PHOTOS can be a great reminder of happy times with family and friends, but all too often they are wasted, shoved away in albums and boxes.
Instead of having them gather dust, why not turn snaps into art for your rooms? Displayed in clever ways they’ll add bags of personality to your home.
Julie Savill, author of 101 Finishing Touches, believes it’s easy to enhance photos.
She suggests using a glass-fronted box frame to show off a special holiday shot and including a small souvenir from the place where the picture was taken.
She says: “Pop in a few shells or pebbles collected on the beach, or maybe a couple of travel tickets or a tiny memento.
“Make sure the occasion it was taken is never forgotten by writing a small label noting the time, place and people in the photo and stick it underneath the image.”
Group together pictures to give them more impact and create a wall display, ideally using only black and white images to give the arrangement unity.
Don’t despair if holiday photos aren’t inspiring – framing a selection of small photographs within a large mount can make them look intriguing and interesting.
Theme the pics by using perhaps only beach scenes or shots taken on one particular outing. Simple, plain black or white frames are ideal so there’s no visual distraction from the photos.