Displaying Magical Memories in Your Home
There is hardly a person in the land that doesn’t have a camera phone, and with the younger generations seeming to snap every single aspect of life, it is estimated that 1.4 trillion images were taken during 2021!
But with figures like this, it makes us wonder why the tradition of displaying photos in our homes seems to have decreased in recent times.
With so many magical memories captured, we look at ways that they can be displayed to great effect no matter what the setting or the budget.
There is nothing like a simple, free standing photo frame with a favourite image in to accessorise a room scheme. There are so many stylish frames around; many high street stores have a great range of timeless and on trend options, or for that really special image, this classic and super stylish Vera Wang frame is perfect for wedding photos, photos of a special little person, or even a beloved pet.
Whilst an elegantly framed photo will stand the test of time, another equally stylish option is a collection of complimentary frames of varying sizes arranged in a cluster. Great on a bookcase, a cabinet or arranged in a home office.
Or, add shelves to a wall and simply lean various frames on there, a great option for a more contemporary home, informal setting, or garden room.
Photos that have been enlarged and printed on canvas, acrylic or even framed can make a great statement piece within a room. Perfect for capturing happy times with friends and family, a scene of a much-loved place can also create a wonderful impact in many rooms. Beach scenes look wonderful in bathrooms, or bedrooms; countryside vistas bring an air of peace and tranquillity to dining areas or family rooms, whilst striking black and white images can bring sophistication to a living room or master suite. Whether it’s a Caribbean beach, a favourite spot close to home, or some architectural images snapped on a city break in Rome, getting them off your phone and on to your walls can be very rewarding.
Photos can be easily used to create a talking point in room schemes too. A teenage girl’s bedroom can be easily accessorised by creating a photo board surrounded by twinkling lights or by creating a garland of fairy lights where photos can be clipped in between.
Clothes pegs and bulldog clips with rope or twine, can also make a great arrangement either in a bunting style format, or in vertical strips down a wall.
Photos can be collected in large groups of smaller canvases and then ‘framed’ together; perfect for capturing family memories in a more informal way. Or a memory board in a kitchen or home office, can be a casual way of grouping memories that all the family can add to.
Creating a gallery wall can also be very striking. How about creating your family tree, photo style on a wall in your hallway? Or creating a display that shows a favourite image from every year that a couple or family have been together?
The options are endless, all you need is a little imagination.
Online to on a shelf
With many places online that will either print photos or turn them into larger pieces of art, a quick internet search will give details so that you can simply decide which one to use.
And, if you fancy creating an album of memories, there are lots of handy apps that guide you through a step by step process to ensure your memories are treasured for ever and look great on a shelf or bookcase in your home too.
Perhaps this should be the year that we all bring our memories into our homes – after all we’ve all got some memory making to catch up on. Share them with us via social at @MillerHomesUK.