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7 TIPS FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO Print out FOR YOUR HOME
Within the last month I establish a goal to print a few of might work and put it to use to enhance my home. As photography enthusiasts, we commit our time and talents to develop our skills so that eventually we can create artwork! I love to think of designs as the icing on the wedding cake. After all of the hard work, there is nothing more rewarding than experiencing your images in print and displayed as art!
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Smaller artwork is better to come across, it's easier to store and it's really generally cheaper - so most folks have much 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 about the wall structure around a bit of art within the art. You want to buy to be a natural expansion of what's there. In the event the art's too small, it'll be overcome by the emptiness and fade away - and it will produce a timid and helpless vibe. Whether it's too big, it'll feel like a huge wearing too-small pants - also wii look.
For large places, there are several alternatives: the first is simply looking for bigger pieces of art. The second reason is to choose something that's not a framed image (more about that below). And the 3rd is to use several pieces of art in combination with one another, to make a larger piece.
With high ceilings and large wall surfaces, a small piece of artwork above the bed simply won't do.
As an example, in my own home, the bed room (pictured above) has vaulted ceilings that reach 17 ft in height. Just a little dinky framed thing above the foundation simply wasn't going to minimize it. I needed something bigger.
Choose a Type of Art That Works
Art work isn't only a framed print or poster. There are very additional decorative choices you may make. For instance, buying a wall-mounted shelf and placing figurines or vases on it can be a smart way to decorate a larger space using collectibles that you already have. Or, getting aggregate accessories to take up a more substantial space can work well, such as this Umbra Wallflower placed - check out their site for further options.
Other options include mounting attractive plates in a row, adding a large reflection 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 believe outside the field. A big framed picture is usually the least interesting (and frequently most expensive) choice. (Though, for my bedroom example, I select three 16"x20" framed prints - pretty orthodox.)
Keep Coloring at heart
What color is the furniture in the room? How about the wall? Think about accent pillows? All these things subject and the fine art (and framing) should match the coloring of the area around it. While this can be tricky, 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 select three floral designs with softer hues that are brought out by the Wythe Blue of the wall, while the frames are dark lumber, matching the colour of the headboard and lampshades.
The floral designs are of the same color family as the wall membrane and quilt, as the frames match the timber of the headboard.
REMEMBER the Frame
If you choose to hang an image, the shape should complement both the d?cor of the room and the coloring and style of the piece itself. You'll also need to choose if you need matting or not - while matting can improve the wall membrane size of an inferior piece, be skeptical of allowing a printing to drown in its border. Generally speaking, smaller bits with very large matting only do well if the image is simple and visible from afar. If someone must peer up close at a bit to understand it, comprehensive 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 frames work great. If you need a modernist or modern day vibe, material or black structures are the strategy to use.
Also, if you like radiant d?cor, avoid being worried to go with a bright-colored shape, particularly if the space needs a pop as well as your color choice fits another accent in the area.
Keep Costs Down Where You Can
If you're going with a print, framing can be costly. Lower costs by only using images that easily fit into standard-sized frames, that happen to be much cheaper than custom structures. You can also look for retro frames at garage and property sales and then work backward, completing the photo after you have the frame.
Or, one of the benefits of a wall-mounted shelf or other unorthodox adornment is the lack of framework - that can often be a big cost benefits. There are often creative workarounds. The company Wellmade offers Gallery STiiCKs that can style any poster on two attributes for a small fraction of what traditional framing costs - that's what I selected for my three images above the foundation.
There are also companies that printing photographs onto canvas or wood - which don't desire a frame in any way. If you are a shutterbug and have some great pics you'd like to hang, this might be your chance. Shutterfly offers this service, for example, and you can often find half-off offers.
For my dining room (pictured above), which also offers high ceilings and blends directly into the living room, I had fashioned two designs made and opt for custom size for each that fit the wall-space correctly. Because I'm a deal-hunter, the merged pair cost less 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 invest the the time to essentially plan out what you need. Think through the size, type, coloring, framing and cost of what you want. And get creativity from the internet and beyond - sites like Houzz can give you great ideas, as can home d?cor magazines, or even just shopping at home goods stores and witnessing that they have their showrooms setup.
The key is visualizing what you need before you own it and then patiently working toward discovering the right art 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 in a day. But when your home is fully decorated, it'll look fabulous!