Our family is our pride and joy, and at home, we take delight in showing them off. As parents, it warms our hearts when people comment on how gorgeous our partner is or how cute our kids are. On social media, we cannot help but post pictures of our loved ones and be overwhelmed with likes and comments.
At home, our way of showing how much we take proud of our loved ones is by displaying family pictures. Usually, we place them in frames and hang them on the wall or prop them up atop tables. But other than these simple ways, we can have more fun by creating fantastic arrangements. Here are some brilliant ways to display your photos at home.
Go great with grid
Arranging your most memorable photos in a grid is a fun way of displaying them. To do this, find a good board with an interesting surface. A wooden board showing a lovely grainy texture will be perfect but you can also opt for the varnished look. A metallic vibe will also be great, as well as monochromatic, stripes, and other patterns, as long as it coordinates well with the wall theme.
Once you find your backdrop, sort through your photos, and pin or tape them on the board. Create a story through the photos, such as the development of your kids from babies to adolescent or the growth of your family from the wedding (or even earlier) to the present. It will be much better if you select photos with varying sizes so that there would be movement of the eyes as people look at your picture grid.
Get creative with a circular object
Another clever photo idea is displaying them in a circular fashion. To create such a look, find an old wooden hoop that you do not used anymore. With a double-sided tape, place your photos on the hoop and arrange them in an exciting way. Hang the hoop on your wall and there you have it. You can easily update your photo exhibit by replacing old moments with new ones. Similarly, tell your story with your pictures, as if moments in your life have come full circle.
Play with washi tapes
If you want a colourful display, use washi tapes as frames on your wall photos. Print out your best photos and fix them on the wall with a double-sided tape. Create frames around them with washi tapes. Get playful with your design and use tapes with different colours and patterns. You can also opt for double frames or go asymmetrical. Properly mix and match different washi tapes to create a well-coordinated look with the theme of your space. This look works perfectly in the kid’s bedroom.
Place them on your coffee table
If you have plenty of budget, you can have a slightly more advanced project by placing your favourite photos on an epoxy resin coffee table. Organise well the arrangement of photos and make sure the overall colour scheme complements well with the table frames and legs. If you choose a wooden table, black and white images will be perfect. Blow up those pictures and avoid small photos as they create a messy look when grouped together.
Get quirky with glass jars
For a more unique way of displaying memorable family moments, use clear glass jars and bottles to hold your photos. Secure a hard copy of your photos and insert them into glass containers of various sizes. Be careful in laying out the pictures since they will like curl and crumple. Coordinate the picture on the vessel with what you put inside. You can put sands and decorative shells in a jar with beach moment image, or flowers on a vessel with celebration photo.
Have fun with DIY photo holders
If you have excess creative juices, then it is time to make good use of them. One beautiful DIY project is to create poster hangers. Hang twine or put up fairy lights across an empty piece of wall. After which, secure the photos up on the twine/lights with wooden pegs.
Another fun method is displaying your images on cute gold or silver hoops. Cut circles of uniform sizes of your photos, making sure that the star of the picture is properly centred. With gold or silver twines, line the borders of your circular photos. Connect three to five photos with a matching golden or silver chains and hang the entire assembly vertically on the wall.
If you have more imaginative ideas, do not be afraid to express them and realise your visions. Nothing can be wrong with pursuing your creativity!