I finally got my pictures organized and started a gallery wall. I wasn’t sure what room to put the pictures in first but we decided to start in the family room. I love gallery walls! I have been pinning ideas of gallery wall ideas for years! Just check out my decorating board:)
There is something about hanging a bunch of family pictures up on the wall to instantly make a house more like a home:). It also gives new people coming over something to look at and helps avoid awkward silences… Not that that has ever happened at my house;).
I had been slow to start adding pictures up in the wall because I wasn’t sure where to start a gallery wall but we decided that the family room felt right. Here’s the bank wall we started with:
Once this room is filled we can move on to hallways and stairways:). Jason made a big L for me out of scrap lumber we had in the garage because you can’t just have pictures up, you have to add other pieces to add interest! I also hung up one of my many baskets to keep loose pictures in for people to look at. E started hanging pictures on one wall but quickly started going around the room:).
Here’s what I did:
I started with one of my biggest frames and keep adding on from there including the “L” and my basket along the way. I didn’t worry about what pictures I had for the frames first I just hung what I thought looked the best one at a time. I then went back and ordered pictures for the frames that were empty. I decided to keep this gallery wall to just wood and painted black frames to keep it from getting too busy. I had a lot of frames to start but the rest I picked up at home goods and Ikea. Jason also made a few for me as well. Having a lot of pictures up really makes me happy. It helps to remind our family of some great memories and happy times we’ve had together. I can’t wait to continue adding more frames in other rooms!
As you can see I have slowly been adding my gallery wall to the other walls in my family room and hope to continue adding to it:).
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