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Transform Your Family Photos With These Display Ideas

Your family photos deserve special attention. Here's how you can make them shine in your home.

Our real estate agents often hear that one of the best parts of becoming a homeowner is being able to decorate and display personal items any way you like. Adding all those personal touches to Tuscaloosa homes for sale will make you feel right at home in no time. So you probably can't wait to display those favorite family photos. But where should you even start? Here are a few creative options to inspire you.

  1. Opt for one large scenic photo. If you have a favorite vacation photo of your family somewhere with a nice view in the background, you could enlarge it and hang it on the wall.
  2. Small tile photo collage. Use small square or rectangle photos arranged in a grid pattern within a larger frame. This is nice if you have a lot of photos since you won't need to hang them individually.
  3. Black and white photos with color mats or frames. This idea creates a dramatic but playful effect. You could opt for different bright colors in a child's room or playroom. Or go with one or two colors to better compliment adult decor.
  4. Black and white photos against a boldly colored wall. If you have a boldly colored accent wall or are thinking of adding one, use an arrangement of black and white photos to give it that extra wow factor.
  5. Display your family photos in the dining room. It's a family gathering place where happy times like holiday meals and game nights happen, so why not display some of your favorite family photos there as well.
  6. Photo collage coffee table. This takes some effort but adds a real "at home" feel to your decor. Small photos are arranged on top of a wood coffee table, and a glass top is used on top of the photos to protect them. The end result is a family photo display like no other.­­
  7. Instagram styled photo wall. You can use your actual Instagram photos or other photos printed in the same style. You'll need a large number of same-sized square photos. Arrange them in a grid across a rectangular wall. You can unify the collection by color, theme, or photo composition for an Instagram-worthy look right in your own home.
  8. Garland style wall display. Drape wire, rope, twine, heavy yarn, or ribbon along the wall. Attach your photos with decorative clips. This display style offers almost endless options for customization to fit with any décor.
  9. Photo ledges. This is a nice look for modern décor because ledges are simple with sleek lines. They're also good for small spaces because they're only a few inches wide, unlike traditional shelves. You can layer photos, so you don't have to spend time hanging lots of photos directly on the wall.
  10. Door frame display. Use tape to display small photos around the door frame. This is a unique idea for a casually styled room or a teen's room.
  11. Opt for sepia or another effect. This can help maintain a look of coherence with photos of different styles, eras, or ones with colorful images that look out of place with other photos or decor.
  12. Mix horizontal and vertical photos. Instead of a traditional gallery wall try mixing horizontal and vertical rectangle photos for a more modern look.

Decorating your new home with all your own personal touches can be a lot of fun. We've helped so many families find the right home, and we can help you too. Contact us today to get started.


Things To Do This Summer In Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa is overflowing with things to keep you busy this summer. Here are some great options for the whole family.

Looking for some fun activities to do this summer? Our real estate agents have you covered. Whether you want something for a quiet afternoon or something a bit more exciting, we put together a list that should have something for everyone. After viewing Tuscaloosa homes for sale, enjoy a day in the area with these activities.

  • The Battle-Friedman House - 1010 Greensboro Ave.
    Built in 1835, The Battle-Friedman House was home to two prominent Tuscaloosa families: the Battles and later the Friedmans. Today, the house is open for Tuscaloosa residents and beyond to see what life was like almost 200 years ago. The Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society offers tours throughout the week if you'd like to learn as much as possible.
  • Bowers Park - James I Harrison Jr. Pkwy E.
    Need an activity that will keep you active? Bowers Park is the perfect site for all your summer fun. Their pool and slides are great for the whole family, especially if you're wanting to cool off from the summer heat. The park also has a disc golf course, eight baseball diamonds, playgrounds, an activity center, and more.
  • The Riverwalk - 2710 Jack Warner Pkwy.
    If you want a quiet day out exploring Tuscaloosa, the Riverwalk may be your best option. The paved two-way trail runs along the Black Warrior River and connects to park areas that are ideal for picnicking or just taking a break. The area is dog friendly too, so your furry friend can also get some exercise while you explore the waters trickling through Tuscaloosa.
  • The Buzz About Bees Exhibit (Alabama Museum of Natural History) - 427 Sixth Ave.
    The Buzz About Bees Exhibit
    is a collaboration between several organizations that care about bees, and their mission is to educate about this misunderstood insect. Visitors will be able to see live how honeybees make their famous combs as well as learn about their honey production and complicated social structures. By the time you're done with the exhibit, you'll have a new appreciation for this visitor you see in your garden each year.
  • Tuscaloosa Amphitheater - 2710 Jack Warner Pkwy.
    Located right by the Riverwalk, the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater is your go-to destination for the biggest shows and concerts. It's the largest outdoor theater in the west of the state, and that means it can host some of the biggest performing stars. Their 2021 summer schedule includes ZZ Top, Lady A, Santana, and more, but you better move quickly because tickets go fast.

Looking for other fun things to do in Tuscaloosa? Contact us today and we can help you find fun things to do as well as your dream home!

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