In Why You Should Have Wall Prints:: Part One, we talked about the beauty and emotion of large wall prints…
Now, let’s talk about a couple of other things that may be holding you back from pulling the trigger on enlarging a few of your favs.
#1: “What if I don’t want that image hanging there forever?” My answer: move it. Simple, huh? Who says that image you had hanging over your couch can’t move to your entry way, or your stairway, or your game/family room, or some other room? Moving images around from time to time is a great way to freshen up a room. Did you buy a whole gallery of images? No problem-o. They can be rearranged and turned into a great hallway gallery or broken up and dispersed throughout the house. You aren’t stuck…these aren’t hung with super glue.
#2: “My child or baby is going to grow. Will I still want that image?” Kids do tend to grow…whether we want them to or not. You have a couple of options. The first is to simply move the image. Just because little Johnny has gotten bigger doesn’t mean his newborn photo isn’t a keeper. Move it to the stairway or game room and create a little gallery showing his growth. How cool would that be? A little Johnny growth wall. The second option is to keep it right where it is and add some new images around it showing his growth.
I have a great example of this. Here is another wall gallery in the living room of my home. Look at the image on the right. This is my 13 year old son Zach. At the time of this photo he was 11. I have taken other pictures of him that I love and I could replace it. Wanna know why I haven’t? Too bad, I am going to tell you anyway. This picture captures Zach so amazingly well. I love that you can count the freckles on his face. I love that he is looking out and taking in the countryside. This photo is so him…and when I look at it, I feel insanely happy. I don’t care how old Zach gets…this photo will be on my wall for a long, long time.
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by Melissa Lloyd