Large Scale Photos
We’ve finally found a home. Hooray. I can’t tell you what a relief it is to be signing the lease this week. I was starting to fear we’d be living in a cardboard box. But instead, we found a great place with 12′ tall ceilings and large blank walls.
Yes. Lots of large blank walls, and on one or two of them I’ve been toying with the idea of hanging a large scale photograph. And by large, I’m talking 6′ wide by 4′ tall.
Given that it would be a bold, bold statement, I thought it would be wise to find a few inspiration photos before diving in and buying a ginourmous print. So I went through 1,000s and 1,000s of photos in my archive — literally — and was shocked. I could barely find a handful featuring large photographs.
My theory? Many shy away from large art due to sticker shock. They see the price tag and run the other way. But if you have a big wall to fill, you’ll often end up spending the same amount — if not more — on lots of little pieces of art. So there’s no reason not to go big, especially if you’re looking to make a big statement in your room.
Giant photos act like portals, instantly transporting you to another world. And that’s a big bonus if you don’t have great views from your windows. With the photo being so large, you can get lost in it and almost fool yourself into feeling as if you’re where you wish you were.
Which in my case, is a rocky coast. And in my new home in the middle of the sticks, I think I’ll be in need of a little transporting.
What about you?