Halloween Mad Scientist Lab Decorations
7 TRICKS FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO Printing FOR YOUR HOUSE
Within the last month I set a goal to print some of might work and make use of it to beautify my home. As photography enthusiasts, we make investments our time and skills to develop our skills so that finally we can create works of art! I love to think of prints as the icing on the wedding cake. After all the hard work, there is nothing more worthwhile than discovering your images on the net and viewed as art!
Halloween Mad Scientist Lab Decorations
Think About Size
Smaller artwork is simpler to come across, it's easier to store and it's generally cheaper - so most folks have much 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 so much.
Think of the wall membrane around a bit of art as part of the art. You want to buy to be a natural expansion of what's there. In case the art's too small, it will be overcome by the emptiness and disappear - and it will produce a timid and helpless vibe. If it's too big, it will feel like a giant wearing too-small shorts - also not a good look.
For large spots, there are several solutions: the first is simply looking for bigger pieces of art. The second is to choose something that isn't a framed image (more about that below). And the third is to use several works of art in combination with one another, to produce a larger piece.
With high ceilings and large walls, a small little bit of artwork above the foundation simply won't do.
For example, in my own home, the bedroom (pictured above) has vaulted ceilings that reach 17 toes in height. Just a little dinky framed thing above the bed simply wasn't going to cut it. I needed something bigger.
Choose a Kind of Art work That Works
Fine art isn't simply a framed print or poster. There are very a few other decorative choices you may 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 adornments to take up a more substantial space could work well, such as this Umbra Wallflower set - check out their site to get more detailed options.
Other selections include mounting decorative plates in a row, putting up a large mirror or using decals - which are surprisingly hip and frequently look good. Check out WallPops!, for some ideas.
When deciding what you would like to put up a wall membrane, it's okay to think outside the pack. A big framed picture is usually the least interesting (and frequently most expensive) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I decided three 16"x20" framed images - fairly orthodox.)
Keep Coloring in Mind
What color is the furniture in the area? What about the wall? How about accent pillows? All these things matter and the skill (and framing) should match the colouring of the space around it. While this is tricky, the results will be far better when everything is coordinated. Not matchy-matchy necessarily, but of the same color family and feel.
In my bedroom, for example, I chose three floral prints with softer hues that are presented by the Wythe Blue of the wall, while the structures are dark wood, matching the color of the headboard and lampshades.
The floral designs are of the same color family as the wall membrane and quilt, while the casings match the hardwood of the headboard.
Don't Forget the Frame
If you choose to hang a graphic, the structure should complement both the d?cor of the room and the color and style of the piece itself. You can also need to choose if you want matting or not - while matting can improve the wall membrane size of a smaller piece, be skeptical of allowing a print to drown in its border. Generally speaking, smaller bits with large matting only do well if the image is simple and obvious from afar. If someone needs to peer close up at a piece to appreciate it, extensive matting is a no-no.
For the frame materials, there are several choices. A wood framework with a carved design can have a good shabby-chic feel, particularly if it's been painted. For a in a straight line vintage look, simply dark wood casings work great. If you need a modernist or modern-day vibe, metallic or black frames are the strategy to use.
Also, if you want vibrant d?cor, avoid being fearful to go with a bright-colored body, particularly if the area needs a pop and your color choice matches another accent in the area.
Keep Costs Down WHERE YOU ARE ABLE TO
If you're going with a print, framing can be costly. Keep costs down by only using designs that fit in standard-sized frames, which can be considerably cheaper than custom frames. You can even look for old-fashioned frames at storage area and real estate sales and then work backward, completing the photo once you've the frame.
Or, one of the advantages of a wall-mounted shelf or other unorthodox decor is having less structure - 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 sides for a small percentage of what traditional framing costs - that's what I decided to go with for my three designs above the foundation.
There are also companies that print photos onto canvas or real wood - and that don't desire a frame by any means. If you're a shutterbug and also have some great pics you'd like to hang, this may be your chance. Shutterfly offers this service, for example, and you can often find half-off deals.
For my dining area (pictured above), which also has 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 merged 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 big space isn't easy - but it could be done if you take the time to essentially plan out the thing you need. Think through the scale, type, colouring, framing and cost of what you want. And get ideas from the web and beyond - sites like Houzz can give you great ideas, as can home d?cor periodicals, or even just shopping at home goods stores and finding the way they have their showrooms create.
The key is visualizing the thing you need before you own it and then patiently working toward finding the right artwork at the right cost for your space. Don't dash things - Rome wasn't built-in a day, and your home will not be decorated per day. But when your home is fully decorated, it'll look fabulous!