5 Creative Ways to Use Family Photos for Home Decor

Most of us have a million digital pictures that we rarely see. That’s why we’ve put together a list of five creative ways to incorporate personal photos into your home decor. After all, we invest a great deal of time and energy into our homes, and it’s the personal touch of our favorite memories that makes it uniquely ours.

A breakfast nook with family photos

 

There is no doubt that food and memories bring families together. Consider filling your breakfast nook with a mix of framed photographs of your friends and family. Choose some of your most memorable moments—pictures from a recent family trip, pictures of a family wedding, pictures with your grandparents, pictures with your pups, or anything else that brings back fond memories.

If you’re not sure what frame, color or style to choose, we recommend a mélange of identical frames to create a symmetrical display of black and white photos but with different background colors to create a casual fun look. This style would also be ideal for a child’s bedroom.

Fill your study or workstation with beautiful pictures

 

Does your home have a study room or a workstation? If so, a desk photo display of your family can add that extra bit of color, warmth and intimacy to the space. If you don’t want to clutter up your desk, you could also hang a bulletin board on the wall and pin or hang printed photographs on it. For formal study rooms, larger gold frames would also work well, especially if you have grey, green or blue walls.

Imagine snuggling up in your favorite chair in your warmly decorated and personalized study room with a piping hot cup of coffee and a great book. That’s home.

Black and white photos against bright-colored walls

 

If you have a bright-colored accent wall in your house, it would be a great idea to create an organized display of framed black-and-white photographs on it to give it an artistic feel.

Similarly, you can also spruce it up further by creating a beautiful display of pictures with contrast background colors. For example, if you have a vibrant yellow wall, you can consider hanging pictures with even frames and a teal background.

Hallways with gallery-style photo display

 

Hallways can be difficult to decorate, especially if they are narrow. Instead of cluttering the space with bulky vases, accent tables and other embellishments, consider creating a minimalistic yet elegant gallery-style display of printed and framed family photos.

Travel photo wall

 

Families that go on trips regularly should have a travel photo wall with one picture for every country. If you travel frequently and have too many travel memories, opt for a fun wood and wire display to hang your photographs and rotate them whenever you like.

A house isn’t a home until you add your personal stamp on it. We hope you’ve been inspired on how you can display family photos throughout your home. Instead of placing your print orders online, you can also visit a local framing shop like Masten Fine Framing & Prints or Sundance Printing Company for a personalized experience.


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