In our sixth and final installment we will wrap up our advice on how to use your online social accounts to create unique décor for your home. Not only are these fun ways to display your life’s happenings, they are also a great way to demonstrate that you are up to speed with modern times. Have your recently visited a home with an old-school Olan Mills portrait hanging on the wall? Or portraits of people trying to look very serious and formal? They seem way out of date! Put those methods to rest by relying on the candid and natural shots that we most often post online.
- Tip – 11 – Go to the photos section of your account and click on the Albums tab. Then locate photos from various holidays. Choose your favorite from each month or season and download them. Send them to a digital printing source and purchase a calendar. (Be sure to order the size that is best for the resolution of the photos. This may mean a smaller than standard calendar format.) Hang it in the kitchen for everyone to enjoy all year long. It will bring to mind how special last year was, and provide great inspiration for this year’s plans. Hint: You can order more than one calendar and send them to friends and family as gifts!
- Tip 12 – As mentioned in Part 4 (link) of our series, Instagram posts are best used for printing projects that are conducive to small prints. A very creative use for these is decoupage. If you haven’t heard of it, just Google it to find out what a marvelous DIY technique it is. For purposes of home décor, it can be used on all sorts of household items, such as tables and wooden chests. Imagine a desk covered with all of your awesome Instagram posts – now there’s a conversation piece!
Thanks for reading our six-part series on how to use your social networking accounts to add character and style to your home decorating projects. If you enjoyed the tips in Part 6, don’t forget to go back and read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5!