You know how the difference between seeing yourself in the mirror and seeing yourself in a photograph can be huge sometimes? Our rooms can be the same way.
Sometimes we need a fresh perspective of our rooms, whether they’ve been arranged the same way for years or we just re-decorated yesterday. And sometimes, all we need to do to get that new view of our space is to take a photograph or two of it.
It’s amazing how things jump out at you in a picture that you’ve never noticed in person. It could be little things like electrical cords that you didn’t realize were visible to something big like the sofa not complimenting the room at all.
a borderline-terrible photographer not very good at photography yet. But there are three things that have started making a big difference in the photos around here:
1. Use natural light whenever possible (and don’t mix any other light with natural light–it will make everything look muddy).
2. Take photographs from hip-height (or waist-height if you’re a shorty like me).
3. Face your subject straight-on.
I always photographed our rooms at an angle–from the corner–so I could fit the whole room in one picture. And that’s another reason my photographs were always ugly. It’s just not flattering, and it really is okay to not get the whole room in one photo. So try facing the wall squarely when taking pictures.
The tips can seem strange and unnatural, but they really make a difference, try it both ways and see!
So go take some photos of your rooms and see if anything stands out to you that you never noticed in person. And come back and let us know, we’d love to hear the results!