Using Photography Projects in your Interior Design

Kristen Duke Photography had a Decorating with Portraits series throughout February that featured different bloggers using photography throughout their homes in interesting ways. And it got me thinking… man, I use a lot of photography in my home décor!

dining-room-gallery-wall1On the back wall in my dining room I have large prints of my daughter in a vintage-inspired clothing. Love these shots and how they set the tone for the entire room.

dining-room-sea-salt-straightAnd I used the same photos (from Kristine Lynn Photography) to create some Mod Podge Canvas Photo Prints to hang in our laundry room.

canvas-photo-mod-podge-prints1I also created added some scrapbook paper and flower embellishments to some plain wooden frames for my daughter’s bedroom desk. They’re the perfect pop of color for that space.

mod-podge-picture-framesOne of my favorite projects with photos were these little Photo Anytime Ornaments I created using printed photo stickers and placing them on the back side of mirrors. Great to hang in little spaces around your home.

mirror-photo-ornament-rectangle2I also love this photo of my daughter holding a vintage camera. I printed it out to hang above this little telephone table in my great room. The colors go perfectly from the photograph to the painted table.

painted-telephone-tableAnd for the Decorating with Portraits series, I created these little Clothespin Photo Holders and Canvas Prints. You can see the full tutorial here.

clothespin photo framesSo what’s my next project using photography? Creating a photo gallery on the blank wall in our Great Room. Just starting the planning stages now but I’m quite excited to cross off this item from my wish list!

OH, and speaking of photography… Did you know you can take your family photos and create a fun coloring book for your kiddos? Check out the tutorial here.


And f you’d like to see more from me (in case you’re new here), check out these room makeovers!


1. Master Bedroom Makeover
2. Daughter’s Stenciled Bedroom
3. Kitchen Makeover
4. Craft Room Makeover

Get Inspired: 10 Minor Home Upgrade Ideas

I’ve been browsing through the web, Pinterest and my favorite blogs for some affordable ideas for cool upgrades on my home.

I found so many great ideas, I thought I would share them with you today. So come take a look at 10 minor home upgrade ideas that will inspire your next makeover…

Replace normal door with an Old Salvaged Door from Down to Earth Style


Add Extra Moldings above Doors from Decor Chick


Create Built Ins using IKEA Billy Bookcases from Centsational Girl


Cover Insulation Boards in Fabric from The New England Southerner


Mod Podge Scrapbook Paper onto Switchplates from The Real Housewives of Riverton


Give your Bathroom Mirror an Upgrade from Full of Great Ideas


Make your Baseboards Look Bigger from The House of Smiths


Turn your Foyer Closet into an Entry Nook from The House of Smiths


Create a Cutting Board Drawer from The Farm Chicks


Build a DIY Canned Food Storage Hidden Shelf from Classy Clutter


Hope you’re LOVIN’ the inspiration!
And if you have a great minor home update project, leave a link below! 

home upgrade ideas

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