Art Photo Wall Decor
Browse here for home decorating ideas using art photos, or e-mail me for a FREE consultation! Describe your colors or your decorating theme. Attach a digital photo of the room if possible. I'll e-mail you my photo recommendations, based on your info and my artistic preferences and historical knowledge of photography. All I ask is that you consider shopping at my affiliate, Art.com for your prints and framing, if you decide to go with my recommendations.
Now, here are some of the reasons I think you should be using these great photos:
- Photography has now been around for just under 200 years. There are good photos available of every possible subject, style, color, and theme.
- Unlike painting, every print is basically identical to the artist's original conception - it was meant to be duplicated and viewed as a print.
- It's affordable. Some stores want to charge you hundreds of dollars for images consisting of random colors and shapes. And after spending all that money: Congratulations! Your home now looks like the lobby of a cheap motel.
- In my opinion, the best creative work of the 20th century was done in the field of photography. While painting and sculpture have largely declined into meaningless abstract forms, good photographs still carry emotional impact and meaning, giving your decor extra interest. With the advent of readily-available digital photography and image processing, there are more photographers doing more creative work now than ever before.
- Some of these images have historical significance, including some images we're all familiar with, like Kissing on VJ Day-Times Square, and Migrant Mother. While you might want to avoid using those two examples as being too well-known, there are many, many more examples available that carry historical interest as well as a graphical or emotional impact.
- Any photo can be reproduced in any size you want. If you don't want to pay for a very large print, it's easy to use groupings of related smaller, and cheaper, prints.
- Framing and matting can be used to better tie it in to your chosen colors.
I have examined thousands of available photos in each category to pick out only the best for this website. Each photo reproduced on this site is one I personally recommend. I've filtered out the nonsense. There are too many great pictures available to be hanging anything second-rate on your walls!
If you decide to shop at Art.com for your prints, be sure to try the online frame shop. You can see your choice of frames and mats, with your picture, and on your wall color, before you buy! (Even if you ultimately frame it yourself to save some money.)