20 Creative Ways to Display Family Photos


Remember how we showed you the coolest family photo ideas? Well here are creative ways to display all of your favorite photos without it looking like a tacky display of me, me, me.

Here are our 20 favorite ways to display family photos:

  • Collage 1 of 20
    When it comes to photo collages, there's a distinct line between college dorm room and chic grown-up. This is an example of the latter.
  • Neatly Plaster the Walls 2 of 20
    Neatly Plaster the Walls
    These photos are individually taped to the walls and held in place with a Plexiglass overlay.
  • Family Wallpaper 3 of 20
    Family Wallpaper
    Rather than displaying a bunch of photos, why not blow up one favorite photo as the backdrop of the room?
  • Hallway Gallery 4 of 20
    Hallway Gallery
    Black frame with white matting -- repeat, repeat, repeat.
  • Photo Grid 5 of 20
    Photo Grid
    The easiest way to make a photo display look neat is to make a grid.
  • Invisible Frames 6 of 20
    Invisible Frames
    For a cleaner looking photo wall without bulky frames, this family used IKEA clips frames ($0.99 for a 4-pack).
  • Custom Framed Polaroids 7 of 20
    Custom Framed Polaroids
    Here's an example of getting all of your favorite polaroids into one custom frame.
  • Scrabble Boards 8 of 20
    Scrabble Boards
    This mom used old scrabble boards to display family photos and scrabble tiles to caption them.
  • Picture Shelves 9 of 20
    Picture Shelves
    If you look closely, you can see she decoupaged all of the photos to look like a scrapbook wall.
  • Clipboards 10 of 20
    Always a unique choice for photo displays.
  • Mix up the Photos 11 of 20
    Mix up the Photos
    You don't have to strictly display smiling family shots. Instead, this mom used family photos mixed in with other meaningful images.
  • Embroidered Family Photo 12 of 20
    Embroidered Family Photo
    The Etsy shop Little Pink House will hand-make your very own embroidered family portrait using your images.
  • Illustrated Family Photo 13 of 20
    Illustrated Family Photo
    The Etsy shop Super Studio will illustrate your favorite photos.
  • Creative Chaos 14 of 20
    Creative Chaos
    This entire apartment is covered in all types of photos. What do you think? Cool or Cluttered?
  • Scrapbook Wall 15 of 20
    Scrapbook Wall
    Instead of a standard photo wall, using special pictures with art work and mementos can create a scrapbook-like wall.
  • Photos to Art 16 of 20
    Photos to Art's "Photos to Art" feature will take any of your favorite photos and blow them up onto canvas. I've used this service myself, and I can say the quality is stunning.
  • Instax Mini Display 17 of 20
    Instax Mini Display
    An easy way to display family photos taken on your Fuji Instax.
  • Fill a Large Wall 18 of 20
    Fill a Large Wall
    Black frames + white matte + black-and-white photos + grey wall = beautiful.
  • Mason Jar displays 19 of 20
    Mason Jar displays
    This mom ditched the standard frames and lines her mantel with mason jars filled with family photos.
  • The Coolest Frames Ever 20 of 20
    The Coolest Frames Ever
    I'm absolutely smitten with these hand-crafted wooden frames, especially after seeing them in person. They're only sold through professional photography studios, so inquire around your area.

No photos to display? Try these stylish art prints for any room!

1. Pinterest/Aneta Hayne; 2. Martha Stewart; 3. Apartment Therapy; 4. Apartment Therapy; 5. Apartment Therapy; 6. Design Sponge; 7. Flickr/The 10 Cent Designer; 8. Alkemie; 9. Just Between Friends ; 10. Ashley Ann Photography; 11. Paislee Press; 12. Pink House;  13. Studio; 14. Jeffrey Moss via Design Mom; 15. David Prince via Family Circle; 16.; 17. Photojojo; 18. Creative Mama; 19. Shabby Nest; 20. Chic & Cheap Nursery

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