If you have a real home, then you know that in it you can play, work, and rest. What we want in our homes is a place that gives us shelter and allows us to rest and recharge, like a retreat. That is what a family home should be. Anybody should feel relaxed and welcomed in your home. Keeping a home perfectly tidy does not make it perfect; sometimes a little bit of chaos is what indicates a real home, because that is what you get in real life.
You will find that creating your family home will always be changing and evolving. This is particularly true if you have small children that live in your home, and everything changes to meet changing needs.
Putting together a home that is functional and can accommodate the daily life of everyone in it is what creating a family home is all about. The goal is to end up with a place that everyone has grown to love.
Every house has its own distinct character that shows the personalities and interests of the family that lives inside of it. Whether you live in a house or an apartment, you can create a family home with some useful ideas and tips. Let them inspire you, and give them your own personality and style!
Tips and Ideas for Displaying Family Photos
The character of your family is often expressed in photographs and the unique picture frames displaying them. The frames help to show off pictures that share happy memories and help to record your family history.
One great use of special snapshots is to display them in a simple collage picture frame. This format is an effective way to show off a family gathering or special event.
If you have your pictures in every room of your home, why not think about bringing them all together and placing them on one wall? If you have a staircase or a hallway, these afford a nice expance of wall where you can hang all of your photos and create a family gallery.
A photograph gallery can be made more unified by restricting it to a certain theme, such as all school pictures or all old sepia pictures of family going back generations. Frame photographs of family members that encompasses several generations in all black and white. The timeless appeal of black and white allows old and new pictures to hang together cohesively. Select simple, unfussy picture frames so that they won't detract from the pictures themselves.
A wonderful way to add to the personality of your home is to frame your children's artwork. Placing them in a nice colorful picture frame with a sheet of glass turns them into a true work of art!
A simple yet informal way to display framed photos in an informal home is to prop them up on a shelf.
If you have decided to cover your refrigerator door with photos of friends and family, the professional designers will tell you not to, but go ahead and keep on doing it! You are living in a real home and not a model home, and this is a convenient way to keep an ever changing reminder of those people that you care about. It is also a good way for your children to stay connected with friends and family that they might not see very often.
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