Everyone who knows me knows that I love decorating, and most of all I love Pottery Barn! Enjoying a cup of tea while flipping through a catalog is one of my favorite ways to relax in the evening. When we moved into our new home three years ago, we decided to dedicate one wall to our family pictures. That is when I took out my catalogs to get some inspiration.
I would have loved to run to Pottery Barn and purchase the beautiful frames and accessories to make my picture gallery come to life. But to stay within budget, I decided to purchase only a couple frames and a set of keys from Pottery Barn and get the rest from the next best thing, T.J. Maxx and Marshalls.
Here are the steps that we took to make our wall bloom:
We chose a main wall in our living room.
Next, we selected the pictures, art, frames, and accessories that we wanted to display. Adding accessories provided a visual interest to the wall. When my husband and I were choosing a theme for our display, we knew that we wanted our wall to have a vintage feel. We did not want our frames to match in color or shape but be distinct from one another.
Now for the fun part, figuring out the layout. There are several ways to figure out how to layout the pictures. You can use paper and cutout the shapes or do what we did, lay out all the frames on the floor and play around untill we got the layout that works the best. Here are some ideas from Ann Beck Photography.
The final result: