Do you have family photos laying around in your house? Have you put off hanging them up? If the answer is yes, then this blog post will hopefully change things for you and give you a new perspective. There are many people that I know also holding off in hanging their framed photos, so you’re not the only ones. Some are in the position of not being in their forever home or are in the process of moving soon and feel like there’s no point. Let me tell you 6 reasons as to why you should hang photos in your home, even if you are planning to move soon.
1) You should enjoy your present life!
Don’t wait to make your current house feel like a home just because you are going to move in 6 months or a year, or 3 years.
Our environment at home can impact how we feel. Even if an environment is temporary, you deserve to feel at home & to be surrounded by beautiful family photographs.
2) Practice makes perfect.
The first time anyone builds a home or decorates a home – by the end of it, there is usually always something they “would have done different.” So instead of using the fact that you are going to move some time in the future as an excuse to not put up family photos — use it as the reason! Try out a gallery wall in your family room, the hallway, the playroom, or the kitchen — take note of what areas you love seeing your family photos & where you (and your kids) stop the most to appreciate them!
3) Nail holes are easy to patch.
Take it from a girl whose dad (Love you dad) never wanted to let her hang photos in her room bc of the holes it would leave in the wall — but who was astonished at how easy it was to patch and paint a nail hole the first time she moved as an adult. These holes are SO easy to patch. And if you are planning to sell your current home, chances are there are going to need to be paint touch ups anyway — this is easy peasy lemon squeezy! I promise!
4) Re-homing framed photos in a new house makes your new space feel like home.
When you’ve loved a photo in your old home and you find a new place for it in your new house — it makes your new space feel like home so much quicker! Its very grounding to add decor that you (or your kids) have loved in the home you just moved from into your new space.
Don’t let the lie that just because a framed photo works in your now home doesn’t mean that it will work in a new home stop you from enjoying your family memories now!
It’s especially easy to re-home framed photos sizes 8×10, 11×14, & 16×20. These frame sizes are mid-sized and can fit on small walls or in large groupings on mid-sized walls — ie: its not hard to find a space for these sizes!
If you are a client of mine — I offer services that help you re-design gallery walls & even install framed photos into your new home. If this feels overwhelming to you at all, I’m here to help!
5) Putting off choosing your photos only makes it harder after you move.
After you move your to-do list is going to be long (guest bedroom that still has boxes to unpack 3 years later – I see you). Don’t put off choosing your photos to print just because you are going to move — this is just adding to your post-moving to-do list. Imagine moving into your new home and immediately having frame photos to put on the wall. Doesn’t that sound lovely? Boom – already feels like home!
You know what photographs you love now– you know which ones pull on your heartstrings — print those! Your future self will thank you for moving forward with a decision!
6) Your kids!
Your kids don’t care if they are in their “forever home”, but they are impacted their environment. They do notice family photos — and research shows that seeing themselves in photos with their parent(s) impacts their mental & emotional growth. Seeing themselves daily in photos with their loved one instills a sense of belonging and confidence. Your kids need to see this visual messaging & visual reminder that they are loved whether you are going to be in your home for the next 3 years or the next 3 months.
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