Thursday, July 8, 2010

How to Add High Style to Your Family Photographs With Materials in Your Home

I love hanging photographs of my family in my home and office.

I also find myself asking my clients for special photographs to hang in their spaces; as personal photographs adds instant impact and emotional connection.

Here are a few inside designer tricks to add high style to frames with items you may have in your home. This project will take less than five minutes.

I have created a grouping of sailing photos taken over 40 years and backed the images with vintage lake maps. You can also create continuity to a group of unrelated images by using the same backing material.

It is very easy to be inspired with this simple project. I liked the pattern on this shopping bag and cut it to fit this frame.
I like the pattern and shine of this shopping bag.

This image is backed by a piece of fabric.

This image is backed by a piece of wallpaper.
This image is backed by a piece of sandpaper.