Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Best Way to Embellish With Family Pictures

By Autumn Lockwood

Cherished memories are enhanced when you embellish your home with your favorite pictures and family pictures. A lovely photograph that is carefully framed in just the right picture frame, artistically and properly installed, and viewed in the right light can be a welcoming and decorative addition to your home. Hanging photographs on your walls enables you to reflect who you are and tell the story of your own life.

Every guest who comes to your home will feel loved and welcome when you use your attractively presented pictures of your favorite memories to decorate your house. Since we live in a visual culture, take your cherished memories and display them on your walls instead of photo albums or scrapbooks. Not only will your house look wonderful, but your family will also be enabled to enjoy the photos every day.

In the following article, you will find some ideas on ways to decorate with family photographs, be it common, traditional, or modern styles...

Why not make your favorite cherished family photograph the center of your area; a focal point? Increase the size of photographs to, perhaps, 30" x 40", place them in lovely large picture frames and display them in a notable place, such as above a fireplace. When anyone enters a room, especially your guests, the attention is automatically drawn to the photo just as it would be to a piece of art.

Family members aren't always featured in your favorite pictures; they might be of objects or scenery, or other photos taken during numerous adventures. You can increase the size of these pictures, frame them drastically, and hang them up in your dining area.

Take treasured framed pictures and display them in a unique way that draws attention to them, for example on a simple plate rack installed on the wall.

Hallways have been a classic place to hang family photographs. You can display photos of many generations in this way. Make use of a unique matting, a square opening that is off center, for example. A basic picture frame for each picture allows the photos themselves to tell a story. If you include dramatic lighting, the subject will come over as being more dramatic.

It's easy to forget that pictures can be hung anywhere and not just on a wall. You can hang a photograph from a coat rack, a peg, siding with pegs, or even on the front side of a door with a chain, a ribbon, or perhaps some twine.

Displaying family pictures is an art form by itself, but it's not as difficult as it may seem. Try using a few different methods for framing several photos, and then display them in different ways like on a wall and on top of a shelf. The picture frames on the shelf can overlap and you can add associated mementos to the shelf to create an attractive grouping.

The kitchen always ends up being the meeting place when visitors are in your home, right? Why not use it to show your loved family pictures? Fill empty spaces with pictures that have seized memories of great times with your family or your friends, and your kitchen space will be even more attractive and welcoming.

Give some of these ideas a try and make your home warm and full of memories for you, your family, friends, and other loved ones to share and treasure.

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