For many of us, the hardest part about photography is actually printing the images and displaying them on the walls of our homes. Sometimes a large dose of inspiration is necessary to cure the decorating blues. Our newest CMmentor, the fabulous Amy Lucy Lockheart, asked our members to show us their walls and she’s sharing some of them with you all today!
For a special treat, today’s blog post is sponsored by our friends at Urban Lane Frames. Keep reading for a chance to win one of their gorgeous frames!
Enjoy and be inspired!
creative wall displays | get those photos off your hard drive
We may take hundreds or even thousands of photos every month, but how often do we take the time to get those images off our hard drives and up on our walls? If your walls are covered, then great! If not, this article is for you. Be prepared to be inspired by the ideas featured below.
Over the last year, I have made an effort to create unique photo displays that are a reflection of the décor of our home and my personal aesthetics. There is something greatly satisfying about creating beautiful images and then proudly showcasing them in my home. That sense of pride in one’s own creations is something I want to instill in my children, so I believe highlighting my art (and theirs as well) is very important.
Here are a few of the ways I exhibit my photos:
The women of CM delivered when I asked them to show me how they creatively display photos. They shared their groupings of frames, use of wall ledges, canvas clusters, and clever ways to feature small prints. If you’ve been lacking inspiration, look no further.
Groupings of Framed Images
Grouping framed images together en masse is quite popular and makes a big impact. The beauty of frames is that the prints can be changed easily and frequently, so if you have trouble committing to a single image for a large canvas, perhaps frames are a better choice. Whether you prefer an eclectic mix of frames or a clean and simple look, there is room for framed images in every home.
Ledges mounted to a wall provide a flat surface for arranging framed or mounted prints, canvases, and other unique photo products.
Canvases offer a timeless way to present artwork. In my home, we view them as family heirlooms. With that in mind, why hang up just one when you can have several? Canvases grouped together have a classic appeal that coordinate with any type of décor.
Displaying Small Prints
There will always be a place for small prints – 4x6s, square prints, and instagram snapshots can have a spot on our walls as well. Instead of storing them in a drawer or box, try one of these creative ways to share your favorite snapshots.
Amy Lucy Lockheart, Minnesota
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Residing in Minnesota with her husband and three children, Amy has “always had an appreciation and interest in photography, but my beautiful children inspired me to pursue photography and for that I am so grateful.” Shooting with a Nikon D4 and varying prime lenses her “first priority is capturing the fleeting moments of childhood. I love photographing my own children and showing them how much I love them through the images I create. I also enjoy capturing the connections between family members as they interact in unique locations. I want my clients to look at their images and be overcome by the love their family shares.” Exploring and picnicking in a state park with her family or searching for vintage treasures at estate sales, flea markets, and antique shows is how she likes to spend her day off but she also enjoys sewing, volleyball, gardening, volunteering, roasted red pepper hummus, a good book, compassionate people, and watermelon.
Our friends at Urban Lane Frames are going to help one lucky commenter get started on beautifying their walls! They are giving away a lovely 5×7 Wispy frame. Hardware is included to hang the frame in two ways and they’re also throwing in a fun chalkboard insert!
Just leave a comment on this post and one lucky winner will be randomly selected. You have until Thursday, May 17th at midnight PST to enter. The winner will be selected and posted on Friday, May 18th via an update to this blog post so be sure to bookmark this page and check back next Friday. You can also head on over the their Facebook page to keep up with their latest news and check out the fun contest they’ve got going on!
Thank you Amy for putting this together and to all our members who showed us their walls! How do you display photos in your homes? We’d love to see! Share with us in the comments!
Winner of the Urban Lane frame is Langley Clark – congratulations, Langley! Please contact me at Kathryn@clickinmoms.com to claim your gift!
Thanks to all who entered!