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7 TIPS FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO Print out FOR YOUR HOUSE
Over the past month I place a goal to print some of might work and put it to use to beautify my home. As photography enthusiasts, we invest our time and skills to develop our skills so that ultimately we can create artwork! I love to think of designs as the icing on the wedding cake. After all of the hard work, there is nothing more worthwhile than experiencing your images on the net and displayed as art!
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Smaller artwork is much easier to come by, it's simpler to store and it's generally cheaper - so most folks have much more small stuff, 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 membrane around a piece of art within the art. You want to buy to be a natural extension of what's there. In the event the art's too small, it will be overcome by the emptiness and go away - and it'll produce a timid and helpless vibe. Whether it's too big, it'll feel like a huge wearing too-small shorts - also wii look.
For large spaces, there are several solutions: the first is simply looking for larger pieces of art. The second is to choose something that's not a framed image (more about this below). And the third is by using several pieces of art in combination with each other, 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 own home, the bed room (pictured above) has vaulted ceilings that reach 17 toes in height. Just a little dinky framed thing above the bed simply wasn't going to slice it. I needed something bigger.
Choose a Type of Artwork That Works
Art work isn't only a framed printing or poster. There are quite a few other decorative choices you may make. For instance, buying a wall-mounted shelf and adding figurines or vases onto it can be considered a great way to decorate a more substantial space using collectibles that you curently have. Or, getting aggregate accessories to take up a more substantial space could work well, like this Umbra Wallflower arranged - check out their site to get more detailed options.
Other alternatives include mounting ornamental plates in a row, putting up a large reflection or using decals - that happen to be surprisingly hip and frequently look good. Check out WallPops!, for a few ideas.
When deciding what you want to put on a wall membrane, it's okay to think outside the pack. A big framed picture is usually the least interesting (and often most expensive) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I chose three 16"x20" framed images - rather orthodox.)
When using a assortment of different colored and textured frames, choose dark-colored and white images to keep them from looking cluttered. African american & white images can also give the display a far more unified look. I had my friend Kristen from Studio room7 Interior Design help me choose decorative frames & skill for a small gallery wall in my own entry.
This was a wall that could normally go un-noticed. I wanted to turn it into a focal point. I retained all my images in dark-colored & white except the family photo in the center. The goal was to sketch the eye there first, then to the black & white images in the exterior frames. Likewise as effective would be to choose bright colored images for sound black casings or sound white framessuch as this wall membrane, also designed by my pal Kristen.
Choose larger size prints and canvases for areas where you can see them over the room. What's the point in printing small 4x6's and 5x7's if you can't see them if you don't walk up to them?
The designs on my mantel would have to be big (at least 16x20) in order to enjoy them from across the room. The top is a 22x27 in . size. I actually can have absent bigger for the space available, but I didn't want to hide the attractive trim-work of the whole mantel. So, clearly, consider the area you are filling when deciding how big you can go.
I also opt for more timeless, artistic image of my children walking, rather an enormous portrait of your faces. This was an individual decision as I was going for a more artistic believe that proceeded to go with the style and colors of the room. Despite the fact that our faces stay unseen, we are incredibly 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 skill using the Waterlogue app! This is a good way to use your images, but give them a different look. My interior design friend recommends showing artwork or still life/food in your kitchen, somewhat than portraits. An image turned through this application might be considered a good choice. Here's a good example of an image turned into artwork using the Waterlogue app. (Image by Liz Behm)
Choose photos to display that were used that one room of your home. For example, food picture taking in the kitchen, lifestyle images in the living room, bath images of your kids in the tub displayed in the bathroom, and much more personal photos in the bedroom.
The other day I made a decision I needed to fill the area above a doorway in my own kitchen with some food images.
Considerations I created before I had taken the images:
How much space I needed to fill and how many images.
Appropriate size for your space.
The style/colors that would 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 thought we would use my macro zoom lens and tried to capture close-up textures of the berries 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 will be in. For example, light and airy, rich in color & distinction, dark-colored & white, etc. Also, if you are displaying images collectively, edit them side by side in your editing and enhancing program to be sure they blend well and the colour is steady from image to image.
I did so this with my super fruit images. I shifted them around in Photoshop to help me imagine how they would look hung. I segregated the blueberry image (generally blue) and the grapefruit (blue qualifications) with the yellow pineapple in the middle so each image would stand out and look balanced next to one another.