This post is sponsored by Sticky9
Growing up my parents had a rule about putting things on the walls. Don’t, was how it went. So I was always very intrigued when I visited friends homes and there were photos up on the walls. It was often the same: posed images of the family taken in matching white t-shirts and jeans taken by a portrait photographer in a studio or laughing against a tree.
Now I’m an adult (debatable) and have my own home I’ve been thinking about putting photos up on the walls. Being the total Pinterest fan that I am, I jumped straight on there and I’ve found 9 amazing ways to display pictures in your home.
1. Floating Shelves
Taking away all the hassle of having to level your photo frames and mark out the wall, putting pictures on floating shelves is a modern way to display them, and other posters or knick knacks, in your home.
I love the perfectly imperfect arrangement of different size and shape frames, and I’m always a sucker for an ampersand.
This is an ordered, lined version that makes use of the random empty walls we all have around the home. It turns your photos into a feature wall.
Go minimal for maximum impact. A group of 4 similarly styled photos on a wall can look incredibly organised and, when done well, pulls the room together nicely.
Displaying your photos as magnets gives a modern twist on the old tradition of sticking magnets on your fridge. Bonus points in my book as magnets on the fridge was another thing my parents were very much against and only the one identifying different kinds of spiders was ever allowed to stay. (Bonus: I can tell the difference between a male and female funnel web.)
Personally this is the one we have run with in our home, with our fridge being overwhelmed with magnets.
You can have them printed as individual pictures, or as 1 picture divided into 9 parts.
4. Photo Booth
Stepping away from the traditional posed shots with something like these photo booth images gives your photos a much more personal and fun feel. The size of these images creates a pretty impressive look.
5. Framed Collage
Putting a bunch of pictures together in a frame is an incredibly neat way of doing a photo collage, allowing you to display multiple pics without the messiness or drama of printing and framing separate pictures.
Maximise the impact by maximising the photos! I’m not sure I can handle this in my home, but I bet it would have incredible impact if I did.
7. Pick a Motif
Turn your photos into one big image by drawing between them and picking a motif. You could do a family tree, a clock, images in a line or hanging by pegs from a piece of string.
8. As a calendar
A favourite with my mother in law, you can have calendars printed up of your favourite photos and display them in a frame on the wall, allowing you to regularly change the picture you have on display. This one makes a particularly good gift.
9. In A Line
A more traditional way of displaying your photos but still with an element of interest. To do this one put a line of paint-friendly tape on your wall and hang the frames both above and below it.
There you have it! 9 amazing ways to display photos in your home.
For your chance to win your own Sticky9 magnets and photo frame, simply answer this question: What is your favourite way to display photos in your home?
Terms and conditions:
- First prize is 1 set of 9 medium magnets and a wall frame
- 3 runners up will receive a set of 9 instagram magnets
- Competition opens 4 March 2015 and closes 18 March 2015
- Competition open worldwide
- Answers will be judged based on creativity