Hi there! Happy October! Today I wanted to share a couple of stylish ways to showcase family photos in your interior spaces.
Family photos are fun to include in interior design, but I do caution my clients not to overload on having a bunch of framed photos grouped together. Too many framed photos on a table or bookshelf look cluttered -- and the images blur together. Instead, I work with clients when designing a room to include 1-2 photos as part of larger artful focal point in their space.
The photo above is one of my favorite examples of this -- my client's wedding photo is surrounded by objects, varying in height, complemented with graphic art. An antique jar is anchored by vintage books, showing the texture of the pages, versus the titles on the spines. A nod to their family name is featured in the chrome letter "V" while glass candle sticks add subtle color to the mix.
Simplify the style of the frames that you use for your family photos. Find frames that are either similar in color (and not too ornate) or frames that have a similar shape. Balance color photos with black and white photos in your space. I always add art and color on a bookshelf to make it visually interesting.
More Quick Tips:
-Don't overfill your living space with family photos. I prefer to keep most of my family photos in our personal spaces....on dressers or nightstands in our bedrooms.
-Whimsical or 'non-posed' photos can be little 'works of art' and conversation starters in public spaces in your home.
-If you do have multiple framed photos on a table or shelf, make sure that you vary the height -- I often use 'cake plates' (yes, cake plates!) to add a new dimension to layer photos, books or decorative objects.
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