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Decorating with History: Using Historical Photos to Add Character and Style to Your Home

In recent years, historical photos have become a popular choice for home decor. These photos offer a glimpse into the past and can add a touch of nostalgia and character to any space. Here are some tips for using historical photos in your home to achieve a trendy and stylish look.

When selecting photos for your home, look for photos of your area -  local historical landmarks and events - don’t forget, you are telling a story. Most every community had an amazing architecture, community parades and local shops that are now only memories. By displaying these photos of your community, you are connecting the past to the present. 

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Alternatively, if you are unable to find photos of your area, you can think in terms of a theme. Perhaps food themes for the kitchen, photos of old typewriters for the office. They can be humorous, too, which brings even more charm to your space.

Group several historical photos together to create a gallery wall. This is a great way to showcase your collection and add a statement piece to your room. Choose a variety of sizes and styles of photos to create a dynamic display.

Choose frames that complement the style of the photo and your decor. Simple black or white frames work well with most historical photos, but you can also choose ornate frames for a more vintage look. Consider using a mat to add depth and dimension to the photo. Mats don't need to be even all the way around a piece of art either. 

Historical photos don't have to be the focal point of a room. Use them as accents throughout your space. For example, place a small framed photo on a bookshelf or use a larger photo as a backdrop for a vignette.

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Don't be afraid to mix and match historical photos with other styles of art. This can create an eclectic and personalized look. Consider pairing a vintage photo with a modern abstract painting or a colorful print.

When placing historical photos in your home, consider the lighting and the surrounding decor. Make sure the photo is placed in a spot where it can be easily viewed and appreciated. Consider the colors and patterns in the surrounding decor to ensure the photo complements the space.

In conclusion, historical photos can be a stylish and trendy addition to any home. You can get that antique vintage vibe without spending a fortune. By following these tips, you can create a unique and personalized look that showcases your appreciation for the past.

For more ideas of how to display your photos, visit this Pinterest page. If you're interested in a specific time or place and you can't find a photo of it? Email us at historicalpixprints@gmail.com.

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