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7 APPROACHES FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO Printing FOR YOUR HOME
Over the past month I establish an objective to print a few of my work and utilize it to beautify my home. As photographers, we commit our time and talents to develop our skills so that in the end we can create artwork! I love 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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Smaller artwork is simpler to come by, it's better to store and it's really generally cheaper - so most people have a lot more small products, 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 of the wall around a bit of art within the art. You want it to be always a natural extension of what's there. In the event the art's too small, it'll be overwhelmed by the emptiness and vanish - and it'll produce a timid and helpless vibe. Whether it's too big, it'll feel like a huge wearing too-small trousers - also wii look.
For large spots, there are several alternatives: the first is simply looking for much larger works of art. The second reason is to choose something that's not a framed image (more about this below). And the 3rd 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 piece of artwork above the bed simply won't do.
For example, in my home, the bed room (pictured above) has vaulted ceilings that reach 17 toes in height. A little dinky framed thing above the foundation simply wasn't going to trim it. I needed something bigger.
Choose a Kind of Art work That Works
Fine art isn't just a framed printing or poster. There are very additional decorative choices you can make. For instance, buying a wall-mounted shelf and placing figurines or vases on it can be a smart way to decorate a larger space using collectibles that you already have. Or, getting aggregate adornments to take up a larger space could work well, such as this Umbra Wallflower placed - check out their site for additional options.
Other alternatives include mounting decorative plates in a row, adding a large reflection or using decals - that happen to be surprisingly hip and often look good. Check out WallPops!, for some ideas.
When deciding what you want to put on a wall, it's okay to believe outside the container. A large framed picture is usually the least interesting (and frequently priciest) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I select three 16"x20" framed images - fairly orthodox.)
When using a assortment of different colored and textured structures, choose dark-colored and white images to keep them from looking cluttered. Black colored & white images can also supply the display a far more unified look. I had fashioned my pal Kristen from Studio room7 Interior Design help me choose decorative frames & fine art for a small gallery wall in my entry.
This is a wall that could normally go un-noticed. I needed to carefully turn it into a focal point. I retained all my images in black & white except the family image in the center. The target was to draw the eye there first, then to the dark-colored & white images in the external frames. Similarly as effective would be to choose multi-colored images for sturdy black structures or sound white framessuch as this wall, also created by my pal Kristen.
Choose larger measured images and canvases for areas where you can view them over the room. What's the idea in producing small 4x6's and 5x7's if you can't see them unless you walk up to them?
The images on my mantel needed to be big (at least 16x20) to be able to enjoy them from across the room. The top one is a 22x27 in . size. I actually might have gone bigger for the space available, but I didn't want to protect the attractive trim-work of the complete mantel. So, naturally, consider the area you are filling up when deciding what size you can go.
I also opt for more timeless, artistic image of my family 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 stay unseen, we are incredibly well symbolized by the structure in the image as well as in the close up of the youngsters in the image next to it.
Too many portraits all over your home? Try transforming some of your images into art work using the Waterlogue app! This is a sensible way to use your images, but provide them with a new look. My home design friend recommends displaying skill or still life/food in your kitchen, rather than portraits. A graphic transformed through this iphone app might be a good choice. Here's an example of an image converted into art using the Waterlogue app. (Image by Liz Behm)
Choose photos to show that were used that one room of your home. For example, food photography in your kitchen, lifestyle images in the living room, bath images of your children in the tub viewed in the bathroom, and more personal images in the bed room.
The other day I decided I had a need to fill the space above a doorway in my kitchen with some food images.
Considerations I made before I got the images:
Just how much space I needed to fill and how many images.
Appropriate size to the space.
The style/colors that would go well in my kitchen.
How those images would look from across the room.
Because I couldn't go bigger than a 10x10, I thought we would use my macro lens and tried to capture close-up textures of the fruits vs. a more styled shot with atmosphere that might be harder to see from over the room.
Edit your images to match the design of the space it'll be in. For example, light and airy, abundant with color & comparison, dark-colored & white, etc. Also, if you are showing images along, edit them hand and hand in your editing program to ensure they blend well and the colour is constant from image to image.
I did this with my berries images. I migrated them around in Photoshop to help me visualize how they might look hung. I separated the blueberry image (mostly blue) and the grapefruit (blue track record) with the yellowish pineapple in the centre so each image would stick out and look balanced next to each other.