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Styles and choices

When it comes to decorating your walls, your style influences the choices you make. If you find yourself drawn to broad white walls and feature images, perhaps larger wall art is best for you. Depending on your colour preferences, you might select unframed styles for a modern look in your home. Canvas prints and acrylic both suit a contemporary, bold and minimalist decor style. A single large piece, or a symmetrical arrangement of gorgeous photography, become an impressive and stylish focal point for your room.

A beautiful oversized portrait suits this simple, organic feeling dining area just wonderfully - Via www.jeltjefotografie.nl

A beautiful oversized portrait suits this simple, organic feeling dining area just wonderfully – Via www.jeltjefotografie.nl

Clustered collections of wall art suit an eclectic style, and often combine different sizes or mediums in one area. This sort of ‘gallery wall’ look can be achieved within a variety of decorating styles, from brightly coloured modern to vintage or traditional. Deciding how comfortable you are with variety is important here – for a middle ground, try framing a variety of images and wall art in the same colour / style to create cohesion.

Lonny Magazine featured this eclectic, bold bedroom style with a varied gallery wall. Via tocofi.com

Lonny Magazine featured this eclectic, bold bedroom style with a varied gallery wall. Via tocofi.com

For a truly eclectic look, combine a variety of mediums or styles within the one space. For instance, canvas prints can work beautifully in a collection of images, as long as you embrace the look you are going for and don’t hold back! Ephemera and shelving can also be incorporated into these sorts of gallery walls for an intriguing display.

Decorating with photos

Framed photography creates a striking journey through this home's hallway - via http://www.achadosdedecoracao.com.br

Framed photography creates a striking journey through this home’s hallway – via http://www.achadosdedecoracao.com.br

One essential ingredient when decorating your home with memories and photography is that you use physical items! Nowadays we are well equipped with digital copies of Instagram, Facebook and mobile phone photos, which all live in the virtual world. Our aim in decorating our homes with family photos is to create meaningful collections of images in real life. This can be anything from Instagram photos as magnets to beautiful photo books on our coffee table.

A great way of decorating with photos, adding the warm feelings and joy of these personal touches to your home, is to choose black and white prints. These are a fantastic option when you prefer a timeless collection of photography which is flexible, easily moved between rooms or houses, without defining your decorating style.

A vibrant cluster of colour decorates this white walled home, via The Design Files

A vibrant cluster of colour decorates this white walled home, via The Design Files

However, when you do love a crisp white room, or are thrilled by bold colours, vibrant colour photos will really pop off those walls and create a happy mood. Smiles and laughter are so infectious, including those from times past captured in fun family photos! Combining photography created over time works really well also, and making sure you have those images on display will really tell your family’s own story over the months and years.

Decorating with photos isn’t just confined to a living space or public area of the home either. Any room, hallway or spare wall can be enhanced with the display of personal touches, art you love and beautiful family memories. From snapshots to professional portraits, travel pics to photo booth strips, decorating with photography really makes a house a warm, meaningful and nurturing home.

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