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11 Cool Ways to Display Family Photos

11 Cool Ways to Display Family Photos

Where do you hang family photos? At the end of a long day, I love coming home to baby pictures and vacation snapshots. You immediately feel right at home. As my sister said, “You walk into your house, and you’re like, THIS is who I am.” Here are 11 ways to display your favorites…

11 Cool Ways to Display Family Photos

By hanging photos on the kitchen fridge or backsplash, you’ll enjoy them every time you wash dishes or take out the trash.

11 Cool Ways to Display Family Photos

In our old apartment, we hung family pictures alongside artists’ artwork and posters. (Fun fact: Alex is the toddler in red shorts at the top!)

11 Cool Ways to Display Family Photos

Kids’ drawings — or spelling words — can look as beautiful and personal as family photos.

11 Cool Ways to Display Family Photos

Small photos pack a punch next to larger art, and you can easily hang them with (hot pink) washi tape.)

11 Cool Ways to Display Family Photos

Vacation snapshots look pretty up the stairs. “One year, we suffered a devastating loss,” says Meta Coleman. “The following summer, we took family trips to London and Portland, and they were both very healing and magical. Now, every time I see these photos, I think of that time we spent together and it makes me very happy.”

11 Cool Ways to Display Family Photos

How sweet is this grandparents’ photo, hung by the front door?

11 Cool Ways to Display Family Photos

My sister Lucy balanced family photos on a hallway shelf. The black-and-white color scheme brings them all together.

11 Cool Ways to Display Family Photos

Aren’t these framed shots adorable? “I like the app Impressed, which makes Instagram photos look like Polaroids,” says Courtney Kirby. “I stuck them all to a pin board and framed that.”

11 Cool Ways to Display Family Photos

Mix all family art together, like this staircase, which displays smiling relatives and kids’ self-portrait drawings.

11 Cool Ways to Display Family Photos

You can also blow them up! “These shots show the older kids in our favorite place on earth — the Jersey Shore. Griffin is skimboarding, and Louise has shed her bathing suit and is walking up the beach path carrying her backpack beach chair, as she does,” says Liz Libré. (Here’s an inexpensive way to make them huge.)

11 Cool Ways to Display Family Photos

Last but not least, framed photos can mingle anywhere — in a bookcase, on a bar cart, under a plant. The more, the merrier!

Where do you display your beloved photos? Another spot I love is the bathroom — since you can gaze at them while flossing your teeth, putting on makeup and brushing your hair. xoxoxo

P.S. All the Cup of Jo house tours, and 9 quick family dinners.

(Scouting help by Miss Moss. Kitchen photos by Genevieve Garruppo with styling by Megan Pflug for One Kings Lane. Our credenza photo by Alpha Smoot with styling by Kate Jordan for Cup of Jo. Child’s art photo by Lena Corwin. Washi tape photo by Alpha Smoot with styling by Lizzy Ott for Cup of Jo. First staircase photo by Chaunte Vaughn for Cup of Jo. Brownstone entryway photo by Matthew Hranek for Martha Stewart. Black and white entryway photo by Julia Robbs with styling by Kendra Smoot for Cup of Jo. Baby “polaroids” photo by Lauren Bamford for Cup of Jo. Second staircase photo by Kim and Scott Vargo of Yellow Brick Home for Crate and Barrel. Sofa photo by Alpha Smoot with styling by Lizzy Ott for Cup of Jo. Dresser photo by Kate Mathis for Remodelista.)

  1. Meg says...

    My mother-in-law visited recently to help us set up our new place (um, after a year of having lived there…), and she noted that I had framed photos of my family for display. She said, “Oh, personal photos are really meant only for personal spaces in the home.” I was silently really put off – it might be some kind of decorating mantra, but 1. I don’t care and 2. What part of a regular home isn’t personal? It struck me as so old fashioned and unnecessary.

    • I agree with you and love walking into friends houses and seeing moments that are important to them. It’s even better if the photo leads to a story. Keep posting personal photos wherever you please.

  2. ellen patton says...

    Any chance I can find out where that awesome ORANGE tote bag is from?!?!? Thanks! ep (a long time fan)

  3. Lisa says...

    My husband thought I was crazy to do it, but for both babies (and our wedding) I put photo frames on the registries as gift ideas. It means that the photos from our wedding are in beautiful silver frames, and for our second baby we got gift vouchers, and another silver frame was something that we bought with it. I’m old school and display the photos on our piano.

  4. Kelsey says...

    I love the mini and large photo strips from Social Print Studio. They’re fun, unique and inexpensive so can be changed frequently! Our most recent family photos greet our guests in the entryway and both our kids got a set of the mini ones for Christmas with pics from our Disney vacation. Simply hung them in their rooms with some baker’s twine and mini clothespins.

  5. Nina says...

    I put pictures of me as a baby and art from a magical artist along the wall of my son’s changing table (top of dresser) and I put Velcro on so they were stuck there very tight!

  6. Shannon says...

    My lovely sister-in-law started a company to help display children’s artwork in a contemporary way. They make great gifts!!! Check out Barney & Wilf http://www.barneyandwilf.com/ follow them on instagram @barneyandwilf

    (Wilf is my nephew in the checked shirt on the site and he’s the cutest on the planet!)

  7. Nice ideas. I have to try it in my home :)
    Greetings :)

  8. A friend of mine put big printouts of family photos on the lower cabinets in her kitchen when her kids were small. It’s easy to forget that small children can hardly see all the art etc that we hang up on an adult’s level, so it’s really smart to put things up low low down for little kids.

    My godmother always used to have family photos, old and new, in a wide, low basket in her dining room in Sardinia. It made it so easy to just pull up a chair and look through some olde favourites from summers past.

  9. Sadie says...

    As a clumsy person, I am categorically against photos in stairways. I ALWAYS end up knocking into some person’s treasured antique photo of their belived great-grandmother. People! At least stick some quake putty behind those things!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahahaha good tip, sadie!

  10. We live far away from family, so when we were expecting our first child, I made a big gallery wall going up the stairway that included recent photos, ones from our childhoods, and close relatives, so our children would know and be reminded of them daily, even if we couldn’t visit often. We loved having photos from different stages of our life all together in one place, and the boys got a kick out of seeing us as little kids (especially my preschool class photo & my husband’s old soccer portrait!). So often we tuck those old ones away into albums that have to be pulled out to be enjoyed; why shouldn’t they be out with the new ones? I recently had to take everything down to paint the walls and never got around to rebuilding it, but now I rotate images regularly printed off my phone or hard drive using a home inkjet through a large grid of these genius frames on our fridge:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0088X7GGM/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I also keep a travel selfie of myself & my husband on my nightstand (life isn’t always about the kids!), and a photo of my kids in the middle of my office desk to remind me to stay on task–if I’m going to spend all that time away from my family, it had better be worthwhile.

  11. Lisa says...

    That little naked bum sticking out under the beach chair kills me. So sweet. After we got married, I made my husband a daily photo calendar with some of our thousands of wedding photos using Social Print Studio. It’s small, but that works well for an office environment, and he can use it year after year. It was one of the easiest gifts I’ve given that had a large impact. https://www.socialprintstudio.com/calendar/

    • Kelsey says...

      I do one of these calendars every year for my husband’s office and he often tells me it’s one of his favorite things!

  12. I move around a lot for work: six months in LA, six months in upstate NY, some time in the Oregon woods. I have a little box that a friend gave me, and I travel with it. In it is a rotating collection of family and friend photos. Wherever I am, I get to pop it open and see an old photo of my grandfather in Pakistan, a note from a friend who passed away, photos of me and my favorite people. It helps make wherever I am FEEL like home, even though I’m not. Whenever I need a laugh or a cry, I just grab the box!

  13. Molly Zuckerman says...

    Love this post! We have a photo wall on our first floor staircase that we are slowly compiling. Question: where the beautiful pink/ magenta art in the washi tape image come from? (photo by Alpha Smoot). TIA!!

  14. Nicole says...

    I have a photo of my beloved departed Grandparents hanging right above my little set of key hooks so that I see them when I leave in the morning and when I return home at night. They give me strength and tenderness when I need it.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      that’s beautiful, nicole.

  15. Alice says...

    I have a mix of photos of family pictures in my bedroom on the mantlepiece underneath the mirror where I do my makeup in the mornings. It’s so nice to look down at smiling friends and family first thing in the morning, particularly when I’ve woken up in a grump!

  16. Love all these ideas!
    Can you recommend someone who can style framed photos for me?

  17. I have a bajillion very old family photos (think 1900 onward) and have been working very slowly on a modern photo wall based on one I fell in love with on instagram (search Nicole Davis Interiors and look for a dining alcove with black and white photos). I’m also mixing in a few more recent black and white photos from our wedding and holidays, etc. Hopefully it will be complete in April…

    Great post! Love seeing how others display precious family photos.

  18. Margaret Master says...

    I do a horrible job of getting photos of the phone or computer and I’m horrible at framing. But I leave all the Christmas photo cards up all hear and it’s like a happy flutter of community. That said, seeing these I think I MUST DO BETTER….. I need the little hug from the baby faces…

  19. These are all such awesome ideas, growing up we never had any family photos up because we didn’t know how to display them in a cool way & didn’t want them to ruin our vibe! But, these ways are all so cool and I can’t wait to try them out when I have my own home – love the kids text art and love the sounds of the app Impressed, I will definitely be checking that out!

    Holly xo

  20. Just moved into a new place and this post has given me so many ideas – thank you!!

    Rebecca
    xx

  21. These are some great ideas — so creative yet so simple! So often my photos just sit around in a box somewhere, while I figure out what to do with them. (And I have so many photos I want to print but never do, as I realize they’ll probably wind up sitting around in a box somewhere, while I figure out what to do with them!)

  22. Nicole says...

    I enjoy a more minimalist look and only hang art on my walls. Photos collages often feel cluttered to me and just aren’t my aesthetic. I like having a completely blank refrigerator. However, there are some photos I do enjoy seeing for the reasons people have named. I have taken to putting a few of my photos on the insides of my cupboard doors in the kitchen, bathroom, and dining room. I think I enjoy my photos even more this way because they don’t just visually blend into my environment. They are a cherished surprise each time I see them. It is like having a loved one show up unexpectedly at my door each time I open the cabinets with secret photos.

    • I feel this way, too, and there is always a pang of guilt in me that I don’t have photos displayed throughout the house. Also, they seem intimate to me, sometimes personal (even though they’re not personal in nature, per se). I don’t love them on display. I have a few in my bathroom and bedroom, where it feels more natural to me. I’ll try the cupboard idea. This is why I love blogs. :)

  23. Heidi says...

    In defense of the family photo wall! Hooray! so often I hear that family photo walls are too personal or not a good idea for design but if it is your home it should feel personal and like a celebration of your life. We have a wall of black and white photos collected over the years and makes me happy every time I look at it.

  24. I have a ledge behind my computer that I keep a rotating assortment of photos on, with a gallery wall with a bunch of art above. I also keep a photo of my great grandfather (a chef, and he’s in the garb and shaking another man’s hand) on a shelf in my kitchen for some cooking inspiration! 😊

  25. Some of my friends moved into a new (rental) house last October and whenever I went over there I always felt strange like something was missing and I realised it was lack of family photos and art work on the walls.
    Growing up whenever we moved within a week my parents would’ve drilled holes in the walls and put up various photos and artwork. It just makes a house feel like home and I still can’t get over the fact that my friends have such plain walls!

    • SFord says...

      I moved into my new house in September 2017. Due to renovations I haven’t yet hung pictures/artwork or unpacked my books – they are next on my list now that the decorating has been completed. Although its lovely it doesn’t quite feel like home yet, and probably wont until these things are displayed!

  26. I love to hang up rotating kid’s artwork as a collage wall at the bottom of our staircase. I save my favorites for the appropriate seasons in years to come and tack up anything they create and want to celebrate throughout whatever respective season we’re in. The wall really packs a punch and the kids love it! I also have a huge instagram wall of prints by impressed in my dining room. Love how it looks and it’s always a talking point and instant gravitational pull with guests!

  27. I enjoyed this post and all the ways we are celebrating our families. On the wall for my stairway, I have three black and white collections, each of 3 everyday pictures of my son made when he was 4, then 7, and then 10 years old. They are the first thing I see when I come in the house and they make me happy always, but especially this year, as said little boy is 18 and preparing to head off to college at the end of the summer. The years pass quickly and that collection is a reminder of joy in teh everyday.

    • *the (a few mama tears blocked my view of the screen) :)

  28. Holly says...

    It is always on my to-do list…’organize and print photos’. When I finally get around to it, hours somehow magically pass and I have barely made it past my son’s first birthday (he is now 4.5)!

  29. Such lovely images – all of them! I realize I don’t have enough personal photos hanging around my place, and I should. I love seeing happy faces of people I love!

  30. Maria says...

    I have my desk in a weird corner of my house: there’s a window behind it and it faces a blank wall. There’s no other possible layout, and it works well enough. It would be an otherwise boring (and a bit sad) arrangement, but I filled said blank wall with family photos and now whenever I’m studying/working they make me smile (and remind me what I’m doing this for).
    On a different subject, how are you liking your pink bedroom Jo? How was winter on it?

  31. Amy says...

    My mom hung up a photo of each of us kids having a sink bath as a baby plus one with all four of us in the tub together in the upstairs bathroom. They were small photos in a little cluster on one wall and I always loved seeing them there :) I think seeing those photos around reminds you of your family being your family and not just the people you live with.

  32. I love those frames from Meta Coleman’s stairwell. Any idea where they are from?!

    • Allyn says...

      They look like the ones I have from Ikea

    • heidi says...

      agreed, they’re beautiful

  33. Reem says...

    Wonderful post. Thanks.

  34. Heather Garbo says...

    Looks like Lucy has the Winter Sessions bag I’ve long been coveting (handcrafted here in Denver!). Am I right?

    • Thuy says...

      I really like this idea!

    • Megan says...

      Love this idea!!! Thank you for the links.

  35. shana says...

    Be careful with photos in the bathroom! We hung some in regular frames and the steam from the shower can ruin both the frames (metal, wood) and the photos…and stain the wall in the process!

    PS would love tips on what we should have done…

  36. Lindsay says...

    I have my kids’ drawings made into giant magnets for the fridge, which would work for photos as well. (It’s through a school fundraiser so I’m not sure of the website!)
    I spend so much time in the kitchen so I’m always sticking their artwork or photos on the fridge.

    • Dee says...

      I second this. I love magnet photos. I always send them as keepsakes to friends after a trip or house visit (AND I’ve found a few months later I often get a text or email saying ‘I was just looking at that photo on the fridge today, we should do that again…’ Bonus!)

    • Ryann says...

      This is the best idea I have heard lately I am going to find a way to do this.

  37. Carol says...

    A few years ago I was living in a rental and couldn’t put any nails on the wall, and didn’t have much surface space on which to put frames. I managed to tie a piece of string across a wall and then bought some mini pegs from a craft store and pegged photos along the string. It was cheap and easy to swap out the photos whenever I wanted to change things up.

  38. Jessie says...

    A family member had formal portraits of their kids hanging in her bathroom. There was something odd about being in the bathroom, doing bathroom stuff, while under the serious & watchful gazes of three young children :)

    I do love casual, non-posed photos in the bathroom, though!

    • Dee says...

      Ha! I used to work in a military depot. The loo was lined with Regimental photos. All those sincere young men, lined up in their dress uniforms, staring out at you equals serious stage fright!

  39. Katherine says...

    I have various photo booth strips with friends and family put up on our fridge, along with a few Instagram photos-turned magnets and some Instax shots. In our bathroom, inside the door of the medicine cabinet, are the photo booth strips of me and my husband. I love that they are hidden like a secret, but I get to see them multiple times a day when I reach for my everyday items like toothpaste and deodorant. They’re taped up with washi tape and some Finding Nemo stickers that my friend’s two year old son stuck all over me on a recent visit, and I couldn’t bear to throw them out.

  40. Emily says...

    As a kid, one of my favorite parts of my grandparents house was the collection of wedding photos above the living room sofa. The front living room was a warm, but sort of awkward space, with mismatched furniture and one wall done in 1960s-style green, pine wallpaper. But above the orange flowered sofa were all the wedding photos in pretty gold frames, which somehow indicated that this room was the “fancy” room. My grandmother’s parents frame was the largest, and my grandfather’s parents photo was displayed in the smallest. My parents featured quite prominently, as my mom was the eldest, who married the handsome doctor :) And my grandparents themselves had the most elaborate frame, it was sculptural with romantic flourishes. The display was the first thing you saw when you walked into the house, and even before that if you were walking by the great picture window. My grandmother does everything with intention — she is anything but subtle. Those photos, which were certainly her pride and joy, gracefully screamed: “this is our family!”

  41. Becky says...

    My dream is to have a two story house so that we can do a gallery wall with the steps. I love how those gallery walls are fluid and move as you move!

  42. JAR says...

    that brownstone entry is #goalz

    • Paige says...

      When I saw that photo my thoughts were about all the dusting I would have to do. Nope! Lol

  43. Debora says...

    Oh my word – speaking of family photos…my husband is a part of PhotoBloomAR and they just launched their project a couple days ago! This post made me think of their app! It’s a super cool way to get even more out of family photos! Our family relives so many more memories when we put together our videos and photos with PhotoBloom’s app. We sent some New Years cards using PhotoBloom this year and our friends and fam gave us such touching feedback — folks said they felt like they were given a more intimate glimpse of our lives and were to so honored to journey with us — all because we did a new twist on holiday cards!

    I sound like I’m posting an ad but I honestly thought of the link immediately as I read your post. It feels odd to share this here but I’m sure the PhotoBloom team would be humbled to have you check it out. You’d love it! Truly.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/photobloomar/399697138?ref=457517&token=91466493

    • Colleen says...

      Wow, that’s an interesting concept!

    • Yes, I love it! Thanks for the mention, Debora. This is so aligned with what we believe in at PhotoBloom. The line, “THIS is who I am” says it all… our photos and videos are a reflection of who we are as well as who and what we love. I’m just imagining the deeper stories held within all these photos coming to life with our app. Please go print all your favorite moments (photos + videos).

      http://bit.ly/PhotoBloomAR

  44. Lisa says...

    Every year before Christmas I get a few favorite family photos made into magnets and then give them as stocking stuffers to my husband, kids and mom (although really they’re a present for me too). I love seeing our annual highlights on the fridge everyday. The kids have fun reorganizing them (constantly) and love seeing themselves on Nona’s fridge too. I order ours here: https://www.zazzle.com/custom_photo_magnet-147085243826462886

    • S says...

      This, I will do. Thank you for the tip

  45. Elisabeth says...

    My boyfriend and I have been hanging our favorite photos of our families, of us or our dog and any just weird posters we find on our bathroom wall. Our goal is to cover all dry wall surfaces so we or our guests always have something interesting to look at. That way we can have a more curated look in the rest of our apartment.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      how fun, elisabeth :)

  46. I love all these ideas. I’ve finally managed to get some photos up in our living room – I bought the frames on a whim and decided I just had to be brave with the size! I’m looking forward to our holidays this year to get some more family photos and maybe a some bits of art too. Thank you for the inspiration continue colonising the house with pictures!

  47. Heather D says...

    I started printing favorite photos using Shutterfly magnets. It’s easy and they often give you crazy discounts and freebies. The entire front of my fridge is covered. It makes me happy.

  48. I love all these ideas – I’ve been trying to get photos up for ages and have finally managed to get some up in the living room. I’m looking forward to getting some more pictures from out holidays and mixing it up with art we find along the way. I shall use these ideas to be brave with the space!

  49. Lauren E. says...

    One year for mother’s day my sister-in-law wanted the 4 of us (she and I plus my husband and brother) to have professional photos taken as a gift for our respective mothers. What ensued is basically the movie poster for Step Brothers. It’s one of the only photos I have of my husband and I in our home (I’m not super big on photos of myself in my own space – maybe once I have kids?) because it cracks me up every time I look at it.

  50. Francesca says...

    Oh photos! I love taking them, but I can’t bring myself to print them and display them, I don’t know why. But I do suspect that it might have to do with my father’s compulsive photographing and the never ending evenings watching slides I did not want to see when I was a child. Visual trauma! ;-) Anyhow…those are great ideas, but now I need to know: what is that plant in the last photo? So pretty! I suppose it is a geranium, but what kind? I have never seen something like that!

    • AzureSong says...

      The caption in the original tour says “Livia’s signature paper geraniums with hand-painted leaves.” The author has a book on paper flowers.

    • Francesca says...

      @AZURESONG Thank you so much for enlightening me! For some reason I can’t see the pictures in the original tour, but the caption explains it all. Amazing work!

  51. Monica says...

    Does impressed print photos that are not Polaroid style? I’m looking for ideas on where I can get high quality photo printing done, as I have not been thrilled with the quality at the local Walgreens/CVS. Thanks to anyone who has any tips!

    • Katie Larissa says...

      I’ve been really impressed with the quality of Shutterfly’s prints. Get the matte option, rather than the glossy.

    • Elissa says...

      Monica, my favorite place online to get high quality prints made is Social Print Studio – http://www.socialprintstudio.com. They do beautiful matte prints.

    • Kathryn says...

      My cousin-in-law is a photographer and recommended mpix. As a lay person you cannot access all they have to offer, but I have been really happy with the photos we get there.

    • Lisa says...

      Our professional photographer recommended Costco and I’ve been really happy with them. You can order online and have them delivered.

    • Bridget says...

      MPix has been great for me, and they do lots of promotions.

  52. Elizabeth says...

    Last year my mother died, and my brother had co-opted all our family photos and slides a few years ago with the intention of scanning them. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen before my mom died, and if there is ONE THING I tell people w/elderly parents, it’s to go through as many photos as you can before they leave this earth.

    But last year, my brother had all the slides scanned for my birthday and it has been like looking into the heart of my parents and our family. I was a difficult, rebellious, angry teen-ager and I know I caused them pain and confusion, but these slides have given me a whole new take. While I regret not only the way I acted but what I missed out on, I can see that we still had good times as a family. My parents didn’t allow me to ruin their lives and they continued to do their best for me and love me. That realization has given me such insight and been so much comfort. I just wish I had had the chance to sit down with my mother before she died and ask her who some of the people were in the photos, what kind of day she was having at certain occasions, and tell her how grateful I am for her love.

  53. Laura says...

    Seriously – behind the kitchen sink? You obviously haven’t seen me wash dishes. ;-)

    • hahahaha i thought exactly the same thing! (and that close to the stove? forget about it.)

  54. Katie Weltner says...

    I have a different but related question: any good ideas for how to honor sweet cards you’ve received? I have a lot of goodies from my now husband when we were long distance, and received some of the nicest, most heartfelt cards after my Dad passed. I tear up just thinking about them. I don’t know if they all need to be out daily, but it seems like a waste to keep them in a pile under my scarf box, like they are now…

    • Allison says...

      Scan them or just take pictures of them and make a photobook (I used Shutterfly for a project like this when I got a collection of sympathy cards once). Now it’s an easy way to look through them when I’m in the mood. Bonus is that they are saved electronically for reordering if something happened to the originals!

    • Brooke A. says...

      I have all the letters and cards my husband and I have given each other. I bought a scrapbook from a craft store with clear sleeve page protector, then slipped 1-2 cards or letters in per page. I can still take them out and read them intact while having the scrapbook displayed in my living room.

    • Krystyna says...

      I bought a mini-binder from Target after my wedding to save all our cards in one place. You just need to punch holes along the edges (or glue them on pretty paper, if you don’t want to mess with the card itself) and insert them — voilà, instant memory book!

    • Elle English says...

      One of the projects I’m working on is selecting snippets of love notes, maps of places we’ve been, postcards of our travels, etc. I’m placing each in separate frames with wide white mats. I plan to display these treasures in our master bedroom – a visual representation of our 18 years of marriage…

    • This probably isn’t an option for everyone, but we have an old-school postcard rack, like the kind you’d find in a store, but table-top size. I keep a lot of cards in there. It’s not neat and tidy – there are layers and layers of cards and notes and Christmas cards – but I love it.

  55. Sarah says...

    Wonderful post! I’ve been married for almost two years but haven’t printed any wedding photos larger than 5×7 for tabletop frames. I’d love to see a post on modern ways to display wedding photos. I have no idea what’s trendy these days :)

    • Erin says...

      yeeeesssssss! I am not at all a fan of canvas photos that have become so generic. I would love to see modern ways to display a great wedding photo other than a tabletop frame.

    • Jessica says...

      We just got one from our wedding framed in a floating frame by Artifact Uprising. https://www.artifactuprising.com/frames/float-frame
      It was a seamless experience, they show you a rendering on a wall so you know how it will look. You upload the photo and they send it to you already framed.
      Now hanging it on the wall was a different story…nothing seamless about that process at all. Had nothing to do with the product and much more to do with my less than handy husband.

  56. Han Merkley says...

    Love these! Where is the beautiful floor lamp from? Thanks!

    • Han Merkley says...

      Wonderful! Thank you! xo

  57. Chandra says...

    Question: Can anyone tell me where the lovely couch is from in image 11? I’m in the market for one and love that one! Thanks in advance for any help.

  58. ARC says...

    We make multi-photo collages of family vacations and hang them in the hallway. Kids drawings and paintings are mixed with more professional art, which we mostly bring home from vacations. That’s all over the house. Our daughter is a prolific painter and drawer and she loves to have her art displayed.

    • Lori says...

      What materials do you use to display your children’s art? How often do you rotate through them? I would love to display my son’s work instead of it sitting in a pile waiting to be hung. I would greatly appreciate any tips! Thank you!

    • ARC says...

      Hello Lori,
      I have a number of frames in various sizes, and whenever my daughter has a drawing or painting we especially like, we update, and I get a mat from Aaron’s in the proper size, which makes any kid’s artwork look a lot more professional I think. We rotate when something better comes along …. no rules really. I have had a number of colorful pottery wallplates from both of my kids in the living room for years, and visitors often comment on them, as they look so cool as a group. They would be a bit weird as single items, but as a set of five, they are awesome. That said, our house is very California informal, so I don’t have any limitations as to style or such … enjoy your kids’ art. Mine are so proud to have their things displayed.

  59. NN says...

    Question! Can anyone tell me more about the dresser in the washi tape photo? We are looking for a dresser/changing table and I love this one. Thank you!

  60. MK says...

    We have never had professional family photos done, and it always makes me feel like-what’s the point of framing this picture I took with my phone? But when you think about it, that’s pretty silly. They don’t have to be perfect or professionally done to look good.
    Part of it is just that I’m tired, honestly, but- what a satisfying project to take on. I have zillions of pictures on google photos to choose from, so- challenge accepted!
    (And as an aside- that green kitchen is perfection! What a cool idea!)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      phone photos are some of my favorites because they’re such real-life moments. i’m sure they will look beautiful! fwiw, one easy way to frame is Simply Framed because you can just upload your photo and they’ll send it to you framed: https://simplyframed.com/

    • MK,
      my family has been the same way – never had professional family photos. Somehow I felt that was for others, not for me. Then we finally had them done, and I sobbed as I opened the images from our photographer…it felt like a tangible depiction of our love. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t seen that as worthwhile before! So, while I completely agree that phone photos are worth framing, I truly encourage you to have photos done. There is something so magical about it. Here are our photos, if you’d like to see:
      http://fountcollective.com/2017/05/04/joy-comes-in-the-morning-photography-by-sarah-ingram/

  61. Denise says...

    I’ve had a family photos project in the works for years. This inspires me to get them out again and actualy finish the ‘family adventure wall.’

  62. Jen says...

    The bathroom yes! I have pictures of my kids and their artwork in our master bathroom. I love looking at them while getting ready in the morning and washing up before bed!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      it’s the nicest thing, i agree. our old apartment had family photos right outside the bathroom, and i would brush my teeth and look at them every morning and night. now i’m inspired to hang some in our current place!

  63. Cynthia says...

    I have a display of family photos on my fireplace mantel, the top of a tall bookcase, on end tables, on the top of my china cabinet, and in the guest room.

  64. Andrea says...

    I found an old hymn board on craigslist, it’s the perfect size for sliding instagram prints into instead of the number cards.

  65. Flannery says...

    I plan to use the Wall Decals from Pinhole Press and put them next to my changing table, so my baby can get to know their long-distance family at eye level! Plus, no worry about hanging things falling onto the changing table, and they remove without a problem when it’s time to update the set!
    https://pinholepress.com/medium-wall-decal-set

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes, so cute, flannery!

    • Em says...

      Had no idea such a thing existed, but what a great idea! Thanks for sharing, I’m definitely getting some of those!

  66. In addition to all the places listed here, I’ve stuck a picture of my husband and me inside a cabinet door. It’s the cabinet that we open first thing in the morning to get our cereal or breakfast supplies. It just makes me smile every time I see it.

    Another way I used to display photos was by placing a picture in-between the weaves of and curls of a pothos plant. (I’m a massive houseplant nerd.)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      that’s so sweet, mickey!

  67. Lily says...

    All pretty ideas!