11 Cool Ways to Display Family Photos

11 Cool Ways to Display Family Photos

Cup of Jo has been running for 13 years (!) so we’ve decided that every week, we’ll be highlighting one of the most popular posts from the past. Here’s one of our favorites, originally published on March 26, 2018…

Where do you hang family photos? At the end of a long day, I love seeing 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.)