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7 METHODS FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO PRINT FOR YOUR HOME
Over the past month I arranged a goal to print a few of my work and make use of it to enhance my home. As photography enthusiasts, we invest our time and talents to develop our skills so that in the end we can create artwork! I like to think of images as the icing on the cake. After all the hard work, there's nothing more worthwhile than finding your images in print and displayed as art!
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Think About Size
Smaller artwork is simpler to come by, it's simpler 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 membrane around a bit of art as part of the art. You want to buy to be always a natural expansion of what's there. In case the art's too small, it'll be stressed by the emptiness and go away - and it'll give off a timid and helpless vibe. Whether it's too big, it will feel like a giant wearing too-small trousers - also not a good look.
For large places, there are several alternatives: the first is simply looking for greater pieces of art. The second is to choose something that's not a framed image (more about this below). And the third is to use several works of art in combination with one another, to make a larger piece.
With high ceilings and large surfaces, a small piece of artwork above the bed simply won't do.
For example, in my own home, the bedroom (pictured above) has vaulted ceilings that reach 17 foot in height. A little dinky framed thing above the bed simply wasn't heading to minimize it. I needed something bigger.
Choose a Type of Art work That Works
Fine art isn't only a framed print or poster. There are very additional decorative choices you may make. For example, buying a wall-mounted shelf and adding figurines or vases on it can be considered a smart way to decorate a more substantial space using collectibles that you curently have. Or, getting aggregate decor to take up a more substantial space can work well, such as this Umbra Wallflower established - check out their site to get more options.
Other alternatives include mounting ornamental plates in a row, putting up a large mirror or using decals - which are surprisingly hip and frequently look good. Have a look at WallPops!, for some ideas.
When deciding what you want to put on a wall membrane, it's okay to think outside the pack. A large framed picture is often the least interesting (and frequently priciest) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I select three 16"x20" framed images - quite orthodox.)
When using a assortment of different coloured and textured structures, choose dark-colored and white images to keep them from looking cluttered. Black colored & white images can also give the display a far more unified look. I needed my friend Kristen from Studio7 Interior Design help me choose attractive frames & skill for a tiny gallery wall in my entry.
This was a wall that could normally go un-noticed. I wanted to carefully turn it into a focal point. I retained all my images in dark & white except the family image in the center. The target was to attract the eye there first, then to the dark-colored & white images in the outside frames. In the same way as effective would be to choose vibrant images for sturdy black structures or solid white framessuch as this wall membrane, also designed by my friend Kristen.
Choose larger sized designs and canvases for areas where you can view them across the room. What's the idea in printing small 4x6's and 5x7's if you cannot see them unless you walk up to them?
The prints on my mantel needed to be big (at least 16x20) to be able to take pleasure from them from across the room. The best you are a 22x27 in . size. I actually would have removed bigger for the space available, but I didn't want to protect the ornamental trim-work of the entire mantel. So, naturally, take into consideration the space you are filling when deciding what size you can go.
I also opt for more timeless, creative image of my children walking, rather a huge portrait in our faces. This is a personal decision as I was going for a more artistic feel that proceeded to go with the style and colors of the area. Despite the fact that our faces remain unseen, we are incredibly well symbolized by the structure in the image as well as in the up close of the kids in the image next to it.
Way too many portraits around your home? Try transforming some of your images into fine art using the Waterlogue app! This is a good way to use your images, but provide them with a new look. My home design friend recommends showing art work or still life/food in your kitchen, rather than portraits. A graphic turned through this software might be considered a good option. Here's a good example of an image converted into art using the Waterlogue app. (Image by Liz Behm)
Choose photos to display that were used that particular room of your home. For example, food photography in your kitchen, lifestyle images in the family room, bath images of your children in the tub viewed in the toilet, and much more personal photos in the bed room.
The other day I decided I needed to fill the space above a doorway in my kitchen with some food images.
Considerations I created before I took the images:
How much space I had a need to fill and just how many images.
Appropriate size to the space.
The style/colors that could go well in my own 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 capture close-up textures of the fruit vs. a far more styled shot with atmosphere that might be harder to see from over the room.
Edit your photos to match the design of the space it'll be in. For instance, light and airy, rich in color & comparison, dark-colored & white, etc. Also, if you are exhibiting images jointly, edit them hand and hand in your editing and enhancing program to make sure they blend well and the color is regular from image to image.
I did this with my berries images. I moved them around in Photoshop to help me visualize how they would look hung. I separated the blueberry image (usually blue) and the grapefruit (blue history) with the yellowish pineapple in the centre so each image would stand out and look balanced next to one another.