Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Most of us like to keep photographs of family, friends, and fun sitting around to remember those we love and the great times we've had. Although photo albums make a convenient place for storing the most special pictures that we want to preserve, our homes offer many alternative ways of displaying drawings, poems, decorations, and photos in attractive frame settings.


Framed family photos are one of the pleasant challenges involved with home decorating. On one hand, you don't want to put up so many family pictures that guests get bored or feel that the host is self-centered. But on the other hand, family photos in individual or group shots can add a warm feeling to any room.

The key is to strike a balance.

Some families make a "wall of fame" display of loved ones' delightfully framed photos in the family room, staircase wall, or another living space. Special framed photos remind viewers that loved ones are special, and if they won't be with us always, their images will remain for many years to come.

Another type of personal framed art that adds to a home's beauty come in a range of artistic wall hangings that are framed by coordinating frames of wood or metal. Typically, the frames will match household fixtures or furniture, or provide interest accent points for the rooms in which they appear.

Delicate shadowboxed dried flowers, a child's hand print, someone's personal poem, or a favorite Bible verse make wonderful framed feature pieces for your home's walls.

However, you need not restrict all your framed art for the walls only. You can set table framed pieces on the bedroom dresser, atop corner shelves, and even on the bathroom vanity. Kitchen counter space and dining room tables, when not in use, also provide great spots for cute curios. If you have collected several items over the years, you can get a lighted collector's cabinet to keep the most attractive or recent on display for guests and family members alike.

Don't overlook this exciting way of putting your personal,warm and altogether fresh touch in your home.