For many years I was a family photographer, so it’s a given that I like taking pictures. But I’m quite particular about displaying them. I don’t display any family photographs in our “entertaining spaces”. I reserve these spaces for art. However, every other area around the house is ripe for a display. Recently, I created a wall of photos in our Big Boy’s Room. He’s changing school in the next few weeks, and I wanted to take this opportunity to honor the friends he already has and give him a sense of connection to them. Many of the friends pictured are from the school he last attended, but many more are from when we lived in Los Angeles. That way he can learn that out of sight does not mean out of mind.
For this display, I used the back of my son’s bedroom door to act as a natural frame. Then I printed up a bunch of images and arranged them with blue painter’s tape. I love that the blue tape is gentle on surfaces, plus the color works nicely with his room’s existing color scheme.
With this in mind I thought I would show you a few more simple, yet cool ideas for displaying photographs around the house. One thing all of these displays have in common is that they are 1) untraditional, no frames used, 2) cool and casual, 3) easily interchangeable, and 4) budget friendly DIY. Hope these ideas inspire you to get the photos out of your phones and computers and on to your walls.