Nothing makes a home feel more personal than the inclusion of family heirlooms and family photographs. These items tell a story. They tell the story of where we’ve been and where we’re headed. This story is one that never ends -is filled with countless chapters telling of all sorts of adventures that carry us across countries, time zones and generations.
Nothing evokes such emotion, causes such a smile or tugs on the heartstrings as family photographs do. These simple pictures, whether in black and white or with as much color as a rainbow, small or large, old or new deserve our fullest attention. These images are continuations of a long and rich story, a story that bears sharing and retelling.
Whether your photographs are framed in silver and displayed on tables, pianos or bookshelves, whether they’re framed and mounted in walls on your home, they should be proudly and prominently displayed. What fun it is to see your children grow and to document their lives so far. They say, after all, a picture is worth a thousand words.
There is no right or wrong way to display family photographs. You can use images of all sizes and color. Frames can either coordinate or not. They can hang on walls, lean on shelves, be nestled into bookcases… They can be blown up and turned into posters, or wallpaper. With a photo gallery memories will always be preserved… and for a small moment, time will stand still.
You needn’t many to start out with much – a few will do. To create a wall gallery simply group them together and leave enough space around them, on the sides, top and bottom so that you can keep adding to them. For those of you just starting your own home and family, do include your wedding pictures. Heirloom photos of your parents and grandparents add a wonderful touch.
Another idea is to create a children’s gallery and frame your children’s artwork among the photographs. The ideas and possibilities are endless. If your photographs are sitting in boxes, or worse – in your camera or on your laptop – get them off of there and onto your walls!
all photograph ideas via Pinterest