Hi friends! I’m stopping by today with a quick look at our gallery wall.
Since we just got home from a vacation, it got me thinking on how others log their travel memories? For our family, we enjoy traveling and take lots of pictures of our adventures. To continue those memories at home, several years ago, we decided to make a travel gallery wall. Our choice was to keep the pictures uniform with black frames, white mats and utilizing only black and white photography. A variety of sizes and frame types give it a more unique feel. I also like the random added to look, so I did not measure and make it too “perfect.” On each mat, I write the place, state and year.
I have also seen galleries where people have colored photos or black and white, but with different frames. Both look unique and stunning with a large grouping.
Here is our gallery wall. We utilized the staircase going up to our second floor. It is also the foyer area, so it hits you in the face as soon as you walk in.
It makes a large impact as you enter our home. I love the all black frames with the black floors and wrought iron stair spindles. It ties everything together. For this space, I think it would be too busy if the pictures were in color, so black and whites work better.
It’s like a walk down memory lane each time I go up the stairs (usually carrying loads of laundry!). I sometimes find myself lingering and remembering something special from a particular trip. As our wall continues to grow, I realize once again how truly blessed we are as a family!
Here are some other examples of gallery walls that I like.
Now I just have to find the perfect pic from our last family adventure.