My family has so many photos that we’ve collected over the years, but they’ve been doing the same thing all this time – taking up space on our mantle, side board and fridge. Do you have any fun ideas for making the most of our family photos?
Lauren, Mississauga, ON
Lauren, I have just the solution! We all hang photos in our homes – the trick is in how we group them.
Suzanne Perrin, an interior designer who creates personalized spaces, loves the idea of organizing photos around an uplifting theme like laughter. She says just “capture family and friends over time with their contagious smiles and joyous laughter, and place the pictures on a prominent wall that you walk past every day.”
She suggests a few tips to make this work. Be quick with that camera! Choose frames that suit your style—casual or formal. Lay out the photos on the floor to see what arrangement works. And use a level and a measuring tape when you hang the frames.
“Everyone will smile when they walk past, even you,” says Suzanne. “And your visitors will be stealing this idea for their own!” And with the holidays around the corner, you could consider making a wall of holiday memories – that way you can keep celebrating the season all year long!
You’ll want to make sure those happy faces stay visible, so remember to use your Pledge® Multi-Surface Duster to keep all those cheery photos free of dust.