10 Creative Ways to Display Postcards

10 Creative Ways to Display Postcards

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Carolyn Purnell
Mar 5, 2015

When I travel or go to museums, I often end up buying postcards. They're cheap and colorful souvenirs that have a lot of visual power. I've sent some, and others have permanent homes in frames, but I still have stacks stashed away. Determined to put them to use, I hit the net in search of creative display options that go beyond the usual gallery wall.

TOP ROW:

  1. With a hole punch and some twine, you can make perfectly messy columns of images. Stadshem via Espresso Moments
  2. Using fishing line and vintage postcards, Kimberley Renner made a huge impact in the entryway of her Texas duplex. Via Martha Stewart.
  3. Take a cue from Danny Seo and use florist wire and river rocks to make display stands. Via Poppytalk.
  4. Lucy King cleverly edged her doorframe with an eclectic group of floral cards. It adds a bit of fanfare to an otherwise unremarkable architectural feature. Via The Bowerbird.
  5. Consider making a neat framed collage. By using clear photo corners to hold the cards in place, the cards will be undamaged, and they can be changed out relatively easily. Esta Sketch via Apartment Therapy.

BOTTOM ROW:

  1. Take a small, unnoticeable architectural feature and make it stand out. Of course, you could go hog wild and cover a whole wall, but I like the element of surprise that comes from just doing a small section. HomeLife via Apartment Therapy.
  2. Lucy Fenton's mantel, which is also featured on HomeLife via Apartment Therapy, is another excellent example of using a small space to make a large impact with postcards. It also shows that you don't have to be orderly about the arrangement for it to be stylish. The chaos is balanced by white walls and tailored furnishings.
  3. Organized in a grid and stored under a glass top, postcards can add a visual impact without causing excess clutter. Via I Heart Organizing.
  4. Use a card carousel to keep stacks of postcards at the ready. They can be a lot of fun to shuffle through, and with this storage method, they're all easily accessible while being easily corralled. Via Curious Sofa.
  5. Use a vintage pants hanger to feature a rotating cast of cards. Via The Handmade Home. If you favor a modern look, this Umbra display will serve a similar purpose.
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