My grandma had a room in her house that was full of family pictures. I used to love looking at all of the pictures whenever we visited. The wall was filled with a mixture of new and old photos. Some were black and white, some were colored. There were pictures of my grandparents throughout the years, pictures of my great grandparents that I had never met, and current pictures of all of her children and grand children.
I had no idea that my grandma’s wall was called a gallery wall until years later. I LOVE a great gallery wall and have wanted to create one in my home for years. After looking through my gallery wall pins on Pinterest, I finally decided to put one up above the loveseat in our living room.
Since my walls are white, I decided to stick with dark frames and used a mixture of black and brown. I think the contrast against the wall looks good. I didn’t want the frames to distract from the pictures since I wanted the pictures to be the main focus.
I tried to follow the same technique that I liked so much about my grandma’s picture wall by using old and new photos; black and white photos; and colored photos.
To break up the photos I also add this metal sign that I got from Hobby Lobby a few years ago.
And I added this paper wreath that I made out of an old phone book.
I’m looking forward to changing out the pictures and adding to the wall as time goes by. But for now, I am really enjoying my gallery wall!