Shabby Chic Bathroom Decor Ideas
7 TRICKS FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO Printing FOR YOUR HOME
Within the last month I place a goal to print a few of might work and make use of it to enhance my home. As photography enthusiasts, we make investments our time and abilities to build up our skills so that in the end we can create works of art! I like to think of images as the icing on the wedding cake. After all of the hard work, there's nothing more worthwhile than finding your images in print and exhibited as art!
Shabby Chic Bathroom Decor Ideas
Think About Size
Smaller artwork is better to come across, it's better to store and it's generally cheaper - so most people have a lot more small products, 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 about the wall membrane around a bit of art within the art. You want to buy to be always a natural extension of what's there. If the art's too small, it'll be overwhelmed by the emptiness and fade away - and it'll produce a timid and helpless vibe. Whether it's too big, it will feel like a huge wearing too-small slacks - also not a good look.
For large places, there are several alternatives: the first is simply looking for larger pieces of art. The second reason is to choose something that isn't a framed image (more about this below). And the 3rd is to use several works of art in combination with one another, to make a larger piece.
With high ceilings and large surfaces, a small little bit of artwork above the foundation simply won't do.
As an example, in my own home, the bedroom (pictured above) has vaulted ceilings that reach 17 ft in height. A little dinky framed thing above the bed simply wasn't heading to cut it. I needed something bigger.
Choose a Type of Art work That Works
Art work isn't simply a framed print or poster. There are quite a few other decorative choices you can make. For instance, buying a wall-mounted shelf and putting figurines or vases on it can be a great way to decorate a more substantial space using collectibles that you already have. Or, getting aggregate decorations to take up a larger space could work well, like this Umbra Wallflower set - check out their site for additional options.
Other selections include mounting ornamental plates in a row, putting up a large reflection or using decals - that happen to be surprisingly hip and often look good. Check out WallPops!, for a few ideas.
When deciding what you would like to put up a wall membrane, it's okay to think outside the package. A large framed picture is usually the least interesting (and frequently priciest) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I select three 16"x20" framed designs - fairly orthodox.)
Keep Coloring in Mind
What color is the furniture in the area? How about the wall? How about accent pillows? All these things subject and the art (and framing) should match the color of the space around it. While this is confusing, the results will be much better when everything is coordinated. Not matchy-matchy automatically, but of the same color family and feel.
In my bedroom, for example, I decided three floral images with softer hues that are presented by the Wythe Blue of the wall membrane, while the structures are dark hardwood, matching the color of the headboard and lampshades.
The floral images are of the same color family as the wall and quilt, while the structures match the wood of the headboard.
Don't Forget the Frame
If you choose to hang an image, the framework should complement both the d?cor of the area and the color and design of the part itself. You'll also need to choose if you want matting or not - while matting can boost the wall size of a smaller piece, be skeptical of allowing a print out to drown in its border. In most cases, smaller items with very large matting only be successful if the image is very simple and noticeable from afar. If someone needs to peer close up at a piece to understand it, comprehensive matting is a no-no.
As for the frame materials, there are several choices. A wood frame with a carved design can have a nice shabby-chic feel, particularly if it's been coated. For a in a straight line vintage look, simply dark wood casings work great. If you want a modernist or modern-day vibe, metal or black structures are the strategy to use.
Also, if you want vivid d?cor, you shouldn't be afraid to go with a bright-colored framework, particularly if the space needs a pop and your color choice complements another accent in the area.
LOWER COSTS WHERE YOU ARE ABLE TO
If you're going with a print, framing can be costly. Keep costs down by only using designs that easily fit into standard-sized frames, which are way cheaper than custom casings. You can also look for old-fashioned frames at storage area and house sales and then work backward, filling in the photo after you have the frame.
Or, one of the benefits of a wall-mounted shelf or other unorthodox design is having less shape - that can frequently be a big cost savings. There are often creative workarounds. The company Wellmade offers Gallery STiiCKs that can structure any poster on two edges for a small fraction of what traditional framing costs - that's what I decided for my three designs above the bed.
There's also companies that print out photos onto canvas or timber - which don't desire a frame whatsoever. If you are a shutterbug and also have some great pictures you would like to hang, this might be your chance. Shutterfly offers this service, for example, and you may often find half-off discounts.
For my dining room (pictured above), which also offers high ceilings and mixes right into the living room, I put two designs made and opt for custom size for every that fit the wall-space properly. Because I'm a deal-hunter, the put together pair cost a lower amount than $100 - about the price tag on getting one large-ish poster custom framed.
Deciding on the best art for a sizable space isn't easy - but it could be done invest the the time to really plan out what you need. Think through the scale, type, coloring, framing and cost of what you want. And get creativity from the web and beyond - sites like Houzz can provide you great ideas, as can home d?cor publications, or even just shopping at home goods stores and finding how they have their showrooms set up.
The key is visualizing the thing you need before you have it and then patiently working toward finding the right art at the right cost for your space. Don't dash things - Rome wasn't built in a day, and your home won't be decorated in a day. But when your property is fully decorated, it'll look fabulous!