living with photography: inspiring walls

Just the other day I was thinking about how little I actually use photographs in my own home. I love to capture moments through the lens that have meaning to me and that tell a story. Do you? Most of the time I am using the images for my blog to inspire others. I was quite amazed when it suddenly hit me that I don't use my own photos in my own home! So, now I am inspired to inspire my walls. Here's the thing; I am in the process of moving to Germany so I cannot exactly start a project like this when I will be moving in a month or so. What I have done though is collected ideas and information to do this as soon as I get to Germany. The first thing I did was start with the concept of creating a photo wall. What images would I use? How would I arrange them? Would they tell a story or just be random? For me, I love to look at an image and remember how beautiful that moment was. I love photography just for this exact reason, the memories they can ignite within me. I went to Pinterest for my inspiration and found some creative ideas! I will be getting my images printed before I go to Germany so I don't have to worry about that when I get there. As you can see by these images it is quite simple to just pin them with a sewing pin or even a skinny tack. You can go with a designated plan for the layout or you can do like I do and go with what pleases your artist's eye. Each photo wall is going to have a different mood or style; it is all up to you. Personally, I prefer a more tidy and simple feel to arranging photos on a wall. On the other hand, I also love a more “full” look so maybe somewhere in between will be fun. I also love using photos within the walls of a staircase. Don't you love the image with the white walls and stairs? Sometimes rounded walls can be a challenge for hanging artwork on so photos are a great compromise. The idea of adding photography into my home is exciting. I cannot wait to get to Germany and start this project. I will be sure to share my journey with you! How do you use photography in your home? Have you ever just filled a wall with tons of photos? I am constantly looking for inspiration outside the brain of my computer. I am looking forward to being able to walk over to a dedicated inspiration wall in my home and breathe in all the goodness with my eyes. Jocelyn xx Jocelyn Casey is a guest contributor and blogger. She loves to explore. She was born on a ranch in Ocala, Florida, and grew up with a painted pony and a long list of summer chores. Shortly after her studies in Interior Design, she packed a bag for London and never looked back. Jocelyn has been traveling the world for the past 10 years, finding inspiration in every moment. The Little Room of Style is Jocelyn's cozy corner on the internet were you will find just about everything that inspires her to continue moving forward in life”¦ with style! See more of her musings at thelittleroomofstyle.com Image credits: Ladies Home Journal (top left) Southern Living (top right) Ladies Home Journal (bottom right) HomeLife.com.au (bottom left) Have an idea for an inspiring contribution to Design Aglow? We would love to hear from you! Email us through the contact form here.


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