When your wedding already feels a lifetime ago and you’re losing the last of your amazing honeymoon tan, flicking through your wedding album is one of the best ways to relive your special day – but why should the photos of you on the happiest day of your life be locked in a book, only brought out to show off when you’ve got guests over (or you’ve got the post-wedding blues!)?
Displaying your wedding photos around your home is a great way to have a constant reminder of the day two-became-one, surrounded by your closest family and friends.
From blown up canvas prints of your couple shots to bridesmaid group photos in pretty frames in the living room, there are plenty of ways to display your wedding photos, be they your professional shots or ones captured by your guests on their phones.
“When it comes to using photographs to successfully complement our home’s interiors, it’s all about curating a collection for each room, thinking more than just the subject matter of our photographs to the way these images look and interact with design scheme,” explains interior stylist Luke Arthur Wells.
Read on for Luke’s top tips for displaying your wedding photos.
Match photographs to your colour scheme
You wouldn’t pick cushions that don’t match your colour scheme, and the same should go for photographs.
Be selective in the shots you choose for each room, and how they’re grouped together, choosing photographs with dominant colours that work cohesively with your scheme.
For example, if you had yellow bridesmaid dresses, no matter how beautiful the shots of you and them are, they won’t fit it in a living room with a pale blue colour palette.
Play with colour
If a key photograph you desperately want to display but it really doesn’t fit with any of your rooms, desaturating the image will help it to mix better with your other choices.
Basic photo-editing apps on your phone and computer will be able to transform a photograph into black and white – perfect for photos taken by your guests.
Show visitors your proudest moments
The photographs you choose to display in your home should make a talking point whenever you have visitors, so consider this when deciding where you place them in your home.
A downstairs bathroom, where you know your guests will go, is a great small space to use photographs to tell a story of your wedding morning, from make-up application to getting into your dress.