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Arranging Wall Décor

January 25, 2013 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

It might seem like it’s less stressful to just throw photos and artwork up on the wall quickly to get decorating out of the way, but it won’t be in the long run. You’ll always notice that one frame is slightly higher than another, or that the pictures don’t really fit the theme of the room. Besides, the point of decorating your walls is to emphasize a room’s décor—not to simply fill wall space.

Here are some tips for hanging arranging photos in your home:

  • Before you put holes in the wall, figure out your photo or artwork layout. If it helps, cut shapes of the frames out of paper and tape them to the wall to get a feel of the space. Keep arranging until you find the right layout, and then hang the real frames.
  • When hanging frames in rows, make sure they are level and identically spaced.
  • Create a theme when hanging smaller photos or artwork together. For example, pictures from all of your vacations can be grouped together.
  • Wall décor should be between 66 and 75 percent of the width of the furniture they are above, as it will better utilize the wall space and bring balance to the setting.
  • Hang larger photos or artwork of landscapes on the wall to make a small room or small area look bigger.
  • Find similar color frames when hanging photos or artwork in the same area. The frames don’t need to be the same style, just the same color, as it will make your walls look less cluttered and more organized.

Remember the biggest rule of decorating your walls—if it doesn’t have a purpose or a meaning, don’t hang it on the wall.

Make Any Photo a Great Gift

Photography by Bill Sitzmann

Framing a photo for your special someone can make for a great Valentine’s Day gift. But why just settle for a regular frame and print when you can get creative with your gift? Canvas prints, puzzles, t-shirts—you name it! There are plenty of unique ways to share photos with your sweetheart this holiday.

Rockbrook Camera

If you’re thinking about getting a big photo gift, consider Rockbrook Camera’s wall-size Presentation Print or Gallery Wrapped Canvas Print. They’ll print from negatives, slides, prints, or digital files. Canvases come in Rolled Canvas, Stretched, or Gallery-Wrapped Canvas, and Textured Fine Art Prints. The service time for a canvas print is three working days for unstretched and five working days for stretched or gallery-wrapped. Depending on the size and the type of canvas, projects can range from $49.99 to $269.99.

But Rockbrook Camera has more than just canvas prints for photo gifting—they also have photo memorabilia options. You can have photos crafted into a beautifully bound 11×8½ book. Covers come in black, royal blue, burgundy, or metallic silver, and cost $29.99 for 20 pages or $39.99 for 40 pages. You can also have photos printed onto puzzles ($13.99 for 110-piece or $26.99 for 252-piece), t-shirts ($16.99-19.99), woven pillows ($75.99 for 17×17), woven throw ($129.99 for 50×60), ceramic mugs ($12.99-16.99), and many more gifts.

Rockbrook Camera at Rockbrook Village
2717 S. 108th St.
M-F/9am-7pm; Sat/9am-5pm; Sun/12-5pm
402-397-1171
rockbrookcamera.com

Rockbrook Camera at Legacy
2909 S. 169th Plz., Ste 100
M-F/9am-7pm; Sat/9am-5pm; Sun/12-5pm
402-691-0003
rockbrookcamera.com

CanvasPop

If you’re more of an online bargain hunter, check out CanvasPop, which often has great deals on its photo gifts. Since 2009, CanvasPop has been providing customers with the highest quality canvas photo prints anywhere. Unlike other photo printing locations, CanvasPop can create canvas prints from images beyond negatives and digital files. They can actually access your Facebook or Instagram accounts or pull photos directly from your mobile phone! With every canvas print you order, CanvasPop can also send you a free digital proof by e-mail so that you can see exactly what you’re getting.

Depending on the size, the type of canvas, and the framing, photo projects with CanvasPop can range from $30 to $419 (not including the flat rate of $14 for shipping and handling). If your order over $150, however, you can get free shipping. And if you don’t love it, CanvasPop will either reprint it or give you your money back.

CanvasPop also has multiple options for photo presentation. Photo collages can incorporate 3-20 photos (starting at $60); photo mosaics can incorporate 9-200 photos (starting at $60); and panoramic photo prints are available in 18×48, 24×72, or any custom size.

CanvasPop
1-866-619-9574
canvaspop.com