Diy Craft Ideas For Home Decor
7 TIPS FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO PRINT FOR YOUR HOME
Over the past month I place an objective to print some of might work and put it to use to beautify my home. As professional photographers, 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 prints as the icing on the wedding cake. After all the hard work, there is nothing more worthwhile than viewing your images in print and viewed as art!
Diy Craft Ideas For Home Decor
Smaller artwork is easier to come across, it's much easier to store and it's really 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 really much.
Think of the wall membrane around a piece of art as part of the art. You want to buy to be a natural expansion of what's there. In the event the art's too small, it will be overcome by the emptiness and fade away - and it will give off a timid and helpless vibe. Whether it's too big, it will feel like a huge wearing too-small trousers - also not a good look.
For large spots, there are several solutions: the foremost is simply looking for larger pieces of art. The second reason is to choose something that isn't a framed image (more about that below). And the third is by using several pieces of art in combination with one another, to produce a larger piece.
With high ceilings and large wall surfaces, a small little bit of artwork above the bed simply won't do.
As an example, in my home, the bedroom (pictured above) has vaulted ceilings that reach 17 legs in height. Just a little dinky framed thing above the bed simply wasn't going to trim it. I needed something bigger.
Choose a Kind of Art work That Works
Art work isn't just a framed printing or poster. There are very a few other decorative choices you may make. For instance, buying a wall-mounted shelf and adding figurines or vases on it can be considered a smart way to decorate a larger space using collectibles that you already have. Or, getting aggregate designs to take up a more substantial space could work well, like this Umbra Wallflower establish - check out their site for additional options.
Other selections include mounting ornamental plates in a row, adding a large mirror or using decals - that happen to be surprisingly hip and frequently look good. Check out WallPops!, for a few ideas.
When deciding what you would like to put on a wall structure, it's okay to believe outside the package. A big framed picture is often the least interesting (and frequently priciest) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I selected three 16"x20" framed images - rather orthodox.)
Keep Coloring at heart
What color is the furniture in the room? What about the wall? How about accent pillows? Each one of these things subject and the fine art (and framing) should match the coloring of the area around it. While this can be tough, 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 to go with three floral images with softer hues that are brought out by the Wythe Blue of the wall membrane, while the frames are dark real wood, matching the colour of the headboard and lampshades.
The floral prints are of the same color family as the wall and quilt, as the structures match the real wood of the headboard.
REMEMBER the Frame
If you opt to hang a graphic, the structure should complement both d?cor of the area and the colouring and design of the part itself. You can also need to decide if you want matting or not - while matting can boost the wall membrane size of an inferior piece, be wary of allowing a print out to drown in its border. In most cases, smaller portions with very large matting only do well if the image is very simple and noticeable from afar. If someone needs to peer close up at a bit to understand it, intensive matting is a no-no.
For the frame material, there are many choices. A wood framework with a carved design can have a nice shabby-chic feel, particularly if it's been painted. For a direct vintage look, plain dark wood casings work great. If you need a modernist or modern-day vibe, steel or black frames are the way to go.
Also, if you want exciting d?cor, don't be scared to go with a bright-colored framework, particularly if the family room requires a pop as well as your color choice matches another accent in the area.
LOWER COSTS Where You Can
If you're going with a print out, framing can be expensive. Keep costs down by only using prints that easily fit into standard-sized frames, which are considerably cheaper than custom casings. You can even look for vintage frames at garage area and estate sales and then work backward, filling in the photo after you have the frame.
Or, one of the advantages of a wall-mounted shelf or other unorthodox adornment is having less framework - that can frequently be a big cost savings. There tend to be creative workarounds. The company Wellmade offers Gallery STiiCKs that can structure any poster on two sides for a portion of what traditional framing costs - that's what I decided for my three designs above the bed.
There are also companies that print out photos onto canvas or lumber - which don't need 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 will often find half-off deals.
For my dining area (pictured above), which also offers high ceilings and blends directly into the living room, I put two designs made and opt for custom size for every single that fit the wall-space correctly. Because I'm a deal-hunter, the blended pair cost a lower amount than $100 - about the price tag on getting one large-ish poster custom framed.
Choosing the right art for a big space isn't easy - but it can be done invest the the time to essentially plan out the thing you need. Think through the scale, type, color, framing and cost of what you would like. And get creativity from the web 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 witnessing the way they have their showrooms set up.
The main element is visualizing the thing you need before you have it and then patiently working toward finding the right art at the right cost for your space. Don't hurry things - Rome wasn't built in a day, and your home won't be decorated per day. But when your property is fully decorated, it'll look fabulous!