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Photos to Wall Art Guide | Framing Pictures and Hanging Wall Decorations

Create the Ultimate home gallery with out wall art and home decor tips in this exclusive guide

The Ultimate Guide to Wall Art, Tips on Framing Pictures and Hanging Wall Decorations. 

When it comes to decorating our homes we often fall into the mistake of over-decorating our rooms with figures, plants and souvenirs that take up a lot of space on our furniture, but we tend to forget to decorate our walls. Adding our preferred art to our bare walls can help to out a personal touch to a bland surface, balancing the room whilst creating a unique display and telling a story at the same time.

The best thing about using paintings and photographs to decorate is that they hardly take up any space, are very easy to maintain and can be combined in many different ways to capture your own personality in them.

They say a picture paints a thousand words, but I believe it does far more, it can tell a story from our past, maybe a place we grow up, holidayed at or had a special moment at. It helps to show of our personality, desires and wants and it helps to make us unique.

For those looking to turn that bland wall into a vibrant display check out our articles below on the perfect guides for everything photography and wall art related.  


A brief history of Wall Art - The Mural 

Murals date back to 30,000 BC, The oldest Murals were found in a cave in France call the Chauvet Cave. In general though the largest numbers of wall paintings are found in the Egyptian tombs dating from 3150BC, Many examples where also found in Minoan places and Pompeii which ranged from around 1650BC to 70AD.

The 14th century was a great time for mural production. This is when we started to see Fresco Secco style paintings. The use of dry plaster made it possible for murals to be easily created on walls, giving them a level of quality that hadn't been seen before.

The Fresco Secco style is probably the most notable and best known style of murals, the technique uses water based paints and lime to apply a coloured lime wash mixture to the wall, when the mixture dries the colours take hold on the wall and you gain a wonderful wall painting.

As time went on newer materials such as oils where used to provide better longevity and stronger colours. From the humble mural people have been telling stories with pictures for thousands of years. 

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Tips for Creating your Perfect Wall Art and Framed Prints

We have created the perfect range of tips and tricks to help you create the perfect home gallery wall, or frame that special picture of your favourite place or family moment.

Our guides will help you from hanging your wall art to framing and composing.

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How to Choose Wall Art that Compliments your Home

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Check out our landscape photography artwork for sale

For the Adventurer and outdoor lover, landscape photography can be a winner:

We offer a range of Framed and unframed prints at Sebastien Coell Photography from many Stunning Places around Europe.

Why Choose our European prints?

Photographs of Europe are a perfect option if you like colourful landscapes full of vitality and the romanticism of the most classic cities. Travel between the cities of Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Austria and enjoy their wonderful views and the unique monuments that they house.

Stroll between fairytale castle walls, visit iconic cities like Hallstatt, and climb the continent's most impressive peaks. Among the European landscapes you will find everything you are looking for: nature, tradition, colour, city and night photographs.
 

our european landscape photography prints add vibrance to your home walls and decor

 

Why Choose our prints of Britain?

If you prefer the British area, there is also a good repertoire of photographs that can meet your needs including: Snowdonia PrintsScotland Prints and Prints of England, travel all over the United Kingdom and decorate your walls with its impressive landscapes.

From the sandy beaches to the lighthouses on the coast. From the rivers running to the fauna that inhabit them. Discover all the secrets of the region and immerse yourself in it every day. Its pictures will not leave you indifferent. 

our photographic prints from around the UK including Wales, England, Scotland, glencoe, Harris and Lewis, Isle of Sky and Devon and Cornwall

 

Why Choose our Scandinavian prints?

For lovers of snow or minimalismScandinavian framed prints are the best option. The vibrant colours of homes, cabins and nature in stark contrast to the snow and gray skies provide elegant and stylish images. They manage to bring seriousness and simplicity to your home, the calm of nature enters directly through that frame and invades your interior. They are a perfect option for Nordic-style homes or for those who seek calm and tranquillity. 

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WHERE IS BEST TO HANG THE FRAMED PRINTS

In recent times we have learned that our house is much more than a house. We have learned to turn our living room into a meeting room, with videoconferences, and convert that little space into our office. We have learned to turn our bedroom into a gym and so on.

So it's time to give your home a facelift. Reconvert the spaces, give them a new personality and make them tell a new story: your story. 

The new office

You know that corner with a small table, a chair and maybe a plant? Redecorate it and make it your office. You do not even need walls, and you don't need to buy new curtains. Use the simplest and most minimalist designs for that place: it is important that the space helps you to be focused and motivated at the same time. That being said images that show power and wonder like mountain artwork can do well in a office.

Wall art in the office can create a gentle and calming mood 

In the hallway

The hallway? No, now it will be your personal gallery. Cover the hallway wall with your favorite photos of the places you've been. Choose the most spectacular and give them an order to tell your story: where you met, where you got married, the honeymoon and your first trip with the children. Or you can choose a color gamma and go with it. You can also choose a single trip and combine the photos with prints of the map of the area or some posters. Make it unique. 

Wall art for your home hall

At the Bedroom

One of the best options is to place the photo frames resting directly on a shelf. Place it between a few books and a plant to give that much-sought homely touch. Portraits, family photos, or less formal ones tend to work best in those spaces. Small and framed to stand upright, they are the best option for any bedroom. 

Landscape prints can help to make a bedroom a calm and relaxing place

At the living room

One of the classics among the classics is to frame a huge photograph and place it on top of the sofa. Find a large, empty wall space that you can fill with that and place it well centered and in harmony with the rest of the furniture. Another option is to support it directly on the ground, nestled between a flowerpot and a decorative figure. The largest frames are incredibly stylish. Coastal images such as one of our Cornish Seascape Prints can work in a light and airy living room.

Living room photographs can help to show of your travels and personally to friends and family and add vibrance and a story to a space

A mix that never disappoints

If you are not sure which one to choose, you can always go for the mix. Choose different photos, different places, different sizes and hang them in the form of a messy collage. If you can put together a uniform color palette, it will be first class. And if not, it will be as familiar and unique as it is your home. It is one of the most used options because it never fails. 

The best thing about framed prints is that they work for everyone. Whatever home you have, you will always have a small space in a wall. Whatever personality you have, you will always find a photograph that will take your breath away. Whatever your favorite colour, you will always find the perfect color palette to decorate your living room or bedroom, and as Thomas Merton once said. “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time" https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/thomas_merton_132241 

Why not check out our Devon Artist, Devon Landscape, Dartmoor Prints and Devon Gifts for sale at Sebastien Coell Photography