Swanky homes don’t just suspend precious memories on bare walls with little thought given to placement or background. Homeowners take particular care when hanging up artwork.
Similar thought should be given to hanging up family photos. You can achieve a gorgeous display of family photos at a living room or a corridor by heeding the following advice:
Choose the Sizes Carefully
The sizes of the photos you choose matter greatly when it comes to the display layout, which is the most important artistic choice you will make when showing off your memories.
If you choose a symmetrical arrangement, you will need similarly sized photos. For layered or mosaic arrangements, you will need photos of different sizes that match the pattern you want. Enlarge or shrink your photo selection accordingly.
Be Innovative with Framing
After the size and the layout, the photo frames will be the most important feature of your display. Frames complement the photographs and create the mood and the atmosphere of the display.
For example, if you choose sleek metal frames for your photos, they will invoke feelings of newness and modernity. If you want an elegant, vintage style display, you can choose elaborately engraved wooden frames.
If you want a truly unique photo display unlike any other, choose custom frames instead of ready-made ones. You can have these carved to your personal taste with quirky designs that will impress guests.
Blend Frames with the Background
Frames should match the background, which in this case is the setting of your photo display. If the background is a single colour wall, you will need frames that match the colour of the paint.
If the display is on a shelf, frames will have to match the colour scheme of the surroundings. The best way to match the frames to the background is to have them tailor made according to your preferences.
You can choose style and colour to exactly match the background with custom-made frames. Also, you can easily get frames made for the particular sizes or shapes of the photographs to avoid the hassle of shopping.
Complement with Ornaments
Be bold, and complement family photo displays with ornaments. If the display is on a shelf or a cabinet, this should be easy. Choose ornaments that will match the themes of your photo selection. For example, seashell ornaments will be ideal to add emphasis to your photo display of a family beach vacation.
Don’t Be Afraid of “Artsy”
Go ahead and go crazy with your choices. Don’t hesitate to let out the inner artist in you. You can choose frameless photographs, custom-made colour frames with unusual designs, and digitally altered photographs to make your little family photo display look like an art exhibition at the Louvre.
Inspired? Keep in mind that the trick is to mind the sizes of the photos, the layout, frame design and background when it comes to setting up a captivating family photo display in any room.