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Alternative & Stylish Ways To Display Photos

Instead of making a cluttered mess having all your favorite family and vacation photos displayed on side tables and along the wall in random places in ugly, boring frames … try displaying them in some different ways. We’re all too used to seeing everyone’s graduation, wedding and 4th grade snapshots hanging above the bookcase or staring at us in the face on a coffee table. There are plenty of ways to incorporate your family’s pictures into your home’s decor and not just as a side piece or messy, chunky accessory.

Sometimes it’s hard to figure out the best possible place to hang a new photo or those vacation pictures you’ve just gotten developed. The rest of your home is decorated already, without a place to hang the pictures. And because of this, unfortunately, they seem to always end up taking up too much space on the fridge, along with an abundance of magnets, report cards and doctor’s appointment reminders.

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Try out and use some of these inspirational and creative ways to display your photos. They’re all work as a  way to design your space with your photos in mind, instead of trying to find a place for them after the styling has already been completed.

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I’m a lover and big advocate of DIY projects and being able to put personal touches on as much as you can inside your home. It is your home after all! And with almost all of these ideas, you’re the brains behind your home’s beauty and not some home decor superstore. Leave all those store bought frames and new age photo gadgets behind.

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And please stop buying photo frames on sale, just because they’re on sale (even if it’s a fabulous find). They do absolutely nothing for your home’s style or design! Instead, stock up on clipboards, chicken wire, hangers and clothespins ….. so you can create something extra special for an extra special part of your home.

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When you host a dinner party or have some friends over for afternoon tea, it gets a little overwhelming having every inch of your wall covered with pregnancy photos and grandma’s latest Christmas photo-op. It’s important to remember that  your home is a balance between your family and style … but it’s easy to capture both. Use all these fabulously creative ideas to give your photos a new look. You don’t have to follow along exactly (unless it works for you of course) but give it your own flair and have fun. Just remember to think outside-the-box or, well, outside-the-frame.{picture sources:apartmenttherapy, wenderful and mightygirl}.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on May 14, 2012

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Grace Lynne Fleming
From the outskirts of Nashville, I couldn't imagine calling anywhere else home. Graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a B.A. in Communication, I'm a lover of words.

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