Planning to remodel your house and add a few portraits on the walls? Yes, works of art from renowned painters always tend to be the first choice. After all, these elegant creations of the maestros can enhance the look and feel of your rooms by ten folds. But these masterpieces do not have the magic of family portraits. A wall decorated with a small gallery of photo frames filled with some wonderful memories of your life have the power to make you smile no matter how bad your day has been.
But let’s face it, things are not that simple as they sound. Unless you have decorated the walls with portraits in the past, it won’t be easy to visualize what you want to achieve while you keep staring at a bare wall. In order to help you out, here are some tips to get you started.
#1. The Right Photos
This step is the easiest of the lot. The reason for making such a statement is that finding the photos which are the most close to your heart will not be taking a lot of time. You are sure to have some favorite family photos, and these are the ones which will be serve the purpose most fittingly.
#2. The Right Look
Depending on what you prefer, you can either place one large portrait or can assemble a group of smaller photos. And about the place, your options are numerous. From placing the portraits over the sofa or beside the cupboard, anything will work if the photos have the right effect on you. If you want to place a lot of small portraits at a single wall, you can either go for a vertical alignment, horizontal alignment or a collage.
#3. The Right Size
Size plays a vital role in determining how good or effective the portraits are going to be. The very basic thing to keep in mind is that the size of the portrait should be well-proportioned with the size of the wall and the furniture items around it. Moreover, consider the size of the room itself. Do not try to fit in too many or too large portraits if the size of the room is small.
#4. The Right Frame
You can experiment with the frames of different sizes and colors available in the market. If ever in doubt, go with simple black or brown frames. If you are not comfortable with the ideas of frames, you can also go with acrylic photo printing to make the photos look chic and stylish.
Make sure that you never place the portraits on the wall which gets direct sunlight as direct sunlight can fade away its clarity. Before you hammer in nails to a wall, make sure that those are the exact places where the portraits will be hanging. And lastly, consider installing accent lightings to the wall where the photos will hang in order to get the best effects.