So it’s always been a controversial subject in the design world of whether or not personal photos are okay to display in the home. I for one say yes, when they’re done right. My favorite way of doing this is with photo galleries. Here a few examples of different galleries that can add a personal touch to any space.
Using all black and white images or frames with the same color is a good way to unify a gallery, this gives the illusion of one large focal point.
Using all vintage photos with antiqued frames works too!
Arranging them in a unique way also creates visual interest, so that the entire gallery acts as one art piece.
Completely covering the wall also does the trick.
Even if you use different colors in your images, as long as your frames are consistent then it will all work together.
Going frameless words too especially when all your photos are around the same size like polaroids.
mixing it up
Including family photos with personal affects such as children’s artwork, or special prints you’ve collected add color without being too distracting.
Using a color pallet that is consistent with the decor of that room is interesting too, in the art, frames, and personal effects. Also arranging the gallery in a way that creates another element of art is hard to attain, but can really work when done right.
the leaning gallery
Piling on a bunch of different sized frames all of similar color is a cool haphazzard way to go about the gallery look. Rather than being like “look at these pictures of my baby!!!” it’s more like “sure there are some pictures lying around, it’s whatever”.
other personal collections
Showing different types of the same thing is another cool way to display your personal items that are meaningful to you
So there you have it, there are many ways to achieve the gallery look. If you need inspiration or a jumping off point, share your ideas with us! We’d love to help. Do you have a gallery of your own you’d like to share? Let us know so we can show it with everyone else!