Ever wonder how I use photography to decorate my home? I get asked this question a lot and often times I’ll give clients a quick tour of my home to give them an idea of just how to use family portraits as artwork for your home. After all, there is nothing more special or custom then artwork that includes people you love!
This is my living room. I chose to make a statement with my kids portraits. I didn’t go with a standard portrait, I wanted to give it an unexpected twist. This artwork, with the chunky frame, is, in my opinion, the best thing about my living room.
Again, my living room. This is our family portrait over our mantel. I struggled with what to put over the mantel for a long time because I had to figure out what to put on the doors that hide the TV. What I came up with was printing our family portrait on “wall paper”. It sticks to the door, but easily comes off and can be moved some where else.
This image of my children is 30″x50″ and it is at the top of my staircase on the second floor. I LOVE seeing this image first thing every morning before heading downstairs. My kids are much older now, my daughter is a freshman in college and my son is a sophmore in high school but it reminds me of a time gone by an it NEVER fails to put a smile on my face.
This is our family portrait from 2011 on the old Memorial Bridge. Since the decor of my home is on the contemporary side, I chose the clean look of the 30″x50″ metallic gallery wrap. It is hanging in our front hallway.
Recently my sons friends started sleeping over in large groups. I would wake up in the morning to fallen picture frames and broken glass from the boys running up and down the stairs. I decided the best solution was not to ban my son’s friends from sleeping over but to replace all the frames with wall paper. It’s a clean look with NOTHING to maintain. No dusting the tops of frames, no straightening crooked frames and, best of all, no fear that a frame is going to fall and break!