Still, there are many ways to show off your treasured memories by dedicating an entire wall to a wholesome gallery. For example, you can use frames of different sizes and shapes, create a photo collage, mix and match artwork, add ledges, or hang pictures using clothespins. It’s perfect for apartments where you can’t put holes in the walls, such as dorm rooms or rental homes. Frameless photos don’t weigh much, so you can use command strips or push pins to hang pictures on the wall.
The string lights add a bit of personality to your gallery, turning it into a charming focal point that grabs the attention of anyone entering the room. We discovered this idea about decorating a wall with frameless family photos and adding string lights on Pinterest.
Organizing family photos in a giant frameis an excellent way to showcase your treasured memories on a wall. If you have any woodworking skills, buy the raw materials and use them to make a giant frame like the one from Yellow Brick Home, which will have the perfect dimensions for your photo collage. You can order a custom wallpaper online and send to the manufacturer a collage of pictures instead of a single image.
It’s also a great conversation starter, so be sure to pick a wall in a place accessible to your guests, such as the living room or staircase. There are no exact guidelines for this project since you can paint a tree to match your surrounding decor and preferences. Check out The Decorative Brush for a cool idea about a painted family tree with photos.
You can write the person’s name, birth and death date, frame the photos, and connect the pictures using electrical tape or paint. Hanging family photos using rustic craft wire is a great way to fill up the empty wall on the staircase and works well with the farmhouse style. The trick to this project is creating the rustic wire photo hanging and sticking pictures to the canvas using mod podge. For instance, you can create a symmetrical or asymmetrical display, mix and match different frame styles and sizes, or use black and white or colorful photos.
The simplest way to create a gallery wall in this designis by placing an order for pictures on Mixtiles, where each tile is 8×8 inches. We found this idea of creating a family photo wall with Scrabble tiles on Pinterest.
Organizing square photo tiles around a rectangular quote frame adds interest to an otherwise bland space, like in the hallway or entryway. Hanging pictures on strings with tiny clothespins is a cute and affordable way to showcase your family photos, especially for teens and students. The goal is to create an unusual “picture frame” by using a jewelry cord or a fishing line in a geometric pattern – similar to making string art. If you love this family photo wall idea as much as we do, head over to The Caldwell Project for the step-by-step instructions.
This is a cool design for a couple since each person can choose a wall to populate with their favorite pictures. Archive Live has a simple heart grid you can use and details the entire process of taping pictures to the wall.
It becomes the focal point of your photo gallery, and you can work your way outwards, hanging the smaller frames around it. A gallery wall with vintage frames is an excellent choice for homes with a pre-contemporary or eclectic design style.
The family photos should be monochromatic, such as black and white, grayscale, sepia, or a combination of these, in order to preserve the antique allure. A photographic timeline of your family’s history is a great way to fill up an empty wall.
To tackle this family photo wall idea as a DIY project, follow these guidelines: Start by brainstorming your family’s background: mark important events such as births, marriages, and deaths.
Sort the events chronologically and add a description, like dates, family crests, or handwritten notes. Prepare and assemble the timeline: scan the pictures, use image editing software to resize them to the same dimensions, and print them. If you don’t want to go through the trouble of a DIY project, you can visit Not On The High Street to order a personalized photo timeline. Surrounding a door with a photo grid is a fantastic way to create a gallery wall, particularly in small spaces. One idea is to align the photos in a grid pattern to add symmetry and tidy the design. Regardless of the design, take care to leave negative space between the pictures so that they don’t overlap.
Visit Hometalk to see how they managed to create a family photo wall by using a door as the focal point. A family photo mobile is a miniature picture gallery that you can hang on a wall, the back of the door, or any other surface.
It’s a cute project, particularly for kids, teens, and students who want to show off their toys, pets, or schoolmates. But we prefer this colorful DIY yarn-wrapped hanging decoration from Hello Wonderful, which uses twigs, multi-colored yarn, and clothespins. A floral photo hoop is another portable solution for a small family gallery, and you can easily replace the pictures down the road. Instead of twigs and yarn, you will be using a hula hoop as the picture frame and a wide ribbon as the backing.
In order to create the flowery theme, wrap the hoop in silk roses or other flowers. Visit Our Crafty Mom to get the required supplies and instructions for this homemade floral photo hoop.
It’s a wonderful opportunity to get your kids involved and create unique wall decor that represents the efforts of the entire family. For example, if your interior design is art deco, go with multi-colored washi tapes displayed in various frame styles.
Check out Jenna Bishop Photography to see how to easily put together the photo wall clock design shown in the picture. Creating a honeycomb tile design out of hexagon-shaped wooden frames for your family photos is a great way to add dimension and texture to your wall decor.
Besides, honeycomb patterns are quite popular, probably owing to the fact that the hexagon is the most efficient natural shape. A fun detail is that there’s a bit of negative space between the photo and the edge of the wooden hexagon, making each tile look like a framed picture. For instance, you can make a larger hexagon shape, place the tiles in a two-line pattern, or scatter them around.
The clever part is repurposing a pegboard, typically used for organizing jewelry or hanging tools in garages.
Other advantages are that you can replace and rearrange the pictures anytime, and further embellish the pegboard using string lights, flowers, keepsakes, artwork, or other decorations. We found this interesting design on Melting Butter, where a giant pegboard showcased various pictures in a public cafe.
If you’re up for a DIY project, check out this pegboard installation tutorial from WikiHow, which uses furring strips. A homemade wooden photo board creates a small but meaningful space for a family gallery.
Power tools and basic woodworking skills are necessary since the project involves sanding and spray painting. Although ledges are traditional for displaying family pictures, you can add an air of sophistication by making them thin.You can add a bunch of shelves to your wall and also use the space to display other items, like children’s books, succulents, or mini LEGO sets. The concept is excellent for decorating empty walls where you can’t add furniture without blocking the hallway. If your woodworking skills are above mediocre, check out Ana White for the complete instructions on making DIY thin picture ledges, including the dimensions and ideal wood type.
Large family photo prints nicely complement a big mirror in the hallway, as long as there’s enough wall space. Instead of large photos, you can make a collage out of multiple pictures and add them to big frames.
Whichever way you choose to display your photos, make sure they’re hung in a place where everyone can enjoy them.