6 Ways to Displaying Old Family Photos of Yours

For many of us, those old family photos that are tucked away in various drawers and cubbies are nothing but a source of embarrassment but if treated right, they can be a great way to enhance your home decor too. However, are there ways in displaying old family photos?


Below are just some of the ways you can put your old family photos to good use, and don’t worry if they’re a bit old and damaged because you can use photo restoration to get them looking as good as new again as soon as you take them out of the box.

1. Create a gallery wall

A gallery wall is a very simple way to showcase your best family photographs and any other artwork you can think of too. Simply place them all in frames of different sizes and arrange them in a quirky way on any wall you choose, It will turn a plain wall into a feature, and ensure those wonderful family memories can be cherished.

2. Turn them into decorations

Instead of displaying your family photos in the usual way, you would display them – in photo frames for example – try to make them more interesting by cutting out that image of your mother and turning it into a decoration you can hang from the fireplace or by gluing that image of your old family dog to a wooden dog shape and placing it on the bookshelf. Sounds mad, but it’s a fun crafting activity and it can look surprisingly good too.

3. Turn it into a cushion


If you have the negatives for your old family photos, you can use them to print your images on cushions, blankets, and various other fabrics which will add a quirky touch to any bedroom and allow you to snuggle up with your favorite memories too.

4. Make a wreath

Make a wreath out of paper, or even flowers and other foraged items if you prefer, and insert a photo into the length every few inches, for a one-of-a-kind door decoration that oozes family history. This idea is perfect for the festive season, but you can make it work at any time of the year if you’re an all-year wreath lover.

5. Transform your table

Transforming your table into a piece of history by using basic decoupage techniques to transfer that picture of you all at Christmas dinner or on vacation in Hawaii onto the wood is surprisingly easy to do, and it will add warmth, color, and sentimentality to furniture that has seen better days. What’s not to love?

6. Peg them up

Hang some close lines between two walls, buy some light-up pegs and simply peg up all of your favorite family polaroids. They’ll twinkle in the dark and light up your life with their amazing memories of fun times gone past.

As you can see, using your old photos to spruce up your home decor is a great, low cost way to bring more interest into your home. So, what are you waiting for on displaying old family photos? And from then on you can even identify how to start your own art gallery!

[All images were downloaded from unsplash]