Most of us are probably guilty of owning a big box of photographs tucked away somewhere. Typically, these collections are full of snaps we love but don’t really know what to do with. Well, why not include them in your apartment’s décor? Decorating with photographs isn’t just fun, it’s effective, too. But only if you know how to do it right.
Below you’ll find our simple 5-step process for decorating your apartment with photographs in the best possible way.
Your first step is to gather together all the photographs you want to put on display — maybe find some floorspace or a table top and fan them all out so you can see them. Next, start splitting up the photographs into different groups depending on which room you want to display them in.
There are a few different things to take into account when deciding which photos will go in which room, such as the room’s colour scheme and the function of the room. For example, you might want more pictures of you and your partner in the bedroom, and more family snaps in the living room or kitchen.
Once you know which photos will go in which room, start dividing these pictures up into collections of photos which complement each other. This could be because of visual aspects (such as a collection of black and white images or ones with a lot of blue in them), or because of the content of the photos themselves. You might want to put all the pictures from a particular holiday together, for example.
Once you know which collection of photos will go in each room, you need to decide whereabouts in the room they’ll go and how you’ll be displaying them. Will they go on table tops, on shelves or on the wall? If they do go on the wall, will they be framed? Will they be spread out and positioned symmetrically or clustered together as a collage?
You can have a lot of fun with this step, so play around with different ideas and see what works best, taking into account the room itself and your own personal tastes.
Displaying photographs can be as traditional or as unique as you like, but whether it’s a simple frame or something more elaborate, you’ll need to get the necessary accessories. Bedrooms and the kitchen might benefit from more informal methods of display, such as using string and pegs to create a washing line with a bohemian vibe.
Even framed photographs can be made more unique by the way you display them. Instead of positioning them side-by-side, why not stack them on top of each other?
Of course you want your photo displays to look good, but you should also be choosing photographs that have a special meaning to you and speak to you every time you enter that room. Snaps from a special holiday or event can instantly bring a smile to your face, making you feel even more at home in your apartment. There’s no point in sprucing up your décor with photographs if you aren’t selecting the ones which bring back the fondest memories and make you feel good in your own home.
If you’re looking for a luxury new build apartment to put your stamp on, perhaps it’s time you took a look at what we have to offer here at Quartermile. Contact us today and arrange a viewing by calling 0845 000 2525.