How do you frame your life?

Picture frames have seen some what of a revival over the past few years.  Gone are the days when they were thought of as old-fashioned and something you would find on your Granny’s sideboard showcasing your worst haircut from your childhood. My Granny still has a photo of me aged two looking like Betty Boop with dark curls and a ribbon tied upon the top of my head – cringe. 

6d4c6b2ee8fd180f6204a445a96981feNowadays picture frames aren’t just used to show off a family photo they are used to frame inspirational quotes, samples of wallpaper to match your room and to highlight your little ones latest artwork.

Creating photo galleries using an array of frames is one great way of brightening up your home, showcasing some family photos whilst incorporating a family motto or maybe even postcards from your travels.  There are endless possibilities when it comes to using picture frames.  

I’ve been looking at ways to make use of them in an organisational way, from keeping my wrapping paper in one place, a funky memo board and a great way to keep all the children’s school flyers in one place.

Head over to Pinterest and you’ll find a wealth of ideas on how you can frame your life…

Follow Sarah Anguish’s board Picture frame ideas on Pinterest.

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  1. Helen J
    August 4, 2015 / 8:57 am

    I’d use it as a memo board for our new kitchen 🙂

    Helen x

  2. debbie smith
    August 4, 2015 / 9:40 am

    i have a kichen wall dedicated to photos and my childrens artwork from school etc this is an amazing giveaway thankyou x

  3. Becca Staples
    August 4, 2015 / 9:42 am

    I generally use them the old fashioned way, but thanks for some new idea’s x

  4. Jennifer Haden
    August 4, 2015 / 9:43 am

    I’d use them to frame some of my artwork x

  5. Joanna Butler-Savage
    August 4, 2015 / 9:59 am

    abstract patterns of photo frames on our kitchen wall

  6. August 4, 2015 / 10:11 am

    buy cheap frames and decoupage them to display family photos

  7. ELAINE DALE
    August 4, 2015 / 10:20 am

    for a montage of all the grand-lid’s schoolphotos

  8. iain maciver
    August 4, 2015 / 10:35 am

    a montage I think

  9. KATHY D
    August 4, 2015 / 11:12 am

    In my craft room – displaying some of the kids best work

  10. Liam Bishop
    August 4, 2015 / 11:32 am

    Generally just the old fashioned way but always on the look out for a new interesting home idea!

  11. Laura Todd
    August 4, 2015 / 11:39 am

    I would like to frame kids school certificates

  12. ashleigh allan
    August 4, 2015 / 12:33 pm

    To frame my kids artwork in the playroom!

  13. Samantha R
    August 4, 2015 / 12:53 pm

    a have frames going up the stairs

  14. natalie moore
    August 4, 2015 / 1:22 pm

    i would use in my front room of pics of family, days out etc x

  15. kim neville
    August 4, 2015 / 1:32 pm

    I like the multi frame and have a mixture of the kids

  16. emily henderson
    August 4, 2015 / 2:54 pm

    I would use them to display photo’s of my baby girl Bella. We have tonnes of photo’s to put up

  17. Rick Carr
    August 4, 2015 / 4:51 pm

    To contain all my memories

  18. Carolynn Woodland
    August 4, 2015 / 5:38 pm

    I frame my husband’s paintings

  19. William Gould
    August 4, 2015 / 6:00 pm

    We have lots of A3 & A2 sized posters framed!

  20. Sarah E
    August 4, 2015 / 6:02 pm

    Put some of the best old family photos on display

  21. August 4, 2015 / 6:10 pm

    What a fun competition, I entered. Hope I win xx

    I would love to use them to contain my memories 🙂

  22. Darrell
    August 4, 2015 / 6:27 pm

    The children bring in some amazing artwork from school. Would be wonderful to be able to preserve it longer and put in a frame. Thanks for running 🙂

  23. laura banks
    August 4, 2015 / 6:30 pm

    i have them all haphazard across the landing

  24. August 4, 2015 / 7:12 pm

    Frame photos and word art

  25. August 4, 2015 / 7:26 pm

    In the hall to display kids art fir papa when he comes home x

  26. Alison
    August 4, 2015 / 7:36 pm

    I use them to display photos

  27. Jaelin Farrow
    August 4, 2015 / 9:36 pm

    I want to display my autographs that I acquire from Comic Con 🙂

  28. kim neville
    August 5, 2015 / 6:42 am

    I like to have different photos of my kids, nephews and nieces together

  29. Michaela Hannah
    August 5, 2015 / 7:27 am

    I’ve started making a picture frame collage up the stairs with lots of special photos of different milestones in my kids lives, these would add perfectly to the collection.

  30. Ruth Harwood
    August 5, 2015 / 7:41 am

    Family portraits scattered around the house, including some really old ones of my grandparents etc…xx

  31. Sarah Rider
    August 5, 2015 / 8:37 am

    The alcove of our fireplace is filled with a mixed array of frames. Showing off family photos, milestones, special events, and Jessicas artwork.

  32. Lynn Heath
    August 5, 2015 / 1:52 pm

    I would create a feature wall with some of my favourite photos displayed in some gorgeous frames

  33. August 5, 2015 / 3:06 pm

    I use big frames to make collages. I also glue a corkboard into the frame and cover it with fabric to make cool pin boards!

  34. Laura Pritchard
    August 5, 2015 / 4:10 pm

    A mixture of travel pictures I took & ones of my kids.

  35. Joanne Hutchings
    August 5, 2015 / 7:04 pm

    I use them to frame family photos and memories.

  36. Maxine Owen
    August 5, 2015 / 7:23 pm

    For photos of family and friends

  37. Tina Holmes
    August 5, 2015 / 9:37 pm

    Summer photos 🙂

  38. Jessica Powell
    August 5, 2015 / 10:54 pm

    For family photos 🙂

  39. Susie Wilkinson
    August 5, 2015 / 10:33 pm

    I’ve got photos of my parents, grandparents, pets, stepchildren and partner all in frames, but I still haven’t managed to get my degree photo or certificate framed from 7 years ago!

  40. August 5, 2015 / 11:21 pm

    Some lovely family photos x

  41. charlotte cooke
    August 6, 2015 / 8:44 am

    i like making collages of pictures

  42. August 6, 2015 / 9:20 am

    i love the picture above, i probably would do that.

  43. Rachel Butterworth
    August 6, 2015 / 10:59 am

    To display photos or my nephews and nieces artwork.

  44. claire haskins
    August 6, 2015 / 11:09 am

    for pictures of my kids

  45. August 6, 2015 / 8:26 pm

    I want to put some updated photos of the boys up

  46. Kay Panayi
    August 6, 2015 / 9:47 pm

    Photos of my kids

  47. claire griffiths
    August 7, 2015 / 1:31 am

    i would put them on my photo wall and use the, for family photos

  48. Kay Panayi
    August 7, 2015 / 6:46 pm

    Definitely photos of my children

  49. Monika S
    August 7, 2015 / 10:20 pm

    to display my cross stitch

  50. Harley
    August 8, 2015 / 6:24 am

    To make a notice board for all of our school bits x

  51. clair downham
    August 8, 2015 / 10:54 am

    hang them on walls

  52. Emma Richardson
    August 8, 2015 / 4:54 pm

    To frame beautiful pictures of my little girl and family and display them on the wall 🙂

  53. Helen Adams
    August 8, 2015 / 5:07 pm

    For all my favourite family photos x

  54. Samantha Wheeler
    August 8, 2015 / 5:21 pm

    To put pictures in…!

  55. Louise A
    August 8, 2015 / 5:48 pm

    I use them for pictures of friends!

  56. claire woods
    August 8, 2015 / 6:22 pm

    put pictures of family in them.

  57. Allan Smith
    August 8, 2015 / 6:39 pm

    I would use them for Family pictures

  58. Sarah Rees
    August 8, 2015 / 7:10 pm

    I would use for family photos.

  59. Stephanie Tsang
    August 8, 2015 / 7:39 pm

    I frame my favourite photos of my children.

  60. Tammy westrup
    August 8, 2015 / 7:44 pm

    For photos or kids artwork!

  61. August 8, 2015 / 7:48 pm

    Pictures of my children growing up im so proud of them x

  62. Lucy camilla
    August 8, 2015 / 8:16 pm

    I have a lot of framed pictures from childhood up at the moment x

  63. Megan Adams
    August 8, 2015 / 8:16 pm

    To frame artwork made by the kids.

  64. leanne weir
    August 8, 2015 / 9:44 pm

    For all my favourite family photos

  65. Robbie_d
    August 8, 2015 / 9:45 pm

    To frame all of our family pics!

  66. fozia Akhtar
    August 8, 2015 / 9:57 pm

    We hang them around the house

  67. Caroline Hemple
    August 8, 2015 / 10:22 pm

    We have photo collages but they also include reminders of fun holidays and days out with, for example, flyers for events we’ve been to, wristbands, tickets etc.

  68. August 9, 2015 / 7:50 am

    my 6 year old daughter Pippa does beautiful pictures that deserve to be framed.

  69. Lisa Everaert
    August 9, 2015 / 7:54 am

    To Frame our precious memories of time together.

  70. jodie crossley
    August 9, 2015 / 8:07 am

    to frame my child’s artwork!

  71. Maureen Quinnell
    August 9, 2015 / 10:38 am

    to frame my cross stitch

  72. Michelle Phillips
    August 9, 2015 / 1:28 pm

    I use them to frame dream/inspiration/goal boards

  73. Victoria Thurgood
    August 9, 2015 / 1:44 pm

    to frame my daughters art work

  74. August 9, 2015 / 3:45 pm

    Some of ours are on shelves and bookcases, others on walls – mostly of family photos!

  75. Samantha Loughlin
    August 9, 2015 / 7:12 pm

    Family pictures in front room

  76. Lyla
    August 9, 2015 / 7:34 pm

    I hang them all around through hallway

  77. Kristy Brown
    August 9, 2015 / 7:43 pm

    We have ours on the walls and units throughout the house

  78. ChrisM BAker
    August 9, 2015 / 8:14 pm

    I have recently acquired a lot of old family photos and would love to put some of them in frames to make a display, this would fit the job perfectly.

  79. Rhi P
    August 9, 2015 / 8:40 pm

    I only have a couple at the moment- mostly ‘couple’ pictures of me and Himself. But we have got HUNDREDS of pictures of the Little Chap now that I’d love to get properly printed and framed up.

    So then I’d have frames of family pictures everywhere 🙂 Fingers crossed!

  80. Jazz
    August 9, 2015 / 10:12 pm

    I use them to frame cross-stitch projects 😀

  81. Lynsey Buchanan
    August 9, 2015 / 11:04 pm

    I would get some holiday photos up in my hallway

  82. Kat Lucas
    August 10, 2015 / 7:23 am

    Some in the entry way and others in our living room

  83. C Kennedy
    August 10, 2015 / 11:10 am

    I haven’t hung any in our new house yet but have lots of standing ones dotted around

  84. Sarah A L
    August 10, 2015 / 12:51 pm

    We have brightly coloured frames on the walls with family photos

  85. Rebecca Bremner
    August 10, 2015 / 3:38 pm

    I would place pictures of our 1st child due February 2016 in these frames!

  86. helen tovell
    August 10, 2015 / 3:55 pm

    in all rooms for photos and memorabilia

  87. August 10, 2015 / 4:05 pm

    My daughter will be starting playgroup soon, so I will use the frame to display her first picture she brings home.

  88. August 10, 2015 / 5:44 pm

    all over the house as family photos mean so much to me , i have to bribe my kids to smile for pictures lol

  89. Val Swift
    August 10, 2015 / 6:38 pm

    Family photos on the walls

  90. Carrie-ann
    August 10, 2015 / 6:55 pm

    I actually don’t have any yet!

  91. Cat Chatburn
    August 10, 2015 / 7:19 pm

    In our living room and in the bedrooms, to remind my little girl of the people who are no longer in her life but would have loved to have been and who watch over her with love

  92. Bob Clark
    August 10, 2015 / 7:52 pm

    My trip to the USA

  93. Jo m Welsh
    August 10, 2015 / 8:02 pm

    I would use them for family photos

  94. Ursula Hunt
    August 11, 2015 / 8:42 am

    Allsorts of ways to display family photos, to show of my own creations and to display works of art

  95. August 11, 2015 / 10:58 am

    We have a gallery of black and white photographs in our hallway that we want to keep adding to until the walls are full.

  96. Jo Carroll
    August 11, 2015 / 11:18 am

    I’d hang them in the nursery and fill them with pictures, photos and memories of all the fun times, love and adventures we all share together as a family with my little boy.

  97. Ryan Clapham
    August 11, 2015 / 3:55 pm

    I have one big wall in my living room where all my pictures are hung.

  98. Jessica Walker
    August 11, 2015 / 6:58 pm

    I use large frames to make my own collages of my family and friends for my walls

  99. Susan Ellams
    August 11, 2015 / 8:03 pm

    to put my holiday pics inside

  100. Ana Nowell
    August 12, 2015 / 9:51 am

    To decorate our home with various family photos

  101. Hekna
    August 12, 2015 / 9:37 pm

    To decorate my little one’s nursery

  102. louise worsell
    August 13, 2015 / 9:42 am

    Wedding pictures and grandchildren go in my frames in my lounge x

  103. Jo Ford
    August 13, 2015 / 1:43 pm

    To capture special moments in 🙂

  104. Elizabeth Briggs
    August 13, 2015 / 3:53 pm

    I have started to put my children school photos in frames up the stairs in age order 🙂 so I can see them grow up as I walk up the stairs x

  105. Claire Elizabeth Noke
    August 13, 2015 / 5:20 pm

    I frame all my memories, can never have enough pictures !! xx

  106. Amy Jane Beckett
    August 13, 2015 / 6:32 pm

    To frame out skateboard posters

  107. Jen Schofield
    August 14, 2015 / 7:22 am

    To frame family photographs.

  108. Julie Ward
    August 14, 2015 / 8:22 pm

    Grandchildren, light of my life they make me smile

  109. donna l jones
    August 14, 2015 / 9:27 pm

    for my grandchildren

  110. Jo Glasspool
    August 14, 2015 / 9:34 pm

    To put pictures of my kids inside. x

  111. August 14, 2015 / 11:44 pm

    I’d add to my photowall

  112. Stephanie Whitehouse
    August 15, 2015 / 6:08 am

    I know it’s un-original, but I have several pictures waiting for frames

  113. Kelly Hirst
    August 15, 2015 / 11:14 am

    To share my favourite photos in my hallway gallery so everyone that visits can see them

  114. Helen Thurston
    August 15, 2015 / 1:15 pm

    I frame all sorts of things – photographs, silk paintings, artwork, certificates…

  115. August 15, 2015 / 3:45 pm

    I’d use one of these lovely frames for Luisas room once we move house

  116. Kat Allinson
    August 15, 2015 / 8:27 pm

    To hold special pictures of close family members

  117. Laura A Farnworth
    August 15, 2015 / 8:58 pm

    Just put standard sized photos from photobox of the family in frames

  118. Angela Williams
    August 15, 2015 / 9:56 pm

    To frame original artwork created by my mother in law

  119. Laurelin
    August 15, 2015 / 10:18 pm

    I frame lots and lots of pictures of my family. I live 3,000+ miles away from them all, its great to see their faces

  120. Monica Gilbert
    August 15, 2015 / 11:01 pm

    I use them to frame significant photographs and need some to frame art work.

  121. Alix Smith
    August 16, 2015 / 9:35 am

    I put in lots of pictures that make me smile

  122. Jamie Walker
    August 16, 2015 / 11:22 am

    Certificates and jigsaws 🙂

  123. Yasmin Berzangi
    August 16, 2015 / 11:47 am

    To frame memories in Spain!

  124. August 16, 2015 / 12:22 pm

    i have got lots of pictures to put in this

  125. Darren Freeman
    August 16, 2015 / 2:04 pm

    I have a couple photo’s of my 2 kids that need a frame for them and will go pride of place on the lounge wall

  126. Jenny Barker
    August 16, 2015 / 5:36 pm

    love frames that I can put lots of pictures in

  127. Victoria N
    August 16, 2015 / 6:58 pm

    To frame pictures of my family or limited edition prints

  128. Michelle Hughes
    August 16, 2015 / 10:32 pm

    To display my childrens art work 🙂 x

  129. Natalie Crossan
    August 17, 2015 / 10:07 pm

    To frame my daughters birthday photos x

  130. Lauren Prater
    August 18, 2015 / 10:14 am

    I have created a gorgeous memory wall in a corner of my living room. It comprises of various colour, shape and sized framed and looks amazing! x

  131. tracy sinclair
    August 18, 2015 / 3:34 pm

    I love displaying family photos on the walls in my livingroom x

  132. Tammy Tudor
    August 18, 2015 / 3:41 pm

    To display special family times 🙂

  133. August 18, 2015 / 8:09 pm

    I’ve lots of pics of my grand-children waiting to be framed

  134. Jo W
    August 18, 2015 / 9:27 pm

    Our display photos of our son – lots of them 🙂

  135. Kay Foster
    August 19, 2015 / 9:11 am

    This definitely frame our family, especially as a new addition will be joining shortly!

  136. Sarah Lambert
    August 19, 2015 / 11:45 am

    To get some of our wedding photos up 🙂

  137. Spencer Broadley
    August 19, 2015 / 12:33 pm

    Simple happy family pictures

  138. Teresa Lee
    August 19, 2015 / 2:23 pm

    Mainly for family photos

  139. Hannah H
    August 19, 2015 / 3:57 pm

    To frame special memories 🙂

  140. August 19, 2015 / 7:57 pm

    I would use them to frame photos of my new Grandson William, I want to do a feature wall in the hall with them

  141. Kelly Smith
    August 19, 2015 / 8:43 pm

    I love to have photos scattered everywhere around our house, these would go in the newly decorated hallway!

  142. Susan Hoggett
    August 19, 2015 / 8:44 pm

    pictures of my pets

  143. Holly edmundson
    August 19, 2015 / 9:32 pm

    I would put photos up of my daughters graduating from nursery 🙂 x

  144. Richard Tyler
    August 19, 2015 / 10:40 pm

    Lots Of Happy Memories Family Pictures 🙂

  145. Sue Cole
    August 19, 2015 / 9:44 pm

    We’re using frames for a new look staff photoboard at work

  146. Rebekah Weeks
    August 19, 2015 / 11:14 pm

    Mostly to frame photos of my dogs! But I also like the frames to be pretty. 🙂

  147. Jade H
    August 20, 2015 / 6:53 am

    To display family photos

  148. August 20, 2015 / 8:36 am

    I would love to display them in my hallway of lots of my children’s adventures I would display them all close together to make a sort of square shape

  149. Laura Whittle
    August 20, 2015 / 9:57 am

    Display family holiday photos x

  150. emma thackery
    August 20, 2015 / 10:51 am

    to display photos

  151. steph lovatt
    August 20, 2015 / 11:45 am

    to display photos of my children

  152. Colin
    August 20, 2015 / 11:55 am

    Would put all my favourite family photos in them

  153. Holly Lovatt
    August 20, 2015 / 12:17 pm

    To display photos of friends and family round the house

  154. August 20, 2015 / 12:55 pm

    To display family pics across the years

  155. Katie
    August 20, 2015 / 4:19 pm

    I’d use them to put some wedding photos up, we still don’t have any up 🙁

  156. Kerry Smith
    August 20, 2015 / 5:45 pm

    I have loads of frames with mementos and pictures of family

  157. Barbara Handley
    August 20, 2015 / 6:39 pm

    I would like to use it as a notice board.

  158. karen Howden
    August 20, 2015 / 7:07 pm

    I only have one photo of all my children together so its my prized possession I would use the frame to put this photo in

  159. Clare S
    August 20, 2015 / 7:08 pm

    Pictures of my children and my cross stitches

  160. August 20, 2015 / 8:26 pm

    I will put my wedding pics in them

  161. Kate Smith
    August 20, 2015 / 8:31 pm

    For lovely memories of happy family time together

  162. Margaret Glover
    August 20, 2015 / 8:56 pm

    I use them to frame my cross stitch creations

  163. August 20, 2015 / 9:08 pm

    I’ve got a couple of different frames in my room

    1. which has 6 different boxes I have created a name board with different materials which looks pretty cool
    2. I have a A2 frame which has a collage of my time living and working in disneyworld
    3. I have a multiframe with my fave pics of the family and my friends 😀

  164. claire little
    August 20, 2015 / 9:08 pm

    displaying photos of my children

  165. Minnie15
    August 20, 2015 / 9:20 pm

    To frame special moments – family, friends and pets 🙂 x

  166. amanda walsh
    August 20, 2015 / 9:32 pm

    My childrens school pictures

  167. Helen
    August 20, 2015 / 9:51 pm

    I tend to stick to basics and just use them for photos but I wish I was more creative!

  168. Jamie Millard
    August 20, 2015 / 11:13 pm

    currently filling them with photos of my new baby niece Ariana.

  169. Hayley Colburn
    August 20, 2015 / 11:31 pm

    I have a huge one and have took all my fave photos of family and friends and made a big collage with them x

  170. August 21, 2015 / 7:14 am

    We have been collecting a mixture of different frames, all shapes and sizes for when the hallway is finished so we can display them as you go up the stairs

  171. Frances Lauder
    August 21, 2015 / 8:44 am

    To display our pictures, I still love to get them printed 🙂

  172. Samantha Sugden
    August 21, 2015 / 10:17 am

    To frame photos of my grand daughter

  173. LM
    August 21, 2015 / 10:19 am

    To show off my friends’s amazing artwork.

  174. August 21, 2015 / 11:40 am

    in a way displaying my family’s timeline

  175. August 21, 2015 / 12:52 pm

    To put pictures in, weve been redecorating the house and now have some spaces we would like to fill to make the house more ours, it was all magnolia and blank for the first 2 years we lived here, now we have colour 😀

  176. Scott Fallon
    August 21, 2015 / 1:14 pm

    Photos of family

  177. Sarah Parker
    August 21, 2015 / 2:46 pm

    for family photos

  178. Emma Fox
    August 21, 2015 / 3:55 pm

    Lots of family photos

  179. Diana
    August 21, 2015 / 7:45 pm

    For our family pictures 🙂

  180. Sharon emery
    August 21, 2015 / 8:09 pm

    I would love these frames and would use them to frame 4 of my grandsons beautiful paintings and the last frame would be for his photograph. Thanks for the competition

  181. August 21, 2015 / 8:19 pm

    Love to frame puzzles we do together as a family 🙂

  182. Anneka Hulse
    August 21, 2015 / 9:09 pm

    to display photos of family

  183. Samantha Mann
    August 21, 2015 / 9:17 pm

    I got married 3 months ago and have yet to get any wall pictures so wold definitely be on wedding photos

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