Empty Picture Frame Wall Decor
7 TIPS FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO Printing FOR YOUR HOUSE
Within the last month I set an objective to print some of might work and make use of it to enhance my home. As photography enthusiasts, we spend our time and abilities to build up our skills so that in the end we can create works of art! I like to think of designs as the icing on the cake. After all of the hard work, there is nothing more rewarding than finding your images in print and exhibited as art!
Empty Picture Frame Wall Decor
There are lots of tips out there on how to make gallery wall surfaces, and how to choose the right frames for your keyword. They are important decisions that require to be made obviously as well. But since I'm a professional photographer, not an interior designer, I want to focus on deciding on the best images (that will best compliment your work) for the spaces you are filling.
7 tips to help you choose which images to print for your space
They are not design rules, just suggestions from a photographer's viewpoint.
Produce a folder on your desktop where you save your preferred images. Be selective in support of save those you absolutely love. In this particular folder create other folders to breakdown the various types of images. i.e. macro, food, lifestyle, portraits. When you edit your images, save your valuable favorites to these folders. This could keep them in one sorted out place so these are no problem finding if you are ready to print out. And it will save you hours of time you would normally spend on combing your archives to get the right image every time you want to print out.
Match the colors in your photos to your d?cor. This is only a suggestion which may or may well not be your look. I wanted the colors in my prints to enhance the colors of my decor. As you search your archives, either look for images that contain certain complimentary tones in them, or you can transform them in Photoshop or Lightroom to match!
The flowers in these frames were actually more of a dark red when they were photographed. I evolved the tones to become more peachy and delicate to complement the lampshade they were next to. You can do this in Lightroom in the HSL and COLOR tabs by experimenting with the hue, saturation, and luminance of the many colors in your image.
A quick way to improve colors in Photoshop is by choosing Image, Modifications, Color Balance in your menu. Then experiment with the colour sliders for your shadows, middle tones and highlights. Make sure Keep Luminosity is checked.
Yet another way you can match your designs to the colors at home is to plan your next photo period with your screen area in mind. What is the appearance and feel of your home? Choose a session location and/or clothing that will compliment the style of your home or the area where the prints will be shown.
When using a collection of different colored and textured casings, choose black and white images to keep them from looking cluttered. Dark colored & white images can also supply the display a far more unified look. I had developed my pal Kristen from Studio7 HOME DESIGN help me choose attractive frames & artwork for a small gallery wall in my own entry.
This is a wall that would normally go un-noticed. I wanted to carefully turn it into a focal point. I placed all my images in black & white except the family picture in the guts. The target was to sketch the eye there first, then to the black & white images in the outside frames. Similarly as effective is always to choose brilliant images for solid black frames or sound white framessuch as this wall structure, also created by my friend Kristen.
Choose larger sized designs and canvases for areas where you can see them across the room. What's the idea in producing small 4x6's and 5x7's if you cannot see them if you don't walk up to them?
The images on my mantel would have to be big (at least 16x20) in order to take pleasure from them from across the room. The best is a 22x27 inch size. I actually could have gone bigger for the space available, but I didn't want to hide the decorative trim-work of the complete mantel. So, clearly, consider the space you are filling when deciding how big you can go.
I also opt for more timeless, imaginative image of my children walking, rather a huge portrait in our faces. This was a personal decision when i was going for a more artistic believe that went with the style and colors of the area. Even though our faces remain unseen, we are extremely well represented by the composition in the image as well as in the up close of the kids in the image next to it.
Too many portraits all over your home? Try transforming some of your images into skill using the Waterlogue app! This is a good way to use your images, but give them another look. My home design friend recommends exhibiting fine art or still life/food in your kitchen, somewhat than portraits. An image turned through this iphone app might be a good choice. 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 particular room of your home. For instance, food picture taking in the kitchen, lifestyle images in the living room, bath images of your children in the tub displayed in the bathroom, and even more personal images in the bed room.
Last week I made a decision I had a need to fill the area above a doorway in my kitchen with some food images.
Considerations I created before I needed the images:
Just how much space I needed to fill and how many images.
Appropriate size for this space.
The style/colors that could go well in my 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 could be harder to see from across the room.
Edit your photographs to complement the design of the space it'll be in. For example, light and airy, abundant with color & compare, black & white, etc. Also, if you are displaying images along, edit them side by side in your editing and enhancing program to be sure they mix well and the color is regular from image to image.
I did so this with my super fruit images. I moved them around in Photoshop to help me visualize how they might look hung. I segregated the blueberry image (generally blue) and the grapefruit (blue record) with the yellowish pineapple in the centre so each image would stick out and look healthy next to each other.