Photography: A Tried and True Design Element
In the early days of photography, art aficionados didn’t consider photographs a “real” form of art. Today, we know that isn’t true. You can purchase a vast variety of photographic art or create your own – and it’s just as beautiful and engaging as any other form of art you can display in your home.
Display photos can range from super-size portraits or landscape shots to collections of miniature-sized photos of almost any item.
With photos, you can:
– Tell your family’s story
– Focus on your kids or grandkids
– Pay homage to your pets
– Feature the places you’ve visited
Or you can highlight specific things you like, such as elephants, dogs, Victorian houses or oak trees.
Framing is half the fun. Often the frames are just as interesting – or even more interesting – than the photos themselves! You can go shabby-chic vintage or bold and ornate. Or opt for simple black rectangular frames to keep the emphasis on the photos themselves.
It’s typical to display photographs in a collection, from small groups with just two photos to large displays with as many photos as you can fit across your wall or display shelves. Photos can be all the same size and orientation or can vary in size and shape.
Arrange collections in horizontal vertical columns or horizontal rows, or go wild with a random arrangement. You can even angle photos up a stairwell. Equally pleasing are photos arranged on a shelf or mantel, often mixed with other pieces such as mirrors, vases, and plants.
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