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Do You Decorate With Personal Photos?

Some people love decorating with framed photos of family and friends, while other people think it's declassé. What's your take?


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LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 7 years
I love taking pictures and use them for decorating. I also use fashion ads, and other random things, but I think it makes the space more personalized and not just something generic from a magazine
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
usually - i have a few up in my living room in frames and 1 or 2 in my room, but not a lot, generally.
Rosalyn Rosalyn 9 years
I think this a cool idea and would like to try it.
krisrenjen krisrenjen 9 years
My family is scattered all around the country so photos help take their place, when I'm missing them. I like to mix it up with different types of frames, all sizes, shapes and colors, so I do think of the photos as art. And (bragging just a little) I have a pretty photogenic family, and it's fun to look at them, especially the kids as they grow up!
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
We live far from our families and I feel that havnig photos of our loved ones is important. Friends and family are Very important to us and I like to remember them. The fun moments, te trips, the love. I want to look around a room and smile with memories. Like someone up there said, it's not a magazine spread. I just want to be happy in my home. No need to please anyone else right?!
thisbulimicwar thisbulimicwar 9 years
i love mixing personal photos in with other photos and decor, i just wish i had more black and white personal photos bc i think they look better like that on walls
lilv lilv 9 years
i have tons of personal photos up
amberdallas33 amberdallas33 9 years
I get really irritated when designers say it's tacky to display pictures of loved ones. Hello--it's a HOME, not a magazine spread. Reminders of loved ones (when well-taken and well-framed) are beautiful and really make a house feel like a home. Over-designed showrooms feel cold and impersonal. (Obviously I'm a little passionate about this!)
Pepper Pepper 9 years
I like to space them around our apartment.
scoop45 scoop45 9 years
U have 2 use personal photos! Lol
koolbr33z3 koolbr33z3 9 years
I love photography and art in general so you can expect to find pictures in my home. By the way, why would it be declassé to have personal pictures in your home? That doesn't even make sense to me.
Mintie Mintie 9 years
I'm a photographer... I don't decorate with anything I HAVEN'T taken!
kateisfab kateisfab 9 years
Love the photo featured here :)
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
I don't like smothering my walls with pictures, but I like having a few pictures around. I still need a sense of privacy and anonymity even within my own living space.
Precious04 Precious04 9 years
in that picture there are way too many! I think a couple here and there or like 3-4 in a nice design wave looks awesome!
sofi sofi 9 years
I love having family photos around. I have two young children who get to know and remember realtives we don't see much. I can't having them forgetting my in laws now can I!
d_ford d_ford 9 years
At the moment, there is only one photo of my husband and I in a really tacky frame, and two pictures of my late father. My husband doesn't really care for personal photos being out, but I love them. I have to have the ones of my Dad out and he respects that. There is this great picture of him at getting ready for Stampede when he was healthy and happy. It is my favourite photo of him. I've also got tons of photo albums on my coffee table. I can't wait to get my wedding photos back so I can fill them up some more!
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
I love photos although since I got my digital camera I'm terrible at actually printing them. But I always display some photos. Like ccsugar I especially love black and white or sepia.
DCStar DCStar 9 years
Awwwww, that room is...charming! Not my personal style though.
t-flash t-flash 9 years
I lurve photos! They tell a thousand stories. I don't like for them to be EVERYWHERE, like the bedroom photo, though.
buch1979 buch1979 9 years
Except in the bedroom, photos are every where. I know every time my husband and I entertain and some one new is in our home they become an icebreaker.
Tnkrbelli Tnkrbelli 9 years
LadyP I love your avatar! ADORABLE! :LOVE: I use personal photos all of the time throughout my house, but I like to use different frames with the room themes and I space them out.
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
We got married 2 years ago so we have a bunch of wedding pictures up. Mostly just in the dinning room, and rest are art.
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 9 years
I love and use personal photos in my house although I do space them out, clusters here, one or two there. They make me smile :)
ALSW ALSW 9 years
I've bought a few frames and I've been filling them with personal photos. I like that homey, personalized touch they bring - and all the great memories they bring back!
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