How do you frame your life?

August 4, 2015

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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  • Helen J August 4, 2015 at 8:57 am

    I’d use it as a memo board for our new kitchen πŸ™‚

    Helen x

  • debbie smith August 4, 2015 at 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

  • Becca Staples August 4, 2015 at 9:42 am

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

  • Jennifer Haden August 4, 2015 at 9:43 am

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

  • Joanna Butler-Savage August 4, 2015 at 9:59 am

    abstract patterns of photo frames on our kitchen wall

  • Felicity Smith August 4, 2015 at 10:11 am

    buy cheap frames and decoupage them to display family photos

  • ELAINE DALE August 4, 2015 at 10:20 am

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

  • iain maciver August 4, 2015 at 10:35 am

    a montage I think

  • KATHY D August 4, 2015 at 11:12 am

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

  • Liam Bishop August 4, 2015 at 11:32 am

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

  • Laura Todd August 4, 2015 at 11:39 am

    I would like to frame kids school certificates

  • ashleigh allan August 4, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    To frame my kids artwork in the playroom!

  • Samantha R August 4, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    a have frames going up the stairs

  • natalie moore August 4, 2015 at 1:22 pm

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

  • kim neville August 4, 2015 at 1:32 pm

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

  • emily henderson August 4, 2015 at 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

  • Rick Carr August 4, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    To contain all my memories

  • Carolynn Woodland August 4, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    I frame my husband’s paintings

  • William Gould August 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    We have lots of A3 & A2 sized posters framed!

  • Sarah E August 4, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Put some of the best old family photos on display

  • Brand & Beauty August 4, 2015 at 6:10 pm

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

    I would love to use them to contain my memories πŸ™‚

  • Darrell August 4, 2015 at 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 πŸ™‚

  • laura banks August 4, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    i have them all haphazard across the landing

  • Beth August 4, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Frame photos and word art

  • laura antill August 4, 2015 at 7:26 pm

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

  • Alison August 4, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    I use them to display photos

  • Jaelin Farrow August 4, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    I want to display my autographs that I acquire from Comic Con πŸ™‚

  • kim neville August 5, 2015 at 6:42 am

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

  • Michaela Hannah August 5, 2015 at 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.

  • Ruth Harwood August 5, 2015 at 7:41 am

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

  • Sarah Rider August 5, 2015 at 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.

  • Lynn Heath August 5, 2015 at 1:52 pm

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

  • Anna August 5, 2015 at 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!

  • Laura Pritchard August 5, 2015 at 4:10 pm

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

  • Joanne Hutchings August 5, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    I use them to frame family photos and memories.

  • Maxine Owen August 5, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    For photos of family and friends

  • Tina Holmes August 5, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Summer photos πŸ™‚

  • Jessica Powell August 5, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    For family photos πŸ™‚

  • Susie Wilkinson August 5, 2015 at 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!

  • Lisa Armstrong August 5, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    Some lovely family photos x

  • charlotte cooke August 6, 2015 at 8:44 am

    i like making collages of pictures

  • rebecca nisbet August 6, 2015 at 9:20 am

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

  • Rachel Butterworth August 6, 2015 at 10:59 am

    To display photos or my nephews and nieces artwork.

  • claire haskins August 6, 2015 at 11:09 am

    for pictures of my kids

  • Louise Fairweather August 6, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    I want to put some updated photos of the boys up

  • Kay Panayi August 6, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Photos of my kids

  • claire griffiths August 7, 2015 at 1:31 am

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

  • Kay Panayi August 7, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Definitely photos of my children

  • Monika S August 7, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    to display my cross stitch

  • Harley August 8, 2015 at 6:24 am

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

  • clair downham August 8, 2015 at 10:54 am

    hang them on walls

  • Emma Richardson August 8, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    To frame beautiful pictures of my little girl and family and display them on the wall πŸ™‚

  • Helen Adams August 8, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    For all my favourite family photos x

  • Samantha Wheeler August 8, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    To put pictures in…!

  • Louise A August 8, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    I use them for pictures of friends!

  • claire woods August 8, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    put pictures of family in them.

  • Allan Smith August 8, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    I would use them for Family pictures

  • Sarah Rees August 8, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    I would use for family photos.

  • Stephanie Tsang August 8, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    I frame my favourite photos of my children.

  • Tammy westrup August 8, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    For photos or kids artwork!

  • Siobhan Davis August 8, 2015 at 7:48 pm

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

  • Lucy camilla August 8, 2015 at 8:16 pm

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

  • Megan Adams August 8, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    To frame artwork made by the kids.

  • leanne weir August 8, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    For all my favourite family photos

  • Robbie_d August 8, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    To frame all of our family pics!

  • fozia Akhtar August 8, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    We hang them around the house

  • Caroline Hemple August 8, 2015 at 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.

  • Rachel Daine August 9, 2015 at 7:50 am

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

  • Lisa Everaert August 9, 2015 at 7:54 am

    To Frame our precious memories of time together.

  • jodie crossley August 9, 2015 at 8:07 am

    to frame my child’s artwork!

  • Maureen Quinnell August 9, 2015 at 10:38 am

    to frame my cross stitch

  • Michelle Phillips August 9, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    I use them to frame dream/inspiration/goal boards

  • Victoria Thurgood August 9, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    to frame my daughters art work

  • Karl Borowy August 9, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    loads of prints

  • Emily Knight August 9, 2015 at 3:45 pm

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

  • Samantha Loughlin August 9, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Family pictures in front room

  • Lyla August 9, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    I hang them all around through hallway

  • Kristy Brown August 9, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    We have ours on the walls and units throughout the house

  • ChrisM BAker August 9, 2015 at 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.

  • Rhi P August 9, 2015 at 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 πŸ™‚ Fingers crossed!

  • Jazz August 9, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    I use them to frame cross-stitch projects πŸ˜€

  • Lynsey Buchanan August 9, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    I would get some holiday photos up in my hallway

  • Kat Lucas August 10, 2015 at 7:23 am

    Some in the entry way and others in our living room

  • C Kennedy August 10, 2015 at 11:10 am

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

  • Sarah A L August 10, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    We have brightly coloured frames on the walls with family photos

  • Rebecca Bremner August 10, 2015 at 3:38 pm

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

  • helen tovell August 10, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    in all rooms for photos and memorabilia

  • Robyn Logan Clarke August 10, 2015 at 4:05 pm

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

  • kate philpott August 10, 2015 at 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

  • Val Swift August 10, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Family photos on the walls

  • Carrie-ann August 10, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    I actually don’t have any yet!

  • Cat Chatburn August 10, 2015 at 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

  • Bob Clark August 10, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    My trip to the USA

  • Jo m Welsh August 10, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    I would use them for family photos

  • Isabelle Smith August 10, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    for family photos

  • Ursula Hunt August 11, 2015 at 8:42 am

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

  • Jane McColl August 11, 2015 at 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.

  • Jo Carroll August 11, 2015 at 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.

  • Ryan Clapham August 11, 2015 at 3:55 pm

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

  • Jessica Walker August 11, 2015 at 6:58 pm

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

  • Susan Ellams August 11, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    to put my holiday pics inside

  • Ana Nowell August 12, 2015 at 9:51 am

    To decorate our home with various family photos

  • Hekna August 12, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    To decorate my little one’s nursery

  • louise worsell August 13, 2015 at 9:42 am

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

  • Jo Ford August 13, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    To capture special moments in πŸ™‚

  • Elizabeth Briggs August 13, 2015 at 3:53 pm

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

  • Claire Elizabeth Noke August 13, 2015 at 5:20 pm

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

  • Amy Jane Beckett August 13, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    To frame out skateboard posters

  • Jen Schofield August 14, 2015 at 7:22 am

    To frame family photographs.

  • Julie Ward August 14, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Grandchildren, light of my life they make me smile

  • donna l jones August 14, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    for my grandchildren

  • Jo Glasspool August 14, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    To put pictures of my kids inside. x

  • CAT CULMER August 14, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    I’d add to my photowall

  • Stephanie Whitehouse August 15, 2015 at 6:08 am

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

  • Kelly Hirst August 15, 2015 at 11:14 am

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

  • Helen Thurston August 15, 2015 at 1:15 pm

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

  • Hannah -- hibabyblog August 15, 2015 at 3:45 pm

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

  • Kat Allinson August 15, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    To hold special pictures of close family members

  • Laura A Farnworth August 15, 2015 at 8:58 pm

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

  • Angela Williams August 15, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    To frame original artwork created by my mother in law

  • Laurelin August 15, 2015 at 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

  • Monica Gilbert August 15, 2015 at 11:01 pm

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

  • Alix Smith August 16, 2015 at 9:35 am

    I put in lots of pictures that make me smile

  • Jamie Walker August 16, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Certificates and jigsaws πŸ™‚

  • Yasmin Berzangi August 16, 2015 at 11:47 am

    To frame memories in Spain!

  • Lyndsey August 16, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    i have got lots of pictures to put in this

  • Darren Freeman August 16, 2015 at 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

  • Jenny Barker August 16, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    love frames that I can put lots of pictures in

  • Victoria N August 16, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    To frame pictures of my family or limited edition prints

  • Michelle Hughes August 16, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    To display my childrens art work πŸ™‚ x

  • Natalie Crossan August 17, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    To frame my daughters birthday photos x

  • Lauren Prater August 18, 2015 at 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

  • tracy sinclair August 18, 2015 at 3:34 pm

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

  • Tammy Tudor August 18, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    To display special family times πŸ™‚

  • Eileen Tingle August 18, 2015 at 8:09 pm

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

  • Jo W August 18, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Our display photos of our son – lots of them πŸ™‚

  • Kay Foster August 19, 2015 at 9:11 am

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

  • Sarah Lambert August 19, 2015 at 11:45 am

    To get some of our wedding photos up πŸ™‚

  • Spencer Broadley August 19, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Simple happy family pictures

  • Teresa Lee August 19, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Mainly for family photos

  • Hannah H August 19, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    To frame special memories πŸ™‚

  • teresa sheldon August 19, 2015 at 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

  • Kelly Smith August 19, 2015 at 8:43 pm

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

  • Susan Hoggett August 19, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    pictures of my pets

  • Purmala Shrestha August 19, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    I like to put my family photos .

  • Holly edmundson August 19, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    I would put photos up of my daughters graduating from nursery πŸ™‚ x

  • Richard Tyler August 19, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Lots Of Happy Memories Family Pictures πŸ™‚

  • Sue Cole August 19, 2015 at 9:44 pm

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

  • Rebekah Weeks August 19, 2015 at 11:14 pm

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

  • Jade H August 20, 2015 at 6:53 am

    To display family photos

  • Rebecca Smith August 20, 2015 at 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

  • Laura Whittle August 20, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Display family holiday photos x

  • emma thackery August 20, 2015 at 10:51 am

    to display photos

  • steph lovatt August 20, 2015 at 11:45 am

    to display photos of my children

  • Colin August 20, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Would put all my favourite family photos in them

  • Holly Lovatt August 20, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    To display photos of friends and family round the house

  • Tim Woolfenden August 20, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    To display family pics across the years

  • Katie August 20, 2015 at 4:19 pm

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

  • Kerry Smith August 20, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    I have loads of frames with mementos and pictures of family

  • Barbara Handley August 20, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    I would like to use it as a notice board.

  • karen Howden August 20, 2015 at 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

  • Clare S August 20, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Pictures of my children and my cross stitches

  • Caroline Signey August 20, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    I will put my wedding pics in them

  • Kate Smith August 20, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    For lovely memories of happy family time together

  • Margaret Glover August 20, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    I use them to frame my cross stitch creations

  • ellie spider August 20, 2015 at 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 πŸ˜€

  • claire little August 20, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    displaying photos of my children

  • Minnie15 August 20, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    To frame special moments – family, friends and pets πŸ™‚ x

  • amanda walsh August 20, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    My childrens school pictures

  • Helen August 20, 2015 at 9:51 pm

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

  • Jamie Millard August 20, 2015 at 11:13 pm

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

  • Hayley Colburn August 20, 2015 at 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

  • Amanda Johnson August 21, 2015 at 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

  • Frances Lauder August 21, 2015 at 8:44 am

    To display our pictures, I still love to get them printed πŸ™‚

  • Samantha Sugden August 21, 2015 at 10:17 am

    To frame photos of my grand daughter

  • LM August 21, 2015 at 10:19 am

    To show off my friends’s amazing artwork.

  • Paul wheatley August 21, 2015 at 11:40 am

    in a way displaying my family’s timeline

  • Fern August 21, 2015 at 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 πŸ˜€

  • Scott Fallon August 21, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Photos of family

  • Sarah Parker August 21, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    for family photos

  • Emma Fox August 21, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Lots of family photos

  • Diana August 21, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    For our family pictures πŸ™‚

  • Sharon emery August 21, 2015 at 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

  • Malika Salman August 21, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Love to frame puzzles we do together as a family πŸ™‚

  • Anneka Hulse August 21, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    to display photos of family

  • Samantha Mann August 21, 2015 at 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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