Decorating your home with photos of loved ones is a time-honored way of bringing warmth and personality to your decor. Whether you display pictures of your grandchildren enjoying a trip to Disneyland or photos from your long-awaited vacation to the shore, personal pictures tell your visitors about you and your life. Photos make great gifts, too. There is no better way to say you care than to share a little piece of yourself. Look beyond the common frame, however. Be creative, and explore new ways to share your pictures with your friends.
Many companies offer personalized printed home decor. In particular, textiles are easy to work with, inexpensive and create an interesting focal point for any room in the house. Decorate a cozy crib blanket with a printed photo of your daughter’s newborn, or memorialize a departed pet in a printed photo tapestry on your wall. Throws and blankets with photo prints are available in many different fabrics, from polyester fleece to 100-percent Egyptian cotton or linen blends. From simple designs to intricate collages, these lovely blankets come in an amazing array of designs and motifs. Order matching pillows, or go all out, and order a full ensemble. Include a printed photo blanket, pillows, towels and a rug in your set.
If you are looking for something more traditional, a photo canvas is another interesting option for decorating your home. Available in a wide array of shapes and sizes, these images are either hand-painted or printed on canvas in photographic detail. Create a wall plaque to celebrate a special achievement or a stunning mural for the largest wall in your home. The possibilities are endless. Moreover, if you do not find what you are looking for, many retailers are willing to create it especially for you.
Decorating your home with photographs and memorabilia is a simple way to share your life with family and friends, but do not limit yourself to displaying your pictures in frames. Break with tradition, and display your favorite memories printed on wall art, blankets, pillows and throws in every room in your home.