Life In Focus: 15 Popular Photography Themes

Life In Focus: 15 Popular Photography Themes

“The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.” – William Morris

The wonder of photography in interior design is that it brings all the beauty and detail of the world for you to enjoy at home each and every day.

It’s one of the most eclectic forms of art, a crowd pleaser in the truest sense of the word in that there’s something for every taste under the sun.

Keen to start focusing on what’s important in life? Join us as we take a tour of some of the most popular photography themes.

1. Architecture

Architectural photography is not just for lovers of buildings and towns, it’s also for those who adore abstractionism. Step outside the classic landscape as a whole new world of awe opens up before your eyes.

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NEW WORLD: ‘The Lighthouse Staircase’ is a work of abstract, architectural art that will delight and excite a home.

2. Monochrome

Black and white photography can add a funky edge to a room’s interior, no matter how basic or elaborate the furnishings are. Monochrome is the quintessential ‘high art’, making it a wonderful way to excite a space.

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EDGY: Funk up a simple space with a moody monochrome print like ‘Old Pier Silhouette’.

3. Urban Life

Animate a room with art photography. Whether literal or surreal, there is something sassy about photography that pokes fun at urban life.

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SASSY: ‘Shibuya Rain’ adds fun, urban style to this boho chic interior.

4. Sunsets

We can’t all live by the water, but we can bring a bit of that lifestyle home. Sunsets are that magical piece of nature that light up the sky – something stylishly spectacular for an indoor wall.

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MAGICAL: Make a statement with ‘Sunset Bridge’, a wonderful way to light up a room.

5. Waterfalls

Transform a cold, lifeless space to something warm and alive using waterfall photography, courtesy of Mother Nature and all her green goodness.

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WARMTH: A photographic print like ‘Russell Falls Creek, Tasmania’ will give a living room a breath of fresh air.

6. Food

Inspire healthy eating by creating a fun, fresh home full of delicious colour thanks to food photography. Love your goodies? Then opt for delicious meal and dessert photography, all completely guilt-free.

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FRESH: ‘Sour Cherry’ is a feast for the eyes, something that will add colour to a kitchen or dining space.

7. Vintage

Many like to assume something that’s vintage is either old or old-fashioned, but there’s nothing old about vintage photography. It simply takes the best of the best from an era to include as a focal feature in a room for class and warmth.

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CLASSY: This gorgeous vintage marine ‘Magnifying Time’ print is elegant in its comeliness.

8. Travel

Whether it’s to help inspire or to help remember, travel photography is a terrific way to combine art and adventure for a home that will satisfy your wanderlust.

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INSPIRE: Channel the experience of Europe with this colourful ‘Venice Cityscape’ photography print.

9. Reflections

Everyone loves marvelling at reflections and professional photographers have the knack to capture them for posterity. Use colours from nature to design a home that will make you feel part of rather than separate from the world outside.

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MARVELLOUS: This stunning ‘Sunset Tree Silhouette’ is the perfect complement to this contemporary interior design.

10. Beaches

Enthrall your wall with a beach bliss bomb full of brilliant blues and sandy neutrals, a colour scheme that adds a sense of space and serenity to a room.

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BLISS BOMB: It doesn’t get any better than ‘The Perfect Beach’ print, a popular way to create a relaxed zone.

11. Surreal

Surrealist photography isn’t for everyone, but it’s a popular choice for those who love to create spaces that are a bit different. Give your home a talking point with eclectic photographic art that combines the real and the imagined.

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ECLECTIC: ‘The Green Tree’, with its monochrome and green contrast elements, makes a terrific talking point.

12. Storms

Boom. Crash. Storm art! While you’re (hopefully) safe from the impacts of a wild storm, photographers are out there chasing them. And thank goodness for that. The results can be striking (forgive the pun!).

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WILD: Give a quaint space a powerful appeal with this ‘Dramatic Storm Seascape’ print.

13. Sports

Sports photography is a perfect way to individualise a room whether it’s a boy’s room, girl’s room, man cave or woman’s retreat. Choose something they love and find an exhilarating shot to wow hearts and minds.

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WOW: Sports prints like ‘Freestyle Tricks’ are designed to excite and inspire, a great addition for a child’s room.

14. Flowers

Romance using red, beguile using purple or fascinate using pastel pink. Whatever your colour choice, floral photography – unlike its real life muse – lives on and on. We all love flowers.

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ROMANTIC: Put passion into your interior design with this floral photographic print, ‘Red Dahlia Delight’.

15. Forests

Whether it’s a vast tree tunnel or a colourful close up, forest photography brings the best of the outside world in. Forests are an interior design winner for both home and office environments.

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CAPTIVATE: This ‘Dazzling Forest’ tree tunnel will breathe new life into a tired office space.

As the resident blogger for Wall Art Prints, Paula is passionate (to the point of obsessed!) about all things art. A home décor fanatic, she loves nothing more than passing away the hours researching the latest design trends and experimenting with how art can transform even the dullest wall into a beautiful reflection of your style and personality.