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5 Tips to Help You Choose Perfect Wall membrane Fine art for Large Spaces
Given that you're a very pleased home owner, it is time to deck your surfaces with artwork that shows you. Your newfound soaring ceilings and open up floor plan can feel a little vacant without something to brighten the walls. Setting up a cohesive feel is really important, so it could require purchasing some additional bits to complement the skill you already own.
Here are five facts to consider when choosing (or repurposing) art work for your brand-new large spaces, plus a handful of case-studies from my very own home.
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Smaller artwork is easier to come across, it's much 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. But in an expansive room with high ceilings? Not so much.
Think about the wall structure around a bit of art within the art. You want it to be always a natural extension of what's there. When the art's too small, it'll be overwhelmed by the emptiness and disappear - and it will give off a timid and helpless vibe. Whether it's too big, it will feel like a huge wearing too-small trousers - also not a good look.
For large spots, there are several solutions: the first is simply looking for larger pieces of art. The second reason is to choose something that's not a framed image (more about that below). And the third is to use several works of art in combination with each other, to make 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 bedroom (pictured above) has vaulted ceilings that reach 17 ft 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 Art That Works
Art work isn't just a framed printing or poster. There are quite a few other decorative choices you can make. For instance, buying a wall-mounted shelf and adding figurines or vases on it can be considered a great way to decorate a larger space using collectibles that you curently have. Or, getting aggregate decorations to take up a more substantial space can work well, like this Umbra Wallflower established - check out their site for further options.
Other options include mounting attractive 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 a few ideas.
When deciding what you would like to put up a wall structure, it's okay to think outside the pack. A big framed picture is often the least interesting (and frequently priciest) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I decided three 16"x20" framed prints - rather orthodox.)
When by using a assortment of different shaded and textured frames, choose dark and white images to keep them from looking cluttered. Black color & white images can also supply the display a more unified look. I needed my friend Kristen from Studio7 Interior Design help me choose attractive frames & skill for a small gallery wall in my own entry.
This is a wall that could normally go un-noticed. I wanted to carefully turn it into a focal point. I stored all my images in black & white except the family photography in the center. The goal was to pull the eye there first, then to the dark & white images in the external frames. Similarly as effective is always to choose bright colored images for sound black casings or solid white framessuch as this wall, also designed by my pal Kristen.
Choose larger sized prints and canvases for areas where you can view them across the room. What's the point in producing small 4x6's and 5x7's if you cannot 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 over the room. The big some may be a 22x27 inch size. I actually would have ended up bigger for the area available, but I didn't want to pay the decorative trim-work of the complete mantel. So, obviously, take into consideration the space you are filling up when deciding how big you can go.
I also opt for more timeless, creative image of my family walking, rather a huge portrait of the faces. This was a personal decision when i was going for a more artistic feel that travelled with the style and colors of the room. Despite the fact that our faces stay unseen, we are incredibly well symbolized by the structure in the image as well as in the up close of the youngsters in the image next to it.
Too many portraits all over your home? Try converting a few of your images into artwork using the Waterlogue app! That is a good way to use your images, but give them another look. My home design friend recommends exhibiting skill or still life/food in your kitchen, rather than portraits. An image modified through this application might be considered a good alternative. Here's an example of an image turned into artwork using the Waterlogue app. (Image by Liz Behm)
Choose photos to show that were taken in that particular 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 shown in the toilet, and more personal images in the bedroom.
The other day I chose 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 had a need to fill and how many images.
Appropriate size for your space.
The style/colors that would 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 fully capture close-up textures of the super fruit vs. a more styled shot with atmosphere that might be harder to see from across the room.
Edit your photos to complement the design of the space it'll be in. For instance, light and airy, abundant with color & contrast, dark-colored & white, etc. Also, if you are displaying images collectively, edit them side by side in your editing program to ensure they combine well and the color is regular from image to image.
I did so this with my berry images. I changed them around in Photoshop to help me visualize how they might look hung. I separated the blueberry image (largely blue) and the grapefruit (blue backdrop) with the yellow pineapple in the centre so each image would stand out and look well balanced next to one another.