Perhaps you have moved into a new place that you are keen to make feel like home or maybe you’ve been in your house for a while, but you’ve just begun to notice that your walls are a bit bare. Decorating your abode with tastefully placed family photos is sure to make your house feel more like a home and give it that personal touch.
Professional Family Portrait
Today with the advent of smartphones it is so easy to take our own family photographs. However, if you look through your photo gallery and you don’t have many photos you want to showcase, it might be time to organise a professional portrait for you and your family.
Once you have decided on what photographs you want to display in your home you will need to consider how you want to frame them. Another alternative to traditional frames is digital frames. Digital frames allow you to display a slideshow of multiple photographs. You won’t be stuck with the same photos in your house, you can change them as much as you like! When choosing between traditional frames, it is important to consider the space that you will be hanging the photograph in, let the space guide you on what kind of frame to use. For example, if you have a contemporary space a minimalist, clean frame style is going to suit the room better than a rustic looking wooden frame.
Family Room Photograph Fun
Photographs of your loved ones should be proudly displayed and there is no better place to show off your photographs than in your family rooms such as your living room, rumpus room or dining room. These are the rooms you are going to do the most entertaining in, create the most memories and have the most fun. Display your photos ideally where good lighting will illuminate them, under down lighting or even near lamps.Try to feature the focal point of the room with your best photos!
Placement and Colour Coordination
Wall mounted shelves serve as a great place to share your photos. They maximise floor space, are elegantly designed with colour matching options. Maybe you’ll want the photos to tell a story. Specifically arranging the photos in a certain manner, selecting where you want certain people to be featured in the house can be powerful. Maybe you’ll only want your loved ones to feature near your bedroom, or you’re happy to have lesser known members framed in the hallway.
A Hallway or Staircase Display
Hallways can often be one of the most boring and barest areas in a house, the walls in your hallway are prime real estate for creating a walk-through gallery of your favourite images. For example, you could have a large wall filled with a select few (remembering not to overpower the wall) or place one large print to catch the eye.
Keeping it simple
If all else fails, and you have no time or money to invest in professional photos or quality framing of your loved ones, simply print out your favourite photo and frame it in a small frame. At under a few dollars, it is an easy way to show loved ones that you care. Most people tend to start with a single picture frame and then realise the importance of having photographs of loved ones in their home.
You may want to arrange your personal photos with lamps, plants, or candles for that added touch. This doesn’t have to resemble a shrine, but it can just spice things up if you feel you have too many photos around. Even lettering can help you convey your message.
Now that you have some fantastic ideas on how to show off your best family photos you can get to work framing and presenting them in a way that is eye catching, and discussion promoting to any visitor. Keep in mind what will suit each place.