You might be one of those people who love to take photos of just about anything. And no family occasion is complete without your trusted camera. Now, you have thousands of images waiting to be unloaded off your memory card.
These family photos are your way to cherish the special moments and the people that matter the most to you. You know that, in time, these photos will add warmth and personality to your home.
Now is the time for that. Good for you. But with so many great shots you took, picking a handful to showcase can be challenging. Fortunately, there are countless ways you can display those beautiful and timeless memories stylishly and meaningfully. This post will list several excellent ways to show your captured photos, so read on.
1. Use Block Mounted Canvas
This method prints your photos onto a high-quality canvas and mounts them onto a sturdy block. This results in a three-dimensional display that adds depth and texture to your photos, making them stand out.
The beauty of mounted block prints is that they can be customized to fit your style and taste. You can choose the size, shape, and orientation of the canvas to fit the space where you plan to display it—whether it’s your hallway, above your fireplace, or near your breakfast nook. To create a timeless and classic look, you can also add special effects to the image such as black and white or sepia tones.
You may even make it look like your photos appear like real-life paintings. Moreover, you can choose from a range of frames, colors, and finishes, giving you complete control over the final look of your display.
2. Create A Gallery Wall
This is one of the most popular ways to showcase family photos. First, choose a wall in your home where you’d like to showcase those fantastic shots. Select a variety of frames. Choosing different shapes, sizes, and styles is okay to create an eclectic and dynamic display. This will make the gallery more interesting.
The challenge here is putting frames beside another that’ll complement them and not detract from the overall aesthetic you’d like to achieve. You can experiment with different arrangements, take a step back, and view your work. If it’d help you to sketch your plan first, then go ahead and do it.
Just remember to put enough space between each frame to allow them to breathe and not look crowded. More importantly, check if the frames are aligned and straight. There’s nothing like a skewed frame to ruin your overall execution.
3. Create A Wall Collage
For the more free-spirited style, you can mix and match photos with various elements on a wall like art prints, sconces, mirrors, or other decorative elements. This is just like a gallery but more random and laid back.
This style may also work best if you have unforgettable travel mementos you’d like to incorporate alongside the photos, say a colorful sombrero from when you traveled to Oaxaca or your most cherished I love NY t-shirt.
Once you have all your photos and the elements you’d like to add, you may lay them out on the floor first to get an idea of how they’d translate on your wall. Try different configurations to find a layout that appeals the most to you.
You may opt for a structured or organic approach. The thing with a collage is there’s no right or wrong way to do it—whatever floats your boat. However, remember the negative space, overcrowding elements, your overall design aesthetic, and your color palette.
4. Use A Digital Frame
You may opt for a digital frame if you want a modern and vivid way of displaying numerous photos at a time. This arranges your pictures and displays them like a slideshow. What’s great about this is you can even add your favorite music or videos. This style works best for modern homes. You can get them as a tabletop frame or a large one you may mount on your wall like a television.
5. Use Picture Ledges
These narrow hanging shelves can beautifully display your framed photos. Many people like this option because the images won’t be permanently mounted on the wall. This way, you can easily swap pictures anytime. Also, you won’t damage your walls with too many holes and screws.
6. Place Them Above The Headboard
This is a beautiful way to add a personal touch to your bedroom. When you do this, make sure the frames are proportional to the headboard and don’t overwhelm the space. Unlike in a gallery and collage, you must coordinate your frames with the bedroom décor.
If your decor is neutral, consider using colorful frames to add a pop of color. On the other hand, if your decor is more colorful, consider using simple frames to keep the focus on the photos.
Your house will be a cozier place with family photos adorning various places. These photos will transport you back to beautiful places, rekindle beautiful memories, and add warmth to your surroundings. Your house will only be a structure you live in, but with thoughtfully displayed photos, you can call this structure your home.