When looking for ways to add charming and evocative artwork to your living space, a personalized touch can be all you need to transform your house into a home.
In particular, by incorporating photo art throughout your home, you can create an inviting and warm space. Consider these tips for bringing your home to life with photography.
Murals are ideal for making a big statement and turning an ordinary room into something experiential. Transform your office space into a getaway at the beach or a mountain-top room with a mural. Indeed, a mural can provide the “wow factor” you’re looking for, but be sure to choose the image(s) wisely. They will certainly catch the eyes of everyone in the room.
2. Photography Art
Do you have an abundance of photos in albums or taking up space on your smartphone? By creating a personalized collage or two, you can artfully piece together all your favorite photos into something memorable. Not only that, but adding photography art to your walls in a host of different ways can bring new life to any home. You can even shape the collage into a design, such as a heart.
3. Timeline Displays
For a heart-warming display, consider creating a timeline on your wall with images depicting important life events. To pull this off, make sure you have a variety of photos from which to pick. You’ll want to start with pictures from childhood and that transition into adulthood as the photos progress across the wall. Make sure to include pictures from life’s biggest celebrations and events, such as weddings, school dances, birthdays, or retirement. You may want to ask your extended family to participate by sending their favorite photos of you over the years to help fill the timeline.
4. Color-Themed Walls
If you’re aesthetically minded, a color-themed wall can create an impressive display in any room. Identify a color that works with the rest of your existing décor and include photos that incorporate that color. If you’re up for a challenge, consider creating an ombre effect, such as fading from a darker blue to a lighter blue as the pictures move down the wall. Remember that photos can include more than your friends and family. Including landscapes or images of places and things can add color and variety to your home, too.
5. Mix and Match Images
While symmetry can provide a clean look, it isn’t always necessary when creating a fun and engaging photo display. Mixing and matching different frames and image sizes can create a playful atmosphere in your home. To prevent quirky from becoming cluttered, try to equally space the images around each other to maintain a cohesive look.
6. Pinboards or Shelves
If photography is your passion, you may wish to rotate your photos frequently to display new images. Easily transition photos by displaying them on pinboards or picture shelves. With pinboards, you can also pin cards, to-do lists, and stickers just about anywhere. Alternatively, photo shelves provide an opportunity to pair photography with your home’s décor. Both of these offer easy access and can easily transition as your tastes change.
7. Photo-Inspired Drawings
In addition to the above-aforementioned ideas, photos can also be transitioned to line art, offering a unique approach to wall art. For example, a photo of your home can be rendered into a drawing for a different look and feel. Even portraits can be transitioned into line art for a modern take on family photos. For the art lover, photo-inspired drawings provide a personalized and artistic touch to any home.
It’s Time to Get Creative
Creating a personalized and aesthetically pleasing photo display doesn’t have to be difficult. While these tips can help you in the creative process, there are endless ideas for how photos can be tastefully displayed. Start printing photos and don’t be afraid to get creative; after all, you get to define what “home” means to you.