Using stock images to decorate your room

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Stock images are a great way to decorate a room cheaply and easily.

“How do I choose the suitable artwork for my space?

There are few guides to make sure you select the right piece for a specific room. Artwork helps create the vibe of the room, reflecting the homeowner’s personality. It’s excellent at tying-in certain elements together and developing character in a home.

The best thing about stock images is that it’s an inexpensive investment you can take with you when you move. Stock imagery doesn’t require you to take out a loan; you can spend as little or as much as you like. There are hundreds of websites dedicated to free or cheap images for your home.

We have a few favourites. Check out these.

Stock images for the Kitchen

One of the most forgotten rooms in terms of artwork is the kitchen. Kitchens are referred to as the “heart of the house” and, in many cases, the house’s most used room. There is no question that art is required here. Benchtops or spaces above cupboards are perfect places for art. Keep the art in the details; choose smaller stock images that don’t overshadow the space. We like to go with funny or sociable prints that make us smile in the morning.

For the Bedroom

A bedroom is a place of retreat for relaxation, and your artwork should reflect that.

The best wall for images in the bedroom is directly over the bed or the wall opposite the bed.

Large pieces are best and hung at eye level.

If you are into photography, landscapes, desaturated or macro photos work well. Keep the frames minimal. A gallery frame or canvas works excellent as well.

For the Living Room

Living rooms are fun rooms to decorate with stock images. We feel a lot of pressure here since this is the room most of your guests will see and utilise. Choosing the correct piece provokes conversation and setting the vibe of the space.

You can choose one large-scale piece or a large collage wall. For living rooms, you need to think outside the box.

Helpful tools when choosing stock photos

  1. To help decide which stock images size to use or purchase, check out the Pixel to centimetre converter.
  2. Another helpful tool is the WallApp. Upload a photo of your room and then upload stock images to help you visualise your space.

Once you’ve decided on your images, download them and get us to print them for you.

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