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Photos are one of the more popular items to decorate with, especially featuring in gallery walls. But how about something a little different – If you’re looking for a fun and unique way to decorate your home, look no further than a wall clock created from your favourite photos.
This DIY project will add a personal touch to any room and ensure that your dearest memories are captured.
Ready to get started? Let’s go.
Think About Your Decor And Choose A Style For Your Clock
When it comes to home decor, wall clocks are an excellent way to add a splash of colour or texture to your living space. Before you get started with your project though, take some time to observe how the rest of your home is decorated and what type of atmosphere you want to go with. It’s also a good opportunity to fix any decor mistakes that may be casting a shadow over your planned design.
Understanding your home’s decor, lighting and textures can help you decide on the best approach for making a unique piece of art but still works well and coordinates with current features.
Choose 12 (Or More) Photos With A Similar Theme
There are many reasons why you need more clocks in your home but not all clocks are created equal.
In the case of a photo wall clock, choosing the right photos is essential to create an aesthetic that ties all the images together. Consider a unifying theme, colour palette, or subject matter when you choose your photos.
For example, you may opt to bring together a collection of old family snapshots, nature landscapes, black-and-white art prints, or even funny pet pics. Try to pick close-ups of people and impactful portraits over spacey landscape shots to create a visually-striking result.
Consider Using A Frame Or Using Your Wall As A Background
When it comes down to attaching your clock to the wall, you’ll have more than one option worth exploring. You might consider buying or creating a frame that will house the entire clock, or you can choose to frame individual photos and hang them directly onto the wall.
Whatever option you prefer, make sure to spend time finding the right frames to create an accent piece that will become the focal point in your room’s design.
Work With A Specialised Photo Printing Service
Using a specialised photo printing service such as Mixbook can help you bring your project to life. These service providers offer multiple options that will help you personalize your clock, including glossy finishes, specially designed stickers, unique frames, and photo lamination.
You might also be able to adjust the size of each photo to create a uniform and aesthetically pleasing end result.
Select The Best Location For Your Clock
Once you have all your materials ready, it’s time to decide where exactly to place the clock. Remember that light and shadows in a room can play a role in how your photos will look on the wall.
Try choosing an area that won’t be exposed to direct sunlight or strong artificial lights so your colours remain vibrant. Additionally, you can use your wall clock to add a focal point to an otherwise bland wall or add it to a shelf display. Lastly, don’t forget that you might need electrical sockets nearby.
Maintaining The Photo Wall Clock
While wall art can look great, there is nothing worse than a dusty, broken clock that has fallen into disuse. To keep your photo wall clock looking great, make sure to clean it regularly, invest in protective sprays, shield it from direct sunlight and check each picture every 6 months for any signs of wear or tear. After all, you’ll want to safeguard the beauty and character of those most valuable photos.
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