Decorating Ideas for Family Pictures
Showcase cherished memories in your home with these four great ways to display family photos.
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Because the dining room of this home in Westwood, Calif. is only 18' x 15', it was especially important that the photo arrangement be sleek and simple, says designer Nicole Sassaman. To create the modern look she was after, Sassaman enlarged the pictures — all relatively recent shots of the residents' immediate family — to 8" x 10" each. The frames are stock items from Pottery Barn; similar ones are available at most decorating and art supply stores.
"When I can I use even bigger frames than this, and very oversize mats," says Sassaman. But whatever the size, "I don't like to clutter things up with different frame finishes. I prefer to keep it simple by using identical frames."
Although the look may be simple, hanging these photographs was not. "To create a set-up like this, get out the measuring tape and bring your patience because it takes time and can be tricky," says Sassaman.