One popular trend we are starting to see is the use of photo walls in home decor. These are a great way to capture a family's personality and showcase your favorite pictures on a blank wall. While these are fun and cute you want to make sure you do it well for the best possible effect, and here are my tips as to how you can do that!
1. Pick your picture frames
Once you decide you want to create a photo collage on your wall you're going to want to pull out all the frames that you have and want to use. Make sure that they complement each other well and don't clash. You may even want to consider painting them to fit a certain color scheme that will go well in the room. Personally I like when the frames are all slightly different in type and color but still work cohesively to blend into the room.
2. Pick your photos
Depending on how big your family is and how many pictures you want to hang try to choose some candid personality photos and some more staged portraits. Don't forget to include family pets, grandparents, friends etc. You may even want to consider making some photos black and white and others in color, or choose to keep them all consistent.
3. Pick your layout
Now the worst thing you can do is start to put frames up on the wall and then realizing you don't like how it looks. Start by laying out all the frames on the floor and seeing if you like how they all fit together. Begin with the center picture frame and work your way out. If your frames are all different shapes and sizes and colors don't have two of the same frame right next to each other but rather try to spread them out.
4. Add some non-photo frame elements
Add a decorative letter on the wall for your family's last name, a couple of canvases, your favorite quote or even a photo clip board with a picture on it. Adding in just a touch of these elements will really increase the creativity of your wall and make it stand out from others.
5. Make it personal
At the end of the day be sure you are doing what you think looks good and fits well in your home and you will love it!
I hope these tips will help you design a photo wall of your own! Already have one? Comment below with your tips or leave a photo!
One of my favorite traditions this time of year is pausing long enough to sit down and handwrite our family Christmas cards. For over 10 years, all five family members have personally signed every card that is given or sent out. It’s our way of telling the recipient they matter and that we care about them. To me, it’s an added connection that goes with the photo card we’re sending them.