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5 Ways to display Postcards at home

How to display postcards in home, home decor, ways to decorate

I seem to have an endless supply of Postcards. When ever I go travelling or to a Museum, I always end up buying what feels like thousands of postcards. However, the majority of them end up in a draw somewhere awaiting for me to find the time to take them and go through them.

If this scenario sounds familiar, then fear not! As I have been going through the magical world of Pinterest to find the most creative and chic ways to display these souvenirs, and here are my top 5 favourite ways to showcase your postcard collection around your home!

How display Postcards in House, Roisin Grace. Photo credit: House of Jade Interiors

Photo from House of Jade Interiors

This is a simple display is incredibly effortless, and even though it is minimalistic its’s a fantastic way to display those postcards without having to spend lots of money. One way to complete this look could be done easily using string along with small clips to attach the postcards to. Simple, yet effective.

How to display Postcards at home, Roisin Grace. Photo: House Beautiful - Frenchy Fancy

Photo from Frenchy Fancy

This postcard chandelier from French Fancy is so stylish! I love the fact that such a way of displaying postcards is completely different to others seen – therefore, making it a unique statement piece for any home, and a fantastic way to bring those postcards out of the draws and on display in your home. A definite talking point for any visitor who comes to your home!

You can check out this awesome DIY by A Pair and A Spare, wherein they have created a really cool way to display photos or postcards which is similar to the hanging chandelier above. It’s super easy to make and looks effortlessly chic.

How to display postcards DIY, Roisin Grace. Photo from A Pair and A Spare


How to display your postcards at home, Roisin Grace. Photo: Apartment Therapy

Photo from Apartment Therapy

I absolutely love this postcard/photo display! The mantel piece above a fire place is the perfect place to show off your collection. It’s a great way of using a small amount of space to create interesting decoration. In contrast to the other ways of displaying your postcards, this shows that order is not necessarily always the way when displaying your postcards. It will also make for a great talking point for those coming to visit your humble abode.

Ways to display postcards in your home, Roisin Grace. Photo from Creature Comforts Blog

Photo from Creature Comforts Blog

This is probably the easiest and elegant ways of showcasing those postcards – a simple bordered frame is the perfect way to display postcards. Whether in a big frame like above, or perhaps one that will allow for 4 x 4 postcards, both will be wonderful ways to add some art to your home.

How to Display Postcards in your home, Roisin Grace. Photo from The Hand Made Home

Photo from The Hand Made Home

In addition to collecting thousands of postcards, I also seem to have a knack of obtaining masses of hangers. Finally, there seems to be a clever way of using these pesky items – utilising them as a postcard display!

Roisin Grace Paris Postcards - how to display your postcards at home

Don’t forget that postcards are now available on my Etsy shop! Head over there now to grab your own beautifully printed postcards, and get inspiration from the displays above on how to bring some Paris into your home!

You can check out more ideas of ways to display your postcards in one of Pinterest boards here:

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Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.


  1. This is such a nice idea, I have vintage postcards from Nice and Monaco in a “memories” box but displaying them would be so much better, great post.

    x Síle


    • I bet those postcards are lovely! I have lots of memories boxes, and you’re right – better to have them all displayed around the house. Even simple black/white frames can make the postcards elegant decorative pieces 🙂


    • Thanks Ana! Yes, displaying instagram pictures are a must – why leave them to the web, when you can decorate your house with wonderful memories! I love your blog – started following on Bloglovin’ for all your updates 🙂 x


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  4. Pete says

    Problem is that half or more of these methods are not displaying postcards at all, they’re rectangular greetings cards. And none of the methods allow for decent scrutiny of the detail of any one card. Sure they look very pretty dangling there, but if you buy an art postcard, dont you want to see that detail?
    So sadly none of these methods work for me. I was wondering about some sort of ‘postcard viewer’; like you take a pile of your favourite cards and slot them into a device which projects them one by one onto a decent sized screen just above, say about 40cms x 30cms and the device changes the image at a rate that pleases you. For me that would be a new image every day.Wouldn’t that be fun?!!


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