Photo gallery walls are a great way to liven up your living space. They are versatile, and can really put your personality into a room or apartment. And the best part is that any wall is fair game for a photo gallery – they can go anywhere! Try using lesser used walls such as staircases and other oddball walls if you aren’t sure where to put your first photo gallery wall. This will add visual interest to an otherwise boring wall.
Pick A Color Scheme
For best results, use a color scheme to keep your photo gallery wall looking cohesive. All frames should be the same color, though you can vary the texture to add interest. This applies to photo walls in other rooms as well, keep the same color throughout for flow or change its upper room.
Use vintage windows as frames, or add objects that make you happy to the photo wall. Anything goes in a photo gallery wall, so think outside the box! Add a monogram to a family photo wall to add some visual interest and tie the whole thing together. You can even make a gallery wall that doesn’t have any photos, just objects. You can even use an object (like a mirror) as the center of your photo gallery wall to tie it all together.
Keep It Clean
Use the same frames in different sizes to get a clean, minimalistic look for your photo gallery wall. This is one of the easiest to set up, as there is less chance of throwing off the look. Using photos with the same color scheme keeps this look from looking busy. Black and white photos are excellent for a minimalistic look, or you can use tinting to give them all the same look – like sepia or whatever color strikes your fancy.
Use A Theme
Think outside the box (or frame) and pick a theme for your photo gallery wall. Think destinations, dreams or anything else you can come up with. This is a great idea for those who have a love for a particular thing, such as mirrors or clocks, as they can be the theme easily – no photos required.
Try Different Mediums
You can use art, or turn your photos into art for your gallery wall. Try printing family pictures with a decent printer onto canvas instead of framing them, or any other medium. Try your favorite needlepoints framed, or whatever tickles your fancy. Mix photos with large graphic prints.
There are literally hundreds of ways you can design your photo gallery wall. The sky is pretty much the limit on what you can do in your space. Make your personality shine in your own space with these tips and tricks for building your first photo gallery wall – don’t be afraid to mix and match, or do anything that looks good to you. Feel free to let your imagination fly and your personality shine while designing your wall. Don’t let yourself be intimidated by it, just have fun – you can always do it all over again at any time.
Author: George Minton