29 Lovely Ways to Display Photos and Art in Your Home

Emma Haggerty Emma Haggerty
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Displaying photos in our home is a great way to bring warmth and personalisation to a room. No matter which room you choose, photographs can make a major impact on the interior design.

When considering how to display your photos, it's best to first consider which photographs would look best with the rest of the room — bring in furniture first. Then you'll want to look at sizing and placement. Larger photographs can look wonderful in living or dining rooms, while smaller photos look cosy in bedrooms and bathrooms.

But there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to displaying photos in your home, so don't feel restricted. Going for unexpected placement on the wall or on a shelf can help to make photographs stand out, and different arrangements may complement a piece of furniture better than others.

There are countless ways to make photos look amazing in your home — let's take a look at a few of them.

1. This gallery wall is a gorgeous arrangement of various frames. It's perfect to set up behind a couch!

Living Room in Holland Park Apartment Decorbuddi Classic style living room Blue
Decorbuddi

Living Room in Holland Park Apartment

Decorbuddi

2. Change up the colour of your photo frames — this white one complements the photo nicely.

3D Interior Modeling with Photo realistic modern render living area design ideas by Architectural Animation Studio Yantram Architectural Design Studio Modern living room
Yantram Architectural Design Studio

3D Interior Modeling with Photo realistic modern render living area design ideas by Architectural Animation Studio

Yantram Architectural Design Studio

3. This wall looks great with one simple photo — sometimes less is more!

Sisal Babylon Bark Sisal & Seagrass Classic style corridor, hallway and stairs
Sisal & Seagrass

Sisal Babylon Bark

Sisal & Seagrass

4. Hang a photo in an unexpected or blank space. Placing these photos in the stairwell adds a warm touch as you ascend and descend.

5. Get graphic with larger photos and don't be afraid to go for something bold.

6. Making a gallery of various sized photos give a fun eclectic vibe to a living room. It's a great idea to play with size, shape, and different frames.

7. A couple of small photos might look nice above a loveseat or a couch.

8. Go for an evenly spaced gallery. Photos that are set up and nicely arranged look wonderful here.

9. Split canvases make for a cool effect and greater impact on the walls of your home.

10. If you're feeling more daring, change it up by placing a bold photo on a table — it's a chic, elevated look.

11. You can never go wrong with a few photos scattered about the living room — this is the perfect way to set up family photos!

12. Don't burden the room with photos — try placing them where they can be seen from other rooms.

13. Make a photo the center piece of the room.

14. Place photos in random spots on the wall — it's eccentric and can add much needed colour to the walls.

15. Consider whether you need a frame — canvas looks seamless and may be a better option for larger prints.

16. For bolder photos, use black frames and try an off-kilter look by pairing a larger photo with a slightly smaller one.

17. Try simpler photo frames and placing for a softer look in the living room.

Living Room deDraft Ltd Scandinavian style living room Grey
deDraft Ltd

Living Room

deDraft Ltd

18. Place photo frames in nooks and crannies, shelves, dressers, and bookcases.

19. Placing a larger photo above a fireplace always looks amazing.

20. Go wide. Playing with length and width of photos can create a completely different look.

21. Setting two photos on top of one another is a great way to add height to the design of the room.

22. For high ceilings, add photos to draw the eye upward.

23. Photos are nice in the bathroom too — simple frames and shapes are ideal.

Private Residence in London EVGENY BELYAEV DESIGN Classic style bathroom
EVGENY BELYAEV DESIGN

Private Residence in London

EVGENY BELYAEV DESIGN

24. Fit multiple photos together a fun collage or to complete the photo.

25. Choose a bolder photo to add colour to a white room.

Master Bedroom/ Mayfair, London FADI CHERRY | design studio Modern style bedroom
FADI CHERRY | design studio

Master Bedroom/ Mayfair, London

FADI CHERRY | design studio

26. Match photos to other details in the room, like pillows.

Bespoke Handpainted bedroom, with luxury ensuite. Sculleries of Stockbridge Classic style bedroom
Sculleries of Stockbridge

Bespoke Handpainted bedroom, with luxury ensuite.

Sculleries of Stockbridge

27. Use a small gallery wall to add flair to a room and reduce blank space.

28. Place photos above areas of the room you want to highlight.

29. Place photos in multiple areas of the room but change up the display — larger photos look great on their own.

How would you arrange the photos in your home? Do you prefer galleries or single frames?

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