I am redoing my living room and not sure how to group my grandchildrens pictures. I have 5, one set is 2 girls and a boy and the other set are twin boys. They range in age 5 to 2.
Im making a picture rail to hang the pictures. Separating the pictures will be a wall mirror. Not sure if one grouping should have current pictures of all 5 and the 2nd grouping pictures from when they were infants Or should one grouping be of the twins with pictures from birth to present and the other grouping of my other three.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
The grouping is up to you how you want to view them. Once you decide how you want to divide them up or keep them together then you will know how many you need to arrange on the wall. Depending what else is around that wall will determine how you balance your arrangement.
Do not hang them too high, but keep them at eye level and try and keep the frames similar. If you can get them matted that would add to the appeal of the frames.
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Welcome. Can you post a pic of the area in which you intend to display the photos?
I have grandkids too, but personally, I don't like displaying past photos, opting instead to feature more current ones as I acquire them. Otherwise, the room and/or wall feels too cluttered. Optionally, you can feature albums on shelves or coffee table for those who wish to view them from time to time.
Of course, you're proud of them which is understandable, but I'm simply offering you options to avoid overcrowding your space. BTW, collage picture frames may be a way to feature each child or groups of grandkids. Slide frames are another way to go and can be displayed via tabletop.
Hope the picture comes through. The wall is 14 ft at the highest and 29 feet long. the whole wall doesnt show up Thanks
Ah. You might consider following the incline of the wall much as one does along a stairwell. This will draw the eye upward. That being said, I believe I'd enlarge my favorite photos and frame them all the same since this space is so lofty vs. a grouping of smaller photos. As I suggested previously, consider installing floating shelves which will allow ease of change as the children mature as well as shallow 3D art objects. Be sure to stagger the rows to allow for taller frames and to fill this lofty void better. Also, be sure to anchor the wall w/ furniture beneath the art.
These are just a couple things to think about:
I like to display photos of my family, but I don't like my walls to look like a family photo album. I select a few nice pictures to display and then I keep the rest in albums that are handy to look through.
I display family photos like fine art photos, meaning that they are framed with nice large mats.
I do and I don't display family photo's but never on the wall. I have some favorites so I don't care how old they are or out of date, they are s till a pleasure to look at.
If I display them downstairs they are framed and on a table top. For instance I have one of our whole small family taken on new years eve in 1999 when we all were in evening clothes including my then 4 year old DGS in a tux!
I also have some old black and white photos which I sometimes display of my fathers sisters and one of my siblings and me.
I have one of those many photo opening framed things hanging on the wall in my upstairs hall (well guess I just broke my rule!) EVERYONE loves looking at those pics, which cover a wide range of years.
This is one of my favorite family photos. DD took it of DH and her DD. It was later used as the cover for a vacation supplement in the Sunday paper. This I keep on a bulletin board in our small computer room. I have lots of family pictures in this small space.
p.s. that little girl is in Paris now, attending a summer session of college! How fast they grow up. So however you display their photos do enjoy these precious bles sings life gives us.This message has been edited. Last edited by: lady of shallot,
Are you talking about a picture rail that you stand pictures on, or a moulding that you hang hooks on and suspend pictures from? Are the pictures all the same size and in same size frames? How many pictures are you planning to hang? Lots of variables!
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