OVERSIZED PHOTOS IN OUR DINING AREA

I’ve had these frames for a few years now and have really loved swapping the photos in them from one year to the next. In our first house we had them split (two in the hallway and one in the dining space) but I’ve always known I wanted the three of them together eventually. When I saw our current house for the first time, I knew instantly that I wanted the three huge frames to be the center of that large wall space in our dining area.

I had this vision of a peaceful and family filled space and I really love the vibe these huge family photos give. I only change them out once a year so when it came to quality of the print, I knew I wanted clear and beautifully made images. My favorite part of having these pictures in our main living space is that none of the images in these frames are or ever will be posed. The candid shots are my favorite because it displays the persons true element and with my kids, it’s always high energy.

The frames are Ribba from IKEA. I went with the 19.5×27 and ordered 20×30 photo prints from unitprints.com. I am thrilled with the print quality and just had to trim a little off the top and sides to make the photos fit into the frames. I knew this would be the case though because as cheap as the frames are, they are annoying in size. I was thinking about doing black and white images in here for quite a while but the colors are already a muted neutral tone and ended up blending real well in our living area.

Obviously this may not always be the case because I have been and will continue to change them every August or September but the frames will hopefully always stay. I keep the old photos in the frames so once a year when I swap out the pictures I get to look back and reminisce on how little my babies were! But mostly I can’t wait for ten or fifteen years from now when I change out these photos and the first one I see is newborn Addison. It already make my ten year older heart sink a little but the sweet memories of printed photos will always be my favorite!

21 Comments

  1. Danielle
    September 25, 2018 / 3:43 pm

    That’s a great way to show off pics of family! I love the large size. And I’m sure the geelings you experience every year when you switch are very special. Kinda wish I had done something like this when my kids were little.

  2. Peter
    September 25, 2018 / 4:29 pm

    Great idea! Your wall looks “busy” which is good:)

  3. September 25, 2018 / 4:33 pm

    Perfect spot for these photos! Love the photos you chose to go in them too!

  4. September 25, 2018 / 5:39 pm

    Those photos are absolutely gorgeous and I am in love with your dining space! Ours is surrounded by windows but I’m inspired after reading your post and have some other areas where I can do this in our home!

  5. Sheree
    September 25, 2018 / 6:16 pm

    These over sized pictures look great, I never thought about that idea but I am intrigued now to doing it in my dining area, thanks for sharing!

    ~xo Sheree
    poshclassymom.com

  6. September 25, 2018 / 6:36 pm

    Love your dining room! I like the addition of the photos on the wall. It’s a great way to fill a wall with special memories.

  7. September 25, 2018 / 9:02 pm

    Oh my goodness!!! These are so adorable. What a great idea. I may do this myself!!! 🙂

  8. September 25, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    This is such a great idea. Thank you for sharing!

  9. Angie
    September 26, 2018 / 6:08 am

    Loving the photos and how they bring your dining room area alive. So beautiful!

  10. Anna
    September 26, 2018 / 7:43 am

    I love those size of frame. They are beautiful, I was thinking on doing same thing in our dining room. I love hanging pictures. Gonna check out the ikea web site. Great arrangement thank you for sharing.

  11. Kasey Ma
    September 26, 2018 / 8:03 am

    Awe those photos are so cute! They look great in the dining room! :))

    Kasey Ma
    thestylewright.com

  12. September 26, 2018 / 1:30 pm

    My mom did a slimier idea with our school pictures. I find it is neat to pop open the back of the frame and look at pictures of myself from kindergarten to grade 12. What a cool way to decorate and save memories!

  13. September 26, 2018 / 2:42 pm

    Awe your dining room is so lovely! Love the oversized photos – good idea to change them out!

  14. Lauren
    September 26, 2018 / 3:24 pm

    What a cool decor idea! I love it!

    Lauren

  15. September 26, 2018 / 6:45 pm

    I love it! I have family pictures everywhere except dinning room, never thought of putting them there.

  16. September 26, 2018 / 7:43 pm

    I love this! I’ll be stealing this idea for my home because I’ve been wanting big pictures of my kids but aren’t sure where to start. Now I know! Thanks!

  17. September 26, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    These look absolutely amazing! My dining room could use this kind of update!

  18. Marjie Mare
    September 26, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    As I look at those pics and the decor, I realize it’s so nice to have pictures in the dining area. I think I am going to put some pictures as well.

  19. September 28, 2018 / 4:39 am

    Those are absolutely beautiful what a great idea!

  20. October 1, 2018 / 9:07 am

    Love the creative idea and the candid pictures. I’m going to try this for our home!

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