9 Amazing Ways To Display Photos in Your Home (Sponsored + Giveaway)

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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.

2. Minimal

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.

3. Magnets

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.

Image by Sticky9

Image by Sticky9

Image by Sticky9

Image by Sticky9

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.

Image by Sticky9

Image by Sticky9

6. Maximise

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
  • Gary

    I’m a renter, so walls aren’t an option so I have photographs in frames standing on appropriate furniture as well as photographs streaming via my Apple TV to my television set in my living area so when I’m not watching a program I can view my photographs :-) I also have photographs of my daughters as wallpaper on my iOS devices and a small photograph of them in my wallet. Everytime I turn on my telephone I see my daughters :-)

    • http://kikiandtea.com/ Tamsin Howse

      Magnets would work well for you then! You can put them on your fridge. Thanks for entering :)

      • Gary

        Magnets would be perfect :-)

  • http://emhawker.com.au/ Emily

    I love what you’ve shared! I generally like minimal, but have plans to go with ‘maximise’ in our stairwell. Floor to ceiling, cover the wall with large framed pics from our professional family pics and those of our siblings and their families. Can’t wait to put the final final touches on our reno so we can move on to the pretties.
    Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Love in a line too – looks amazing. That’s got front hallway written all over it.

    • http://kikiandtea.com/ Tamsin Howse

      Oh I’d love to do ‘Maximise’ in a stairwell but I don’t think it would work in my house given the uncoordinated people who live in it (me). I have often considered doing a line down the stairwell as the wall in my place on the stairwell goes all the way up to the cathedral ceiling so it would have a lot of impact.

    • http://kikiandtea.com/ Tamsin Howse

      Hi Emily, you’re a runner up!! Congratulations! Email me tamsin@kikiandtea.com to claim

  • Monique Fischle

    I love all of these options, minimal is so visually appealing. Putting up photos makes me feel like a place is home. I got long landscape canvases of three of my wedding photos and it just makes my house look so much better! I guess my favourite way to display photos is a minimalistic approach because where I’m currently living is so small, you don’t want to overwhelm the space with too many photos or other design elements to be honest.

  • Bek

    I rent, but my real estate seems to accept the command adhesive hooks so I’ve put a few pics up with that. I also use furniture- I have paintings resting against walls on top of bookshelves, and photos against the top of my sideboard. I use magnet clips to attach photos to my fridge, but magnets would be a lot easier and look nicer! 😉

    • http://kikiandtea.com/ Tamsin Howse

      Yes! You definitely need some Instagram magnets!

      I feel like there could be a sequel to this – how to display photos in your home when you can’t put holes in anything.

    • http://kikiandtea.com/ Tamsin Howse

      Congrats, Bek, you’re a runner up! Email me tamsin@kikiandtea.com to claim

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  • http://christineknight.me/ Christine Knight

    I badly want to actually design a photo wall like one of the above. Right now mine are stuck on existing hooks in my rental, so I guess minimal! I’d love to win these magnet photos!

    • http://kikiandtea.com/ Tamsin Howse

      Wouldn’t it be delicious to be able to design a full photo wall? My problem is time!

  • http://www.glamourcoastalliving.blogspot.com/ Ashlea

    I always loved doing a annual calendar, but I have been toying with the idea of sticky magnets. It would be a fun way to show my favourite images and each time I go to the fridge, smile! :)

    • http://kikiandtea.com/ Tamsin Howse

      I smile every time I go to my fridge!

  • http://www.dancingthroughsunday.com.au/ bec

    I love the Maximise however I couldn’ handle that!

    I love using Instagram so I think the magnets would be the way to go, because in this digital age when everything goes on Instagram for 2 seconds and then is forgotten about, it would be nice to print some out and stick them on the fridge where I would see them every day.. a few times a day hehe.

    I also love the instax polaroids and have them all over my house tacked onto the wall.

    • http://kikiandtea.com/ Tamsin Howse

      I love the Polaroid look! I don’t think I could handle maximise either, although it looks amazing.

  • shelie

    My current method isn’t so much a method as something that evolves! I’ve got a few collage frames from my younger years that have gone up on my office walls, and my in-laws like to print and frame stuff for us, which have been placed on our “mantel” (the top of the TV shelving). But my grand plan is a “maximise” style feature wall in our living room. I’ve been collecting interesting frames for a couple years, but haven’t got the time to sift through the photos and print them off! So having to only pick from my relatively small collection of instagram pictures to make some magnets sounds fabulous 😉

    • http://kikiandtea.com/ Tamsin Howse

      I find selecting the photos one of the hardest parts of getting any printed! I miss the days when you got all you photos printed.

  • http://kikiandtea.com/ Tamsin Howse

    Great gift idea!

  • http://dietofplenty.com/ Amy @ dietofplenty

    I love to put them on things. Coasters, travel mugs, mobile wallpapers, stickers, keyrings- anything I use or refer to every day. Telling my 4 yr old to open the door with ‘the one with your big sister on it’. Asking ‘Can I have a Molly to put my cup down’. Knowing that when I flip the calendar, there will be a new favourite photo to look at every day for 30-odd days. The odd glimpse of a perfect memory on my coffee mug. I tend to breeze past pictures on the wall, so these give me a more engaging way to look at my favourite family pics.

    • http://kikiandtea.com/ Tamsin Howse

      Great ideas! Plus pictures help little kids with word association.

    • http://kikiandtea.com/ Tamsin Howse

      Congratulations! You’re a runner up! Contact me to claim your prize – Tamsin@kikiandtea.com

  • http://mrsbcshouseofchaos.blogspot.com.au/ Lisa Barton-Collins

    We live interstate from the extended family, and I didn’t want my children to forget what their relatives looked like so I put a family gallery wall up in the hallway. Instead of smiling heads I’ve carefully chosen photos that reflect the subjects personality – my mother giving me a dirty look, my dad laughing as he is caught shovelling a party pie into his mouth, my MIL sweeping the driveway in a witch outfit. I don’t want them to forget people’s personalities either. x

    • http://kikiandtea.com/ Tamsin Howse

      Hahah! I LOVE that! Particularly the bit about your mother giving you a dirty look.

    • http://kikiandtea.com/ Tamsin Howse

      Congratulations Lisa, you win!! Email me tamsin@kikiandtea.com to claim.