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How To Display Polaroids

February 13, 2024

How To Display Polaroids

How To Display Polaroids: Creative Custom Framing Solutions

In an age where digital photography dominates, the tactile charm of Polaroid photos has seen a resurgence in popularity. These instant snapshots capture moments with a retro feel that many people know and love.

However, once you start to build up your own collection of Polaroid photos, the question arises: how to display Polaroids in a way that not only showcases them, but also complements your living space? 

Our team at Portfolio Picture Framers offer personalised and creative custom framing solutions that go beyond traditional display methods, turning your Polaroid collections into artful decor that you can enjoy for years to come. 

The appeal of Polaroid photos

The appeal of Polaroid photos lies in their immediacy and the unique, slightly unpredictable outcome of each print. As these physical tokens of memories gain popularity, so does the desire to display them in innovative ways.

Why keep your Polaroids hidden, stashed away in a drawer? Platforms like Pinterest are full of creative ideas for framing and showcasing Polaroids, ensuring your memories are always in view.

Let's explore how you can elevate your Polaroids from obscurity to a place of pride, where they can be appreciated and enjoyed.

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How to display polaroids through custom framing

Custom framing offers a multitude of benefits for a Polaroid photo display. Firstly, it protects these precious snapshots from fading, dust, and damage. 

At Portfolio Picture Framers, we provide framed photo options such as UV-protective glass and acid-free mats, ensuring your Polaroids withstand the test of time. 

To read more: The Importance of Acid Free Framing

Our range of custom frames can be tailored to fit your home decor, with a variety of styles, colours, and finishes available. Whether your aesthetic is modern minimalism or eclectic vintage, there’s a framing option to suit your style.

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Creative ways how to display Polaroids

When it comes to cool ways to display Polaroids, the sky's the limit. Here are some creative ideas to get you started:

  • Grid Patterns: Arrange your Polaroids in a grid pattern within a large frame for a sleek, modern look. This layout offers a visually pleasing symmetry and is perfect for showcasing a themed collection.
  • Framed Collages: Combine your Polaroids with other memorabilia such as concert tickets, receipts or handwritten notes in a framed collage. This approach offers a personalised narrative to your photo display. The beauty of this option is that you don’t need to be super neat, you can combine polaroids and other memorabilia in a messy scrapbook style way – it's all part of the appeal. 
  • Thematic Arrangements:Group your Polaroids by theme, such as travel adventures or family gatherings, in separate frames. This method allows for a storytelling element and makes for an engaging wall display.

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  • Chronological Arrangement:The beauty of polaroids is they come with a white border around each photo as they are printed, providing the perfect space for jotting down a date or a short message. Perhaps you've established a tradition of capturing a Polaroid on special occasions such as birthdays or Christmas, or you're documenting significant milestones like a pregnancy or your pet's growth journey. Organising your Polaroids chronologically offers a way to record the memorable moments and significant stages of your life, turning your collection into a tangible timeline of cherished memories.

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Personalised framing solutions

At Portfolio Picture Framers, we believe that every Polaroid collection is unique and deserves a display solution that reflects its owner's personality. Our team in Perth is dedicated to crafting custom frames that elevate your Polaroid display. From selecting the perfect frame style to choosing mat colours that complement your photos, we work closely with you to create a display that truly stands out and one you will be proud to display. 

We’re a team of Perth locals

Our local expertise sets us apart. Being based in Perth, we have a deep understanding of the styles and preferences of our local clients. We offer personalised consultations to discuss your vision and provide recommendations that align with your space and style. Unlike online or generic framing services, our hands-on approach ensures that your Polaroid display is not just a decoration but a statement of your personal style.

Transform your space with creatively framed Polaroids

Polaroid photos are more than just images; they are fragments of time that evoke memories and emotions. Displaying them should not be an afterthought but a creative process that adds warmth and personality to your space. Custom framing is an excellent way to achieve this, offering both protection and aesthetic appeal.

Get in touch with Portfolio Picture Framers

Feeling inspired by our Polaroid display ideas and ready to transform your collection of Polaroids into captivating wall art?

Visit our Myaree showroom for a consultation, or give us a call on (08) 9330 5884. Don't let your memories fade away in a drawer—let us help you showcase them with style and creativity.

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