Displaying photos in my house just makes it feel more like home, especially now that I have kids! I LOVE seeing all the memories we’ve had and the different ages of my girls. Seeing their growth in photos from year to year just makes my heart happy! But I know that displaying your photos can feel overwhelming! So, I have a couple tips on how to display your photos in your home!
1st ~ Right after you get your photos, pick your FAVORITES! This helps so much because when you go to print photos you know which ones you love the most! For me, this is half the battle. I always want to display everything and then I get super overwhelmed because you can’t just hang allllll your 256 images up. (unless you do them all like wallet size on a huge bulletin board or something, but still…that’s A LOT of images) So, being able to choose from 20-50 of my favorite images is WAY easier than going from 256 down to 5.
2nd ~ Decide where/how you want to display your images before you print them! I feel like preparation is key in displaying your photos. You want to make sure you know exactly where you want to display them in your home. Some people like to have each image in a frame that’s standing up on a shelf. Some people like to have all their images on one wall. Some like to have them spread out throughout the house. For me, it’s easiest to make a little collage of images on one wall. So, head over to Pinterest to get ideas and decide how many images and what arrangement you want them in. I saw a super cool idea a while ago for images in frames on 2 different walls, but in one collage! Say, what!? Just go to my Pinterest board and you’ll see what I’m talking about! After you’ve decided how to display your photos and how many photos you want to display, it makes ordering or printing them sooooo much easier! Because you already know what sizes you need and whether you want them to be in frames or on canvas. That way, when you go to order or print you only have to make 1 other decision, matte paper or gloss paper OR fine art canvas or gallery wrapped canvas. (my personal preference is matte paper!)
3rd ~ Choose where to order/print. If you want high quality prints or canvases that will last a lifetime and look AMAZING on your walls I would suggest ordering though a professional printing company. The best way to do this if you don’t know of a professional printing company is to contact the photographer that took your photos! Professional photographers typically have a go to professional printing company that they are familiar with and order through often. The price on those prints will be higher so if that’s not in your budget and you need your photos a little faster, I suggest finding a local print company that specializes in printing photos. The reason I don’t suggest your typical box stores (walmart, walgreens, sams club) is because I can’t guarantee that the quality of your images will turn out like you see them on the computer. These companies don’t specialize in printing images so you just never know how they’ll turn out. But, there are some local print companies that have super reasonable prices and will do a great job for you!
No matter what you decide to do, the most important thing is that you have photos you LOVE displayed in your home. Because every time you see those photos, it will make your heart just a little bit happier and remind you of the love that comes from having a connection with the special people in your life! And let’s not forget the feeling of HOME that comes too!