the area available, but I didn't want to cover the attractive trim-work of the whole mantel. So, obviously, take into consideration the space you are filling when deciding what size you can go.
I also chose a more timeless, imaginative image of my children walking, rather an enormous portrait of our faces. This is a personal decision when i was going for a more artistic believe that gone with the style and colors of the area. Despite the fact that our faces continue to be 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.
Too many portraits around your home? Try switching some of your images into artwork using the Waterlogue app! This is a sensible way to use your images, but give them some other look. My home design friend recommends displaying art work or still life/food in your kitchen, somewhat than portraits. An image changed through this software might be considered a good solution. Here's a good example of an image turned into artwork using the Waterlogue app. (Image by Liz Behm)
Choose photos to show that were taken in that particular room of your house. For example, food photography in your kitchen, lifestyle images in the living room, bath images of your children in the tub viewed in the toilet, and more personal photos in the bedroom.
Last week I chosen I had a need to fill the area above a doorway in my kitchen with some food images.
Considerations I created before I had taken the images:
Just how much space I had a need to fill and how many images.
Appropriate size for your space.
The style/colors that would go well in my own kitchen.
How those images would look from over the room.
Because I couldn't go bigger when compared to a 10x10, I chose to use my macro lens and tried to fully capture close-up textures of the berries vs. a far more styled shot with atmosphere that might 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 & contrast, dark & white, etc. Also, if you are exhibiting images jointly, edit them hand and hand in your editing and enhancing program to make certain they mix well and the colour is steady from image to image.
I did so this with my berry images. I migrated them around in Photoshop to help me visualize how they might look hung. I segregated the blueberry image (mainly blue) and the grapefruit (blue history) with the yellow pineapple in the centre so each image would stand out and look well-balanced next to each other.