We all want our homes to represent what we love most. Hence why we pick our favourite colours to cover our walls. We select our favourite art prints to hang in frames and, you guessed it; we display the photography which speaks to us loudest.
In some cases, these will be photographs you’ve taken yourself. In others, it’ll be offerings from your favourite photographers. Either way, capturing love for photography at home can be the ideal way to bring the space together. Varied photos can provide a point of interest as well as becoming amazing features.
But, you may feel as though the typical framing method is a common way to bring the passion home. After all, everyone does photos and frames. As such, it can be difficult to encapsulate your love this way. Instead, you could end up looking like yet another person with photo frames on the wall.
If photography means enough to you, you’ll want to make more of it than that. Plus, you’ll want more options to bring photography into each room. And, that’s where this post comes in. Lucky for you, there are a whole host of ways to capture photography in your home. We’re going to talk about a few of the more unique options here. If these don’t zoom in on your photography passion, we don’t know what will.
A photo wall
Perhaps the most extreme option open to you would be to dedicate a whole wall to this purpose. Photo walls make fantastic home features. After all, this is sure to draw the eye of anyone who enters your space. You could go all out and get your favourite personal photograph blown up to the right size. Or, you might want to turn to companies like WallpaperInk who offer professional mural prints for the purpose. Either way, it doesn’t get much better than this for shouting loud and proud about the stuff you love. If you take your time, you can even ensure this photo wall suits the rest of your space. Why not pick a picture which focuses on the same tones as your furniture? If you have a black and white theme, for instance, any black and white photograph would suit. If you want to focus on a particular colour, why not have the rest of the photo black and white, except for that colour? Methods like these can be incredibly impactful. If you can’t find a picture which suits your needs, why not download a program like PhotoShop and do it for yourself? All it takes is some reasonably simple editing techniques to achieve the image you’re after.
Admittedly, photo bunting isn’t all that unique. A quick search on a site like Pinterest is sure to lead you to a whole host of pictures which reveal as much. But, the customisable options open to you ensure you can do something different. What’s more, this is a fantastic way to showcase a fair few of your favourite snaps. You could opt for a single string of bunting leading across your living room. Or, you might prefer to have a series of strings leading down one wall. You can also play around with clips here. Giant paper clips could look cute, or you might want to keep it classy with some metal triangle clips. You could mix personal and professional photographs here. Or, you could dedicate one string to each photographer you love most. As if that wasn’t enough, you could also adorn those strings with something other than photography. You might want to alternate photographs with inspirational quotes. You might want to make this a real design feature by hanging strips of fabric or wrapping a plastic vine around your string. All you need to do to get this right is think about which design would work best with each room. The rest, as they see, will be history.
A coffee table covering
Now we’re onto the fun ideas. Coffee tables are often the most dominant pieces of furniture in a room, aren’t they? So, it makes complete sense to make the most of this when it comes to displaying photography. What’s more, this is a cheap and simple way to create a fantastic centrepiece. It’s certainly one of the best ways we can think to find the perfect furniture for your home. In a way, this is merely a case of upcycling. If you already have a coffee table at home, all you’d need to do is mix up some wallpaper paste, and paste on a coffee-table sized print of a loved photo. You could even go all out here, and create a collage of all your favourite family photos. Or, why not make a wedding album for everyone to see by collaging your wedding snaps? Either way, this is sure to be a welcome addition to your room. You may also want to invest in some varnish to avoid rips and staining, and a glass top in case of spillages. For barely any expense, you could have a photography feature your friends are sure to envy.
You can also have a lot of fun with furnishings here. You name it; you can probably get a photograph or two printed on it. We’ve all seen cushions and pillows which are a testament to this. But, you can also get pictures printed onto blinds, seat covers, and even coasters if you fancy it. Admittedly, making use of all these options may be a bit of overkill. But, one or two is a sure way to bring more photography into your home. It could be that you get coasters printed from your favourite photographer, and a cushion of you and your partner. Either way, it’ll be hard to hide the photography love with additions like these scattered around. You could keep this classy by, again, opting for black and white choices. Or, merely using one photo furnishing in each room could keep this subtle and stylish.
A projector screen
Projector screens at home are pretty hot stuff at the moment. Far from the old white screens which needed pitch black to work, there are now offerings which are visible in the brightest light. Often, these go up against top-end televisions for watching films cinema-style. But, you could always make use of a projector screen for displaying some photographs. The best part about this option is that you can change it as and when you fancy. You could have a slideshow of holiday snaps one day, and a selection of your favourite professional picks another. Whatever way you choose to use this feature, you can be sure it’ll prove interesting, especially if you change the selection often. Over time, your friends will head here first to see the latest selection.
Forget about frames
It may also be worth forgetting about frames and considering a few alternatives. If your worry is that everyone has photo frames on their walls, you could have some real fun with this. A fantastic option would be to invest in some stylish display jars and use these to show your pictures. You could select one or two photos, and press them against the glass to achieve an almost magnified look. You could do the same thing with vases, perhaps laminating the images so you can include some flowers in the mix. Or, you could just find new ways to put photographs on your walls. Why not create a wooden structure and use it to hang your favourites? Or, you could use washi tape as a border which sticks your pictures straight to the wall? If you have an artist at home, you could even use an easel for display purposes, or paint a frame around the photo. You can achieve a great deal here, all by thinking outside the box.
Try photo tiling
Last but by no means least, you could also incorporate some photography-based tiles. Sticking these babies in your bathroom or kitchen is sure to have the wow factor you’ve been looking for. You could make your own here by stocking up on ceramic tiles and printed photos. Bear in mind that, to make this work, you would need to consider ways to keep your pictures waterproof. Luckily, there are many varnishes on the market which could do the trick. Or, you might want to make sure by opting for some custom-printed tiles. Either way, this is sure to look fantastic. What’s more, this is an option which can bring photography into rooms in which it may not feature otherwise. For instance, it isn’t always easy to bring photos to your bathroom. This option would ensure you can do it with ease.
A final word
As you can see, there are many more ways to incorporate photography at home than you might have realised. You could try out a few of these ideas, or stick with one. Either way, it’s sure to bring your home closer to the way you want it.