Gallery & Photo Walls in Your Homes
Gallery Walls have been a popular way to display family photos through homes for years and years. The combination of same sized photos all in a row, different sizes displayed in a cluster or even frames in different sizes, textures and finishes can create a gorgeous presentation of the memories your family have made together.
Working out how many photos to put on your walls and where to position them can be a daunting task, so we have put together some top tips on planning your own photo wall, thanks to members of our group Home Decorating & Organising Mums.
Stick to a theme to create unity – your theme does not have to be all the same shapes or sizes or even colours, but having a plan to stick to will help your wall flow in your home. You may want to have all different shaped frames that once put together create one large shape, or completely different designs of frames scattered. As long as you have a clear idea of what you want to do before you begin putting it into place it will make the design process much easier!
Show off your photos from holidays or traveling – gallery walls don’t have to be just family photos! Throw in some landscape images of places you have visited together or places that are important to your family. They’re a gorgeous space filler and create diversity through your wall.
Use a picture rail – picture rails are a great way to display photos if you would rather not have large images displayed. Use a collection of different sizes and picture orientations to create dimension and even add in some small vases with greenery to give a pop of colour! These rails are perfect for small spaces too. A common picture ledge is one from IKEA, you can find it here.
Measure, measure, measure! – The key to getting perfectly spaced images is to measure before you put them up. Work out how much space you want between your frames and draw a line on the wall with pencil to mark your spot! You could even use a long piece of masking tape to create a guide for your lines.
Map out your display – when you have frames of all different sizes it can be hard to visualise where to put which frame. The best way to do this is to map it out! Grab a roll of paper and draw out the sizes of each frame. Cut into the sizes and display on the floor – shuffle them around until you get your desired look! From there, stick your paper onto the wall with Blu Tack to use as a guide and put your hook through the paper. Remove the paper and hang your frames!
You can also add some additional finishing touches to your wall by using letters that may correspond to first names or surnames, wooden plaques or quotes and even twinkle lights.
Use your gallery wall for more than just photos – displaying your children’s art is also a great way to add a pop of colour to your home! Pick up a pack of small canvases and let them go wild!
We hope you found these tips helpful and would love to see you share the Gallery & Photo Walls you come up with over in our Home Decorating & Organising Mums group!
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