It’s time to design that photo wall that’s been floating around inside your head. You saw those breathtaking photo walls in other’s homes and became envious, thinking you had the beautiful photos, even some nice frames. You simply didn’t know where to start. Here’s an outline of how to get the perfect photo wall.
Choose an Appropriate Location
Is the wall space large enough? Ensure the space you’ve chosen for your photo wall is roomy and leaves plenty of room for the photos and room around it, so it doesn’t look jumbled up and jammed in there.
Does the wall space have a plain background? Choose a place without a patterned background. A plain background is best because it makes the photos show up beautifully. It makes them pop. Patterned backgrounds can take away from a photo wall.
Decide on the Correct Style
What type of house do you have, and what type of décor? Is your home a contemporary, ranch or log home? Is your décor Bohemian, Farmhouse or Nautical? It is important to match your photo wall to your style.
Pick the Right Theme
Which room is your photo wall going into? Match the types of photos to the rooms. In other words, make them appropriate. For a hallway, you may want to do older photos in a time-ordered manner for a memory lane theme, or in a living or family room, go with a family theme.
What are most of my photos of? Ask yourself what most of your photos are of. Are they wedding photos, family photos, photos of your grandchildren, or something else? You can pick a theme this way.
Pick a Layout
How do I start hanging my photos? You can hang your photos any way you’d like, but there are popular templates all over the internet, like Nine-square, which is nine frames of the same kind in a 3 x 3 even format.
A random approach can also be great because you don’t have to worry about getting each frame exactly even with the others. You can hang them catty-corner or whatever is pleasing to your eye. Also, adding to the set later is no problem.
Think About Finishing Touches
There is no rule stating that you can only have photos on your photo wall. For the perfect photo wall, break it up a little. Add some light with a wall lamp or a candle on a hanging shelf. You can also check out options at your favorite crafts store. See what they have. Be creative. Make your perfect photo wall your own.