If you’re looking for appealing pieces of art to hang on your walls, you may not have to search any further than your attic. One of the best ways to showcase your personality and décor style is by posting up family photos in areas they’re most likely to be seen. But there’s a ton of nifty tips and tricks to really make this décor approach your own. This recent article featured three respected designers and their take on adding personal wall art to your home.
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Tips from Genevieve Gorder of HGTV’s Dear Genevieve and Design Star:
1. Candid photos tell more of a story than posed. They tell who you are.�
2. Low-quality or boring photos can be transformed into great wall art with plenty of easy to use computer software programs.
3. Take a favorite family photo and have it reprinted as a repeating image on rolls of paper. Frame it, or use it as wrapping paper for gifts.
Tips from Brian Patrick Flynn, editor of Décor Demon:
1. Family photos with personal links or that look like a moment captured in time are a great choice. Photos should tell your story, but they don’t need to be perfect.
2. If you opt for professional shots, have the photographer capture you and your family doing something you love. It’s more personal (and more fun) than a studio.
3. Photos should mimic your normal life, so dressing alike isn’t always a credible choice.
4. Websites like Shutterfly allow you to take photos to another level by using images to create coffee mugs, t-shirts, photo albums and over-sized prints.
5. Find a photo of inanimate but meaningful object and have it specially printed as a large vinyl poster to cover one wall.
6. Choose one large wall for a collage of about 20 pictures. Go with a variety of frames – different colors, sizes and textures.
7. Keep framed photos close rather than staggered, this way guests can tell it’s meant to be a collage.
Tips from Betsy Burnham, Los Angeles-based interior designer:
1. Be able to differentiate which photos are okay for common areas, and which should be in more private spaces like bedrooms, guestrooms and upstairs hallways.
2. Team photos may not be the most interesting for guests to look at, but in a kid’s room they’re great for showing how children have evolved over the years.
Call Design Build Team at 888-570-1828 if you’d like to incorporate photos into your home’s decor!