A while back I wrote a guest post for Kristen Duke Photography about my gallery walls in my home. I decided to include some updates to that post and put it up here. Just some ideas and inspiration for hanging portraits and home decor on your walls. Enjoy!
I’m big on family pictures. Big on getting them taken every year. Big on having over 100 to choose from. Big on posting them to my blog. And big on having them displayed all over our walls. It’s my way of personalizing our space–of making our house a home.
For the most part I keep my portrait walls fairly simple. Clean straight lines, neutral colors. I have grand plans of getting funky and creative, but I still lack the courage to splash that color on my walls. So my dear friend Brittany, suggested that I get color on my walls by having fun colors in my pictures. She said to wear the colors in my family pictures that I want to use in my decor. Which is why you will notice I stick with turquoise/blue and yellow in our family portraits.
The candle holders were from Bed Bath and Beyond, and I’m told they’re still available online. The quote sign was in a discount bin at Deseret Book 7 years ago. I purchased all these black frames from Costco. They come in packages of two. Great price and great quality. Also note how crooked these frames are. That’s what happens when your toddler year old learns to crawl up the back of the couch and put finger prints on your frames.
I am also a believer in NOT hanging everything on the wall. I love the look of intentional leaning of wall hangings and portraits.
This makes it easy to switch out your decor for each season on a whim–below is my “Fall” arrangement. In Spring, I switched out some of the items and added some color.
We moved last year, and I took this as my opportunity to create a new wall with color in my house. Even though there are limited pictures in this arrangement, I think you could replace any of these items with a portrait and achieve the same effect.
And here is a quick shot of my craft room wall. No photos, but you’ll see I continued with my rather haphazard hanging technique. No real rhyme or reason to my hanging, I just did what felt right.