Perfecting the Photo Wall

My husband and I recently moved into a condo and we have been trying to make it stylish, family-centric and of course, comfortable. One of my favorite items in any house is personal photos. I know many people love to cover the walls with expensive art, plush tapestries or worse, leave them blank for the totally “minimalist” look, but that isn’t quite my style.

So I am dying to load my half-blank walls with fun photos of our families, friends, travels, etc. The problem though is picking a photo décor scheme and going with it. It seems that everywhere you look  designers are taking different approaches to photo walls.

Some say you should start with a cluster of frames in the center and work from the inside out, while others encourage DIYers to methodically plan the wall in advance with painters tape and construction paper before you get out the nails. Whichever you prefer! The good thing is, you can’t go wrong!

Black framed Gallery in a Box from Pottery Barn filled with black and white photos

Designer Ellen O’Neill clustered black-and-white photos and sketches on one wall, from an interview in House Beautiful

All types of photos fill the walls from floor to ceiling with family photographs. Pulled from the pages of the August 2011 issue of Traditional Home.

Simple Pottery Barn design with black and white frames in a variety of sizes


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