Inspiring wall displays that you can create, too!

  • Christina Klahn

Inspiring wall displays that you can create, too!

Every year I have a goal and that is to print my photos.

It’s important to let your photos and your work live outside your hard drives. Sometimes it is simply to print snapshots of my family and keep my many scrapbooks up to date so that my kids can flip through the pages and relive their memories.

But I also love the idea of filling my house with my work and my children. So I set another goal when I moved into my new house three years ago which is to print photos that I can display on my walls each year. Here are some examples of those displays.

Jessica Nelson

Jessica Nelson

Jessica Nelson

And because everyone loves some wall inspiration, here’s some favorites from fellow CM members:

Kara Roberts

Kara Roberts

Christina Klahn

Christina Klahn

Thao

Thao

Miriam

Miriam

Jessica

Jessica

Eve Tuft

Eve Tuft

One other way to display your photos is small coffee table books from Artifact Uprising or Chatbooks. These come especially handy for Instagram printing.

Jessica Nelson

Abbie McCracken

Abbie McCracken

Or printing small magnets from Sticky9 (https://sticky9.com/). Also a great Instagram resource.

Jessica Nelson

If that wasn’t enough to get your photos off your hard drive and into your hands, here is a quick look at my super easy scrapbook. Just get a binder (I use We R Memory Keepers, get some 4×6 sleeves, or 12×12 for large scrapbook pages, and print a ton of photos in bulk. I love Persnickety Prints for this purpose. Then just fill up the pages. Easy peasy. I do this once every quarter!

Jessica Nelson

And lastly, a few favorites from the #projectprint project on Instagram:

ldammerman

ldammerman

Happy printing!

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About the Author:

Getting her start in a darkroom as a kid, Jessica Nelson is a serious hobbyist who lives in Maryland with her supportive husband, three camera-tired kids and an energetic rat terrier. She is often seen, camera in hand, chasing her kids around the house to capture their every moment. When they don’t cooperate, she is known to take her passion outside to shoot the beautiful nature that surrounds her, since they can’t protest. Visit Jessica Nelson online.
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38 Comments

  1. Emily M. Sep 29 2015 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    So many great ideas here! I print photos often–small prints (4×6, 5×7) and photo books, but I what I really want are some big canvases. Several of the walls in my house have been blank since we moved in (um, 4 years ago), because I just can’t decide which photos use for the canvases. Totally ridiculous, I know!

  2. Gabby Sep 29 2015 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    I love to hang both. But I do not mix color with the black and white. Maybe it’s an ocd thing?!

  3. Beckyk Sep 29 2015 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    I have 8 canvases in my home and would love more of them! Thanks

  4. Ariel Hill Sep 29 2015 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    Great post! I really need to print more of my images. 🙂

  5. Brooke Heeb Sep 29 2015 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    I prefer a mixture of both. I love black & white for really dramatic photos but I love color for the life that it brings.

  6. Abbe McCracken Sep 29 2015 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    Love this collection of ideas and artwork! Thank you for including me in the set. Now I need to get some on my walls too!!!

  7. Erin Hritz Sep 29 2015 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    I like color prints for walls!

  8. Sarah Hailey Sep 29 2015 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    I should print more, but I love color!

  9. Julie Brack Sep 29 2015 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    I print in full color! Love life out loud!

  10. Tamra Sep 30 2015 at 8:20 am - Reply

    So many great ideas here! I love to hang both b/w and color images. I like the idea of using different frame colors together now, too!

  11. Carol M Sep 30 2015 at 8:47 am - Reply

    these pictures are so inspiring! I usually prefer color.

  12. Adrianne Deschler Sep 30 2015 at 9:35 am - Reply

    I like a mix of black & white and color prints. Sometimes I group them together, and other times I mix them up. It just depends on the feel the image portrays.

  13. Shauna Hargis Sep 30 2015 at 9:59 am - Reply

    These print displays look amazing and such a great giveaway!

  14. Nicole S. Sep 30 2015 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    Love these ideas!

  15. Denise Sep 30 2015 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    What a wonderful blog post and a wonderful prize.

  16. Liz Sep 30 2015 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    So many great ideas! Great post Jessica!

  17. Karen Oct 01 2015 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    Generally do color pictures, but occasionally black and white too 🙂
    Great post!

  18. Heather Oct 02 2015 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    I prefer b&w but my hubby prefers color. 🙂

  19. Elizabeth Oct 02 2015 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    So many great ideas! I am terrible at arranging groupings, and definitely need the inspiration!

  20. Rachel F. Oct 03 2015 at 11:47 am - Reply

    I love to hang black and white and color pictures!

  21. Margy Oct 04 2015 at 7:35 am - Reply

    Great ideas…I hang both color and black & white.

  22. melissa mcclain Oct 05 2015 at 11:35 am - Reply

    Both

  23. Elizabeth Oct 05 2015 at 11:49 am - Reply

    I just did an entire display in my bedroom of black and whites – mainly because I have lots of color elsewhere in the room. In the living area I have mostly color though! 🙂

  24. Rachel Oct 05 2015 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    I have a black & white of all 5 of my kids that I love, but the rest are color. I LOVE color, so I add it wherever I can!

  25. Jennifer Rosen Oct 05 2015 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    Love the color!

  26. Mindy Oct 05 2015 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    I love color photos, but for display walls I often tend to hang black and whites.

  27. Tessa Oct 05 2015 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    Wow!! Amazing inspiration. I love CGPro and use them often for all my canvas printing…thanks for offering this giveaway!!

  28. Candice Morneau Oct 05 2015 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    I definitely need to hang up more of my prints! What I do have on my walls is a mixture of black and whites and colour – but not in the same grouping 🙂

  29. Helen Oct 05 2015 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    I love black and white images of nature/cityscape, but mostly have color photos of my family.

  30. Ashley S. Oct 05 2015 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    I love both b&w & color photos!

  31. Delaina Oct 05 2015 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    I love printing and hanging color prints!

  32. Colette Oct 05 2015 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    The Black and White look gets me every time. What a gorgeous variety of CGPro work!

  33. Krista Frohlich Oct 05 2015 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    I love both!

  34. Daniella Norris Oct 05 2015 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    About 99% of the prints I have a colour – I need to get more of them up on my walls though!

  35. Amy Smith Oct 05 2015 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    Such an inspiration! I need to print and hang my images! Black and white or color…love them both!

  36. Christa MvCann Oct 05 2015 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    I love your photo groupings- I plan to try some of these in my home! Thanks for the great ideas!

  37. Loren Haar Oct 05 2015 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    both!!

  38. barb Oct 05 2015 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    I do mostly color that coordinates with the room. However when I do black and white I pick one spot in picture and make it color – then break up the picture into multiple frames.

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