My friend Wendy has photography friends posting on her blog all month long sharing how they display their own photographs in their homes. I was inspired and now I have a goal in 2012 to get more of the gazillion photos that I take up on the wall! Remember this post? It is time to get rid of ALL of my blank canvases!
So I got started today by buying some frames and planning out some ideas.
I bought two Norman Rockwell prints (shown above- though very small- and my frames don't look like that) when I was in Vermont this Fall... so today I finally found some large frames (they are 20x24) and should be a great way to fill a huge blank wall in Andrew's room. Now I need to get the prints matted. Hopefully that doesn't take me another whole year.
I also plotted out a way to possibly create a photo wall in my living room. This is my plan. It uses 2 (16x20), 2 (11x14), and 4 (8x10) photos. Currently the largest photo we have in our house is a 5x7... so these photos will be a step up... assuming I can decide on photos to showcase.
My little tiny Target table is looking rather pitiful with the wall display... so maybe we'll have to upgrade it to something nicer/bigger later this year. Btw, I know the tape shapes aren't totally straight. I didn't feel like getting out the level for this little exercise. It will definitely be used when we actually put the frames up. There is nothing that annoys me more than a crooked frame (other than maybe glitter).
I think I may also add some photos of the kids in the living room/playroom. Kevin and I are still deciding if two photos on each side of the window is overkill. We may do one long photo/print on each side instead. Thoughts?
K, so... pass along feedback.
Also, how do you decide what to frame or group together? Do all the photos on my photo wall need to be from the same photo shoot? Should they all have similar colors? Where should I print large photos? I am doing color photos (no black and whites... I think)... and I am doing black frames with a simple matte.
I spent an hour at Aaron Brothers tonight and only came home with two frames. Since they are having a buy one frame, get the second one for 1 cent, I was hoping I'd be more successful. No dice.
Where do you like to buy frames? Pass along advice please. It would be so fun to see photos all around the house of my kids... at the rate I am currently going that won't happen until they are in college!