Cursive Letters For Wall Decor
5 Tips to ASSIST YOU TO Choose Perfect Wall Artwork for Large Spaces
Given that you're a happy home owner, it is time to deck your wall surfaces with art work that demonstrates you. Your newfound soaring ceilings and wide open floor plan can feel a little vacant without something to brighten the walls. Developing a cohesive feel is absolutely important, so that it could require purchasing some additional items to supplement the art you already own.
Here are five things to consider when choosing (or repurposing) art for your brand-new large spaces, along with a handful of case-studies from my own home.
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Smaller artwork is much easier to come by, it's much easier 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 membrane around a piece of art within the art. You want it to be always a natural extension of what's there. In case the art's too small, it will be overcome by the emptiness and fade away - and it will produce 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 places, there are several solutions: the first is simply looking for bigger works of art. The second reason 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 walls, 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 toes in height. A little dinky framed thing above the bed simply wasn't heading to trim it. I needed something bigger.
Choose a Kind of Art work That Works
Fine art isn't just a framed print out or poster. There are very a few other decorative choices you may make. For instance, buying a wall-mounted shelf and placing figurines or vases onto it can be a great way to decorate a more substantial space using collectibles that you curently have. Or, getting aggregate adornments to take up a larger space could work well, such as this Umbra Wallflower placed - check out their site for more options.
Other alternatives include mounting decorative plates in a row, putting up a large mirror or using decals - that happen to 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 membrane, it's okay to think outside the container. A large framed picture is often the least interesting (and frequently priciest) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I select three 16"x20" framed prints - rather orthodox.)
Keep Coloring at heart
What color is the furniture in the room? How about the wall? How about accent pillows? All these things subject and the fine art (and framing) should match the colouring of the area around it. While this can be tricky, the results will be far better when everything is coordinated. Not matchy-matchy automatically, but of the same color family and feel.
In my bedroom, for example, I decided three floral images with softer hues that are presented by the Wythe Blue of the wall membrane, while the frames are dark hardwood, 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 frames match the lumber of the headboard.
Don't Forget the Frame
If you opt to hang a graphic, the shape should complement both the d?cor of the area and the colouring and style of the piece itself. You'll also need to decide if you would like matting or not - while matting can increase the wall membrane size of a smaller piece, be skeptical of allowing a printing to drown in its border. Generally speaking, smaller portions with very large matting only do well if the image is simple and noticeable from afar. If someone needs to peer up close at a piece to appreciate it, intensive matting is a no-no.
For the frame materials, there are several choices. A wood framework with a carved design can have a nice shabby-chic feel, especially if it's been colored. For a straight vintage look, simply dark wood structures work great. If you need a modernist or contemporary vibe, metallic or black structures are the way to go.
Also, if you like attractive d?cor, don't be worried to go with a bright-colored frame, particularly if the space requires a pop and your color choice fits another accent in the space.
Keep Costs Down WHERE YOU ARE ABLE TO
If you're choosing a print out, framing can be costly. Keep costs down by only using designs that easily fit into standard-sized frames, that are much cheaper than custom casings. You can even look for antique frames at garage area and property sales and then work backward, filling in the photo once you've the frame.
Or, one of the advantages of a wall-mounted shelf or other unorthodox decoration is the lack of structure - that can often be a big cost benefits. There are often creative workarounds. The company Wellmade offers Gallery STiiCKs that can body any poster on two attributes for a small percentage of what traditional framing costs - that's what I select for my three prints above the foundation.
There are also companies that printing photos onto canvas or hardwood - and this don't desire a frame at all. If you are a shutterbug and have some great pictures you would like to hang, this might be your chance. Shutterfly offers this service, for example, and you can often find half-off bargains.
For my dining room (pictured above), which also has high ceilings and blends right into the living room, I had fashioned two designs made and chose a custom size for each that fit the wall-space properly. Because I'm a deal-hunter, the put together pair cost a lower amount than $100 - about the price tag on getting one large-ish poster custom framed.
Deciding on the best art for a big space isn't easy - but it can be done if you take the time to really plan out what you need. Think through the scale, type, coloring, framing and cost of what you would like. And get enthusiasm from the internet and beyond - sites like Houzz can provide you great ideas, as can home d?cor journals, or even just shopping at home goods stores and experiencing the way they have their showrooms setup.
The main element is visualizing what you need before you own it and then patiently working toward discovering the right art at the right cost for your space. Don't rush things - Rome wasn't built in a day, and your home won't be decorated in a day. But when your property is fully decorated, it'll look fabulous!