Every home should tell a personal story. We have the latest digital cameras filled with memories of family vacations, reunions, graduations, moments just hanging out with friends and family. Why not take these cherished photos and turn them into works of art by creating a Memory Wall.
Here's how to make a personal story stylish with an eclectic display of family photos and artwork collected over time.
Artfully arranged, a black-and-white photo collection tells your family story and becomes everyone's favourite part of a room. For a casual effect (and freedom to change the display over time), lean the collection on wall ledges and allow the photos to overlap. Since family photos are often an eclectic mix of sizes, styles and ages, choose frames and mats in a limited palette. Vary the frame size and mat width for interest. To draw the eye with colour and contrast, scatter sculptural accents in and around the display.
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A grid of similar frames is a clean way to display a collection of photographs that capture an event or track the passage of time. This technique is ideal for showcasing a series of wedding photos, commemorating a child's first year, or tracing the progression to graduation day. To add visual interest and pacing to your display, vary the style of mats with portrait, landscape and horizontal shapes.