Wall Galleries

You just had a portrait session done about a month ago. And now you want to fill up the empty walls of your home with photos from that session; all of them if you are able. But then you stop dead in your shoes and say to yourself “I don’t even know where to begin.” You begin to search hopelessly on Pinterest at TONS of wall gallery ideas and just when you thought you found the perfect one you want to replicate on your walls, you second guess sit and keep searching. Why do all this when I can easily help with the stress of starting and finishing a wall gallery.


Before you commit to a layout, take a picture of a blank wall in your home and if there is a piece of furniture near the wall, have it in the picture as well. It’s a wall that is a focal point in your home. Whichever your style is, there is a wall gallery design for you because in the end, it is YOUR wall gallery – your vision.


Next, it’s time to decide which portraits you’d like to include in your wall gallery and are there any that you want to be the main focal point of the wall, such as a family portrait. This main portrait should be larger than the others so that it is the focus.  Consider a piece that is at least 16×20 in size.  Anything smaller, such as an 8×10, just will not work and any other supporting portraits will more than likely be smaller-and that is just too small. You want visitors to be able to SEE the portraits from a distance without needing glasses.


Once you’ve decided on the portraits and the sizes, let’s have a chat about what your vision will look like when everything is ordered and put on the wall! Knowing where to begin when creating a montage of photos can often be intimidating, so I wanted to share some examples on how to find the right layout for photos in all the different areas of the home.  There are so many unique ideas that the sky is the limit! Once you get everything hung on the wall, it’s time to stand back and admire your wall gallery!


Check back later for when I share another blog post to making your own wall gallery on a budget.


If you have created your own wall gallery, I would love for you to share a photo with me below!

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