Photographs are always a treasure trove of memories. Although soft copies of photos on phones and computers are convenient and popular, there is still an old-world charm in sharing a photo album and looking at a collage of images on a wall. If you can come up with a creative display of photographs on your walls, you are sure to catch the attention of your guests and liven up a party with chat about the images on show.
Here are some easy and simple family photo display ideas for your living room.
1. Customize coasters and cups
If a conventional display of photographs on walls does not interest you, there are innovative ways to display your memories. You can easily get customized mugs or coasters printed with your pictures. Several professional photo studios and online vendors can do this for you and bring it to your doorstep. This is easily the best and most creative way to display photos without frames.
2. Pin them on a map
An interesting and easy way to display your travel photos is to hang them on a map of the world (or the country/region you visited). Just hang a simple map on the wall. Paste your pictures pointing to the exact spot on the map, where the pictures were taken. If you have many pictures at the same spot, you can use threads as pointers, leading from the photos to the spot on the map! Be innovative and informative in your display!
3. Mount them on the fridge
This conventional yet easy way is still a favorite. You can transform your refrigerator door into an interesting display of pictures. To pin the images to the door, you can use magnets of different shapes and sizes, or with innovative themes. For example, if you have a display of cars, the magnets can also be miniature cars.
4. Hang them on string-lights
If it’s holiday season and you are expecting guests, you can hang your beautiful photos on the string-lights. Just hang the photographs by clips between the small colorful LED lights on a wire! The glittering lights will cast beautiful patterns on the photos enhancing their appeal. The display will certainly draw attention and admiration! This is a great way to display photos in the living room.
5. Paste on paper lanterns
Another simple way to display your photos on a festive occasion is to get the images printed on a paper that you can fold to make a creative lantern. A small candle inside the lantern with light-up the surface and the pictures will beam at you!
6. Decorate a calendar
Until a decade ago, every room in the house used to have a wall calendar. Although this trend has declined with the advent to smart-phones in every pocket, you can re-invent the calendar again! This is an easy way to display your photos. You can print the photos from your camera or phone. You can also print out the calendar dates on twelve sheets of paper. Just paste the right set of photographs on each page. Try to match the birthdays with the appropriate photos. Or develop your own theme for a lovely, creative calendar!
7. Create a classic collage
A collage of photographs is always in fashion. You can give a creative twist to the collage theme. Be creative in the use of materials. The board can be either made of foam or even wood.You can be creative with the shapes of the display – you can have a heart-shaped board or a triangle. The print and paste the pictures on the board and add a touch of design to the collage!
8. Make a clipboard of memories
This is a simple way to create a photo frame. You can use simple wooden boards, rectangular in shape. The photos can hang on wall with clips. Create an array of such clipboards in a prominent place in the room. This makes it a flexible photo frame. You can just unclip the pictures and hang new ones easily.
Thus, there are several simple ways to display your photographs. All it takes is some creativity and some simple materials that can make a big difference to your family photo display!