In a world where everything is digital, it’s often easier to view all your photos on a computer screen, tablet or phone, rather than physically displaying them in your home. But we say it’s time to take a technology break and get back into showing off your beautiful family photos, travel images and more. Yes, you can slide from image to image in a gallery on your iPad, but a customized wall display can not only be a conversation piece, but can also be your own personalized piece of art.
Paige Johnston, Lux Design’s Condo Quickie lead designer based in Calgary shares her tips on how to create an amazing and beautiful family photo display. “Technology is actually great. My family just hired a photographer for a few hours for family photos and the prints were amazing – custom made to any size,” says Paige. “They took so many photos and they gave us all of them. You can do so much with it, so technology has really helped.” So take the time to get your photos off your phone and computer and make a wall display of your most cherished pictures.
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Think clean and crisp for a modern home
Take a collection of photos you really love and have them all mounted or framed on the same backings and finishes for a clean look. To create a polished vibe, keep the images in the same family of shapes – all rectangular or square. “From my family photo experience, we hung a number of different images of various sizing on our wall and it looks incredibly professional yet totally fun,” says Paige. “This particular photo wall consists of the same rectangular style of photograph with identical backings so, while the sizing varies, there is a consistency to the display.”