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7 TRICKS FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO Printing FOR YOUR HOUSE
Within the last month I set an objective to print some of my work and make use of it to beautify my home. As photography lovers, we make investments our time and abilities to build up our skills so that eventually we can create works of art! I like to think of images as the icing on the cake. After all the hard work, there's nothing more satisfying than discovering your images on the net and viewed as art!
Pink And White Table Decorations
Think About Size
Smaller artwork is much easier to come across, it's better to store and it's generally cheaper - so most people have far 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 around a piece of art as part of the art. You want it to be a natural extension of what's there. In the event the art's too small, it'll be stressed by the emptiness and go away - and it will give off a timid and helpless vibe. Whether it's too big, it'll feel like a huge wearing too-small trousers - also not a good look.
For large areas, 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 third is by using several works of art in combination with each other, to make a larger piece.
With high ceilings and large wall surfaces, a small piece of artwork above the foundation simply won't do.
As an example, in my home, the bed room (pictured above) has vaulted ceilings that reach 17 feet in height. Just a little dinky framed thing above the bed simply wasn't going to minimize it. I needed something bigger.
Choose a Kind of Art That Works
Fine art isn't simply a framed print out or poster. There are quite additional decorative choices you can make. For example, buying a wall-mounted shelf and placing figurines or vases onto it can be a smart way to decorate a more substantial space using collectibles that you already have. Or, getting aggregate accessories to take up a more substantial space could work well, like this Umbra Wallflower established - check out their site for more options.
Other choices include mounting ornamental plates in a row, adding a large mirror or using decals - that are surprisingly hip and often look good. Check out WallPops!, for some ideas.
When deciding what you would like to put on a wall structure, it's okay to believe outside the container. A big framed picture is often the least interesting (and frequently priciest) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I selected three 16"x20" framed images - reasonably orthodox.)
Keep Coloring in Mind
What color is the furniture in the area? What about the wall? Think about accent pillows? Each one of these things matter and the fine art (and framing) should match the color of the space around it. While this can be tough, the results will be far better when everything is coordinated. Not matchy-matchy automatically, but of the same color family and feel.
In my bedroom, for example, I chose three floral designs with softer hues that are presented by the Wythe Blue of the wall membrane, while the frames are dark hardwood, matching the color of the headboard and lampshades.
The floral designs are of the same color family as the wall structure and quilt, while the frames match the real wood of the headboard.
Don't Forget the Frame
If you opt to hang a graphic, the framework should complement both the d?cor of the room and the coloring and design of the piece itself. You'll also need to choose if you would like matting or not - while matting can improve the wall membrane size of an inferior piece, be wary of allowing a print out to drown in its border. In most cases, smaller bits with large matting only succeed if the image is simple and obvious from afar. If someone needs to peer close up at a bit to understand it, extensive matting is a no-no.
As for the frame materials, there are several choices. A wood shape with a carved design can have a good shabby-chic feel, especially if it's been colored. For a right vintage look, simply dark wood structures work great. If you want a modernist or modern vibe, metal or black structures are the strategy to use.
Also, if you like attractive d?cor, you shouldn't be fearful to go with a bright-colored framework, particularly if the surrounding needs a pop and your color choice suits another highlight in the space.
LOWER COSTS Where You Can
If you're choosing a print, framing can be expensive. Lower costs by only using prints that easily fit into standard-sized frames, which can be very good cheaper than custom casings. You can also look for vintage frames at garage area and real estate 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 decor is having less framework - that can frequently be a big cost savings. There tend to be creative workarounds. The business Wellmade offers Gallery STiiCKs that can shape any poster on two sides for a portion of what traditional framing costs - that's what I selected for my three prints above the foundation.
There's also companies that print photographs onto canvas or timber - and that don't desire a frame by any means. If you are a shutterbug and also have some great pictures you'd like to hang, this may be your chance. Shutterfly offers this service, for example, and you can often find half-off bargains.
For my dining room (pictured above), which also offers high ceilings and blends right into the living room, I needed two designs made and chose a custom size for each that fit the wall-space correctly. Because I'm a deal-hunter, the put together pair cost a lower amount than $100 - about the price of getting one large-ish poster custom framed.
Deciding on the best art for a sizable space isn't easy - but it can be done invest the 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 internet and beyond - sites like Houzz can provide you great ideas, as can home d?cor periodicals, or even just shopping at home goods stores and discovering how they have their showrooms set up.
The key is visualizing what you need before you own it and then patiently working toward finding the right artwork at the right cost for your space. Don't hurry things - Rome wasn't built-in a day, as well as your home won't be decorated per day. But when your home is fully decorated, it'll look fabulous!