April is “National Decorating Month” and with spring in full swing, it’s the perfect time to lighten up your home.
There are many ways you can choose to brighten up your place, such as rearranging your furniture, creating a composition with fresh flowers, or decluttering shelves and countertops (see things to print for home organization here). No matter what you decide to do, dedicating time to decorating your home can help foster a sense of peace and can have a huge impact on the way you feel while you’re in it.
Here are a few decorating ideas to help you create a soothing environment, and with a little help from the Mopria Print Service app, you can get started right from your Android smartphone or tablet.
Create a Collage
One of the biggest trends that we’ve seen in 2021 is the art of “collage”. As a visual concept, this technique has been around for more than a century. It is often regarded as one of the richest forms of artistic expression, allowing you to merge different thoughts and ideas into one masterpiece.
All you need to create a collage is your boundless imagination, your mobile device, and a few tools. For those looking to try making a collage for the first time, or to refine their skills, we’ve outlined how to create a collage.
To get started, you will need:
- An Android device
Step 1: Focus on your source material. To develop a digital library of collage materials, simply start searching the web for images that inspire you, whether it’s your favorite landscape, your beloved hometown, or the headshot of your chosen singer. Anything goes! Save the images you like into a folder on your mobile device.
Step 2: Download and use the Mopria Print Service to print your images directly from your Android device. Mopria gives its users the ability to wirelessly locate and connect with nearby printers at work or at home. Once you have the app ready, simply decide which of your pictures you’ll be printing first, press print and Mopria will take care of the rest.
Step 3: After your source material has been printed, take some time to plan out your composition. Remember, there’s no right or wrong way when it comes to arranging the various elements of your artwork. It only matters what feels right to you.
Step 4: Cut your images and glue them according to the layers of the composition you’ve chosen.
Step 5: Voila, your collage is complete!
Add warmth to your place by displaying your favorite pictures. Using photos in your space can also give your mood a quick boost as they transport you back to the happy memories you have of pleasant trips or to the faces of your loved ones.
Many people think that since we take most pictures with our phones, getting physical copies can be a hassle. However, one of the fastest and easiest ways to move photos from your phone to the real world is to simply print them with your phone. With Mopria Print Service, printing your pictures from your mobile device has never been easier. The app offers a variety of options to its Android users, who can customize the color of the print, number of copies, duplex, paper size, page range, media type, and orientation.
Check out our top tips for printing photos here.
Displaying pictures on the wall is usually a go-to when it comes to decorating your home. But with the Mopria Print app, you don’t have to stop there. You can take full advantage of the app’s customizable features and be creative in the way you show off your photographs. Here are some unique variants that take full advantage of the different Mopria Print Service features:
- Print different sized pictures and hang them on the wall using a chain
- Use a wooden rail and print your pictures in black and white
- Print color photos and frame them in matching white/black frames
- Save pictures on your phone from your Instagram account and print photos using Instagram frames
- Print B&W and color photos with different sizes, and alternate how they’re displayed on the wall
There are so many ways you can use your creativity when it comes to decorating your home. With a little help from Mopria, you can bring all of your ideas to life!
Be sure to download the apps from the Mopria Alliance to explore all of the advanced features and benefits of not only mobile printing but also mobile scanning from Android devices!