Great Gatsby Themed Table Decorations
7 TRICKS FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO PRINT FOR YOUR HOUSE
Within the last month I placed an objective to print some of might work and put it to use to decorate my home. As photographers, we invest our time and abilities to build up our skills so that eventually we can create works of art! I love to think of images as the icing on the cake. After all the hard work, there's nothing more satisfying than witnessing your images in print and exhibited as art!
Great Gatsby Themed Table Decorations
Think About Size
Smaller artwork is much easier to come by, it's much easier to store and it's really generally cheaper - so most folks have a lot more small stuff, which works great if you have a snug bedroom, or a cramped hallway. However in an expansive room with high ceilings? Not so much.
Think of the wall membrane around a piece of art as part of the art. You want to buy to be always a natural expansion of what's there. When the art's too small, it will be confused by the emptiness and fade away - and it will produce a timid and helpless vibe. If it's too big, it'll feel like a giant wearing too-small jeans - also not a good look.
For large spots, there are several solutions: the foremost is simply looking for larger pieces of art. The second reason is to choose something that's not a framed image (more about this below). And the 3rd is to use 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.
As an example, in my own home, the bedroom (pictured above) has vaulted ceilings that reach 17 foot in height. Just a little dinky framed thing above the foundation simply wasn't heading to trim it. I needed something bigger.
Choose a Kind of Fine art That Works
Art work isn't simply a framed print or poster. There are quite additional decorative choices you can make. For example, buying a wall-mounted shelf and adding figurines or vases on it can be considered a smart way to decorate a more substantial space using collectibles that you already have. Or, getting aggregate designs to take up a larger space could work well, like this Umbra Wallflower placed - check out their site for further options.
Other selections include mounting attractive plates in a row, adding a large reflection or using decals - that are surprisingly hip and often look good. Have a look at WallPops!, for a few ideas.
When deciding what you want to put on a wall structure, it's okay to believe outside the box. A big framed picture is usually the least interesting (and frequently most expensive) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I selected three 16"x20" framed prints - rather orthodox.)
When utilizing a assortment of different shaded and textured casings, choose dark and white images to keep them from looking cluttered. Dark colored & white images can also give the display a far more unified look. I had my pal Kristen from Studio7 HOME DESIGN help me choose ornamental frames & skill for a tiny gallery wall in my own entry.
This is a wall that could normally go un-noticed. I wanted to turn it into a focal point. I stored all my images in dark-colored & white except the family image in the center. The target was to bring the attention there first, then to the dark-colored & white images in the outside frames. In the same way as effective would be to choose bright colored images for stable black casings or stable white framessuch as this wall, also designed by my friend Kristen.
Choose larger measured prints and canvases for areas where you can see them across the room. What's the point in producing small 4x6's and 5x7's if you can't see them unless you 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 top an example may be a 22x27 inch size. I actually can have removed bigger for the space available, but I didn't want to pay the decorative trim-work of the whole mantel. So, naturally, consider the space you are filling when deciding how big you can go.
I also opt for more timeless, artistic image of my family walking, rather a huge portrait in our faces. This is an individual decision as I was taking a more artistic believe that proceeded to go with the style and colors of the area. Even though our faces remain unseen, we are incredibly well represented 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 changing a few 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 interior design friend recommends showing skill or still life/food in your kitchen, rather than portraits. A graphic altered through this application might be a good choice. Here's an example of an image turned into art using the Waterlogue app. (Image by Liz Behm)
Choose photos to show that were used that one room of your home. For instance, food photography in your kitchen, lifestyle images in the living room, bath images of your kids in the tub shown in the toilet, and even more personal photos in the bed room.
The other day I determined I had a need to fill the space above a doorway in my own kitchen with some food images.
Considerations I made before I required the images:
How much space I had a need to fill and just how many images.
Appropriate size for your 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 when compared to a 10x10, I chose to use my macro lens and tried to fully capture close-up textures of the fruit vs. a far 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 will be in. For example, light and airy, rich in color & compare, dark & white, etc. Also, if you are showing images collectively, edit them hand and hand in your editing program to make certain they blend well and the color is constant from image to image.
I did this with my berries images. I changed them around in Photoshop to help me visualize how they would look hung. I segregated the blueberry image (largely blue) and the grapefruit (blue qualifications) with the yellowish pineapple in the centre so each image would stand out and look healthy next to each other.