Sometimes, finding wall space for your family photos can be challenging! Many families think the only space appropriate for family photos is over the fireplace or sofa, or in the formal dining room. As family photographers, and having a family of our own, we want to debunk this idea!
We ask our family clients to send us photos of the walls in their home that they might consider hanging a family photo on, and almost 100% of the photos we receive are photos of the living room. Of course, your living room is a wonderful space for family photos! This is where your family and guests gather, so it’s a great space to show off a beautiful, professional photo of your family. However, what we want to talk about today is unique wall spaces. Outside of your primary living space, there are many spaces often forgotten or not thought of when you may be considering hanging family photos.
The business owner and main photographer of Arising Images, Prem, has three boys of his own. As you might expect, there are many family photos and photos of the boys hanging on the walls in their home. Below is a photo of his master bathroom, where there are 5 canvases hanging on the walls of his boys. Many people don’t think of a bathroom as a place for family photos, but think of how much time you spend getting ready in the mornings in your bathroom! Prem says he probably spends more time looking at the photos in his bathroom every day than anything else in his home, because what else is he going to do when he’s brushing his teeth?!
Sometimes, when it comes to finding wall space for your family photos, you need to think about where you spend the most time. If you spend most of your time in the kitchen, find some wall space there! If you have a basement living room, try hanging family portraits in the basement. Don’t forget about hallways, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and mud rooms. When it comes to family photos, it’s okay to get creative! There’s no “wrong space” to hang a photo. Wall designs come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and we can design a beautiful arrangement for almost ANY wall or area.
So, next time you want to hang a family photo, think outside of the box! Decorating your home with beautiful images of your family should have no restrictions!