3 TOP TIPS

3 TOP TIPS

May 31, 2019

DESIGN IDEAS AND COLOUR ACCENTS

Top Tip #1:

MAKE YOUR SPACE POP

Choose your print by colour to match your existing decor.

Use neutral tones on your wall and make your space pop by accenting your wall art to match your soft furnishings. Don't try to match your furntiure to your art work, it's too expensive and might end up looking too matchy matchy! You only need to choose one colour in your art work to match. Like the green foliage in the plant and the green clear waters in the prints foregound. Clean clear crisp neutral tones lighten a room and allow the art work to make a more dramatic scene.

Top Tip #2: Choose by colour

CHOOSE YOUR WALL ART BY COLOUR

Finding that perfect print can be a struggle. You know what you want and you know the colour scheme you're trying to create, but you can't find a print that does both. Instead of focusing on your perfect image, trying choosing your art work by colour alone. Most photographers offer a "By Colour" option, where you can search their gallery by whatever your colour choice is. Blue, Green and Red are probably the most common, but don't rule out a colour accent image (shown in this gallery as "Artistic") Here the main image is usually black and white while only one or two colours are used to highlight the subject. The overall effect can be quite striking. Choose a print by colour will help narrow your search. You might find something perfect that you hadn't even considered. Check out our colour categories and see what you think?

 

Top Tip #3: Choose by aspect

FIND THE ASPECT THAT FITS YOUR SPACE

It's all too tempting to want a panoramic print to fill a big space. The problem is, unless you can find a really large format print of 150cm or more, you're unlikely to fill the space adequately. Instead you compromise with a panoramic print that is smaller and leave too much white space above and below. Not to mention the cost! Instead, consider your options. Like the image on the left, a large rectangular 100cm x 65cm print,, once mounted and framed fills a large wall space and dominates the room. The sofa, lamp and table, bring your focus back to the picture. You barely notice the white space to the left and right of the picture. Simplicity is key. Remember too, that most print dimensions are the print size, not the framed size. Again you can add another 10-20 cm on each axis once it's framed. (note, that if you buy a canvas stretched or frameless print like an acrylic or metal mount image, then the print size is also the frame size. )

Lastly, ask the photographer if you can't find the aspect you like but you found your dream picture. Most photographers will be more than happy to crop an image to the aspect you want, as long as the image works in that new aspect. occasionally some don't. Just note: it's the photographers prerogative to say no to your very lovely request. Don't be offended if they say no. Remember we're all temperamental artists at heart.

HAPPY SEARCHING



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