Designing a photo feature wall in the living room

Designing a photo feature wall in living room

I’ve finally reached an item on my DIY project list I’ve been avoiding but also excited about – creating a photo feature wall my living room.

After (almost) years of mulling over what approach I should take, I’ve settled on a gallery wall with mixed frames in similar gold tones.

I almost settled on a strict and symmetrical photo feature wall, but I realised my apartment is bordering on feeling a bit stiff, so I need to soften it up with this focal point.

I’ve already got a bunch of similar colour gold frames I’ve collected over time, so this approach makes sense – I don’t know why I didn’t think of it earlier!

The light bulb moment happened when my sister gave me a sketch she drew of me, as a Christmas present. It’s perfect and I NEED to display it somewhere.

As with all of my best DIY decor projects, I have a very clear vision for what I want, which should make this project a cinch…

Small frames positioned close together: too busy

Designing a photo feature wall in living room

Symmetrical photo feature wall: too rigid

Designing a photo feature wall in living room

Single large frame: too overpowering

Designing a photo feature wall in living room

Medium sized thinner frames in similar colours: UNDERSTATED PERFECTION 🙂

Designing a photo feature wall in living room

Designing a photo feature wall in living room

Designing a photo feature wall in living room

Designing a photo feature wall in living room

Creating a photo feature wall in living room

Once I’m done creating a photo feature wall, I’ll post the full DIY project in a future post.

I’ve already got a bunch of frames. I just need to create a template for the layout and choose pictures to go in the frames.

Pamela

One Comment

  1. Great Post…!
    A heritage wallpaper print makes a great addition to a rustic country bedroom, but it has the potential to be overwhelming… which is why it’s ideal to use it on a single wall. Taking it up to the level of a traditional picture rail – rather than all the way to the ceiling – and keeping a clapboard finish above the rail height helps to keep the pattern in check without reducing its impact. This is very helpful tips for my living room. You are so creative .
    Thanks for share……..

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