Originally Posted by kissum
You know, when I first read this I thought it was weird not to have pictures in the living room, but I just realized I don't have any either. I have am 8x10 black and white on the kitchen counter, and a few on the fridge, but none in the living room.
When I first moved in with my husband, we had photos EVERYWHERE.
Gary has received many photos from relatives over his nearly 30 years - and every single one was displayed, never to be removed, replaced, or rotated.
For some reason, every other guest gave us photo frames - we registered for THREE, and got about FORTY! (Okay, not really, but I'm not exaggerating by much) So, we had to fill all those with photos, and display them (even though we live 1800 miles from anyone who gave them to us, so not like they would get butt hurt if they weren't out)
We continued to get photos (and frames) from people as post-wedding gifts, late Christmas cards, etc.
When we moved into a larger place last August, it took about two boxes PER ROOM to pack all the photos (that's TEN boxes of photos and frames). We even had photos in our BATHROOM.
Right now, a select few are displayed, and the rest are all stuffed into drawers and closets. My husband keeps asking when we are going to put the photos back in our bedroom.
I've been putting him off for 3 months, because the answer is "Never! We are never putting photos of your dead relatives on our nightstands to stare at me while I sleep!"
Really, though, I just can't stand the visual clutter of what my husband does with photos - which is to just shove them all on top of every flat surface of the house and leave them there.