Your own photos...as the "art" on your walls?

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Posted 2/13/2013 by 2LuvPeasLife in General Scrappin'
 

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StuckOnPeas

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Posted: 2/13/2013 10:13:26 AM

Do you group the photos in themes, ie - sunset? beach? autumn?

And the frames?
All the same size or mix it up a bit ~ some distressed or with small embellishments?

I plan on using 4x6 or 5x7 photos.

I got the idea from our medical clinic.
One of the DR's travels and in the exam rooms, there are gorgeous photos of his travels.

butterfly0603
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Posted: 2/13/2013 11:08:03 AM
I definitely do! I have several collage frames up (4x6s in groups of 10 or so).

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Posted: 2/13/2013 11:11:11 AM
The only "art" on my walls, are my photographs. I'm not great at decorating walls with art, so it's easy for me to use similiar black frames and black & white photography, arranged in frame collages on the walls.

My favorite inspiration for the frames/photos, is Pottery Barn catalogs. I like the way they put the frames on the walls. It's my current project in our new house.

cengland
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Posted: 2/13/2013 11:24:16 AM
All of the art in my flat is my own photography.

They are all enlargements and most are in B&W, framed in simple black Ikea frames. I haven't hung any of them, however - need to redo the walls, etc. Instead I sit them on the furniture and prop them against the wall. This also makes it very easy to change them out if you want and it's been a popular trend in home decorating for the last few years.

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Posted: 2/13/2013 11:40:55 AM

and it's been a popular trend in home decorating for the last few years.




The only "art" on my walls, are my photographs. I'm not great at decorating walls with art, so it's easy for me to use similiar black frames and black & white photography, arranged in frame collages on the walls.

My favorite inspiration for the frames/photos, is Pottery Barn catalogs. I like the way they put the frames on the walls. It's my current project in our new house.



Once I saw it, I was kicking myself...why didn't I think of that?

TexasJen
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Posted: 2/13/2013 1:36:52 PM
I prefer to use fairly clean-lined black frames - even if they're not all the same style, they coordinate well enough. I print mostly in color too.

Another option, if you've got a focal point you're trying to fill, is ordering a large canvas print. We have an odd-shaped spot over our mantel (really wide but pretty short), and I wasn't having any luck finding art that size in our budget. I picked a pretty landscape photo and ordered a canvas print from Costco in a good size. It's pretty big - maybe 30x16 or so, and it was about $70. Plus no frame needed, as it's a canvas. Just another idea.

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Posted: 2/13/2013 1:49:28 PM
We have so many photos from all the places we've hiked, so we decided to use them as our "art". All in color - it's very inspiring to look at right now when it's all grey and drizzly outside!

We got a whole bunch of the IKEA Ribba frames in different sizes - cheap, clean, classic.

The only place where we thought of a theme was in the bedroom, where we put photos that motivate us to get up in the morning. I love the idea of themed groups though, I think I'll have to make a tropical beach/snorkeling area in our house!

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Posted: 2/13/2013 4:02:50 PM
All of the art in our home is made by us. Photos DH took mostly, or Disney photos of us. And I don't know why everyone is using the term art in quotes, just because you took it yourself doesn't make it any less valid than a paid artist.

guzismom
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Posted: 2/13/2013 5:09:07 PM
I have tons of flat surfaces in my new house...hutches and such. I have printed 5x7 and 8x10 photos I've taken underwater and those are scattered in groups of 3-7 around my home.

I love looking at my favorite shots of the fishes that I've taken.

I mix frames (colors/styles)...don't care for matchy/matchy ANYTHING.

smultringunn
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Posted: 2/13/2013 5:57:48 PM
I used quotation marks because I don't see my vacation snapshots as "art: beautiful or thought-provoking works produced through creative activity".

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Posted: 2/13/2013 5:59:27 PM
This just reminded me that I have a canvas that needs a frame. I need to update my "art".

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Posted: 2/13/2013 6:00:02 PM
This just reminded me that I have a canvas that needs a frame. I need to update my "art". I like to have pictures of DS and from our trips so lots of beach and tree type of pictures.
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