How to Display Photos in Your Home

When you order a custom family portrait from me you’ll receive a digital file to use however you’d like. But I know that often times we put off printing our images, so they end up sitting on our phones instead of filling our homes and making us smile. You know what I’m talking about, those vacation pictures from the beach belong on your wall! So let’s do something about that, shall we? Here are some ideas for how you can display your portraits around your home.

illustrated portraits, cute square prints

Parabo Press prints. (I’m obsessed with this square format! I mean obviously, that’s the instagram lover coming out in me.) They come on a heavy textured paper and look so cute hanging in a grid on the wall. Use my code IIXEOV and get $10 off your order.

family portrait gallery wall

Canvas Prints. Printed on sturdy canvas with wrapped edges around a wooden frame, these look so nice in a gallery wall with some of your favorite art! If you need some tips on how to create this look yourself, then check out this helpful guide.

magnetic wood framed poster

Magnetic Hangers. This look is one of my favorites. Printed on semi gloss sturdy canvas ready to hang in no time.

wooden block photo stand

Wooden Block from Rooted and Built Design. This would make a GREAT gift idea for mom or dad or anyone who works at a desk that could use some cheering up. (these work best if your print is on a thick paper that can hold it’s shape. Parabo Press prints would work perfectly.)

family portrait present tags

Christmas present toppers. How cute is this? Your family portrait can double as your Christmas tags this year! Simply use twine or yarn and a mini paper clip and you have the most personable gift tags ever. I’m definitely going to be creating some gift tags for my husband and I’s Christmas gifts this year.. better get on that. ;)

Kelsey Davis Design family portraits

And of course, the classic shelfie. A print in a frame with a simple vase is so timeless!

These are just a few ideas but there are so many other ways to incorporate prints into your home. I hope they inspired you! Let me know what you think and give me a shout if you have any questions at all about family portraits or printing. xo.

Thoughts on brain fog and focus.


I love documenting every little moment of our lives. I don’t have a good memory so it helps me in that way, but it’s also a fun hobby for me. I know some people can’t relate, but I actually really enjoy arranging my breakfast on the plate in an aesthetically pleasing way. 😂 And I like posting to my IG stories, adding some doodles, and looking back on what I did that day. It’s a creative outlet for me. It’s also how I find potential customers and clients, so it’s a big part of my life and business.

Somewhere down the line, though, it turned into something else- something that doesn’t allow me to be fully alive in my current moment, because I’m only half there. I don’t like to admit it because it feels silly, but it’s true.

I don’t know about you, but my mind bounces around a mile a minute. Always thinking about what needs to be done, what’s coming next. One minute I stand up to do laundry and the next thing I know I’m staring at my computer wondering what my purpose in life is. 🤣 So this week I tried something new (for me). I didn’t check my phone when I woke up in the morning, I focused on my present moment.. what I’m thankful for, what I wanted to accomplish that day, and I kept my social media closed until later in the evening. And man I have to tell you, it was the best.


I was able to set goals for myself and keep them. I was more productive. I noticed things that I wouldn’t have noticed before. We’re lucky enough to be in Costa Rica right now, so I saw dolphins and macaws that I’m convinced I wouldn’t have seen otherwise. I was working on an illustration of a monkey on the balcony when I looked over and saw monkeys in the tree right next to me. I can’t totally explain it.. but I just had several moments where I was like OKAY, world. I hear you. (Also, I realized that my thoughts exist in the form of Instagram captions... is that weird/bad? Haha. Maybe I should channel them into an illustrated coffee table book..)


The few times I slipped up, I saw how much time I spend in Instagram when I don’t even mean to, which is the scary part. Opening one post lead me down a 45 minute spiral into looking at tiny food, which don’t get me wrong, I live for #tinykitchen. But I’m realizing that I need to have a specific time set aside for scrolling or it creeps in and distracts me from what’s going on in real life.

I’m challenging you (and myself) to do a little refocusing. Be present. Make goals. Schedule out your days and set specific time aside for catching up on social media. (btw I know that “being present” is such a trendy phrase right now- but I’m all for a trend if it helps us become better humans).