We have a space in our entry hall that was looking pretty barren and..... vacant even though it was a major thoroughfare for bikes and play:
I wanted to make use of this bare wall and had seen so many fabulous photo walls and framed art walls that I thought this would be the perfect space to create a feature wall with a difference. My goal was to make it as eclectic as possible while still maintaining some design integrity. We are really happy with the results:
As it is in a hallway/entry, it is a wall that is always viewed on angles or up close, so we had to take that into account when deciding the layout. People will be walking past it regularly and will want to stop and look (we hope).
Creating a photo frame art wall (or whatever you would like to call it) is not as easy as it looks.
- Measure your wall space and map out the same sized space on the floor.
- Get all your frames together and lay them out on the space on the floor.
- This way you can rearrange them until they are just the way you want them.
- Take a PHOTO of the frames arranged on the floor and use this as a reference when placing them on the wall. This way you don't put holes in your wall where you wish you hadn't.
- Leave space to add on at a later date.
One of my favorite photo walls is in my Aunt & Uncles house. It started off just as their wedding photo and their 3 children's baby pics. It now has deb photos, graduation photos, their children's wedding photos and now their grand childrens' photos. It has grown organically over time and has a real sentimental feel.
Our aim was something different. I wanted to mix photo memories with artwork and we even included a mirror. We have space to add on over time and included our wedding reception photo collage frame which I have DIY tips for here.