Photography and design play well together. I love to bring my photography into any projects I work on. I believe by adding your own special touch you bring your own energy into a space. A lot of projects have amazing lines; lovely colors but tend to lack that personal touch. There’s nothing more personal than a photograph.
A huge part of that personal touch is the frame. The proper texture, color and energy of a frame can present the photograph properly. Myself I always love to use wooden frames but there are a myriad of frames that can add to any room’s decor. Don’t be afraid to experiment because that is how you learn. Also don’t rush to just throw anything on the wall. This can reflect poorly on any design project.
Lastly remember that lighting situations change through the day and even the year so make sure you take this into account. The trick with this is to use enough artificial light that no matter what the condition (unless a black out) your photograph will display correctly. Note that with color and monochrome photographs the light temperature can be tricky. So have fun, experiment and make that project your own.