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7 TECHNIQUES FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO Print out FOR YOUR HOUSE
Within the last month I established an objective to print a few of my work and use it to enhance my home. As photography enthusiasts, we spend our time and skills to build up our skills so that in the end we can create artwork! I like to think of designs as the icing on the cake. After all the hard work, there's nothing more satisfying than experiencing your images on the net and displayed as art!
Decorating Ideas For Employee Appreciation Day
Smaller artwork is easier to come across, it's simpler to store and it's really generally cheaper - so most folks have far more small products, which works great if you have a snug bedroom, or a cramped hallway. But in an expansive room with high ceilings? Not really much.
Think about the wall around a bit of art within the art. You want to buy to be always a natural expansion of what's there. In the event the art's too small, it'll be overwhelmed by the emptiness and disappear - and it'll give off a timid and helpless vibe. If it's too big, it will feel like a giant wearing too-small jeans - also wii look.
For large spaces, there are several alternatives: the first 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 one another, to make a larger piece.
With high ceilings and large walls, a small piece of artwork above the bed simply won't do.
As an example, in my 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 going to slice it. I needed something bigger.
Choose a Type of Skill That Works
Fine art isn't only a framed print out or poster. There are quite additional decorative choices you may make. For instance, buying a wall-mounted shelf and placing figurines or vases on it can be a great way to decorate a more substantial space using collectibles that you already have. Or, getting aggregate accessories to take up a more substantial space could work well, like this Umbra Wallflower establish - check out their site for much more options.
Other options include mounting decorative plates in a row, adding a large reflection or using decals - that happen to be surprisingly hip and often look good. Have a look at WallPops!, for a few ideas.
When deciding what you want to put on a wall structure, it's okay to think outside the package. A large framed picture is usually the least interesting (and frequently most expensive) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I selected three 16"x20" framed prints - pretty orthodox.)
Keep Coloring in Mind
What color is the furniture in the area? What about the wall? Think about accent pillows? Each one of these things matter and the skill (and framing) should match the color of the space around it. While this is difficult, the results will be much better when everything is coordinated. Not matchy-matchy actually, but of the same color family and feel.
In my own bedroom, for example, I chose three floral images with softer hues that are brought out by the Wythe Blue of the wall membrane, while the casings are dark lumber, matching the color of the headboard and lampshades.
The floral images are of the same color family as the wall and quilt, while the casings match the lumber of the headboard.
REMEMBER the Frame
If you choose to hang a graphic, the shape should complement both d?cor of the room and the coloring and design of the part itself. You will also need to choose if you would like matting or not - while matting can improve the wall membrane size of a smaller piece, be skeptical of allowing a print to drown in its boundary. In most cases, smaller portions with large matting only succeed if the image is very simple and visible from afar. If someone needs to peer close up at a bit to understand it, comprehensive matting is a no-no.
As for the frame materials, there are many choices. A wood framework with a carved design can have a good shabby-chic feel, particularly if it's been decorated. For a right vintage look, simply dark wood frames work great. If you need a modernist or modern vibe, metallic or black structures are the strategy to use.
Also, if you like attractive d?cor, avoid being worried to go with a bright-colored frame, particularly if the surrounding requires a pop as well as your color choice matches another accent in the space.
LOWER COSTS Where You Can
If you're choosing a printing, framing can be costly. Keep costs down by only using images that easily fit into standard-sized frames, that happen to be much cheaper than custom casings. You can also look for antique frames at storage area and property sales and then work backward, filling in the photo after you have the frame.
Or, one of the benefits of a wall-mounted shelf or other unorthodox design is the lack of structure - that can frequently be a big cost benefits. There are often creative workarounds. The company Wellmade offers Gallery STiiCKs that can frame any poster on two sides for a small fraction of what traditional framing costs - that's what I select for my three designs above the foundation.
There are also companies that print images onto canvas or real wood - and that don't need a frame by any means. If you're a shutterbug and also have some great pics you would like to hang, this may be your chance. Shutterfly offers this service, for example, and you could often find half-off discounts.
For my dining room (pictured above), which also has high ceilings and mixes right into the living room, I had two images made and chose a custom size for every single that fit the wall-space properly. Because I'm a deal-hunter, the mixed 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 could be done if you take the time to essentially plan out what you need. Think through the size, type, coloring, framing and cost of what you would like. And get inspiration from the web 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 viewing the way they have their showrooms setup.
The main element 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 dash things - Rome wasn't built-in a day, as well as your home will not be decorated in a day. But when your property is fully decorated, it'll look fabulous!