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7 TECHNIQUES FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO PRINT FOR YOUR HOME
Within the last month I set an objective to print some of my work and put it to use to enhance my home. As photography enthusiasts, we invest our time and talents to develop our skills so that finally we can create artwork! I love to think of images as the icing on the cake. After all of the hard work, there is nothing more rewarding than finding your images on the net and displayed as art!
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Think About Size
Smaller artwork is simpler to come by, it's 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 within the art. You want to buy to be a natural expansion of what's there. If the art's too small, it will be stressed 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 huge wearing too-small jeans - also not a good look.
For large spots, there are several solutions: the foremost is simply looking for bigger works 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 walls, 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 cut it. I needed something bigger.
Choose a Type of Artwork That Works
Art work isn't simply a framed print or poster. There are very additional decorative choices you may make. For example, buying a wall-mounted shelf and putting figurines or vases on it can be a smart way to decorate a more substantial space using collectibles that you curently have. Or, getting aggregate accessories to take up a more substantial space can work well, like this Umbra Wallflower placed - check out their site to get more options.
Other choices include mounting ornamental plates in a row, putting up a large reflection or using decals - that are surprisingly hip and often look good. Have a look at WallPops!, for some ideas.
When deciding what you would like to put up a wall, it's okay to believe outside the box. A big framed picture is often the least interesting (and often most expensive) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I decided to go with three 16"x20" framed images - reasonably orthodox.)
When by using a collection of different shaded and textured frames, choose dark and white images to keep them from looking cluttered. Black color & white images can also give the display a far more unified look. I needed my friend Kristen from Studio room7 HOME DESIGN help me choose attractive frames & art for a little gallery wall in my own entry.
This is a wall that would normally go un-noticed. I wanted to carefully turn it into a center point. I kept all my images in dark & white except the family photography in the guts. The target was to sketch the attention there first, then to the dark-colored & white images in the external frames. Likewise as effective would be to choose vibrant images for solid black frames or sturdy 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 across the room. What's the point in stamping small 4x6's and 5x7's if you cannot see them if you don't walk up to them?
The images on my mantel needed to be big (at least 16x20) in order to take pleasure from them from over the room. The big an example may be a 22x27 inches size. I actually might well have ended up bigger for the area available, but I didn't want to cover the ornamental trim-work of the whole mantel. So, obviously, take into consideration the area you are filling when deciding what size you can go.
I also chose a more timeless, artistic image of my family walking, rather an enormous portrait of your faces. This was an individual decision when i was going for a more artistic feel that went with the style and colors of the area. Even though our faces remain unseen, we are extremely well displayed by the structure 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 converting some of your images into artwork using the Waterlogue app! This is a good way to use your images, but provide them with another type of look. My home design friend recommends displaying skill or still life/food in your kitchen, alternatively than portraits. An image turned through this app might be considered a good choice. Here's an example of an image converted into artwork 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 photography in your kitchen, lifestyle images in the living room, bath images of your children in the tub displayed in the bathroom, and more personal images in the bed room.
Last week I chose I had a need to fill the space above a doorway in my kitchen with some food images.
Considerations I created before I had taken the images:
How much space I had a need to fill and 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 than 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 could be harder to see from across the room.
Edit your photos to complement the design of the space it will be in. For example, light and airy, rich in color & contrast, dark & white, etc. Also, if you are displaying images together, edit them side by side in your editing program to be sure they mix well and the color is consistent from image to image.
I did so this with my berry images. I shifted them around in Photoshop to help me visualize how they might look hung. I segregated the blueberry image (mostly blue) and the grapefruit (blue track record) with the yellowish pineapple in the middle so each image would stand out and look well balanced next to each other.