There’s always a hot debate over the role that family photos play in your interior design. When selling a house, people are actively encouraged to take photos down as it improves the look and feel of the home for viewers. However, does this mean that family photos are destined to not fit the interior vibes? They definitely have some advantages – it’s lovely to see photos of your family as you walk around the house, it adds a more homely touch to the place.
However, some people argue that family photos can ruin the interior design of a home. They might look slightly tacky, undoing all the work you put into designing a beautiful interior. But – and this is a big but – that is only the case if you don’t use your family photos correctly. When done right, you may be able to complement the interior design with these images, rather than mess it up.
Take professional photos
The first piece of advice is to get professional photos for your home. Amateur pictures just won’t work as they can end up looking quite tacky. With proper family photography, you can really set the scene and have images taken that look like works of art. The quality of the photos will be superior, and you can even play around with the lighting tones to suit your home. One excellent idea is to have the photos in black and white, creating more neutral tones that don’t stand out that much when hung on the walls. Again, it looks more like artwork than photos, improving the interior design.
Family Photos – Get the right frames
Photo frames are just as important as the photos themselves. In essence, the frames are an ornamental piece you can hang on your walls or place on a shelf. So, they need to match the current interior design style you’ve got going on. This means the frame style and colour need to be perfect, adding to the overall aesthetic appeal. When you pair professional photos with the right frame, family photos suddenly become way more stylish. They no longer take away from the interior design, they add to it!
Don’t go overboard
Placing too many family photos around your home is the number one interior design mistake. You clutter the place up, and it just ruins other aspects of your home’s design. Instead, think about the less is more approach. Only put photos in certain areas of your home, and don’t litter the place with them. One photo on a shelf in the living room is a nice touch or one or two small ones on the wall of a hallway. This way, you subtly fill up empty spaces without going overboard.
You see, family photos and interior design do go together. It’s more a case of figuring out how to make the photos match your interior design, and learning what not to do. Professional photos help massively as they stop the images from looking cheesy or tacky. The right frames build on this, and placing them sparingly will always be a good approach.