What type of 'Wall Art' to choose for your home?

You see how even an A4 size picture can look so small on a normal size wall

You see how even an A4 size picture can look so small on a normal size wall

Many people ask me about products and what's best for their wall. The answer to that will be dependent on a few things

Images this small means you have to go up close to look at them

Images this small means you have to go up close to look at them

  1. How Big your room is
  2. What kind of Decor you have
  3. What kind of image is in the photo
  4. The type of person you are

So lets address them one by one

 more modern looking house? then maybe minimalism is the way forward?

 more modern looking house? then maybe minimalism is the way forward?

Half body shots could be put in a smaller frame or canvas as the subject fills the space

Half body shots could be put in a smaller frame or canvas as the subject fills the space

  1. The number one rule is - the smaller the image the closer you have to be to make the most of it. So many school photographers and shop labs sell 6x4s and 10x8s as their most popular size. Although for an album this size is idea but the problem for the wall is that the can look lost unless you put a series of images and the smaller they are the more you will have to add to make it look like a feature on your wall.
    Now on the other end of the spectrum we can assume that the larger the image the further away you may need to be to appreciate it as part of your furniture. Large pieces really work when you have a lot of space to fill. The size of the frame should be appropriate to the amount of wall behind it. If you see the image above you can see that an A4 frame would look lost on it's own on such a big wall.
  2. What kind of Decor? - Do you have an old rustic cottage or Victorian town house? then perhaps an ornate frame might be appropriate? or if you have a modern detached new build then either a plain wood frame or canvas might work.
  3. The content of the image - What's in the photo can determine the colour, type and size of frame. If you have a location photo shoot then the chances are there will be a lot of green in the image. If you walls are a colour that does not compliment the picture then a frame may be better. A frame that might compliment the wall space it's going to sit on. 
    The picture may be a large landscape with the subject being a smaller part of the picture. It would be no good putting it into a small A4 image as the person would look tiny.

What ever you decide I am here to guide you through the whole process. I don't want you to lose your images on your hard drive or be stuck in a drawer - the need to be seen in all their glory on the wall in the right product for you!

 
Where as a picture with the subjects placed in a wider vista would need a larger size to show off the children more

Where as a picture with the subjects placed in a wider vista would need a larger size to show off the children more

If you wish to book a location shoot for your child(ren) drop me a message from the CONTACT PAGE or CALL 01271 446196