Canvas photo prints are not only beautiful, they’re flexible: Affordable and easy, they give you the power to constantly adjust the look and feel of your home, and then to go back to classic and beloved looks even years after you’ve moved on. Few people take true advantage of the flexibility of the wall art in their homes. You don’t necessarily have to change out the walls every other week – but you can have a tremendous effect simply by following the seasons. It’s like having a whole new design in the room every few weeks or months.
Of course, sometimes that sort of flexibility is paralysing – sometimes we can’t decide what to do. In those circumstances, one of the greatest resources we have for decoration is our own families, who come pre-packaged with loads of personality. Decorating for the seasons is a great way to schedule your design refreshments – and costumes can make your family portraits an incredible part of the plan.
Canvas Photo Prints and Christmas
The Christmas season is always a natural trigger for a redesign of your home. If you think about it, pulling out the decorations and the heirlooms and putting up the tree are all really design actions. You’re changing the colour palette and adding imagery – you’re designing!
Get your family into the act with seasonal costumes and settings. Whether it’s Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or St. Patrick’s Day, a ‘costume day’ with the kids can be great fun, and all you need are a few great shots of them in full costume to have bespoke decorations for your walls that not only contribute to the design of the house, but increase the cheer and festivity of the occasion as well.
The Artful Approach to Costumes
You can take this approach all year ‘round, of course – you don’t have to wait for a special occasion. The kids, especially, will always be excited to dress up in a costume and pose for some awesome photos, and a basic backdrop or even just a little Photoshop can transform a simple photo of children in costume into amazing canvas photo prints. Here are a few simple ideas to kickstart the creativity and fun:
- Back to School – When it’s time for the kids to start the new school year, have them dress up as whatever they want to be when they grow up – doctors, astronauts, race car driver – whatever!
- Summer Sports – When it’s time to gear up again for football or swimming, have the kids dress in the uniforms and pose on location for a great shot that can be a springboard for other design ideas.
You can’t go wrong with kids and costumes! Have a little fun with it. When you’ve got your next wave of photos for the walls, click here and we’ll take care of turning them into stunning art.