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10 Ways To Display Polaroid Photos #wallart

Do you have a bunch of polaroid pictures at home and are wondering what to do with them? See 15 cute photo display ideas that will bring your memories into life and make your home look more cosy and original. Look at ideas how you can hang your photos in creative ways by using just a few polaroid photos, washi tape or a string.


Phenomenon of Polaroid

Polaroid is a company formed in the USA in 1937. It is famous because of instant analogue movie cameras, which they make since 1948 (first polaroid camera was called Polaroid 95). Polaroid also stands for the name of photos from this cameras. Typical size of polaroid photo was aprox 3¼×4″ (8×10 cm) but the photo itself was bit smaller - squared shaped with thicker frame on its lower part. Polaroid photos was a phenomen of 60´ and 70´ but it is popular till nowadays. These days you can buy for example well-liked Fujifilm Instax - remarkable camera printing the photos just a few second after taking the shot. But it is still necesary to buy polaroid films into it.

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10 Tips How To Display Polaroids

You have some polaroid photos but you don't know how to display them. Does it sound familiar? Our 10 wall ideas will help you to find the right way to display pollaroids. 😍 Let´s find out how to hang the polaroids or how to stick them on the wall! ✨

1. Make a photo pinboard on the wall

Chaos, order or a balanced composition? You can choose different ways to arrange the photos on the wall.

  • Arrange the photos nicely in a row. It will be best if they are all the same size.
  • If you use photos of different sizes, you will create a nice dynamic look.

If you have a large enough apartment or house, you can create a pinboard cork wall. For this purpose, use cork self-adhesive wallpaper which you simply stick on the wall. The advantage of this bulletin board is that you don't have to be afraid to attach more ans even larger things to it - what about a photo poster or one of the large prints?

Our favorite polaroid display.

2. Stylish and minimalistic

Do you like it when your home has an amazing and uniform style? 😌 The minimalist decoration impresses with its simplicity and clarity. 🤩 Skip the crazy colors and too many photos this time. 

How to do it in style?

  • Use the same color filter so that photos have the same color spectrum.
  • Choose the right pictures. In most cases, photos that relate to a single event will fit together.
  • Stick them with tape.
Be minimalistic.

You can also use Washi tape to attach photos on the wall. These scotch tapes are available in various colors and prints. You can also use them to decorate the furniture or wrap gifts in an original way. The advantage of these tapes is that the rice paper do not damage walls.


3. Go back to school times and use the board

Do you remember all those boards in your school? Now you are ready to have your own. 😎

There are different types of boards:

  • magnetic board
  • cork board
  • foam board
  • metal board with holes

Which one do you have at home?

Classic boards are not boring anymore.

💡 TIP: You can also use cork coasters. Just choose cork placemats of various sizes and attach them by nails to the wall. You can buy them, for example, at IKEA.


4. Hanging memories 

Do you wish to have a flexible memories spot? The hanging photo wall is simply great for that!

How to display polaroids? 🖼

  • Create horizontal rows and hang the photos on twine using wooden pegs.
  • You can also hang the photos vertically.
  • If you manage to find a good looking stick or branch that fits your interior, use it. Hang photos on it and create an interesting decoration. How to do it? Read our 9th tip.

💡 Tip: Divide photos by years and experiences and see how your life has changed.


5. Wire memo board

The wire memo board is a metal grid for hanging photos and office accessories. Metal grids used as pinboards have been a hit of recent time. They can be obtained in various colors, sizes and grid densities. Choose one that fits your interior.

Wire board is a must have if you would like to have a great way to display photos and decorate your workplace. 🥰 Don't forget to get some binder clips or wooden pegs. Moreover if you hang a few lights on the grid, you will create a new eye catching point in the room.

Pin it, hang it, stick it.

Scroll down for more cool things to do with the polaroids 👇

6. Stick it with a tape

Beauty in simplicity. 😇 Sometimes it's nice to get rid of all the accessories, twine and boards and simply stick the photos directly to the wall.

  • For this you only need a double-sided tape.
  • Put the tape into the centre of each photo or on its sides for better adhesion.
  • Attach the photo to the wall.
  • However, think your grid carefully before you stick the photos on the wall. This will avoid unnecessary peeling off and rework.
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7. Shelf or wooden stand?

What do you say to photos on shelves? You probably won't wipe off the dust there easily, but it looks great. 😁 

  • If you feel that you need a strong foundation for your photos, try our wooden stand.
  • You can also place photos on the shelf in frames.
  • Wall art prints on a thick board are a great way to avoid buying a wooden stand and photo frames.
Display photos on the shelves.

8. Washi tape saves the day

Play with your wall and create an inspiring spot using photos and washi tapes. 🤤 The advantage of these tapes is that they should not damage the wall. Washi tapes can be easily peeled, stuck or removed. 👍 They are made from Japanese-style rice paper ⛩ and in many colors and styles.

  • Combine pictures of different sizes.
  • Use the washi tape to attach photos.
  • Use different sizes, textures and colours of washi tapes and make it colorful.
Washi tapes are a great helper when hanging photos.

9. Wooden stick solves your hanging troubles

What other ways can you hang photos on the wall? 

  • If you love nature, we definitely recommend experimenting with a photo hanging wall attached to a stick or branch from a tree. 🌳 Now just find the right and nice one. 😁
  • Do you have the photo poster? 🎞 Our wooden poster hanger is a nice replacement for a huge glass and wooden frame.
A little nature at home.

10. Be creative

Combine the photos with other objects and decoration. ✨ This will give your photo wall a great touch. Dried flowers 🌸, stickers, drawings... Simply everything you like. Ready to shine and love your home? ⭐️

Decorate, decorate, decorate.

What more do we have?

If you are into home decoration, you may be interested info our tutorial for creating wall art (organizing your bigger photo prints or wall art prints into the best layout). If you like polaroid photos, try to read our article Why to take photos with retro analog cameras or learn how to digitalize your old photos at home.

Do you know how to do the best family photos or which photo gift is the best for Valentine´s day? We know that! Moreover we can instruct you how to wrap gifts originally and make photomagnets at home.


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