The family home is filled with memories, and that’s not only shown in the photography of kids, grandkids and relatives on the walls, but it’s also the emotion connected to everything around the home. The inherited display cabinet in the hallway, the dining room table perhaps bought at auction and the nursery designed and created by Mums, Dads, Grans and Grandads.
What’s in each room is what gives your house a special sense of home. That special sense of home can be enhanced by putting photos and art of special significance with items that relate to the emotions that tie to them.
As an example, an inherited piece of furniture from your great grandparents could be the display centre for a portrait, whether printed on canvas and leaned against the backboard or a frame sitting within or on the furniture.
If you have a dining room table that’s been purchased at auction, use the room to relay the story. Perhaps have shelving with other items bought at auction houses, or as an alternative for dining room décor, use a range of things that have stories attached to them because it is the room that’s used for entertaining the most.
Living rooms are family spaces and the room in every family home that can be dedicated to the immediate family. The parents wedding photography, christening photos, school photos and perhaps educational achievements printed and framed. External family members such as cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles still have their place. Whether that’s in the living room, the hallway, staircase, or in another area of your home is entirely your choice.
When you consider all the photography you have of special people in your family’s lives, it can become clear that your living room doesn’t have enough wall space to hang all the photos you want. Instead of trying to display every piece, consider breaking them up into a who’s who and find a room or space in your home for various family photos, separated by relationship. This way, you can you have your most important family pictures in your living space, others important to you in the hallway, lounge, or dining room, or perhaps arranged as a staircase gallery wall.
No matter the number of photographs you have and would like to display, there will be a way to get the majority of them, if not all, into a frame and on display.
To maximise the number of photos you’re able to display on your wall space, consider downsizing the photos so you can place them in a multi-aperture frame. You can design your own multi photo frames in our design studio with up to 16 apertures, or you can display up to 60 photos in one our photo collage layouts and have them printed and framed in one frame.
However you choose to frame and display your family photos, be it on the walls in your dining room or in separated multi-aperture photo frames, you’ll be able to get the most special photos that bring your family such fond memories, printed and framed in a prominent area of your wall. Photos that bring back a flood of memories each time you see them and bring about meaningful conversations of shared memories when you’re entertaining guests.
The photos and items in your house are what gives it a sense a home.