Creative Ways To Display Family Photos
Making memories and sharing them are part of what makes having a family so rewarding. With the Internet and digital media making it easy to take pictures and share them instantly, it's easy to let photographers own their display online. But there are still a few blank walls where we can give hard copies of our photos a home. Here are 8 ideas for displaying family photos at home — the old-fashioned way.
Clothespins & Binder Clips
Clothespins and binder clips give you a lot of freedom to decorate with your photos. Drape fishing wire across a blank wall and attach it using a screw eye at each end. Take whatever photos you want — unframed — and hang them on the fishing wire using clothespins or small binder clips. You can change out the photos without much work at all whenever your wall needs a refresh.
For farmhouse chic, a repurposed wooden pallet leaned against a wall acts a vessel for your photos. Attach them with clothespins so you can swap the photos out as the seasons change. The wood backdrop lends a rustic feel to the living room or gives your country kitchen a little more charm.
There are several ways to cover a wall in photos. Websites like Mosaically take your digital photos and turn them into a mosaic to create a bigger picture. If you're an entertainer, this option is a fun party conversation piece: the image gets guests interested and engaged instantly. If this idea is too complex, there are other companies that turn digital photos into a montage on removable wallpaper. Displayed in the living room over a bookshelf, in the entryway over a storage bench or in a child's room over a toy box, it adds a personal touch to your decor.
If you already have hard copies of your photos, install a cork wall to curate a montage of photos with the option of changing them out when you feel like it. It's not as difficult as it sounds — all you need is cork roll and adhesive to apply to the wall. If your cork is thick enough, you don't even need backing to protect the wall from pushpin damage.
Pillars are often an untapped source for decor. Photos in simple frames can be stacked from floor-to-ceiling to create a mini-photo gallery. It gives your kitchen personality to outshine the pots and pans.
If you can pull off "disheveled chic," try the same idea using colored tape rather than frames. For a teenager's bedroom, it adds a unique layer of style to the decor.
A wall clock transforms into a picture frame for that treasured photo. All you have to do is take apart your wall clock and make a color copy of the photo you like to fit the clock. Using craft adhesive, affix the photo to the face of the clock and reassemble the clock.
Faceless Wall Clock
For a larger display, mount a faceless wall clock and hang pictures around the clock in place of numbers. Photos turn telling time into a sentimental task.
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