Once upon a time, our parents and grandparents stored their photos in an album, today most of us store all of our photos digitally. But one thing that hasn't gone out of date is a photo gallery wall. Nothing quite beats displaying beautiful photos of your family and friends around your home.
A gallery wall can be a great focal point in your home but in order to get the perfect end result, your photo wall will need some planning.
Choosing Your Wall
The wall that you see when you first walk into a room is often the perfect spot for a photo wall if you’re looking to make it the main focus of the room. If you would prefer a more subtle option then look for an area that doesn’t have any décor or a space where regular artwork might not work, such as the area next to a stairway or the narrow part of a wall that divides two rooms.
Choosing a Layout
There are countless photo wall layouts that you can use to build your gallery. Pinterest offer tons of inspiration. The best thing to do once you have your heart set on a specific layout is to cut out the shapes of your frames and use masking tape to create a mock layout on your wall. You might find that you need to switch a few of the frames around or relook at the design completely.
Choosing Your Frames & Photos
Most designers would suggest that neutral colors work the best when designing your photo gallery but sometimes adding a pop of color in-between the frames also looks amazing. You might prefer to choose frames in one color then opt for different sizes and styles to change things up a bit. Placing an antique frame in-between your more modern frames gives the wall a unique touch. If you decide to use different colors and styles of frames then try printing your photos in black and white. Remember, your photos should always be the focal point.
A photo gallery in your home is a great alternative to traditional décor and wall art so take the time to make it special.