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Contemporary Art Displays As A Feature In The Home

By Karen Fisher

When it comes to buying and showing off art within a home, whatever is purchased is based completely on individual taste as art is very subjective. The Contemporary Art Displays one would see in a gallery are not necessarily going to work within a family home. Personal taste will play a very big role, as well as budget.

Family photos, including those handed down through the years, can make a lovely art installation within a home. With the advanced technology available to us, it is really easy to take even the most worn and damaged photos and have them touched up and restored to look practically new.

Use the area of wall in your casual living room to create a wall of photographs that will tie the decor together and make the room feel more homely. You will need to start planning the layout ahead as once the frames are fitted they should be complementary to the overall look and feel of the room.

Spend some time hunting through yard sales and second hand shops for old frames that can be cleaned up. For this project you really do not need to have matching items. You could even look through your local home supply store for different sizes and shapes and colors of photo frames. The final effect will be an eclectic collection with the focus on the beautiful subjects within the photographs.

Working with frames that are of a variety of shapes and sizes means that a fair amount of planning is required. Start by editing your digital pictures and finding a common theme or color or changing them to all be black and white. Once the pictures all follow a theme and they are in their frames, set them out on the floor into the shape you have chosen. You may find that you have to move them around several times before they are ready to hang but it is worth the effort.

The layout for identical, matching frames could be a lot simpler to achieve in that the lines will be straight and the formation will be symmetrical with identical spacing. If you keep your photos in color and use less embellished frames in a neutral tone such as white or black or grey, the color photos will be more prominently displayed.

If you select a specific theme for your wall of pictures, try to avoid using pictures only from one family occasion such as a wedding or themed party. Consider taking photographs on every family vacation and hiking trip or even just time spent in the garden. These pictures of nature and flowers make for a lovely topic and the collection can easily be added to over time.

Using family photos and showing them in a specific setting within the home is a very attractive way of decorating. First, the pictures are completely unique to you and second, it is a deeply personal subject. The overall installation will be special as well as adding the finishing touch of contemporary art display to a room.

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