Moon And Stars Bedroom Decor
7 TRICKS FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO Print out FOR YOUR HOME
Within the last month I established a goal to print a few of might work and use it to decorate my home. As photography enthusiasts, we spend our time and skills to develop our skills so that in the end we can create artwork! I like to think of images as the icing on the cake. After all the hard work, there's nothing more rewarding than experiencing your images in print and shown as art!
Moon And Stars Bedroom Decor
There are plenty of tips out there on how to build gallery walls, and choosing the right structures for your decor. They are important decisions that require to be made definitely as well. But since I'm a photographer, not an interior designer, I wish to focus on deciding on the best images (that will best compliment your work) for the places you are filling.
7 tips to help you select which images to print for your space
These are not design rules, just suggestions from a photographer's viewpoint.
Develop a folder on your desktop where you save your preferred images. Be selective and only save the ones you absolutely love. In this particular folder create other folders to break down the many types of images. i.e. macro, food, lifestyle, portraits. While you edit your images, save your favorites to these folders. This could keep them in one planned place so these are easy to find if you are ready to print out. And it'll save you time of time you'll normally spend on combing your archives to get the right image each time you want to print.
Match the colors in your photos to your d?cor. This is only a suggestion which could or might not be your style. I wanted the colors in my prints to enhance the colors of my design. When you search your archives, either look for images that have certain complimentary tones in them, or you can change them in Photoshop or Lightroom to complement!
The bouquets in these casings were actually more of a dark pink when they were photographed. I modified the shades to become more peachy and soft to match the lampshade they were next to. You can do this in Lightroom in the HSL and COLOR tab by tinkering with the hue, saturation, and luminance of the various colors in your image.
An instant way to change colors in Photoshop is by choosing Image, Modifications, Color Balance in your menu. Then experiment with the color sliders for your shadows, mid tones and shows. Make sure Preserve Luminosity is examined.
One other way you can match your prints to the colors in your home is to plan your next photo program with your display area in mind. What is the appearance and feel of your house? Choose a program location and/or clothing that will go with the design of your home or the area where the designs will be exhibited.
Keep Coloring at heart
What color is the furniture in the area? What about the wall? How about accent pillows? All these things subject and the skill (and framing) should match the color of the area around it. While this can be tricky, the results will be much better when everything is coordinated. Not matchy-matchy always, but of the same color family and feel.
In my own bedroom, for example, I selected three floral prints with softer hues that are presented by the Wythe Blue of the wall, while the casings are dark real wood, matching the colour of the headboard and lampshades.
The floral designs are of the same color family as the wall structure and quilt, as the frames match the wood of the headboard.
REMEMBER the Frame
If you opt to hang a graphic, the frame should complement both the d?cor of the area and the coloring and design of the piece itself. You can also need to decide if you would like matting or not - while matting can increase the wall size of a smaller piece, be wary of allowing a printing to drown in its boundary. Generally speaking, smaller bits with very large matting only be successful if the image is very simple and visible from afar. If someone must peer close up at a bit to appreciate it, intensive matting is a no-no.
As for the frame material, there are several choices. A wood framework with a carved design can have a good shabby-chic feel, particularly if it's been decorated. For a straight vintage look, simply dark wood casings work great. If you need a modernist or modern-day vibe, metal or black structures are the way to go.
Also, if you like exciting d?cor, you shouldn't be frightened to go with a bright-colored frame, particularly if the space requires a pop and your color choice complements another accent in the space.
LOWER COSTS WHERE YOU ARE ABLE TO
If you're going with a printing, framing can be expensive. Lower costs by only using designs that easily fit into standard-sized frames, which can be considerably cheaper than custom frames. You can also look for antique frames at storage and real estate sales and then work backward, filling in the photo once you've the frame.
Or, one of the advantages of a wall-mounted shelf or other unorthodox beautification is the lack of shape - that can often be a big cost savings. There are often creative workarounds. The business Wellmade offers Gallery STiiCKs that can frame any poster on two attributes for a small percentage of what traditional framing costs - that's what I chose for my three prints above the foundation.
There's also companies that printing images onto canvas or wood - and this don't need a frame in any way. If you're a shutterbug and have some great pics you would like to hang, this may be your chance. Shutterfly offers this service, for example, and you may often find half-off discounts.
For my dining area (pictured above), which also has high ceilings and blends directly into the living room, I had fashioned two prints made and opt for custom size for each that fit the wall-space wonderfully. Because I'm a deal-hunter, the merged pair cost a lower amount than $100 - about the price of getting one large-ish poster custom framed.
Choosing the right art for a large space isn't easy - but it could be done if you take the time to really plan out the thing you need. Think through the scale, type, colouring, framing and cost of what you want. And get enthusiasm from the internet and beyond - sites like Houzz can provide you great ideas, as can home d?cor newspapers, 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 have it and then patiently working toward discovering the right artwork 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 per day. But when your property is fully decorated, it'll look fabulous!