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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Is this big enough?...Tutorial Thursday

Let's talk a little about print size. We all know that bigger is more beautiful:) Ok, maybe I just made that up but seriously when I enlarge my own prints larger than an 11x14, it just makes a statement on the wall!

So, you know you want your prints to use the wall space you dedicate to them but perhaps you are still struggling to determine the correct size of image for your particular space. A bathroom may not be able to hold a 20x30 and a large open wall may look a little silly with only an 8x10. Well, I'm here to help! I am happy to come to your home and help you design your walls. Or, you can send me a picture of your space and I can help you that way too. But, for now, we'll talk online some more. So, depending on the size of the space you are planning to hang your image(s), you will want to use that information to determine the ideal size. You also want to think about whether or not you are hanging a print to be framed (adds inches) or you are hanging gallery wrapped canvas without a frame.

First, let's talk about gallery wrapped canvases. I just love the look and feel of them personally. They are definitely a favorite of mine. They are simple, gorgeous and look great as a single or in a group (more on that soon). I love the texture to the canvas as well! If you decide to go with a single gallery wrapped canvas, I would make it larger than a normal print. They don't have the added inches of a frame and so you can fill the space more with the image. Here is an example of a nursery with an 24x36 canvas versus an 8x10 hung above the crib. Which one feels right to you?

Now let's look at a few sizes with frames. I think a 24x36 framed in this space might be a little overwhelming, so I chose to go with a 20x30 framed.

And, here is an 8x10 framed for comparison in the same space. It is cute, but seems a little...well, small for this particular wall.

So, you might be thinking. "Sure, this is all well and good but my walls don't look like that and how am I to use this information to help me in my own home?"

I was hoping you would say that, because I am here to help! I offer in-home consultations with my sessions and I bring a handy dandy tool, a measuring tape, and some samples of actual prints and canvases to give you an idea of what a 20x30 sized gallery wrapped canvas versus an 8x10 would look like on your wall. And, if you prefer frames, I bring color samples so we can check them out with the colors in your home. Whether you are wanting a splash of color or a beautiful neutral to accentuate your images, there are many colors from which to choose.

It is almost spring! It is a great time to freshen up the walls in your home! Take a look around your home and be thinking of the walls you want to fill and contact me today to schedule your spring session!


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