Fun Ways to Display Your Favorite Family Photos
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and showing those photos off is going to help people get to know your family that much better. There is nothing more comforting than coming home after a hard day of work and seeing your family and loved ones surrounding you, even if they cannot physically be there with you. That’s why today we thought we would take a few moments of your time to let you in on a few fun and creative ways you can show off your family to anyone who visits your house. We hope you leave here with some inspiration and ways to get the most of your favorite family photos.
Adding Photos to Your Soap
If you are looking for a new way to incorporate family photos into your everyday life, then you may like the idea of creating your very own bars of soup that contains photo(s). Not only is this a great idea for your home, but it is a fantastic gift as well! If you do not want to create homemade soap, you can also add decals to the soap already available in your home, making this an item anyone can create on their own.
Incorporating Picture Rails to Spice Up a Room
Is there an area in one of your rooms that seems a bit empty? It may be time to add a shelving system that has picture rails in order to keep your pictures securely in place. You can have fun making your photos pop by incorporating different colored frames in a specific pattern as well as different shapes and sizes. Sometimes something as simply mixing up photos that are long with ones that are wide can add a little personality to a room; while other rooms may call for photos that are all similar in size and shape. It all depends on your personal preferences; there are so many different things you can do.
Create a Puzzle for Additional Appeal
While most homes you walk into are bound to contain single photographs on the walls, not many people are going to expect to see a single photo that is cut up into smaller pieces and displayed that way. If you are a fan of puzzles, you are going to love the style this adds to your home. Having that barely-there gap in between photos adds a little something extra to your display. You can even add large gabs in which you can place other forms of decoration as well.
Oversized Photo Options
If you have a photo that you think deserves some special attention, you may want to consider blowing it up larger than life. Two of our favorite ways to do this include creating your own personal posters or entire wallpaper. The wallpaper option takes a bit of work and patience but transforms your room into a very family-friendly environment that you are going to love. Can you imagine how beautiful that photo of your children would look in the wall of your family play room or how amazing your favorite wedding photo would spice up your bedroom?
Don’t Be Afraid to Edit Originals
Have you ever noticed how different a photo can look when viewed in black and white instead of color? Or, when only certain aspects of the photo are in color? Take some time to think about what kind of look you are going for. Each area in your home doesn’t have to be the same. Allow your photos to blend in naturally with the style you already have created in the room and the entire vibe is going to change. Sometimes having room-specific themes is a fun way to give each living space a completely different feel and look. This is going to make your home much more interesting and eye-catching.
Create Fun Shapes and Designs
While many people have photos throughout their home, not many people take the time to create fun and unique shapes out of them. You can spell a word such as “Love” or “Mom” with your photographs in order to grab attention in two different ways while also showing off your creative side.
Instead of sticking with the general square or rectangular-shaped displays, have fun with new and exciting shapes such as photo circles, rectangles or stars. If you aren’t using frames, you can even create collages like this that overlap for more texture.
Having a tough time selecting which photos you want to use? Why not have a ton of small photos crammed into a space? This will be a great discussion point for your guests and something you can enjoy on a daily basis. Nothing boosts your mood like remembering all the fun times you have had with your family and friends.
Ways to Bring Your Photos on the Go
If you want an exciting way to bring your photos with you while you’re at work or running errands so you can see them on a regular basis, then you may want to buy a coffee cup that allows you to create your own collages to store inside them. You can not only add photos but stickers, glitter and other fun designs. These also make fantastic gifts and can help anyone through a tough day; allowing you to have the most important people in your life near each and every day.
Neat Ways to Share Photos in Your Bedroom
Blanket and lampshades are two great ways to show off your favorite photos in your bedroom. We love the blanket idea. Not only is it perfect for adults, but it’s also great for children as well because it allows yet another way to customize a bedroom. Plus, the blanket is something you can keep for the rest of your life and you know how children can be with their ‘blanky’. Why not give them something that you can be proud of?
As far as the lampshade is concerned, we enjoy this idea because you don’t see it all that often. When giving a tour of your home, this is bound to turn some heads. Most of your visitors probably haven’t seen anything like it before so they will be intrigued.
Places to Find Inspiration
The internet is a wonderful source of information these days and if you are ever looking for inspiration or more specific ideas when it comes to photo placement, you may want to start there. Not only are there many websites that offer expert advice on photography such as Kodak, but you may be able to find unique ideas in the form of photos by everyday people as well. Pinterest is a great place to find fun and new home decoration ideas and with more and more people joining all the time, it’s just going to keep getting better.
Chances are there is probably some sort of photo shop in your area that offers fun products that can be customized to your liking which can really add a special something to your home. Whatever you decide to do, make sure you have fun in the process because at the end of the day, you want to enjoy each and every aspect of your home. It’s all about what you think and love, not what others think. Don’t be afraid to come up with your own ideas which will truly make your home your own. Discuss ideas your may have with your family and see what you can come up with together; the creation process can be a great time for bonding.
The above guest post is written by Stephen, who authors guest posts on creative design and framework. He recommends Fracture as the best place to print personalized and customized pictures.