Tips To Decorate Your Home's Interior With Your Own Photos

Posted on: 17 September 2019

When you are constantly taking photos of your friends and family, it can fill up your smart phone's or tablet's memory and even take up space in your virtual storage. Instead of leaving your best and most loved photos to sit and gather virtual dust in storage, you should take some time to turn them into decor for your home. Here are some options you can utilize to transform your simple photographs into art or other decorations you can place throughout your home.

Frame Your Photo

One of the best ways to make your photos stand out and look like real art is to place them in a professional frame and mat that you can hang on your wall. You can accomplish this with your own effort or you can hire a picture framing professional to frame them. 

If you hire a professional to complete this, you only need to select the color of mat, which is a piece of thick board that separates and acts as a buffer between the photo and the frame, and adds color to your photo's frame, and choose a frame. You can also select the type of glass you want in the photo frame, such as non-glare glass or a traditional glass.

If you want to do this process on your own, you can find a mat at a local crafting store along with a complementing frame. Make sure your photo fits within the opening of the mat and the mat fits within the size of your frame. So, for example, if your photo is sized 8 by 11 inches, your mat could be 11 by 14 inches and the frame could be a 12 by 16 inches.

Once you have all the pieces of your photo, mat, and frame, place and secure them into the frame. Make sure the mat directly against the glass and your photo set behind the glass.

Order a Canvas Print

You can also put your photos on canvas that has been stretched over a wood frame, which you can hang directly onto your wall. This method provides you with professional looking art, and you can use this method to enlarge your photos into a larger variety of sizes and shapes. 

There are many online retailers which you can use to turn a photo into canvas art. Simply download your photo onto the website, then make any editing changes you need, and select the size and shape of the canvas you want for your photo. 

Create Another Product

In addition to framed photos and canvases, you can add your photos onto various other items. For example, you can turn a photo of your beloved pet into a throw blanket or a decorative pillow. You can update your study or work desk with a mouse pad, coffee mug, or photo collage that you can build and order online.