Imagine a home with bare walls, sterile and lacking in personality and character. Furniture, rugs, and ornaments all have a part to play in decor, but pictures really put your stamp on a space and make it your own. Pictures bring great pleasure and fill a deep need to express who we are. They are also a way of celebrating those who live in and frequent your home, announcing how special they are to all who enter.
The need to decorate our homes is ancient. Cave art has been discovered that is more than 35,000 years old. Even before furniture or picture rails existed, human beings wanted to depict the reality of their lives and what was important to them. Move on a few millennia, and that urge still exists, but it’s a lot easier to carry out with modern housing, hanging systems, and a huge choice of images, art, and photography to choose from.
Today, it’s easy to tell your story or highlight the significant elements of your life with the pictures you decide to display in your home. While chairs, tables, and electronic appliances are generally mass-produced, you can curate your own personal gallery any way you wish to contain items found nowhere else and make it truly unique.
There’s science behind the reason we love pictures so much. Our brains process images really quickly, and vision is our most active sensory system. This is why the pictures in your home will convey your story on a deeper level, and pictures that are beautiful and meaningful will bring you satisfaction every day.
We might not all be able to afford a Picasso, but buying a print of a painting or image you love is affordable. Frame it the way you want to make it individual to you and bring you joy daily. Art by children, relatives, and friends can all be showcased on your walls, too, so that you may not only enjoy the colour and skill in their works but be reminded of these precious people every day too. Hanging art made by the important people in your life can add charm and vibrancy to your home while telling the artists how much you value their imagination and creativity.
Portraits of loved ones in the home make your home feel special. Photos of friends and relatives bring instant comfort and character to a space and also tell those people that you care about them. Each day when you see these photos, it is a reminder that you have these people in your life, and then you can remember how much you appreciate them.
For children, seeing photographs and family portraits in the home is also important as it can help them understand where they belong, and seeing their own image can help them feel valued. Hanging photos can be fun and look great too. You could plan your own exhibition of photos, perhaps choosing a theme based on size or frame style, and then create a smart display that is not only meaningful but looks elegant and contemporary too.
Hanging pictures in your home is a wonderful way to showcase what you enjoy and what is important to you. Use your creativity and plan displays that are distinctive and bring happiness to you and the people around you. With the wide range of framing options and systems for hanging art that is available today, you can style and arrange your pictures any way you want, and are only limited by the size of your home and your imagination.