Creating a gallery wall with your family portraits is fairly simple to do. Canvas prints of your favorite family pictures are a great way to start your gallery wall. You can have one large photo, or several photos, it's up to you. See below for tips on how to create your gallery wall.
Bigger Is Better
Bigger is better with your canvas prints. This is because a canvas doesn't have a frame around it to make it look larger. Think bigger if your gallery wall is going to be just one photo, or even five. Rather than an 8 x 10, think about using a 16 x 20. It sounds big, but when you place it on your wall, it really isn't that big.
Mix it Up
Your canvas prints don't have to be the same exact size, if you don't want them to be. You can use some larger prints, and a handful of smaller ones. You could try something like using a large 36 x 48 portrait, then hanging two 12 x 20 prints, two 12 x 12 prints, and three 10 x 10 prints. Arrange them however you want, above a couch or fireplace, or in your foyer. Pre-arrange them on your floor prior to hanging them up to get the arrangement you're looking for.
Your portraits do not all have to be in color, or even all black and white. Don't be afraid to mix and match using both.
Add Decorative Elements
Add in other elements to your gallery wall. Your wall doesn't have to be all portraits, you can have some decorative items as well. Consider something like using your last initial. Use a large letter or a smaller one. Add a clock, artwork, or even a mirror to your wall. This helps give your gallery wall some of your own personal style. Be sure when adding the decorative elements that it doesn't take away from your portraits. Use items that match and blend with your decor.
Your gallery wall can go anywhere you want. As stated above, you can place your gallery wall above your couch, above your fireplace, or in your foyer. You can also create your gallery wall on your staircase wall, the wall at the top of your stairs, even in your office or your dining room. Where you create your gallery wall is up to you.
Wherever you decide to place your gallery wall, just remember that bigger is better, and to not be afraid to mix and match your photos and other decorative elements. Your canvas photo prints will look beautiful no matter where you place them.Share
18 December 2014
When I was a child, it seemed like my parents never stopped taking photos of me and my brothers. I actually began to hide every time they got the camera out. When I moved out on my own, I vowed to never own a camera. I ended up purchasing a cell phone that had one, and after playing around with it a little, I learned how much fun it was to take photos! I loved it so much I went to school to learn how to be a professional photographer, and I enjoy every minute of my job. Just the other day, I took a look at all of my family's old photos and, I have to admit, I am so glad my parents took them! I have a little spare time to fill, so I decided to start a blog to share my photography tips! Come back often!