Advice for new decorators and designers sounds like this:
“Pay a professional photographer to take photos of one great project, or even one room decorated well, and show that on your website.”
And before you tell me that you barely made any money on the job so you can’t afford to pay to have it photographed, that’s not how you should calculate whether or not to spend the money to hire a professional photographer. It’s about the business you’ll attract because your photos are so pretty. See the difference in before’s and after’s here.
It’s way better to have one professional photo than 10 projects photographed by you or someone who is NOT a professional.
According to Instagram, Pinterest and Houzz statistics, the rooms that get clicked on the most are the ones with images that show the widest view. So start with a picture showing the widest view and then have some vignette pictures.
If you’re wondering what those photographs should look like, here’s a glimpse of the HGTV show house.
I have never seen photographs with close-up shots that are taken quite so beautifully and add to the show house portfolio of 98 images.
Such a fun picture of a chair leg, of all things!
Notice there is very little gray in this house, yet it’s completely on trend.
Notice all the different whites in this room. In this sitting area everything is cream except the two accent pillows on the parsons chairs.
Natural elements look so great with blue because they have a yellow/orange undertone, which is the complement to blue!
Sand in a hurricane glass vessel with a candle always looks good! Fill it with small shells in the summer and silver balls in the winter.
Here’s a very creative photo of the bathroom taken from inside the shower.
Instead of yet another laundry room photo, here’s a shot of the floor, door style and baseboards,
along with some clothespins that I need for my laundry room.
A glimpse into the outdoor dining area.
White cushions that live outside, even if they are an outdoor fabric, collect a fine layer of black grime. Ever wiped a table that’s been sitting outside? Your paper towel will be black!
They look pretty for a show house but that’s about it.
Which photo is your favourite?
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