10 Creative Ways to Display Photos in Your Home

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04/26/2021
by Laura Gardiner
Studio Manager, Tribeca Printworks

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Decorating your space is an exciting way to channel some creativity and personalize your home. When you find creative ways to frame art or new photo display ideas for your walls, you can completely change a room’s look.

Here are 10 ideas we love for how to display paintings and photos in your home:

1. Install a Picture Ledge

Frame your prints and place them along a shelf or ledge to create a picture ledge. Use different frame sizes and colors and overlap some of them to create even more visual interest. You can swap your pictures out at any time to keep your display fresh.

2. Get a Huge Canvas Print

Choose a large painting on canvas or get a huge custom canvas print and make it the centerpiece of your space. Canvases have their own structure, so there’s no need for a frame.

3. Create a Gallery Wall

Transform an empty wall with a collection of prints or paintings. Mix and match, or make your images more cohesive with matching frames. Arrange your gallery however it fits best.

4. Frame Something Different

Artwork can be anything! Try framing something different, like maps, tapestries, book covers, advertisements or dried flowers to create unexpected pieces of art for your walls.

5. Use Print Hangers

Print hangers are a great way to display art prints without frames. Their sleek design creates a minimalist look and retains the refinement associated with a frame.nonglare acrylic photo over desk

6. Opt for a Frameless Treatment

Consider a frameless option like an Acrylic Face Mount or print on Aluminum for a sleek, no-hassle hanging arrangement.

7. Create a Grid

Print a bunch of photos in small squares of the same size and arrange them in a grid to create a larger, more impactful display. Leave them unframed or place them in identical frames for a more dramatic look.

8. Choose Colored Matting

Most prints are matted with white or neutral mats, but colored matting can make a big impact. Choose a color that ties together the room and the print and a neutral, light-colored frame to create an eye-catching visual.

9. Display in Pairs

Choose two pieces that look like they belong together, and have them printed at the same size. Mount them in identical frames and hang them side by side for a lovely pair. To mix it up, you could stack them vertically in a narrow space.

10. String Them Up

Run strings along your walls and use clothespins to pin frameless prints in various places. To add some ambient lighting to the room, you can use string lights instead of normal strings. The clothespins make it easy to swap out photos whenever the mood strikes.

Add Custom Prints and Frames to Your Space

At Tribeca Printworks, we can help make your vision a reality with large, museum-quality prints and custom framing options. We love helping customers complete projects and find creative new ways to display their prints.

Order online or schedule a one-on-one consultation with our team to discuss your ideas and get a free estimate. Drop by our studio anytime to chat, or use our online contact form to set up a chat through phone or email.