When I take photos, I first post them to social media (because, duh), and then I start thinking about how I want to display them in my home. I am not going to sugarcoat this- how to choose the photos to frame can be a chore if you don’t go into it with a little strategy. In today’s post, I am going to give you some solid tips on how to choose photos to frame.
Color of the Photos in the Frame
You may have seen photos on Pinterest and Instagram of gallery walls that are black and white. There’s a good reason for this. Black and white photos look great in almost any room!
When choosing photos to put on your walls, you first need to consider the colors in the room. A photo of your little girl dressed in a hot pink dress might not look so great blown up to a 16×20 on your living room walls where the decor is mainly neutrals. When I am planning for a session (click here to see how to dress your kids), I plan in advance for where I will want the photos. Dressing in neutral colors will look great in almost any room.
Composition of Photo
If you are creating a wall gallery (more than one frame on the wall), you need to consider which photos look best next to each other. I like to put a close-up photo next to a photo that is more zoomed out. This is much more pleasing to the eye.
Design Frames in Canva
Figuring out which prints to frame can be so difficult. To help me decide, I use a free app called Canva. There is both a desktop and a mobile version. However, I highly recommend the desktop version for this purpose. You can put a photo grid on the wall, drag the photo into the frames, and see how they look next to each other. Look for good composition and color when doing this.
So, there you have it- How to Choose the Photos to Frame. This is part one of a two part series all about framing!
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