Organize Pictures with Photogenic Wall Shelving
Photo albums, as we all know, are the lifeblood of any good relationship, and the single focus of almost every worthwhile conversation. They are our key to the past - the seductive open door of nostalgia and the masochistic pain of regret - they are our grandmothers favorite thing on god's green earth. We have to cherish them. And no, we don't want to hear any more guff about facebook photos or instagram.
In all seriousness, photo albums are one of the primary things modern shelves are meant to house. Next to our books and media, souvenirs and actual framed photography is exactly where they are meant to be. They're just as much a part of our home as any of those things, and they way we display them has a lot to do with how often they're looked at and how well they are preserved.
Floating shelving is a great option for photo albums, especially albums that have photography on their front cover and can be displayed with their front side facing out, rather than their spine. One of the best options for this is the Floating Photo Ledge, which is built specifically to hold framed pictures but works just as beautifully in this regard. It's shallow, meaning it's built to really showcase photography (rather than make it share space with other things) and picture albums are perfect for it.
One great complement to a physical photo album is a digital picture frame. This ever rotating picture frame can actually act as a broadcast of some of the best physical pictures in the book - kind of like a trailer for a movie. To do something like this you could still use the Photo Ledge, but you could also go bigger and create something of an art installation with larger wall shelving units.
Larger shelving units could have a single central shelf cleared out for the display of photo albums. These large units can almost always benefit from a variety of objects using them as storage and display, and a nice row of photo albums would go a long way toward drawing the eye and breaking up some of the monotony of bookshelves. Photo albums are often pretty "deep," so it's also important to look for shelving with plenty of depth - that way the edges of the albums won't stick out over the shelf.
Make sure to pick shelving that matches the look of the photo albums. A nice leather bound album isn't going to look quite right on an ultra-modern glass wall shelf, but it might be perfect on a wooden classic.
At the end of the day, your memories are in your photo albums. And there are few more precious things than that. Give them the display they deserve with shelving from Smart Furniture.