Clutter drains energy.

Too many styles of picture frames can create a very cluttered look. Too many family photos from too many eras can add to this jumbled feeling as well. To minimize the mess and create a calming uniformity, try using matching frames, arranging images by timeline, and hanging photos all together on one wall. Another visually-unifying trick: scan your color photos and print them in black-and-white.

Displaying a few favorite images at a time and rotating your collection will keep your room feeling fresh. Highlighting your selected photos in this way also allows your friends and family to appreciate the images you love most.