It took me a while to pinpoint exactly what made houses I coveted so homely, quirky and personal. I have now realised that walls covered in photographs, memories, art and other interesting items really pull a home together- bare walls and mass-produced generic pictures just don't do it for me.
You can learn a lot about someone's personality by looking at what they have on their walls. I love nothing more than seeing people's memories and life stories mapped out in their homes. I also think that taking a bit of time to decide how to present wall decorations as well as what to hang, makes a big difference. Inspired by this style of ornate frames in Next, I really want to cover my walls in a gallery of frames and decorations.
A good way to ease into this style gently (as it does seem to take a lot of creativity, thought and skill to arrange them this way!) is to start with a ready-made frame like this one: it's £25 from this range in Next, which I actually think is good value for money considering you can fit 12 6x4 photos in it.
|Love the dresser too!|
|I love how they have added other items to this wall too!|
I have collected lots of frames in different sizes, and I plan to create a gallery of pictures in our bedroom. My plan is to combine photographs and also other items such as our wedding invitation, to give a different look, like in the stair gallery picture on the left. There is a wealth of layouts on Pinterest to inspire me, and these are my favourites. I think I'll take ideas from all of them, mess about with the layout, and post a picture of my finished gallery wall...
|Stair gallery... gorgeous!|
|A comprehensive list of layouts|