Creating a New Decor Using Your Photos

Are you moving into a new place or do you want to give a room in your home a new look? Use pictures! Carefully selected, well-framed and placed photos will do wonders for a room’s atmosphere. Check out our inspirational ideas and design tips.

Are you moving into a new place or do you want to give a room in your home a new look? Use pictures!

Creating a Zen atmosphere

In the living room or above your bed, choose soothing images and get them printed large or mounted on canvas like true works of art. Favour the wide outdoors—idyllic mountainscapes or seascapes featuring lines that draw the eye inward, such as a winding road, a panoramic forest view or an autumn landscape. Choose soft colours; the pale green of bamboo, the light blue of a waterfall, the pastel hues of a wildflower meadow.

Creating a Zen atmosphere

Three’s company

Why not try hanging three similarly themed and framed photos closely together. Here are a few ideas:

  • Three pictures of the same wave: before, during and after it crashes into the rocks.
  • One picture cut into three: e.g. a portrait of your youngest child blowing a dandelion, the last frame featuring the seeds drifting off.
  • Three family portraits mounted on square canvases.
Three’s company

Scattered montages for small spaces

Gather together all your latest vacation or family pictures and stick them to the wall with invisible tape to create a stylish photo montage, perfect for the corner office or beneath the stairs. Prefer to hang them in the hallway? Place them into a long horizontal frame. Or are you the creative type? Rather than going for a scattered montage, order your pictures according to a specific logic.

Scattered montages for small spaces

Black and white or black and white with colour accent

Especially suited to urban landscapes and portraits, black and white photos lend a special atmosphere. Or why not add a single colour to accent red lips or a child’s blue ball? This can be accomplished by taking a colour photo in RAW format and then using image processing software to achieve the desired effect. (The web abounds in tutorials on how to do this. Google your “software name + black and white photo with colour accent”) This technique works especially well if you use the accent colour as a repeated design element and place the picture next to an object or furniture item of the same hue.

Black and white or black and white with colour accent
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Creating a New Decor Using Your Photos

Are you moving into a new place or do you want to give a room in your home a new look? Use pictures! Carefully selected, well-framed and placed photos will do wonders for a room’s atmosphere. Check out our inspirational ideas and design tips.
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