5 Unconventional Ways to Display Family Photos

5 Unconventional Ways to Display Family Photos

Laure Joliet
Sep 3, 2010

Don't even get us started on how long it takes me to decide where to hang artwork. It takes forever. And by the time I get to family photos, I'm tapped out and they end up on the fridge. But I've taken a closer look and found a couple of different ways I'd be into displaying those family photos after all.

1. Make it a Painting. Cheating, we know, but making that family snapshot into a drawing or a painting is a great way to make it stand out and feel more like artwork (because it is!).
2. Make it Larger Than Life. We love this mural made out of an old photo, it makes a statement, it's fun and it doesn't smack of a bunch of framed photos on a piano. Follow the link in this post for how to make one.
3. Make a Grid. This example doesn't use family photos, but we love the way a grid automatically makes things feel modern. Blow up the photos, choose a color palette (or stick to black and white) and grid it out.
4. Keep Them Small. Cover an entire wall with old polaroids and snapshots to create your own wallpaper and plenty for guests to take in when they come over. We love it on this grand scale because the images become more of a texture so they don't overwhelm the room.
5. Accordion Them. This example came from a Conran catalogue and we love the casual nature of having free standing black and white photos of our family. It's easy to switch out and you can fold it up and out of the way when redecorating. Here's how we would make one of our own.


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