Decorating your room with photos can be a quick and easy way to transform the look of any room. Photographs can be an element that can help us create more elegant, casual, lively environments… it all depends on the result we are looking for and the images we are going to use. We leave you some tips to decorate your room with photos so you can get ideas.
Before we begin, let’s let our imagination run wild. When we talk about decorating your room with photos, we are not only talking about the typical family photos with a simple black frame. We can use photographs that we have taken on paper, but we can also go one step further and add new materials and formats such as photo canvases.
WHERE DO I BEGIN
When you are going to decorate your room with photos, the first thing is to decide what I want to achieve with the incorporation of photos into our decoration. It is essential to know what result I am looking for with our project. It may be interesting to review the color palette of the entire room and the textiles that we have used to achieve consistency with all the elements.
WHAT DO I TELL?
We can use new photographs, that we take or look for this project, or we can incorporate photos that we already have, that we can update. We can play with the old, the new… And give a new look to a photograph that we have fallen in love with and that we do not want to disappear from our home.
Before selecting the photographs that are going to transform our room, we can make a mood board. It is a collage where we gather everything that inspires us and helps us define what photographs we are going to use. In this collage we can include colors, shapes, images… It will help us to define the selection criteria for the photographs and we will be able to quickly decide which photos to discard and which ones to use.
IMAGES FOR TEXTILES
Another way to transfer our photographs to the decoration of a room is to print them on fabric to create our 100% personalized textiles. In our blog we tell you several ideas to transfer images on all kinds of surfaces. We leave you a video tutorial with various homemade techniques dedicated to stamping images on fabric:
ANY LOCATION IS GOOD
Photos can be hung on walls, placed on furniture, inside bookcases, or pinned to blackboards. There are no longer limits for photographs to be part of our decoration.
We can use the innumerable photos that we have on the computer or on paper, take photographs specifically for our decoration or look for images from other creators. But it is always recommended that we draw a thematic or color line that serves as a guide. In the magazine they have published a very complete article to decorate with photos and paintings. There, we can find up to 50 ideas to inspire us so you can create your own design to decorate your room with photos.
PHOTO WALL IDEAS
BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS
Select images (they can be yours or others), but only and exclusively in black and white to create your composition. If you are looking for a sober and elegant decoration, you can combine black and white photographs with gold decoration objects or copper tones. Aged mirrors can be a good ally.
If what you are looking for is a decoration inspired by the Nordic style, where natural elements are the main protagonists, you can add a personalized touch thanks to the images of your travels. The photographs can be supported directly on the furniture.
INSPIRATION IN NATURE
A decoration with elements inspired by nature is one of the great trends of recent years. Textiles full of leaves, branches or flowers are prevailing to create spaces full of inspiration and balance. To complete our transformation, we can add photographs of sunsets, flowers or trees to our room.
A VIBRANT ROOM
If what we want is a space that fills us with energy and gives us an injection of creativity, a good option is to resort to images with very bright colors. We can create combinations with very striking colors that contrast with each other to add more vividness to the decoration. But we should not go overboard and it is interesting that we place this type of element on walls with light colors so as not to saturate.
THE PHOTOGRAPHS TO DELIMIT SPACES
We can create various compositions with photographs of various sizes. Compositions that can help us define spaces within the same wall or room. For example, if we want to differentiate a small workplace or dining area in the living room, the pictures on the wall can mark where it begins and ends.