IDEAS TO DECORATE WITH PHOTOS
Travel memories, family photos, nature … Take them out of the album and decorate your walls in the most personal way: with your photos. We give you a good dose of inspiration in images.
BLACK AND WHITE BEHIND THE SOFA
Great black and white photos, there is no more elegant way to dress the wall behind the sofa. And these, in addition, have the plus that they are photos that the model Mónica de Tomás has made in his trips. Look, so that the composition is balanced place the largest photos at the ends.
PHOTOS IN THE LIBRARY
A classic that is not for granted is exempt from charm. The photos in this bookshop designed by Jeanette Trensig are a nostalgic journey through the history of her family. Its frames of washed wood stand out against the metallic bottom of the bookcase and give it warmth. The ideal contrast!
LIKE A FAMILY ALBUM
But hung on the wall, thanks to a set of attached photo frames. Being in white the color photos stand out more. It hangs on the wall as if it were a painting and is easy to update with new photos from time to time. You find similar multiple frames in stores such as Muy Mucho or Maisons du Monde.
PHOTOS AT HOME ENTRY
They will be the best welcome. If you want your photo composition to have a more relaxed air, don’t make it symmetrical. You can combine photos of different sizes, like here, as long as they share an item. These are all black and white. And the frames? Put them white and wooden. A bright and warm combination.
PHOTOS UNTIL THE OFFICE
There is no corner of the house that resists the power of photos to transform spaces. This office was conceived as a family reunion center. Hence the ‘U’ shaped bench. The black and white photographs take advantage of the ceiling height to accentuate the familiar air of this space, while a horizontal strip of mirrors adds light and depth.
IN HORIZONTAL, LIKE THE FURNITURE
It is recommended that photo compositions that are on a piece of furniture reproduce, to a greater or lesser extent, the shape of this. Draw a line of about 35 cm of the furniture and place the photos from there, as architect Sandra Dachs has done with the photos of her family. Also, if you put them horizontally you widen the space. Marcos and paspartús de Ikea.
WHO IS WHO?
At the entrance of this house, the cabinets, in a pure white color, have been decorated / identified with photos. It is a good trick to know who each side of the closet is and also to decorate in houses of large families. Photos with a sepia finish add a vintage touch to an environment dominated by white.
COLOR FOR PHOTOS TO REMOVE
The walls of this mountain cabin painted in military green highlight, even more, the small black and white photos of the Vall d’Aran that decorate its walls. Frames in white, black and wood have been combined (all from Ikea).
PHOTOS IN THE READING CORNER
The photos are an excellent way to give personality and a unique character to any corner, almost, without subtracting space. That is why they are a perfect idea in this reading corner next to the window. The vertical images also take advantage of the height of the space and give more sensation of verticality. In black and white they have a more sophisticated touch.
ABOUT THE HEAD
So that your family is the last and the first thing you see every day at bedtime and getting up. If you choose a photo like this, with the white background the same as the tone of the wall, it will be much more integrated in the decoration of the bedroom. So, you know, dispense with frames. Place it about 20 cm from the headboard, so that it is neither too close nor too far.
THE WALL OF THE TRAVEL
Cities are the link between the photos that decorate the wall of the sideboard. Play with a rectangle-shaped composition (simple geometric shapes always give more sense of order). And don’t be afraid to ‘tune’ the photos a bit. The largest photo (of Ikea) has been painted with pink spray. The rest are from photographer Carlos Arriaga.
FROM HALL TO GALLERY
Who said a narrow hall cannot be decorated? In this two shelves of little bottom with the highest front allow to expose photos to side and side. Placed at medium height they are perfect so that the photos are at eye level and can be enjoyed better. And like any shelf system it is very easy to update.
THE HANGED PHOTOS ALSO DECORATE
The architect Sandra Dachs teaches this idea to decorate and inspire you by your desk. A system that does not need to make many holes in the walls and that, in addition, is easy to update. There are steel cable systems that fix the photos with magnets. You can do the same with string and small tweezers.
SUPPORTED IN A SKIRT
Here nature is the common motive of the composition. Most paintings are supported and only one has hung on the wall. They are from Posterlounge and can be ordered in different media. These are printed on cardboard with white frames. Leroy Merlin shelf and wall painted with Jotun Savanna color.
COMBINED WITH OTHER ELEMENTS
Here they are symbols but they can be drawings, mirrors, paintings … It is a way to put a more dynamic and original touch to the composition by not restricting it only to photos but to elements of other sizes and shapes. Different frames have been mixed in this hall that, however, look good because they share a similar vintage style.
WITH A GREAT FORMAT PHOTO
It is not always necessary to decorate with several photos. A special, large-scale photo can also decorate a prominent wall by itself, such as this mountain dining room. In order to give importance to the image, the framework has been dispensed with so that only the landscape captured by the owner had a leading role.
BET ON THE LIENZO FORMAT
The fabric is mounted on a wooden frame and without a frame that detracts from it. It is a system widely used to display printed images and photographs. It looks great to decorate long corridors or contemporary environments.
HEART SHAPED PHOTOS
This DIY is a good way to put a romantic touch to one of the walls of your house. You only need photos and double-sided tape to fix them. Before, try the form on the floor to decide where you will place each photo. Then, repeat the composition on the wall to adjust distances, put small marks and paste them with the double-sided tape pressing on the corners. Chest of drawers and bench at Little House Cottage.
SUPPORT, DON’T HANG
The most practical thing is that you use special shelves for paintings, such as these that are narrower (measure 10 cm) and have a flange that prevent them from falling. So that they do not move you can also fix them with double-sided adhesive strips. If you place them behind the sofa, make sure there is a distance of about 45 cm from the backrest.
PHOTOS NEXT TO THE BED
They put the bed on the wall to give a more collected air to the bedroom. And to make it even more cozy they filled the wall with photos of their children and family in black and white. Without frames, only the photos give a very romantic and cozy air to the bedroom.
Did you know that, in addition to aesthetics, decorating with photos has benefits for you? And that is because any object that remembers a good moment relives those positive feelings every time you see it.
But beware, according to Feng shui it is not worth putting pictures anywhere. According to this philosophy, the best location for them are the rooms facing east. Never in front of doors or in bathrooms or storage rooms.
Keep it in mind the next time you start decorating with photos a prominent wall or corner.