Styling your home with those all important family portraits!!

Your photoshoot with ourselves has been and gone. The most often popular question we find is around styling your home.  So many people only share these family photos digitally and never take the time to print and frame them. To actually enjoy with their own family. In a day and age when we rarely print photos anymore. It is a treasure to see your favourite faces on your wall daily. But it can be overwhelming to even know where to start. What photos would you frame and how would you arrange them around your home?

Whats hot at the moment is hanging galleries with numerous frames on a large blank wall. Check out the link here for some beautiful examples. If space is at a premium, a simple (and inexpensive) way to add family photos to your home is to simply add one each year as your family grows. If the only time a year you take a special family photo is around the holidays, then frame your year-end family photo and keep adding to the wall as you go. Id like to share some top tips for anyone interested in displaying their images this way:

  • First and foremost—don’t stress! Gallery walls don’t have to be absolutely perfect, and they usually look better and more natural if they aren’t.
  • Start by holding your first image on the wall to find the perfect spot. Estimate and mark the correct nail/hook placement for your piece, and then hammer the nail so the hook is where you want the wire to hit.
  • Repeat the hanging process with the frames to the left and right of the first, then with those above. Try to keep all frames 2 – 3 inches apart from one another so placement looks purposeful.
  • Wait until you’ve hung all the frames in your arrangement, take a step back, and then straighten and level everything. Use a few pieces of sticky tac on the back of the frames to guarantee they stay put.
  • Find another piece you’d like to incorporate? No problem! We recommend building your wall out and up from your original arrangement, keeping the same 2 – 3-inch spacing between each frame
  • A few family photos displayed on the wall, above your desk or work area, can make this space feel more personalized. They can be made in black and white for a more artistic touch.

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