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5 Tips to ASSIST YOU TO Choose Perfect Wall membrane Fine art for Large Spaces
Given that you're a proud home owner, it's time to deck your surfaces with art that demonstrates you. Your newfound soaring ceilings and wide open floor plan can feel just a little vacant without something to brighten the walls. Setting up a cohesive feel is absolutely important, so it could require purchasing some additional parts to complement the art you already own.
Here are five things to consider whenever choosing (or repurposing) artwork for your new large spaces, plus a couple of case-studies from my very own home.
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Think About Size
Smaller artwork is much easier to come across, it's much easier to store and it's really generally cheaper - so most people have a lot 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 really much.
Think of the wall around a piece of art as part of the art. You want it to be a natural expansion of what's there. In case the art's too small, it will be confused by the emptiness and go away - and it will give off a timid and helpless vibe. If it's too big, it will feel like a giant wearing too-small shorts - also not a good look.
For large spaces, there are several solutions: the foremost 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 3rd is by using several works of art in combination with one another, to produce a larger piece.
With high ceilings and large surfaces, a small little bit of artwork above the foundation simply won't do.
As an example, in my own home, the bed room (pictured above) has vaulted ceilings that reach 17 legs in height. Just a little dinky framed thing above the foundation simply wasn't heading to minimize it. I needed something bigger.
Choose a Kind of Art That Works
Art work isn't simply a framed print 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 already have. Or, getting aggregate decorations to take up a more substantial space can work well, such as this Umbra Wallflower established - check out their site for further options.
Other selections include mounting attractive plates in a row, putting up a large mirror or using decals - which can be surprisingly hip and often look good. Check out WallPops!, for a few ideas.
When deciding what you want to put on a wall, it's okay to think outside the pack. A big framed picture is often the least interesting (and often most expensive) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I chose three 16"x20" framed designs - reasonably orthodox.)
When using a collection of different colored and textured casings, choose dark and white images to keep them from looking cluttered. Black colored & white images can also give the display a far more unified look. I had formed my friend Kristen from Studio room7 Interior Design help me choose decorative frames & artwork for a small gallery wall in my own entry.
This was a wall that would normally go un-noticed. I needed to carefully turn it into a focal point. I retained all my images in dark & white except the family picture in the guts. The goal was to pull the attention there first, then to the black & white images in the external frames. Similarly as effective is always to choose vibrant images for sturdy black casings or solid white framessuch as this wall structure, also designed by my pal Kristen.
Choose larger size designs and canvases for areas where you can view them over 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 would have to be big (at least 16x20) in order to take pleasure from them from over the room. The big you are a 22x27 in . size. I actually would have gone bigger for the area available, but I didn't want to cover the decorative trim-work of the whole mantel. So, certainly, take into consideration the space you are filling when deciding how big you can go.
I also chose a more timeless, imaginative image of my children walking, rather a huge portrait of our own faces. This is a personal decision as I was taking a more artistic feel that travelled with the style and colors of the room. Even though our faces stay unseen, we are very well symbolized by the structure in the image as well as in the close up of the youngsters in the image next to it.
Too many portraits around your home? Try converting some of your images into art using the Waterlogue app! That is a good way to use your images, but give them another type of look. My interior design friend recommends displaying fine art or still life/food in your kitchen, rather than portraits. A graphic transformed through this iphone app might be considered a good substitute. Here's a good example of an image turned into skill using the Waterlogue app. (Image by Liz Behm)
Choose photos to display that were taken in that one room of your home. For instance, food picture taking in your kitchen, lifestyle images in the family room, bath images of your children in the tub exhibited in the bathroom, and much more personal images in the bedroom.
Last week I chose I needed to fill the area above a doorway in my kitchen with some food images.
Considerations I made before I got the images:
Just how much space I had a need to fill and just how many images.
Appropriate size for this space.
The style/colors that could 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 fruits vs. a more styled shot with atmosphere that could be harder to see from across the room.
Edit your images to complement the design of the space it will be in. For example, light and airy, rich in color & comparison, dark & white, etc. Also, if you are exhibiting images alongside one another, edit them hand and hand in your editing and enhancing program to be sure they mix well and the color is steady from image to image.
I did this with my fruit images. I shifted them around in Photoshop to help me imagine how they would look hung. I separated the blueberry image (mostly blue) and the grapefruit (blue background) with the yellow pineapple in the centre so each image would stand out and look balanced next to one another.