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Making Your House a Home With Photography

The secret ingredient that can turn a house into a home

Article by Raymond J. Gadd

Photography by Raymond J. Gadd

Originally published in Meridian Lifestyle

Have you ever walked into a house and felt like it was missing something? Like it was just a shell of a space, lacking the warmth and personality that truly makes it a home? As a professional photographer and woodworker, I believe I know the secret ingredient that can turn a house into a home: photographs.

Photographs are more than just images; they are reminders of the life we've lived and the life yet to be lived. They transport us to different places and times, sparking our imagination and drives interesting conversations. And when they're displayed in our homes, they create a sense of belonging and warmth that makes a house truly feel like a home.

But it's not just any photographs that will do the trick. A home should reflect your unique style and compliment your decorating tastes. That's why today's photographs come in all shapes, sizes, and media. Whether you prefer the traditional frame, are excited by metal or acrylic prints, or enjoy, like I do, having an adventure wall full of canvas prints reminding me of your great adventures, there is something for everyone.

One of my favorite ways to decorate a home is to create a gallery wall. A gallery wall is a collection of photographs, art, and other decor items arranged together to create a cohesive and visually interesting display. It's a great way to showcase your memories and personality, and it's easy to change up as your style and interests evolve.

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