It used to be the case that whenever you wanted to put up some family snaps, you got the photographs developed, picked up a frame from your local shop and simply put it up on the mantelpiece or nailed it to the wall. Thank goodness those bland, uninteresting days are over! Now that everything is digital, there are far more options open to you than ever before when it comes to turning your humble family images into true masterpieces. Here are just a few of them…
1. Canvas prints
Over-sized canvas prints on feature walls are hugely on trend right now, and this is one of the quickest and simplest ways to create a piece of artwork from a recent holiday photo. Most people have large photographs in their home on the wall, but when people come around to call and ask where you bought it from, you’ll be able to say that it’s all your own work! Did you have your photo taken by the famous Las Vegas sign? Or did you snap a stunning sunset on some forgotten Greek isle? These would make perfect personalized additions to any living space.
2. Stylish framed photos
A really easy way of turning any family photo into a stylish accessory for your living space, is opting for a black and white version of your photograph, accompanied by a frame which fits in with the colour scheme of your décor. Many photo-printing companies do this, such as Hello Canvas, who not only develop and mount your framed photo prints, but they will also put them into black and white for you, or create a multitude of other cool effects. This won’t only create a unique piece of artwork, but be bound to get all your guests talking when they come around.
3. Print on wood
One of the top interior design trends right now is the “outdoors, indoors” look. This involves the use of earthen, rustic materials in your home to bring a little of the natural wilderness inside, creating a miniature oasis within your living space. Most people do this by sticking to green and brown hues, and opting for wooden floors and accessories. However, you can take this a step further and have your family photographs printed onto wood! This is also perfectly suited to a nautical themed room, as you can create that beach-sign effect and use other seaside accessories as accompaniments.
4. Metal photography
Finally, it’s much easier to personalize your living space than it is your outdoor area. You can add plush outside furniture and a toasty ceramic heater, but what about making the area really feel like yours? Well now, thanks to technology, you can create artworks that will stand the test of time and all weather conditions, with HD metal photography. This is where an aluminum plate with a special top coating on top has your image applied to it, making it scratch resistant and waterproof!
How do you display your family photography?