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The How-To Lounge: Displaying Photographs

The first thing I do when visiting someone's home for the first time is look at his or her photos. Personal photographs say so much about yourself and where you came from, but the way you display them is just as important as what's in the frame.

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  • When it comes to picking the frame, remember less is more. Don't choose one with a fussy border because it will distract the eye from the image inside the frame
  • Don't over do it. Too many photos displayed on a nightstand or a dresser can look cluttered and sloppy, not to mention hard to keep dust free. Instead, choose your favorite images in your favorite frames and swap out the photos when you have new ones you wish to display
  • If you have scenery photos you want to frame, I like them blown up and displayed in simple wood frames either leaned against shelves or hung in multiples on a blank wall
  • If you wish to show fun party pictures or cute childhood memories, pin them on a bulletin board in your office, or put them on your fridge in the kitchen. Keep more sophisticated pictures in frames
  • Put all your other favorite pictures in a photo album to keep on your coffee table so people can still enjoy your memories

For more great idea's, check out Dress Your Walls month on CasaSugar.


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