Step into the timeless beauty of decorating with black and white photos. These monochromatic images let the subject matter shine – instead of the colors within. Create an interesting display of your black and white photos. From canvas to glass, you can creatively mount your treasures for all to enjoy. Let me show you how.
• Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Reproducing your favorite image on a gallery wrapped canvas is so easy these days. Select a quality Internet provider like Fine Art America that can mount your black and white photo on a deep-sided gallery canvas that rivals the most expensive artwork. Finish the sides of your piece in black or white or allow the merchant to create a mirrored image of your subject on the outer edges of the canvas for a stunning display.
• White Mats, Black Frames
For a cool, crisp look on your wall, mount your black and white photos with a white mat and a simple black frame. Then arrange your collection in a random collage format or tightly measured pattern. You don’t have to spend a fortune for your display. Visit your local dollar or discount store to purchase inexpensive frames and spray them with semi-gloss black paint for a budget-friendly solution to a fantastic framing group.
• White-on-White Mats and Frames
It’s all about the subject matter when you go white-on-white with your picture frames and mats. Nothing but the photo comes to the forefront. Hang them on a dark, solid color accent wall in any room to make a bold statement.
• Section Styled Murals
Creating your own murals is also easy by uploading your black and white photos to sites like Murals Your Way or Power Graphics Digital Imaging. You can request the image to be split into sections to make a more interesting arrangement when mounted on your wall. Plus, sectioned murals are easier to install since you’re not jockeying large pieces of paper and glue for the project.
• Suspended Under Glass
Have you ever wondered how to suspend your artwork in the middle of a glass frame? It’s actually easy. Just get two pieces of glass, center and glue your image to one piece, then place the other on top and pop them into your frame. It’s a great way to display a black and white photo without a mat.
Check out pictures and inspiration for this article in the Black & White Photo ideabook on Houzz. You’ll see just how dramatic your black and white photos can be when creatively displayed in your next home decorating project.
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