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EIGHT Photo Display ideas for your home

I’ve been working REALLY hard the past year to take more photos of our every day lives, get our photos organized, backed up, documented, printed, and displayed.

I posted a series about how I’ve been doing this called “Picture Display Movement”.

I’ll be the first to admit it’s not easy and it certainly takes some time.  BUT.  It’s a HUGE priority for me so I’m making time.  Scheduling time.  And making things happen.

And now the walls of my home are filled with photographs that make my spirit happy.  And remind my children they are loved.  And remind our family of how amazing, funny, (and sometimes heartbreaking and disappointing) life can be.

Here are EIGHT different ideas (and a bonus at the bottom) on how to display photos in your own home to hopefully inspire some of you to get them printed and displayed.  

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ONE.   Print your photos on matboard and display them on a shelf.  I like doing non-traditional sizes for my matboard prints.  This is 20×26.

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TWO.   Get a series of pictures (these are all photos I took at Lake Powell–my happy place) and put them in frames to hang on the wall in a row (horizontally or vertically).

I hung these on the wall using Velcro.  There’s a sticky side that sticks to the frame and a sticky side that sticks to the wall and then it Velcro’s together.  Easiest way to make sure the pictures are level and in line with each other.

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THREE.   Print on matboard and display it on an easel.

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FOUR.   Put all your Instagram prints on a print (using Photoshop or other photo-editing software) and display in a frame on the wall.

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FIVE.   Use various sizes of matboard prints (can you tell I LOVE matboard prints) and attach them directly to the wall.  The large picture on the left is attached using velcro in all four corners and in the middle.  The bottom 4 pictures have velcro on the top and are resting on the shelf on the bottom.

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SIX.    Use magnet boards (these are from IKEA) and print off various sizes (4×6, 5×7, and a few 8×10–you could also do square prints) and attach them to the magnet board.  I just have plain rectangular magnets but you could get cool fancy ones.

Every six months or so I print off new ones and rotate them in.

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SEVEN.   One of my favorite wall displays.  These are printed on standout boards (stick 1/2 ” out from the wall) but you could easily do this on matboard.  These are a series of pictures from my Funbooth session.  Just grouped them together.  

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EIGHT.   Printed 16 random pictures at Persnickety Prints in 2×2 squares.  Attached them to a wall by our toy room using Washi tape I bought at Target.

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For a BONUS wall display idea, click HERE and see what I did with hundreds of my 4×6 photos to make a super call wall display in my office.

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For more info on how to Organize, Print, and Display your photos, click HERE to read the Picture Display Movement series.

 

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  • Jennifer

    Can you tell me how you set up your fun booth? Looks so fun! I’d like to do that for my kids. White seamless paper? Lighting?

    Thanks!!!ReplyCancel

    • ltross17

      Hey Jennifer,
      I have a big white roll of paper that I set up on a stand. I only use natural light. I just get the paper close to a big window in my house and do them there. And I shoot in manual with an aperture of f2.8 (if you’re familiar with manual settings).ReplyCancel

    • ltross17

      Hey Jennifer,
      I replied to this but apparently it didn’t post. I use a big roll of white seamless paper on a photo stand. And I only use natural light. So I get it pretty close to a big window we have in the house and do it there. If you have other questions let me know!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda

    Awesome ideas!ReplyCancel

    • ltross17

      Thanks Lynda,
      I love decorating my home with photos (in fact, that’s all that’s on my walls)!ReplyCancel

  • Kelcy Kriegel

    Is the mat board that you speak of at Persnickety, matte card stock? Thanks much…love your ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Thayer
  • Hi! Did you use a specific photoshop template or an app for the instagram collage? I love it and all the other ways you’ve shared. thank you!!ReplyCancel

    • ltross17

      Hey Cayce,
      I just made my own photoshop template in Photoshop. I should make a template one of these days for people to use. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • I’m featuring this post on 5/5/2015 on our facebook page. Thanks for the inspiration!

    http://www.facebook.com/modstraps

    -CaseyReplyCancel

  • Dana

    Hi! Great ideas. I love taking photos and love putting up on my walls too. I’m in the process of decorating my playroom walls. Can you tell me where I can get “standout boards” and “matboards”? Is it something you can order you photo on from a print shop? Or do they offer these printing options at a costco?

    Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • ltross17

      Hey Dana,

      I got the standout boards from mPix online. But I’m not sure they offer them anymore. I don’t use those anymore anyway. Now I just use mat board prints. I get those from a photography store close to me. But most professional print stores will offer a “matting” option. So they print it first, and then they adhere it to the mat board.ReplyCancel

  • Anita

    your website and related links are great – thank you for the motivation.
    I have a question about scanning photos (pre-digital) and the best most consistent resolution to use.
    thank you.ReplyCancel

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