What turns a house into a home? Some might say the clutter and piles, but most people are trying to rid their lives of those–or at least hide them! We feel a home encompasses the melding of personalities around its inhabitants. And nothing shows those qualities better than photos. If you’re looking to upgrade your style to something more substantive, it’s time to get some of those pictures off your phone and into your home.
Grids are Good
For the OCD in all of us.
A series of photos look classy and organized. Try a photo grid with nine to 12 framed pictures over your couch or as an accent wall. The perfect series? Baby milestones, family vacations or wedding photos. That’s not just decoration; that’s warmth and joy.
Colorful Tiny Pictures
A series works well with small prints too. Tiny pix clustered on a side table or couch table creates a little photographic story area that you and visitors will love. This is just what all those cute memo clips are for. Tiny pictures are also great for making cute collages; put them in a frame or create the collage on a cork or cloth memory board. A personal and clever piece of decoration perfect for any empty wall spot, even in a mudroom or bathroom.
A book you won't put down.
The search is over for the perfect coffee table book. Your living area is longing for a family photo book full of memories and the faces that say love in your household. And you don’t have to cut down your selection of pictures as much as you think; multiple books create a lovely and interesting stacked display. Try different sizes of memory-filled books to create variety. But feel free to spread them throughout the house. The coffee table doesn’t have to get all the love!
Season of Change
Rotate in your favorites.
Like your favorite Starbucks drinks, your decor can change with with the seasons. With the chilly days of fall, your little one once looked like an Ewok in her furry coat and you had to snap her picture. That will represent fall to you for years to come. Frame it and rotate it annually into your decor. The same can be done with the picture of your baby boy discovering snow or your Caribbean honeymoon in the dog days of summer.