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20 Creative Ways to Display Photos

If you’re tired of tabletop frames, today’s post is for you. When it comes to displaying photos, there are many interesting ways to showcase your favorite snapshots. From DIY wall hanging options to unique purchases that will add personality to your grouping of pictures, the possibilities are endless. Below you will find 20 of our favorite techniques for getting creative as you display photos. Enjoy…

Wall Frame Options

We may be starting with wall frames (which seem to be the gold standard for photo displays), yet the selections below are anything but ordinary! This Picture Frame Set from Urban Outfitters features ten frames in various sizes. Choose from white, wood or black, and take the guesswork out of coordinating your own set of frames. One purchase, and you have the ingredients for an instant gallery wall. For a true gallery feel, mix in photos of places or nature rather than displaying only family shots.

Picture frame set from Urban Outfitters

Why not select a handful of your favorite Instagram photos and place them in record frames? Bonus points for colorful snapshots. This Record Frame Instagram Photo Wall from A Beautiful Mess features iPhone photos and plenty of creativity! In fact, Elsie and Emma of A Beautiful Mess are experts when it comes to taking and displaying photos. Stay tuned for a few more of their ideas in the post…

Record frame photo wall from A Beautiful Mess

A picture ledge provides a stylish resting spot for framed photos. Mix in some objets d’art, and you have a high-end look that’s as interesting as it is sophisticated. [from Home Portfolio]

Ledge shelving for photos

Grids are in, and this Umbra Gridart Frame from Urban Outfitters is perfect for displaying your favorite Instagram shots. Not to mention, this wooden frame will certainly become a conversation piece for the room of your choice:

Grid frame from Urban Outfitters

For a casual, colorful approach that’s ideal for home offices, dorm rooms and kids’ bedrooms, check out this Hanging Photo Sleeve from PB Teen. Choose from Grey, Royal Navy or Pool, shown below:

Hanging photo sleeve from PB Teen

Wall Installations

Next up: wall installations that integrate a large number of photos. Make your own for under $20 with ingredients such as Mod Podge and foam core boards. Learn more about this Wall Picture Collage at Bits of Everything:

Wall picture collage from Bits of Everything

If you’re not up for securing each photo to a collage, order a photo poster from Social Print Studio. You get to choose 50-200 Instagram photos, and Social Print Studio will do the rest. Once again, it’s all about the grid! For an additional fee, you can even get the poster framed.

Photo poster from Social Print Studio

Wowie zowie! We’re loving this large grid display above the mantel of A Beautiful Mess blogger Elsie Larson. Secured with painter’s tape, the photos are added to the wall in a way that also makes them easy to remove. Plus, the black and white approach creates a unified look:

Grid photo wall display from A Beautiful Mess

Give a dull corner some pizzazz with this corner heart display featured at PostalPix Blog. The color really brings the wall to life, don’t you think?!

Corner heart display from PostalPix

For an unexpected display of pictures, Emma from A Beautiful Mess created a border around a doorway, integrating patterned paper as a special touch:

Line a door frame with photos

For a wall installation that combines photo display fun with the current grid trend, this Metal Grid Photo Display from RH Teen makes a modern statement that can be packed with pictures or left empty in sections to emphasize the grid itself:

Metal grid photo display from RH Teen

Hanging by a String

When you display photos along a string, the look is casual, impromptu, and fabulously creative. This Copper Photo Clip Banner from Urban Outfitters is accompanied by 5 metal geo clips:

Copper photo clip banner from Urban Outfitters

Or you can go bold with a whole wall of photo string displays! Also from Urban Outfitters, this Metal Photo Clip String Set comes with 12 clips and one string. But as you can see below, there is power in numbers, so don’t hesitate to order several to give your wall new life.

Metal photo clip string from Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters’ Magnetic Cable Photo Holder creates a vertical photo display with the help of a cable and magnets. Display up to 8 photographs for a linear statement that showcases memories and plenty of style:

Magnetic photo holder from Urban Outfitters

Choose a string display with a zigzag form! This Cast-Metal Wire Photo Display from RH Teen works well with the brand’s metal photo clips, as shown below:

Wire photo display from RH Teen

There’s a lot of inspiration enjoy in this photo from Dutch magazine VT Wonen. It certainly proves that you can get crafty with a DIY photo display option that utilizes wire and binder clips. So whimsical! [via Emmas Design Blogg]

Binder clip photo display

For a DIY project that combines a photo display with a wall hanging (and a dash of Memphis-Milano style), check out this DIY Photo Wall Hanging from Homey Oh My!, crafted from supplies such as a wooden dowel, clay and a paint pen:

Photo wall hanging from Homey Oh My!

Tabletop Solutions

We end today’s post with a trio of tabletop photo display options that are anything but ordinary. The Tabletop Photo Carousel from Pottery Barn has a vintage look that works well in traditional and modern spaces alike:

Photo carousels from Pottery Barn

Craft a DIY Mini Photo Christmas Tree from Homey Oh My!, or make this tree work year-round in your home, thanks to fotobit frames that can be connected in any configuration!

Photo tree from Homey Oh My!

Last but not least, you can use crystals and craft wire to create a Mineral Photo Display that holds your favorite snapshots. Emma from A Beautiful Mess shares tips for working with wire in the tutorial.

Mineral photo display from A Beautiful Mess

Will you be incorporating any of today’s featured photo displays into your home?

Kate Simmons

Kate Simmons is a freelance writer and design blogger with a love of all things decor. She spent her childhood writing stories and working on interior design-themed DIY projects. Kate’s published writing reflects her special interest in how design has changed through the decades. Her blog Mirror80 ( http://mirror80.com/) explores the fashion and [...]

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