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Friday, March 29, 2013

What to Put on Your Wall

Preserving and displaying your family's memories via photographs is one of the personal touches that transforms a house into a warm and happy home. Your family's photographs serve as sweet reminders accompanying you each time you walk up the stairway to go to bed or comforting you as you cozy up next to a roaring fire.


A Place for Every Photograph

Whether you want to fill a vacant area of your living room wall or you want to fill your kitchen nook with pictures of happy smiling faces, there is always a welcome spot for fresh new photographs and familiar classic favorites from the archives. The loved ones in your lives will fill your photo frames with affirmations of warmth and comfort, regardless of where you choose to place them within your home.

Framing Your Family's Stories

In order to give these treasured photographs, which tell the stories of your family's life, the respect and attention they deserve, consider custom framing to accentuate the beautiful, unique qualities of your photographs. If you have the skills, talent and ingenuity to take on the task of doing the framing yourself, finding the right framing supplies will get you started on the right path.

Whether you want to place your family's visual keepsakes in the simple black picture frames preferred by professional photographers or you want your beautiful image transferred to canvas for a unique work of art, you have a wide array of options and possibilities available to you. Make your own showcase to represent every member of your family, your extended family and your friends to warm your home and hearth.

Make Mini-Showcases of Your Photographs or Special Memorabilia with Shadow Box Frames

There are many charms and advantages to custom framing with colorful or black shadow box picture frames. Whether you plan to display just photographs or your collection of curio pieces in your shadow box, the selection is as wide as your imagination. Choose any hobby topic and you will very likely find a frame the perfect size and style for your artifacts or photographs. For example, if you have an avid runner in the family, you can seek out a shadow box frame large enough to place a favorite race photo inside along with any medals that your speedy runner received in their effort. With a large enough frame, you can even include their racing bib.

Wrap Your Photographs Around Canvas

Create a striking style choice by printing your own photos on canvas, giving your photographs the appearance of a painted canvas wrapped around wood stretcher bars, for added dimension, depth and warmth. While you can place your printed canvas into traditional frames, it is not necessary with the variety of gallery wrap options available. Gallery wrapping finishes the sides of the canvas with either a printed color or a continuation of the image from the front. Whether you choose a contemporary black or white border, a continuous mirror image wrap, or a more traditional canvas frame, either way, your artistic flair will shine through with this painting-inspired display.

The Final Product

No matter what direction you choose to take in framing your photographs or your various collections, the most important part of the job is simply finding something that flatters the photograph and makes it all the more beautiful to you each time you look at it.


This post was written by:

Jess is the creator of Stylish Southern Mama + Southern Rambles. She is a freelance writer + designer, Social Media Marketer, and Journalist. She has 2 amazing kids, Aidan and Adisyn, and has been with their dad Adam for 12 years, and has 2 amazingly adorable dogs; Harley + Cheyanne! :)

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