Would you rather decorate your home with paintings or photographs?

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  1. aviannovice profile image89
    aviannoviceposted 8 years ago

    Would you rather decorate your home with paintings or photographs?

  2. dazzlede profile image61
    dazzledeposted 8 years ago

    Photographs!
    You can imagine that looking at pictures taken just a couple of years back bring so many memories. I would any day look at those funny pictures to pep up my mood. And during the party season they can be great conversation starters. I would love to have an awesome profile picture of mine (a huge one), framed and one with my husband. Hmmmm just waiting for the right pose or the abstract picture at random that speaks volumes!

    1. aviannovice profile image89
      aviannoviceposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I love it!  Memories are such important things.  Imagine your life 20 years from now, with the photos that you have amassed.  They truly are treasures.

  3. Hyphenbird profile image86
    Hyphenbirdposted 8 years ago

    Photographs are my choice. If someone painted one of my original photos and gave it to me, I would be thrilled. I prefe not to look at someone else's art on my walls every day when I can view my own family or creations. I think it makes a home more personal but then, I have always been a wayward warrior, a black sheep and round peg in a square hole. laugh

    1. aviannovice profile image89
      aviannoviceposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I wouldn't say that this is anything odd.  I understand completely.

  4. austinhealy profile image75
    austinhealyposted 8 years ago

    Definitely paintings, lithographs, watercolours, etc, the older the better. I have complete walls covered with them, from the top of the sofa level up to the ceiling Anything goes : landscapes, architectural prints, painted portraits, English hunting scenes etc. This being said, I wouldn't mind some beautiful black and white pictures from people such as Serge Doisneau or Ansel Adams, but in smaller rooms such as an entrance hall. Come to think of it I do have some enlarged sepia ancient postcards, which are photographs and I like them very much because of the period they depict

    1. aviannovice profile image89
      aviannoviceposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, Austin, you have great taste.  Had a friend that lived next to Ansel Adams in PA, imagine that?

    2. austinhealy profile image75
      austinhealyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you ! I love nature and A. Adams was definitely a master of picturing it.

  5. mikejhca profile image93
    mikejhcaposted 8 years ago

    I would rather decorate my home with photographs.  Since I don't paint the paintings would not be mine.  They would be the creation of someone I did not share experiences with.  Photos show images of the past.  I have a photo of a moose that was taken on a canoe trip, photos of friends and family, photos of fish that I caught during fishing trips etc.  Photos show my past as well as the past of my friends, family and family members that died before I was born.  They are more meaningful to me than paintings.

    1. aviannovice profile image89
      aviannoviceposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, personal pictures do mean a lot more to many people.  I have them myself, plus, a nice framed print of birds in the mist that a friend gave me.

  6. amanda~purr profile image60
    amanda~purrposted 8 years ago

    Both! Since I am an artist and a photographer I tend to stick with both! I love other peoples art work. I know some of my family who have had portraits painted of other family memeber so they could get the best of both worlds as well.

    1. aviannovice profile image89
      aviannoviceposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I can see why you like both, amanda-purr.

  7. Rosyel Sawali profile image72
    Rosyel Sawaliposted 8 years ago

    I'd say a healthy mix of both, although by photographs I'm not thinking of my own photos. It could be photos of beautiful place and all.

    1. aviannovice profile image89
      aviannoviceposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe where you have been on vacation?

 
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