Modern Rustic Home Decor Ideas
7 SUGGESTIONS FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO PRINT FOR YOUR HOME
Within the last month I establish a goal to print some of my work and make use of it to beautify my home. As photography lovers, we spend our time and skills to develop our skills so that finally we can create works of art! I like to think of prints as the icing on the cake. After all the hard work, there's nothing more rewarding than seeing your images on the net and displayed as art!
Modern Rustic Home Decor Ideas
There are various tips out there on how to generate gallery walls, and how to choose the right frames for your decor. They are important decisions that need to be produced clearly as well. But since I'm a shooter, no interior designer, I want to focus on choosing the right images (that will best go with your work) for the spots you are filling.
7 tips to help you choose which images to print out for your space
They are not design guidelines, just recommendations from a photographer's perspective.
Develop a folder on your desktop where you save your preferred images. Be selective in support of save those you absolutely love. In this folder create other folders to break down the various types of images. i.e. macro, food, lifestyle, portraits. As you edit your photos, save your valuable favorites to these folders. This will keep them in one prepared place so they may be no problem finding if you are ready to print. And it will save you time of time you'll normally devote to combing your archives to find the right image each time you want to print.
Match the colors in your photographs to your d?cor. This is merely a suggestion that may or might not be your look. I wanted the colors in my own prints to enhance the colors of my interior keyword. While you search your archives, either look for images which may have certain complimentary shades in them, or you can change them in Photoshop or Lightroom to match!
The blossoms in these structures were actually more of a dark red when these were photographed. I improved the shades to be more peachy and gentle to complement the lampshade they were next to. You can certainly do this in Lightroom in the HSL and COLOR tabs by experimenting with the hue, saturation, and luminance of the many colors in your picture.
An instant way to change colors in Photoshop is by choosing Image, Adjustments, Color Balance in your menu. Then test out the colour sliders for your shadows, middle tones and features. Make sure Conserve Luminosity is checked.
Yet another way you can match your images to the colors in your house is to plan your next photo period with your display area in mind. What is the appearance and feel of your house? Choose a period location and/or clothing that will compliment the style of your home or the area where the images will be displayed.
When using a collection of different colored and textured frames, choose dark-colored and white images to keep them from looking cluttered. Black & white images can also give the display a far more unified look. I had developed my friend Kristen from Studio room7 HOME DESIGN help me choose ornamental frames & skill for a small gallery wall in my entry.
This is a wall that could normally go un-noticed. I wanted to carefully turn it into a center point. I placed all my images in black & white except the family image in the center. The target was to attract the attention there first, then to the black & white images in the outer frames. Likewise as effective would be to choose vibrant images for stable black structures or sound white framessuch as this wall, also created by my pal Kristen.
Choose larger sized designs and canvases for areas where you can see them over the room. What's the idea in producing small 4x6's and 5x7's if you cannot see them unless you walk up to them?
The images on my mantel needed to be big (at least 16x20) in order to take pleasure from them from across the room. The best one is a 22x27 inches size. I actually would have gone bigger for the area available, but I didn't want for the attractive trim-work of the whole mantel. So, definitely, take into consideration the area you are filling up when deciding how big you can go.
I also opt for more timeless, imaginative image of my children walking, rather a huge portrait of the faces. This was a personal decision when i was going for a more artistic feel that gone with the style and colors of the area. Even though our faces continue to be unseen, we are extremely well displayed by the composition in the image as well as in the up close of the youngsters in the image next to it.
Way too many portraits around your home? Try changing some of your images into fine art using the Waterlogue app! This is a sensible way to use your images, but provide them with some other look. My interior design friend recommends showing skill or still life/food in your kitchen, somewhat than portraits. A graphic transformed through this software might be a good option. Here's a good example of an image turned into art using the Waterlogue app. (Image by Liz Behm)
Choose photos to show that were taken in that one room of your home. For example, food photography in the kitchen, lifestyle images in the family room, bath images of your children in the tub viewed in the bathroom, and much more personal photographs in the bed room.
Last week I made a decision I had a need to fill the area above a doorway in my own kitchen with some food images.
Considerations I made before I got the images:
How much space I needed to fill and how many images.
Appropriate size with the 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 than a 10x10, I thought we would use my macro lens and tried to capture close-up textures of the super fruit vs. a far more styled shot with atmosphere that might be harder to see from across the room.
Edit your images to match the style 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 jointly, edit them side by side in your editing program to ensure they combine well and the colour is steady from image to image.
I did this with my berries images. I shifted them around in Photoshop to help me imagine how they might look hung. I separated the blueberry image (typically blue) and the grapefruit (blue track record) with the yellow pineapple in the centre so each image would stick out and look well balanced next to each other.