Creating beautiful displays to house your much-loved family memories doesn’t have to cost the earth. Whether you like to get creative with your images or prefer the clean look of matching frames, there are DIY solutions to nearly every memory mounting scenario!
Not only do photographs of family and friends tend to make us smile, they also make a house seem much more homely. Not to mention that printing your photos, rather than just sharing them to your timeline, prevents them from getting lost in cyberspace.
Here are some creative ideas to get you started with your DIY family photo display.
Back to basics
While you may love the symmetry and ease of using good old-fashioned frames for your display, you can still get creative with sizes and shapes. By mixing things up with your frames, you can build a unique feature in your home. You can test out different patterns on your wall using paper cut to the sizes of your frames. For some cost-effective options, check out Best 4 Frames.
Depending on the colour of your photographs, you can splash out with your frame variety. For example, monochrome images can look fantastic surrounded by pops of brightness, while colour photographs tend to work better with white, black, or wooden frames.
Don’t be a square
Frames might work for some, but imaginative options may be more up your alley. Using different shapes, like ovals, hexagons, and triangles in your design can add a quirky edge. You can order prints and canvases off the frame, then stretch them over your own styles at home. Cutting prints into various shapes can also work if you’re simply pinning directly to the wall or creating a collage effect in a larger frame.
Think outside the box
Photo garlands and repurposed backdrops can take your photo installation to a new level. Best of all, these projects are easy to DIY and can often be made using objects you probably already have lying around. For example, old pallets make for great backdrops when you’re working with art prints, and craft pegs and twine can make for cute photo garlands.
Different styles of photograph
When you’re thinking about how you want your photo display to look, don’t forget that the photographs themselves can be captured and printed in a variety of different ways. From old film cameras, to polaroids, to modern SLRs, the look you’re after is almost definitely achievable.
If you’re looking for an option that isn’t as permanent as hooks in the wall, or you’re renting your space so need it to be transportable, then there are a lot of DIY options that can work. Simply pegging polaroids to your curtains makes for a cute feature. Adding some snaps with magnets to your appliances or making the most of some blue-tac on the backs of doors are great ways to get memories up in your home.
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