The Hot New Art Trend You Can Create Yourself

One of the hottest trends in interiors today is super large art photography. Even though I no longer make my living taking photos, this is a trend that really excites me.

I’m not talking about the 16″ x 20″ wedding photo hanging in your bedroom. I’m referring to HUGE photos that make a powerful statement and become the focal point of the room. Since not all photos  look great super big I thought I would share a few tips for creating your own wall worthy photos.

Look at interesting shapes and forms. I snapped the photo below with my cell phone while getting off a plane in Charlotte, NC.  The sun was just going down and created a beautiful back drop for the shape of the plane and the abstract view of the city of Charlotte way in the background.

Click on any photo to enlarge

I designed a room my photo might look good in…maybe a down town loft space or a bachelor pad.

Photos that tell a Color story make great art photos. Color is one of the most import decisions when decorating a room and the photos below create a wonderful color study of green and purple.

Here is the fun room I chose to put these in.

Take photos from different angels. Rather than always taking your pictures straight on, think about different angels you can use.

Flip your images to Black and White. Yes I know, black and white photography is so “old school” but in my opinion even mediocre images look better in black and white.

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While I was visiting the Boston Design Center last week I couldn’t help but notice this window vignette.

and then today this image was on Mrs. Howard’s blog…very coincidental don’t you think?

Mrs. Howard

Mrs. Howard

yup.. definitely one hot trend.

What do you think of large art photography?  Have you considered using it in your home?

8 Responses to The Hot New Art Trend You Can Create Yourself
  1. Brenda Keller Reply

    Love these, and especially the ones with airplanes. I’ve been thinking about this because my son is an airplane mechanic.

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Brenda, That would be great! Imagine the incredible photos he could take….I’m jealous!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks for commenting Kelly. My client just super sized three abstract images from their trip to Cabo and we hung them as a grouping in the master bedroom. They look awesome and they have so much meaning because it is a remembrance from their wonderful trip…like you said, much more personal than something generic from TJMax (which I love as well!)

  2. kelly arent CRI llc Reply

    I love this concept. I love artwork that relates to the homeowner more than just a trip to TJMaxx. (although I love TJ) Pics are the perfect way to bring in a conversation and meaning. Great post….thanks for sharing.

  3. Reflections Interior Designs Reply

    Those are stunningly beautiful photos you took Linda – you’ve got a great eye for photography, seriously!
    I’m hoping to get a contract for redesigning a smaller airport and I’ve had the idea to have huge photos of some of the aircraft blown up and installed on their walls :)

  4. Kelly Reply

    The bigger the better is how I love my artwork on the wall. I love how you could see Charlotte in the background! Do you have any recommendations on how to have favorite photos blown up on canvas?

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Kelly there are all different price ranges for enlarging photos…low to high end. My client just enlarged three images on canvas and he did it through Groupon and they cost about $50.00 each. I see Groupons for that all the time so just keep your eyes open.If you are going really big and framing under glass go to a printer who specializes in photography printing. Good luck!

  5. Sheila @sZinteriors Reply

    I totally looove your first photo, especially in the space you mocked up for it! I prefer black & white in large photo art, but that photo would make the cut exactly as is! Beautiful, Linda, and great post! Thanks for the tips :-)

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