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Decorating with Photos

I set a goal this year to do a photo print once a month. I’ll be chatting more about that in a later post. I’m hoping this goal will have a domino effect and set several other photo related goals into motion. One of those goals is to have more personal photos in our home.

We’ve been in our house for nine years and have one yes ONE photo of Weston at 6 months old hanging on the wall.  Well I should stay that was the case when I started working on this goal. I have sinse filled several empty frames but there is more work to be done!

Knowing that I wanted to use some of the photographs I snap in our home I set down and thought about how I wanted to go about it. The traditional idea of placing photos in frames is great and something I’m doing but I wanted to take it a step further and incorporate our images as art and decor throughout our home. I wanted them to add some personality and warmth but I didn’t want things to start looking like a Huie Family museum. Does that make sense?

I turned to Pinterest for some inspiration and wanted to share some of what I found with you today.

 

Talk about turning your images into artwork, right? I love the clean lines and modern feel of this design! This would be awesome in a child’s room or office!

What a neat way to use an old ladder.

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This one stopped me in my tracks and made me look for a while. I instantly stared thinking of images I have that work in a design like this and where I would hang it our home. Pretty sure I’m going to make this one happen! If you use magnets to secure your print to wood base it would be easy to change the photo out seasonally which is something I hope to do the images I create with.

Jen walks you through how she did this in her blog post. You can find it here.

Love the texture of the chicken wire against the wood. I instantly pictured this hanging in our kitchen with an old photos of my grandmother and some of her handwritten recipes.

Jamie shares how she created this frame on her blog. You can find her post here.

A simple and beautiful way to showcase old photos! Such a great idea!

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I would have never thought to do this and I love the way it looks from the different sized prints to the stripe design. This would be so cute in the in a kiddo or teen’s room but I’m thinking about using this idea in my office with photos of all the cabins we visit. I love our cabin photos! Looking at them takes me right back to our vacations but I wasn’t sure if I wanted random cabin photographs all over my walls. Something like this would be perfect and easy to take down if I get tired of it in the future!

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Engineer prints have been circling Pinterest for awhile and for good reason. It’s a cheap way to make a big impact while adding a personal touch to your decor. Most prints are under $2 which means it won’t break the bank to switch them out if you decide to. Definitely doing something like this in the boy’s playroom.

Julia shares some great tips on how she tackled these prints and where she purchased her frames. You can find her post here.

Love how this DIY adds some texture and design to the space!

Amanda shares how she created this frame for $6! You can find her post here.

 

Another display that stopped me and made me stare for a while. The idea of using mats in different sizes grouped with an arrangement of frames is just stunning! What a great way to use those scenic vacation shots you have sitting on your computer. You can even go around the city you live in and shoot a few images to make it even more personal. I know that creating something like this can be a bit overwhelming for some people. I really love working with the folks at Arron Brother’s when I tackle projects like this. When I was decorating the boy’s nurseries I used a few prints that weren’t easy to find frames for. I took my prints with me when I stopped in to Arron Brother’s. Each time I’ve been in they’ve been super helpful in guiding me to mats and frames that fit my budget and worked beautifully with my design. *Not sponsored. Just a happy customer*. If you have a framing store like this local to you and would like to achieve something like this definitely stop in and ask for help! I have some vintage prints I want to get framed so I’ll be popping into work with them again soon.

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Photo grids are pretty popular right now but I love the look!

Another grid but on a smaller scale. Love how they included the year the images were taken! How neat would be to have a wall of yearly photo grids! Again that big mat brings the eye in and further shows off those prints.

 

Garage sale and flea market season is about to hit Texas and I’m itching to get out there and hunt for treasures! This year I’ll definitely be looking for vintage items I can use for photo displays. How neat is this idea?

You can see this idea and many others over on Amy’s blog.

I really like how grouping similar images creates larger impact and design! It could be photos of your children from the same setting, photos of your favorite vacation spots, photos of your dog. You get the idea but grouping like images together provides a great design impact without feeling too cluttery or distracting. I love how the texture in the wood and metal clips adds to the overall design!

You can see how these photo boards were created over at Ideas 2 Live 4

 

So many great ideas right? I can’t wait to start tackling some of these projects in our home.I hope to finish the year our with filled frames and lots of photography art around our house! I’ll share with you here as I work through some of these awesome DIYs.

How about you are you? Are you good about printing and showcasing your photos? Let me know in your comment below!

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