Confession: I have a small obsession with interior design. Okay, fine it’s not that small! I am constantly making stops at T.J. Maxx looking for new things to add to my home! But if there’s one thing my love for interior design is good for, other than emptying my wallet, it’s helping you learn how to create show-stopping walls in your home with your family and newborn photography!
Gallery walls, or a collection of photographs, artwork and whatever else you’d like to hang, are a great way to combine photography and architectural elements together to display your newest addition or your family as you grow. It couldn’t be a more perfect display for your family and newborn photography—it can help bring you joy everyday as you walk past them! Memories this special are worth showing off and, if the gallery itself is created properly, can change and grow with you through the years!
The good news is creating a visually interesting design doesn’t have to be difficult, especially if you have an idea of which pictures you want to chose, then I step in and help you design the best layout!
1. Determine your focus
Professional photography, such as your family and newborn photos, are monumental moments in your life worth showing off! Portraits this special should be displayed for everyone to see. Not only will your children feel a sense of love and security as they grow up seeing themselves valued in a form of art, but all your friends, family members and any other visitors you host will goo goo and gaa gaa over them each time they stop by!
2. Size matters
People get so overwhelmed with the different options available, that they end up only using one size. But, truth be told, some of the best gallery walls I have seen don’t have a single matching size! Use your professional photography as the larger, show-stopping pieces and then add smaller sizes around your professional photography, to create a collage.
3. Tell a story
The best gallery walls have a theme or sequence of events. To accomplish this, simply add moments from your life. Using your family and newborn photography as the beginning and watch your kids grow each year. When guests look at your wall, they will notice how much family truly means to you, and feel as if they’re a part of your journey in some way, shape or form.
4. Add personal touches
Adding your own unique decorations or signs really helps your personality shine, and luckily there are plenty of ways to accomplish that! If the furniture in your home has a rustic theme to it, you can consider adding rustic home decor, such as wooden signs with quotes or longitude and latitude of a significant location, first letter of a name, maps, a wall clock stopped at a significant time in your life, and more. Think outside the box: The more personal you make it the more you get to express yourself.
5. Find a balance
Balance can be created in many different forms—in color, shapes, and sizes! Establishing some kind of unified color scheme, be it shades of gray, will create a well-balanced design. It will also maintain a level of uniformity. You can also use different pops of color on a diagonal to create balance.
During your Preview and Ordering Session that takes place in studio about a week after your session, I will be able to hang your family and newborn photography on your very own walls and help you create custom gallery walls you are in love with! With my specialized design software, you will be able to clearly see which sizes, styles, and frames work best for your walls. It takes the guess work out of the whole process!
For more ideas on creating a gallery wall in your home be sure to check out my Pinterest Board, which is full of lots of helpful tips!
If you’re interested in finding out more about family photography or newborn photography or would like to connect about a previous session, head over to the contact page and I will reach out to chat!