After saving up for years, you have finally purchased your first home and couldn’t be more excited to move in and start decorating it in a way that you love. For starters, you’re looking forward to doing some painting — without first having to ask your landlord for permission — buying new furniture and adding interesting artwork to the walls.
As you shop, paint and design the interior of your new home, you might also want to consider the power of photographs in your decorating scheme. Interestingly, there are several benefits to using photography in interior design, which include the following:
1. Photos Add Personality to Any Space
Pictures adorned on various walls not only help your home look homey and “lived-in” but these keepsakes also allow you to add personality to the room. For instance, you could do a “friends” wall in your living room with color photos of your besties. Meantime, in the bedroom, you might decide to purchase some poster-sized photos from your most memorable vacations.
2. They Also Help to Set the Mood of a Room
Want to make your bedroom a relaxing and cozy sanctuary? Experts suggest painting it shades of gray and white. To help complete the soothing look, opt for beautiful nature photos that will lull you into a tranquil mood. If you don’t have what you’re looking for in your photo collection, no worries — you can always purchase something new. For instance, look for scenic and picturesque photography art, including some beautiful misty and foggy shots of trees, beach scenes, and more; pieces like these come in a number of sizes, and you can also opt to have them framed in your choice of styles.
3. You Can Easily Change the Photos Over Time
Another great reason to choose photography art for your interior design plans is that it’s super easy to change who or what is on display. For instance, let’s say you create an eye-catching photo wall in your family room that features adorable photos of your beloved dog.
Recently, however, you adopted a new puppy and want her to be included as well. No worries — simply remove a few photos from the frames that feature your older pooch and replace them with cute ones of your new pup. Voilà. You have now effortlessly updated your interior decorating without having to change the whole display or put new nails in the wall.
4. Black and White Photos Look Great Anywhere
On the fireplace mantel, you proudly display a mishmash of colorful photos of your friends and family inside a rainbow of frames. But for your dining nook, you want to use photos that have a color scheme that will complement your walls, dishes, and table. An easy way to achieve this look is to go with black and white photos.
In particular, black and white photos look great in any room and naturally highlight whatever is around them. Plus, you can easily convert color photos to black and white. As a bonus, if you’re using older photos that have begun to fade or yellow, having them printed in black and white will disguise these issues.
Enjoy Decorating Your New Home
You’ve worked hard to save money for your new home. Now, it’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labor and add a personal touch inside each and every room of your casa. By adding photographs in different colors, sizes, and themes throughout your place, you’ll soon have a home that reflects your interests and personality.