This might seem really strange. But I sort of think hanging family portraits looks cheesy.
I love my family and I LOVE our family portraits, but I couldn't figure out where to put them in our house.
Since we are all in our house, why would WE need pictures of OURSELVES to look at?
So, I finally figured out a non-offensive, non-cheesy way to deal with it, and I'm pretty happy with it.
They don't shout "Here we are! Aren't WE pretty!" like a big over-the-fireplace portrait would.
They are a little high because the boy likes to pull things off the wall. He loves them and about once an hour goes over and points up and says, "TT, see!?"
And I think it looks pretty good. I tried hanging the 8 x 10s without matting, but it looked horrible, so I chose some 5 x 7s and used the matting in the 8 x 10 frames, and I like it.