Published on: Feb 20, 2016 @ 19:37
Photographs can play an important part in decorating your home by putting up them on the walls of your home and thus creating an ambience. You can display and use the pictures of happy memories, unforgettable holiday trips and family portraits of your loved ones.
Using photo frames on the empty wall can also add a personal touch to the interiors of your home space. It is always said that past is glorious and photographs are the reflections and reminders of those cherished memories of your life. So every time you look at them the frozen memories come rushing back.
Photo frames of old family pictures hung at the entrance or a gallery leading to the living room can set the tone of the home. A family picture above your sofa, a sailing boat in the study room and happy pictures of family can liven up the home.
Pictures of the children, family, pets, and black and white relics of times gone-by can be given an exclusive display space in living room.
Spiral designs along the staircase look artistic and define the style and catch everyone’s fancy. The abundant space of stairway’s can be used to display family pictures. You can add some lights to make the stairs safer and also enhance the appearance of the pictures.
You can choose a corner at your home and do up the wall with photographs of all kinds such as family sketches, nature photography and abstract images and watch how the corner adds character to the home.
The presence of loved ones in pictorial format in your bedrooms adds emotional warmth and love in the house. You want to keep remembering the happy moments of your life. For your bedroom, choose frames that are more casual. Against creamy white walls, display a calendar of monochromatic pictures.
In case you have a gallery, you can use the gallery with pictures of only faces. These could be faces of your family members, animals, and with photo frames of different sizes hung together on a gallery wall.
Use grid of black and white pictures for smaller walls like the ones behind a television, a sofa set etc.
Black And White
Coloured family pictures can be made black and white and used around the house. You can also use black and white photos of grandparents and great grandparents and create a family wall full of monochromatic pictures.
Kind of Frame
The right photo frame offers support and protection to pictures and keep them in good condition for a long period of time. It keeps them reasonably safe and make it easy to display once they are mounted on the wall of your home. A good photo frame gives a more finished look to the picture and also improves the beauty of it.
Frames can be of different types so choosing the right photo frame is an important task as it plays a vital role in decorating your home. While opting for a photo frame, you should be careful in selecting the different shapes to add to the variety of decor in your rooms. Also, get a mix of sizes like vertical, horizontal and square.
Remember, the greater the proportion of frame and its visual importance, the more a painting turns into an art object. When in doubt select too thin frame over too thick.
Generally, wooden frame is considered as the best choice for your home decoration. It gives you many options of sizes and finishes. Wood framing is available in a price range that can accommodate nearly all budgets. While metal frames such as stainless steel or aluminum may be suitable for works on paper, metal can be difficult to pair with paintings on canvas.
Creating a montage of photos can be tricky but gives an interesting touch to the house, especially if the photographs have an aesthetic frame.
You should choose a frame that is subtle and in a colour that would contrast with the wall. Do not choose a frame that has strong colours as it would compete with the wall for attention, and thus pull attention away from the picture. Choose one that adds interest to the picture. You could choose coloured ones that contrast well with the walls.
Black and white pictures need not be in black and white frames but with bright colours like green, blue, red. Silver and metallic photo frames always remains in fashion and add a royal touch.
The style of the frame should enhance the picture by matching it in style and lends the picture a more architectural, modernist appearance. If the picture is visually light, go for a lighter frame.
Don’t put two really heavy pieces next to each other or really light pieces next to each other. Don’t keep all the paintings in one corner and all the photography in the other. Place them in different parts of the house for a personalized touch.
Ajay Verma, founder and writer of TheHousingWorld, a real estate and mortgage news website. He has over fifteen years of rich experience in the above mentioned industries.