I often have clients ask me for ideas of what they can do to fill a large wall with art. One of my favorite ways is with a gallery wall. A gallery wall is a group of pictures, hung somewhat close together so that they are a display within themselves. The subjects in the photos don't have to be of the same nature and the frames can be different colors, styles and sizes. My personal favorite kind of gallery wall is one of family photos. I also like for the frames to at least be the same color.
In my heritage gallery wall that you can read about here, I used all of the same frames and placed craft paper inside to fill them. Then I attached the prints on top of the craft paper with double sided tape. This elimates the need for expensive mattes and also allows you to use different sized photos. I like this type of gallery wall not only because I love having family photos displayed on my walls but also because it doesn't cost a lot to create it.
I have this grouping in my "Grandchild room". The frames aren't all the same size but they are all black. The top photos are their newborn pictures and the pictures below each one are of their sweet baby feet. I LOVE baby feet, especially theirs!
I recently created a design plan for a client and gave her this example of how to fill a wall in her home using family photos of their Disneyland trips.
Here's another gallery wall that I did in a home office seen in this post.
Another look that I really love is to take different frames (hello thrift stores!) and paint them all the same color. This beautiful display at my cousin Melissa's house is so beautiful that they don't even need pictures inside them. What a fun and creative way to fill a space!
There are so many different ways to create a gallery wall. Look around on blogland and you'll find a ton of them. The next one that I'm going to work on (in my next house) is of our family trip to Europe. I've already printed an old map of Europe so I'm starting my collection now.
I'd love to hear about gallery walls that you've created or want to do in the future!