On the look out for interesting gallery wall ideas that help you showcase your artwork and photos in a creative way? Gallery walls come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you prefer a more minimal look, or something closer to bold and boho, there are many creative ways to display your favourite images. Gallery walls are great for just about every single room in your house. They are ideal for large blank walls, but also work well in stairways, entry ways, hallways and even bathrooms and kitchens.
Looking for photo frame ideas that help you display your photo art? Whether you prefer the modern look of frameless frames, the simplicity of minimal frames or the over the top boldness of boho frames, there is sure to be a framing option that suits your preferences.
Back in the old days, framing was fairly limited. Most photographs would be displayed in a gilded frame, either on a wall or on a mantel. These days, we are lucky enough to have a huge variety of options. This means that displaying your favourite photos and art has never been easier.
One of the best things about decorating with photos is that it allows you to add plenty of character to just about any room, with little to no effort. Photographs are certainly not a new decor trend. Over the years that this art has progressed, people have been proudly displaying images on their walls, mantels, shelves, desks and nightstands.
But, with that said, there is a big difference between putting every single photo you adore onto any conceivable surface in your home, and using photos strategically. The key lies in how you display your photos, the size and style of the frames and the types of photographs you display. In this handy guide, you will be able to get some tips on how to start decorating with photos in your home.
I am currently longing for an abstract nature painting. Contemporary art is fascinating for many reasons, but when it comes to abstract paintings, I am drawn towards subtle and unusual art. With my life-long love for all things nature related, it makes perfect sense that the combination of abstract and nature would be appealing.
The thing I love most about abstract nature painting as a concept is the eluding to themes rather than obvious imagery. Abstract seascapes use colour, texture and movement that bring to mind the shifting tides of the ocean, while landscapes use brush strokes, shapes and colour to depict wide open spaces and vast skies. It is the minimal simplicity that captivates my imagination. I think that an abstract nature artwork would look amazing in my minimal boho cottage, especially set against light coloured walls and flanked by plenty of houseplants. But this sort of painting would work in almost every home – modern, mimimal and otherwise.
While I am not really much of a beach person, I love taking sea photos. The ocean has always calmed me. In Cape Town, where I live, we are blessed with not one but two oceans – the cool Atlantic Ocean and the warmer Indian Ocean. This means that you will almost always see the sea at some point, whether you are heading out on a road trip or exploring within the city and its surrounds.
Indian Ocean beaches include the False Bay coastline, which consists of Muizenberg, Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek, St James and Boulders (the popular penguin beach). A bit out of town within the greater Western Cape, Betty’s Bay and Smitswinkelbaai are found on the Indian Ocean coastline.