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Just redecorated? Want your home to be the envy of your friends?
Follow these pointers when taking snaps of new home decor to make maximum impact…..
1. Remove irrelevant items from the shot
Unless you are purposely enhancing the decor by say, setting your new dining table neatly with gleaming crockery, the last thing you want is remote objects included in the photo. You want to ensure everything in the room has significance to the overall look so the eye is not distracted. Ensure food, clothes, dishes, newspapers etc are removed from the room unless they are part of the effect you are trying to capture. By clearing the everyday clutter, your pictures will instantly appear more professional.
2. Neaten soft furnishings
Fluff-up and prop cushions well, straighten curtains and ensure beds are made with ironed sheets and uncrumpled accessories. These points may seem small but untidy home textiles have the potential to ruin the appearance of your decor. Make sure you achieve the desired look by planning the presentation of these items before any photographs are taken.
3. No people or animals
If you want to showcase your newly decorated space well, try and keep family and pets away while you take your photos. Again, your room will look show-home ready if the viewer can see all of your hard work clearly without distraction. Also be aware of capturing your reflection in the mirror/TV set as this isn’t a good look for your pics either. Try positioning yourself at different angles to avoid this happening.
4. Make sure the camera is straight
Seems obvious but by this I mean considering the lines of the objects and the room itself when taking the photo. Line-up edges in the room with the edges of the shot and this will make for a much neater image.
5. Take photos in daylight
Artificial light can distort colours, create unwanted shadows and bring down the intended impact of the space. It is always best to take your photos in the light of day to give a true representation of the look you created. Everything will appear much clearer and emphasised when natural light filters through.