A richly detailed c. 1870 copper rooster, complete with a ball-and-arrow base, rests on a plain modern stand. The original mount would have been custom-fitted to the roof on which the rooster formerly perched.
We all have them, they keep increasing in number and often seem to get out of control. We could just keep them on the computer or in a box , but shouldn't someone else be able to see them? Without thought you can easily end up with every square inch of the tables and bookshelves in your house overrun with family photos. Perhaps these tips can make photo display a little easier and more polished. Hang to create one unit source Using the same colour frames and hanging them so they touch gives the impression of one large unit. When we want to join anything well in our house the answer is always 'Liquid Nails' construction adhesive. Including coloured papers in tones that work with the images provides a resting place for the eye, highlights the photos, and creates colour cohesiveness. Put some thought into where you place the colours and also keep arranging the photos until you have a pleasant composition. If you have access to Ikea frames they work very well for this type of project. source What a great idea for a headboard. I also like the fact that it keeps the photos in a private part of the house. Use one type or colour of frame to unify collections source Nothing looks as sharp as black and white photographs displayed in a grouping. While the sizes and thicknesses of frames vary, the colour provides cohesiveness. The overall rectangular shape formed by the frames adds a professional look of the grouping. source While this may look like a more haphazard arrangement on first glance, a closer look reveals order. source This set up is more visually ordered. Lining up the bottoms and tops of photographs through the middle of an arrangement produces a strong graphic element that draws the eye. Charlie & Co. Design I guess you can tell which type of arrangements I like. I seem to have quite a few examples of grids! Group on a table or mantle source Fluegge Interior Design, Inc. Do you have a favourite way to display family photos?