Your display photos are some of your most valuable possessions. Not only do they remind you of special moments in your life, but they also serve as conversation starters when guests come over to visit. But how can you display these memories beautifully while still making them easy to view? Here are seven clever ways to display photos in your home.
1) Decorate Your Fireplace with Display Photos
One of the best ways to display photos is to frame them and hang them on your fireplace. This can create a cozy environment that you and your guests will enjoy. It’s also easy: If you have a frame, any one of these images can look great in front of your fireplace.
2) Use Mirrors as Accent Pieces with Display Photos
The modern, minimalist trend we’re all so obsessed with has left little room for decorated walls. Mirrors on walls have fallen out of favor, but that doesn’t mean you can’t put them to use! Mirrors are a fantastic way to create visual interest and can be great accent pieces for display photos or artwork. They make rooms feel larger than they are, too—so if you want to incorporate mirrors into your home decor strategy but don’t know where or how to begin, start by locating some large ones and adorning them with your favorite photo. You could also hang mirrors vertically (instead of horizontally) in a hallway or above your mantle/fireplace.
3) Give Photo Frames Personality For Display Photos
After carefully selecting your display photos, give them personality by choosing a frame that’s just as fun. If you want to create a feel of whimsy, choose colorful frames and mix and match colors. Get creative with different shapes, textures, and sizes of frames for a more abstract look. To match color schemes already existing in your home, opt for black or white photo frames that can blend seamlessly into any room.
4) Display Them As Shadow Boxes
Display photos as shadow boxes are a fun and inexpensive way to show off your favorite memories. It’s easy, too—all you need is some sturdy cardboard or plywood, poster board, fabric scraps (of varying sizes), and pushpins or thumbtacks. The next time you move into a new home, consider building a shadow box along with one of your walls or windows so your photos will always be near you. You can even switch out your current photos with new ones as seasons change.
5) Frame Them And Hang Them On Ceilings
Using ceiling tiles as a photo frame is a great way to add some character to your home. Whether it’s old-fashioned or modern, people have always been inspired by what they can see on their ceilings. That includes things like photos! The best part about hanging photos on ceiling tiles is that you can use any photo you like because there aren’t any rules. If there are any frames or stickers on your ceiling tiles, remove them first (they may come off with some effort). Then get yourself some iron-on transfer paper and print out copies of your favorite pictures.
6) Turn Cabinets Into Galleries
Instead of storing your photos in a shoebox or a USB drive, use cabinets and bookshelves as photo storage units. The best part is that you don’t even have to replace them! Just add hooks or Velcro stickers behind doors, below shelves, and on hidden areas within each cabinet. Make sure you leave enough space for door handles so everything can still open and close normally. This setup will not only add value to your home but also remind you of each important moment every time you open a drawer or walk by one.
7) Turn A Side Table Into An Instagram Frame
An Instahanger turns a side table into an Instagram frame. The device consists of a mount and phone case that can hold an iPhone or iPad. When mounted, your device will display Instagram photos on a virtual picture frame that’s only visible to you. It works via Bluetooth and is powered by USB, so you don’t have to worry about cords or battery life. If you’re looking for clever ways to display photos in your home, there’s no better way than with an Instahanger.