How To Make Your Own Photo Wall
Photo Walls are a great way to add personality and warmth to any room in your house, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. We’ve scoured the Internet to find some great inspiration, as well as some handy tips to help you get started.
Whether you’re putting your Photo Wall in your bedroom, lounge room, above your stairs, or anywhere else, the photos are going to either be seen by all of your guests, or at the very least by you everyday, so it’s important that you pick the right photos. To know what the ‘right’ photos are, think about what you’re trying to get out of your Photo Wall:
- Is it a family Photo Wall?
- Is it a travel Photo Wall?
- Is it a Photo Wall of you and your significant other?
- Or, is it simply a happy memories Photo Wall?
Of course, it’s up to you what photos you choose, but with some direction you can save yourself some time, and potentially some money if you would otherwise go printer-happy! No matter what theme you’re after, make sure the photos make you feel happy when you look at them – that’s the whole point of this after all!
Got your photos, but don’t know how to lay them out? No problem! There are plenty of sources of inspiration and guidelines out there! Here are some different ideas for layouts, all of them making use of effective balance – whether through symmetry or dispersing visual weight strategically, they’ve nailed some aesthetically-pleasing layouts!
Make sure you check this site out for its comprehensive ideas for every position in your house!
Creating a Photo Wall doesn’t just end after creating the layout. Think back to what photos you’re using – what style complements your theme? Large, black and white photos look great for family Photo Walls, and free form, ecclectic styles go well for travel Photo Walls. Figure out what you’d like to present, and go with an associated theme. And fundamentally, make sure you keep in mind: go for consistency. That doesn’t mean every photo and frame has to be the same size or at the same height, but establish some kind of rule. If you want to use various sized frames, go for it! But don’t have one really thick frame on the side of several thin frames, as it will just look like an accident; instead, make it look deliberate and balanced – have you got a really large photo on the top left corner? Add some weight in the bottom right corner with a thick frame, for instance. Have a look at some of the examples we’ve found for some ideas.
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