Top 5 Tips for Displaying Your Photographs in Your Home

Photos aren’t meant to be hidden on a USB in a drawer somewhere.  They should be displayed in your home for you to enjoy every day!  But choosing the right images, suppliers, and position for your wall art can be confusing.

Here are my top 5 tips for displaying your photographs in your home:


Tip 1:  Design a Wall Art Collection

A collection of canvases or frames is the best way to create a stunning feature in your home.  It can be difficult to visualise how several images can look on your wall.  The best way is to ask your photographer to put together a wall art display guide using your images.  You may even be able to send your photographer a picture of the place in your home that you’re planning to put your images on to get a real-life view.

displaying wall art photography at homeUsing wall guides is a great way to put together a design and to be able to visualise exactly how your images will look on your wall

Canvases and Frames can be a large investment, so I offer discounted collections in 2 different designs – the Jigsaw (4 images) and the Trilogy (3 images).

Tip 2:  Purchase quality products

There are so many online options for printing products.  Many people after seeing a photographer and getting the digital files, shop around online for the cheapest priced canvases and framed prints.  Don’t be fooled!  Many of these cheap products are of a poor quality and will not stand the test of time.  I have seen many albums which are falling apart and canvases which are becoming discoloured within a year of purchase.

As a photographer, it’s important to me that my clients receive the best quality products available.  I’ve spent time finding the best suppliers in Australia – many of whom offer fantastic 75 year guarantees!  As the old saying says: “you get what you pay for”.  And this is the truth!


Tip 3:  Buy the biggest sizes you can afford

When it comes to wall art, the bigger the size the better.  The most common mistake that people make is to have a canvas or a frame that is too small for the wall where it is being displayed.  Using a wall guide display can help you visualise the right size for your wall.

amy tong photography wall artUsing a wall display guide is a great way to be able to visualise the correct size for a frame or canvas on the wall. Many people mistakenly purchase smaller displays that don’t look right on bigger walls. This is an example of an 11×16 inch display.

best newborn photography near meLarger displays have better presence on walls.  This image is a 20 x 30 inch framed print which looks beautiful on the large walls in a bedroom or nursery.


Tip 4:  Take care of your canvases and framed prints

When you have your beautiful canvas art and framed prints on display, there are some things you should do keep them in pristine condition for the years to come.  To clean, use a duster or a cloth to remove dust.  If necessary, you can use a slightly damp cloth with water only.  Don’t use any solvents or cleaners.  When choosing where to display your images, keeping them out of direct sunlight will ensure that they last as long as possible.


I hope this article has inspired you to get your beautiful images on your wall.  Enjoy them every day!


Have any questions?  I’d love to hear from you.

Amy x

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    Hi! I'm Amy Tong. I'm a newborn baby photographer in the Sydney Inner West surburb of Balmain, Australia. I'm Mum to 3 little ones, and wife to my best friend of almost 20 years. I've always been creative. A lover of music, art and history. Photography has been an important part of my life since I first picked up a camera as a hobby back in 2008.


    I began my career as a professional baby photographer back in 2012 and have had the honour of photographing over 300 babies since then.
    To me, photography allows us to preserve moments in time for future generations. I can't think of any better job in the world. I'd love to hear from you and help you hold on to these special moments too..

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