I found inspiration for this idea from decorating magazines (Coastal Living, Country Living, and Cottage Living are some of my favorites). The collection below I found in a Pottery Barn catalogue.
The main idea that I pulled from the collections I liked was:
-choose either all color photos or all black and white photos.....don't mix black and white photos with color photos
-choose frames with a similar finish (all gold or all black)....I chose all white
-choose different white frames to add an element of interest
Something to consider: do you want to hang your photos in a somewhat symmetrical grid or do you want to to hang more hapazardly? For this arrangement, I chose a somewhat symmeterical grid.
First, I laid out some possible arrangements on the floor to see how it might look before I starting nailing in the wall.
Something else to consider: size of the frames.....at first, I had some small white frames in the mix but I didn't like the way they worked in the mix so I took them out and instead opted for white frames all about all the same size. I think it worked better for this space for the frames to be about the same size.
Here are some of my favorites:
Me, at two years old-
Steve as a baby-
Bryce & Brayden at the beach last month-
Our family at the same beach two years ago-
Our family of 3 before Brayden visiting my brother in San Francisco and meeting his fiance (now wife Noriko)-
Now, it wouldn't be a post from me without my sharing with you what future ideas I have for this room.
1. Looking for a 5 X 8 rug with soft greens, blues, and tans in it.
2. Looking for an interesting chandelier to hang in the room. I am considering this one from Pottery Barn (maybe a birthday present for me next month, hint, hint family.....)
Hope you are inspired to do something to make your home more you, more beautiful, and more relaxing. It can be something small, like moving a lamp to a different room or placing a throw blanket on the back of a sofa for a pop of color, whatever it is, I hope it brings harmony to your room and a smile to your face.
Happy decorating and living-
God Bless You-