Tuesday, August 12, 2008

All About Display




I literally let out a "EHH!" when I saw these display ideas on skona hem. I couldn't understand the text, but the images spoke loud and clear. The first image is my favorite. Framing photo negatives - who would have thought? I'm so using that idea! The modernized family tree is also quite lovely.

Do you frame and hang items besides photos and prints - like fabric, postcards, or any other kooky things? How do you creatively display them?

41 comments:

Jan said...

I do that all the time. I have never been one to conform to just hanging pictures. I love mixing it up for variety and it pleases my eyes.

Wonderful pictures. I love them all. The second is my favorite.

quaint handmade said...

these are wonderful, love the second one as you can change it so easily. i have antique buttons and vintage cigarette cards in frames.

please sir said...

Oh the buttons and cards sound great!

mary said...

I don't normally, but I on framing a crocheted doily (!) from Etsy with our last name on it.

Scatterbrain Tal said...

Lovely images!
Personally I LOVE framed fabrics, this way the pattern 'comes out' and makes such a beautiful decoration on the wall. I also love to hang all kinds of small cute postcards:)

Project Ecoart said...

These are brilliant! Just what I was looking for. I spent most of the night wide awake thinking of display options for my nw retail space. Keep 'em coming!

simplesong said...

ooh, great photos. so many good ideas + great inspiration.

nadia said...

I love these ideas!

Laura said...

these are so lovely...
speaking of negatives, we decorated a small hanging lamp with some old negatives...now it's a chandelier!

Sandra Ree said...

Love the third and last picture. The third because I love the way the photos are displayed, I have a couple of those hanging around (though not as stunning as that one) and the last picture just because it's so pleasing to the eye. And framing negatives is definitely something new to try!

Krissy said...

My favorite is the first one too! What a great idea!

Leah said...

i love these! thanks for sharing the ideas!

Jude said...

Those framed negatives are really striking, and the family tree is a great fresh approach. I haven't been as creative with my framed artwork, but these ideas definitely get me thinking.

Julia said...

I love the photo contact sheets, all framed up beautifully! I snip my out and clothespin them to craft boards :) I love the looks of these!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

I love this post so, SO much! I'll be saving it, referencing it and definitely buying a few things!

dottie said...

i just love mobiles & garlands right now - what a wonderful way to display cards, prints or whatever you want to see everyday!

jae said...

I'm in complete agreement. I love the negatives, but the modernized tree would definitely earn some wall space, too!

Abbey Goes Design Scouting said...

I love that bottom image -- I totally collect and display things -- mostly on my mantel!

Dianna said...

Love these ideas! Thanks for the inspiration.

Karen said...

I love that first photo! I like to frame postcards, pictures from old books, sheet music...I'm a framing nut, really!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Now *that* is the color (photos 1 & 3) I wanted my BR walls to turn out. Grrrr. It's so lovely.

And I love that first pic...I need to get more adventurous with my framing arrangements. The mister tends to be less adventurous so I just go with it. I think I need to try and work on that. ;-)

I�ll frame just about anything. I think I smell a blog post topic coming on!

littlebyRD said...

These are great inspiration! I love it when people display a mix of things...cards, pictures, pretty paper - all together

please sir said...

Oh sheet music is a good idea! And those wall colors are nice - get crazy with your display!

...love Maegan said...

agreed. the colors in the first image are so rich and dreamy.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I wish I could be that creative......however I'm not...one day!!

Gill

naphtali said...

I love the family tree idea!

Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall said...

So pretty. Love these displays as well! The colors are all so great!

katiecrackernuts said...

Yeap. The negatives idea caught my eye too. And that basket in the second last pic, with the family "tree". Cute.

Hey Harriet said...

These are all fab ideas! Very inspiring! I've seen old negatives used to create wonderful lamp shades. Can't remember who was making them, somebody on Etsy I think. They looked great! I'm currently pulling apart old viewmaster reels (the ones I have doubles of) to use the teeny slide/negs for something. Haven't figured out what I'm going to use them for. Maybe put them in teeny frames! Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

Victoria said...

Loving the first and second ones, great ideas!
And to answer your question, I don't bother to frame everything, but I do hang various things on the wall... pocket watches, old game boards, vintage rulers, old postcards... and my grandfathers old tambourine!

Pigtown-Design said...

I am like Victoria... various things hanging on the walls... some new paintbrushes in graduated sizes, some wire strainers in graduated sizes, a vintage handbag from paris...

{this is glamorous} said...

The top image is fantastic -- such a great idea.

Camille said...

I'd love to frame a lot of different items, but I have to compromise with a husband who is more traditional. To me, nothing is off limits for a frame.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

I love that negative idea also......it's a shame they sit around in boxes......

SimplyGrove said...

Love the bottom display photo!

Mrs.French said...

Oh how I long for a subscription (even if I have no idea what it says).

Teal Chic said...

Gorgeous!

The first one is my favorite as well.

Leanne said...

Ohh, I like this post! Such cleaver ideas!! I like to mix + match little doodads, postcards, pictures and such. I've completed a few odd, albeit creative, DIY projects around our apartment. :)

shi(f)t said...

i love the new take on the family tree

The Lil Bee said...

Love these! Especially the bottom photo. And that blue chair. My cousin is really creative with how she hangs things. I love looking at her apartment when I visit. I am more of a lean-things-against-the-wall decorator.

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