Like many women, I think I have a inner photographer who likes to come out and play wherever decorating is concerned. In my opinion, no artwork can compete with the awesome presence of a photograph of a loved one on the wall. Family photographs are the best of all worlds: they can be custom created and sized to fit any spot, yet can be as inexpensive as the cost of developing at your neighborhood Walmart.
If you are not familiar, both Shutterfly.com and Snapfish.com allow you to order prints as large as 20×30. Snapfish allows you to order large poster-size prints and pick them up in one hour from Walgreens!
The key to turning photos into art is to get a good, up-close shot, or crop the shot you have to highlight your subject child, pet, or object (landscapes are an obvious exception). Stick with similar style of frames or similar style of print finish (such as black and white, color, or sepia) for a professional looking collection.
The wall collection above, by the famous Nie Nie, was featured in Cookie magazine. You can feel the love coming off of the wall!!!