Photographs are the best way to capture and preserve memories for life. And when you look back at these immortal special moments, they have an immense power to bring back all those memories that we cherish.
Thanks to high resolution cameras in mobile phones and DSLRs, you can click a thousand pictures a day. But most of the times these pictures are just stored in hard drives or uploaded on social media and even when printed, they are put in beautiful albums but shoved away in shelves. Instead, why not make them your master piece and adorn your home?
Let’s have a look at 13 creative and innovative ideas that can help you display your family pictures in élan.
A single done-up wall in the living room with family pictures makes it an unsaid master piece and looks extremely elegant. Simply put together all the beautifully framed pictures on one wall and the best part is that it doesn’t even take much time and creativity to do this!
Geometric patterns are a modish and fresh approach to display your prized photos. You can play around and create common patterns or use up your creativity to come up with something new. There is so much room for your ingenuity.
Ever thought PVC pipes could be made into such beautiful and nostalgic centrepiece? Just decoupage these pipes with old family pictures and you can even gift it to your mother on Mother’s Day, and I am pretty sure she is gonna love it!!!
Bring your memories back to life and nothing beats the feeling of being able to hold your old pictures everyday. Coasters are one of the most inexpensive and functional way of displaying your good old days.
If you love travelling, why hide your passion? Just get a world map from the nearest stationary and pin-up pictures you clicked at various locations. You can also choose country maps and mark cities.
Now this is a must try for everyone to turn a visual display into a functional and magnificent wall clock. This simple display requires 12 pictures (framed or canvassed) of equal size, arranged like the twelve numbers in a clock. And you are good to go!
We often tend to throw away the old doors and windows while renovating our house. But I am sure, with this picture display idea; you will put your old doors to some good use.
You can make vintage style frames out of your old doors and use them to display your classic collection of pictures.
Now this one is super fun. Imagine the candles burning on Diwali or other occasions have your pictures on it!!!
Yes, you can get your most cherished pictures on wax candles or glass candles. And let the magic spell once the lights are turned off.
If you wish to showcase pictures that are close to your heart, why not choose the shape of heart to display them. You can easily arrange your framed or unframed pictures in the shape of heart and it’s up to you if you want to fill will completely or just have an outline. Let your imagination do the playing.
Wall decals and wallpapers made out of your pictures go a long way in displaying your memories in a grand way.
You can also opt to make a bold statement with your favourite picture and create an interesting backdrop to the room. With neutral shades of black & white and sepia, you get ample opportunities to bring in colourful and bright furniture.
Picture ladder is one of the most interesting ways of showcasing your pictures. The rustic and homely appeal of the logs perfectly displays the enchanting memories. You can place your ladder on the ground or hang it either vertically or even horizontally.
You can give an interesting twist to your pictures by placing them in glass jars. Find clear glass jars, fill them with canola oil or olive oil and place your picture inside the jar.
Just one caution point, while selecting the pictures, find the ones that have a uniform contrast and the main part of the picture is towards the centre.
We have already covered this in another article, photo lamps still deserve a mention here. You can choose between black & white or coloured picture negatives and go creative with different patterns and styles.
Your pictures bring back your cherished memories; don’t let them sit hidden in an inaccessible corner of your house. Bring them out in focus. And with so much inspiration and ideas, you can surely come up with a masterpiece.