A lot of people like to use photos in their décor, it makes the place feel a little more homey and personal. As beautiful as those blank canvas show homes look, you do not what your own house to feel so cold and clinical. You would rather come home to a place decorated with photos and memories that welcome you when you walk through the door. If you want to fill your house with photos but still want the place to look stylish, here are some tips for how you can best use photos in your home décor.
Tips for Using Photos In Your Decor
Allow for growth on your gallery
Most people will go for a gallery or picture wall, perhaps a timeline of your journey as a family as you go up the stairs, or a dedicated gallery to display your traveling photos. The important thing to remember with this style is to allow room for growth and do not make it too permanent.
You will be making new memories all the time and will be looking to add pictures or move them around so ensure they are fixed to the wall with something like command strips that are easy to remove and rearrange. A great way to build up a stylish, alternative-looking photo wall is to go for something a bit different from traditional framed photos such as aluminum prints from hello canvas.
This unique display combines the modern with the traditional to create a cool décor item with minimal effort and cost required! You can go sleek and keep the photos greyscale and uniform in size. Or you can embrace the shabby chic and mix up the sizes, maybe use different colored and shaped frames to create a more haphazard but quirky display.
Try something different with a picture ledge
If a photo wall is not your thing or if you are wanting to interpret other items into your display, like trinkets or ornaments, then a shelving display is perfect for you. This is a really good idea for displaying traveling photos and souvenirs or you can have a shelf dedicated to baby photos with cute little trinkets added in such as tiny shoes or a baby book – whatever fits the atmosphere you want your home to have.
A ledge or shelf is also great for those fickle ones amongst us who will get bored easily and want to change things up all the time. You can add new knickknacks or photos, change the frames or completely take it all down and replace it with something else. Alternatively, if you are super organized and know exactly what you want then you can even order a custom shelving unit that is the exact size that you need!
Centre Stage Piece
If you have a photo that has a special meaning to you or one that you do not want to get lost in the midst of a photo gallery then you should make this one the focal point. You can do this by making it much larger than the surrounding photos or displaying it on its own in a high-profile location – above the fireplace or above the bed.