Tips for Displaying Old Photographs

Oct 12 07:12 2012 Micah Castro Print This Article

Best ways to show off your favorite old photographs.

Photography is a really wonderful hobby. Among those who are into photography there seems to be a big debate between film and digital. In all reality both methods of photography have their benefits,Guest Posting it really just depends what type of look you are going for. One thing that all photographers can agree on is that no matter how you take a picture, the best part is enjoying the photograph for years to come.

Whether you own a home or rent there is no reason that you can’t display some of your favorite old pictures. Having your pictures out for others to see and enjoy can make your house feel more like a home. Here are 3 simple tips for displaying your photographs:

1.       Group Family Pictures- When you decide which photographs you would like to display the next thing you want to do is group them. Try arranging your pictures so that all of your family photos stay together. Keeping pictures of your family grouped can make for a truly beautiful display. You can also use your pictures to tell stories of past experiences that you’ve had.

2.       Keep your Picture Frames Matching- When it comes to displaying your pictures you need to try and stay consistent with your picture frames. Mixing and matching pictures frames to display your pictures in may not be the best choice from a design standpoint. Head to the store and try and find matching or at least very similar frames to use in your home.

3.       Use a Shelf- If you are looking for the perfect place to display your old photographs then using a shelf might just do the trick. There are hundreds of different shelves that you can choose from and if you can’t find something that you like then you could always have a custom one made. Either way, a shelf is the perfect way to organize pictures and show them off to all of your guests. You can mix in other items on your shelf as well that may serve to compliment the photos that you have.

Keep in mind that arranging photos can take a lot of practice and it isn’t something that you will be an expert at the first time you try it. You may want to do some research online for styles and design ideas that you like. Websites like Pinterest are fabulous for getting decorating ideas and it might be a good place to start. If you don’t have much of a photograph collection, that’s no problem. All you need to do is start taking pictures throughout the day. You can take a camera with you during family activities so that you’re ready to capture any moment.

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Micah Castro
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Micah is a freelance writer for Udall Shumway.

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