styling tips for your home – adding imagery
Whether your pics come from your own collection, internet or family photographs, give your home extra character and life.
Here are some styling ideas for adding imagery to your home.
The curator inside you
Most of your photo books end up on a book shelf sooner or later. What a waste of all your gorgeous photographs, they need to be seen. Dare to open the books on a table and to combine them with loose objects to create a small exposition in your home. You can keep adding and removing throughout the year. Glass display cases and cabinets are a good way to display the collections without exposing them to dust.
Tips for items to display with your photo-albums
Use vintage cameras, wooden crates with dividers filled up with images, or with favorite books from your favorite photographers. Drawings and drawing material, souvenirs and postcards also make a collection complete.
Print and hang
Pinterest is a major source for inspirational imagery. Make a selection of the most outspoken images in black-white and sepia portraits. Print them, using spray glue hang them on a wall. Be creative, pick a theme that makes you happy. I once used bright colored food photography on a wall in the kitchen for inspirational and aesthetics. Quotes and illustrations also make for nice imagery.
Give your pics a nonchalant and raw look by framing them in wooden crates, drawers or wooden lids. Nail the photographs to the wood to get an extra raw look. Painting the inside of the frame black strengthens the black-white pics. Hanging them as a collection above a vintage work table or cabinet is a real eye catcher.
wood drawer / box / lid framing
Love this frame!
From old to new
An old photograph gets new a new life by enlarging it and having it printed on a piece of canvas. You could also find an old photo from the internet or out of a book if you can’t find something to your taste in your own collection. Place the canvas between two wooden pieces and using a screw with wing nut. Hang with a piece of rope or leather.
printing old photo’s and hang them using tape, place some on a contrasting underground surface like carton/craft paper
Black-white photographs are powerful because they don’t distract as much. Composition shapes and light become stronger. Printing black-white photographs on gray cardboard paper gives them a soft effect. Try not hanging all of your photographs but placing some on a bench, or cabinet with a few above on the wall. If you place a photograph on a strong underground (carton) using spray glue try adding a frame in front that is a bit smaller and don’t frame it. Add it as an accessory leaving it stand in front. It gives the composition a playful look, without over doing it.