Photo Gallery

Jul 2, 2012 | Anoushka's Blog

Ever wanted to create that look that we see on the pages of so many home interior magazines, where someone has artfully arranged a collection of photo’s into a sort of gallery on a living room wall?

You may have already tried and perhaps it didn’t turn out as well as you would have liked, or you created a placement that worked but you weren’t quite sure why. Below are some tips to ensure that you get it right every time.

1. Ensure that you have something constant in all of the pictures or frames such as:

    • All frames are the same colour/material for example natural wood, or black OR
    • All of the photos are black and white OR
    • All of the photos have a splash of the same colour in them such as red

2. Next think about the sizing, it’s better to mix the size of the frames to add more interest, you can also mix oval with square and rectangular. These will all work well.

3. Think about the visual weight of the frames. Some may have a much thicker frame than others. This is fine too, however try and keep this a balanced mix of the two.

And finally we need to think about placement of the photos. Start by placing them on the floor at the foot of the wall where you will be mounting them. The best thing to do when arranging them is to create a line all the way down the middle with a tape measure or piece of masking tape. Then arrange your photo’s initially along that line ether side, mixing up the sizes and shapes where possible. Then work out from there. The line down the middle will help draw the collection together by giving it some uniformity, whilst still creating that sense of a collection.

Feel free to send any pictures of your ‘home galleries’, and share with us your comments on what’s worked and what hasn’t.

Thanks for reading!

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