Home decorating on a budget can be as simple as using one item you probably have in abundance as your basis. Photographs. Create your own photo gallery to showcase your cherished memories.
All those pictures packed away in boxes or in albums you rarely open or stuck in cyber land on your hard drive. Use those photographs to decorate the walls of your home, creating a personal space you can be proud to show off to visitors.
If you have digital pictures, a printer, and a basic photo editing software, even a free one downloaded from the interest, you can create wonderful pieces of art yourself, for very little money. Craft and big box stores often have many sized pictures frames for very little and many come with mats including.
It’s as simple as picking out some of your favorite photographs. Close ups of family and friends, action shots, scenic shots you’ve taken, even without anyone in them, all make perfect pictures for framing. Then decide what sizes would be best for each picture, mix it up. Also consider color or removing the color and making black and white pictures from your color photographs for added interest.
Any photo editing software, even basic ones that often come included with digital cameras, printers, and scanners can produce some interesting effects. They easily convert pictures to black and white, antique, and sepia. Many have even more interesting effects available at the touch of a button. There are photo effects that can turn any photograph into a work of art. They can make your photograph look like an oil painting, watercolor, pastel, pencil sketch, even a cartoon effect for a child’s room.
Turn a plain wall in your home into a photography gallery. Any room can serve as the perfect location. A bedroom, family room, living room, home office, or even a bathroom would be suitable. Staircases, hallways, and landings are great spots too.
Use different sizes of photographs and frames and mats to create visual interest. Before making any holes in your walls, arrange the framed photographs on the floor and find the best layout, this way you can move them around and find the best look.
Have fun, get creative and bring a personal touch to your home without spending a lot of money. It will be an instant conversation piece, helping you relive those cherished moments captured in those photographs.