Those of you that know me well, know that I love printed photographs and yes I still have hundreds and hundreds. Many of which are dating back to the first world war and before.
Not only am I obsessed with portraiture, in this house we still print of lots of snap shots…we have memories everywhere.
It's so important to still print your images, not only to have them on show, or for the kids to lay on the floor on a rainy afternoon, flicking through albums but mainly because one day the hundreds of precious images that you have on your phone or floating somewhere in that cloud, could one day be lost…and that's your visual history gone. So print!
I've spent many an hour during lockdown, sorting and display photography and art…bliss!
Fun Alternatives for Displaying Your Photos
Amazing photos deserve an equally amazing display but this doesn’t mean you always have to use a traditional frame to showcase them in your home.
Below is some inspiration for deciding how to display your favorite memories.
If your home décor is very contemporary you might want to consider canvas gallery wraps, image blocks or standout mounts to showcase your photos. Going frameless is also a great option if you’re looking for something truly sleek and modern.
If rustic and chic is more your style, then why not turn old pieces of wood into stained photo clipboards, using binder clips to hang the photos against the wood. Another unique option is to hang your photos on a thin cable to make it look like a clothesline. Binder clips also work perfectly for this.
If you’re the creative type and have some extra time on your hands then there is the option of creating frames out of washi tape. This way you can incorporate different colors and designs around your photos to really make your walls pop.
If you are a fan of frames, why not buy different sizes, colors and styles and create one big photo wall that displays a variety of memories. There are so many shapes and designs that you can use to create your photo wall and really make it your own.
Since we work with so many creative vendors who offer a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional framing and display options, we are able to help you pick a unique option that suites your home and style. Whether it’s a traditional frame with hand-cut matting, shadow box or float frames, we will help you pick the right option for your home.
No matter which method you choose, get creative. Filling your walls with a lifetime of memories is one of the most special and visual ways to tell the story of your family, so get hanging.
So how about telling me some of your ideas for hanging pictures, what different things do you do.
I like the idea of a great big photograph wall. I also use stars and hearts that I have attached lots of holiday snaps, so I can always remember those great times with my family.
“Every picture does in fact tell a story”
Stay in touch for more little insights and tips.
Love Sophia x