Now is the perfect time to organise your family photos before the holiday season begins. We all have so many photos of our family and friends on a laptop, stored on a USB stick or stored on our phones. Getting them printed is the hard part. Today we have some photo gallery ideas for you to get those photos printed and up on your walls.
Image: Natalie Warady
Choosing a Frame
You cannot go wrong with choosing black or white photo frames. They are a classic choice and can make a blank wall look elegant when you place them in a group together.
Size & Plan
Work out what size frames you want to use, draw up a plan before you set about buying your frames. Lay them out on the floor first and find the right arrangement before hanging them on your wall.
Image: Samantha Pynn via Decorpad
Print your recent family holiday and birthday photos, whether you are going to make a special album up, yes you can still buy a photo album or create a photo display on a console table, or just simply updating the photos you have.
My family have grown up so fast, my youngest is now 11. I have pictures of my three boys in our family room on the wall when they were eight months old, and then another portrait at 12 months old.
Image: Sadie & Stella
Using family photos of places you have travelled to or special occasions can make a great photo gallery, and the choice of frame you use will compliment your decor to create an elegant gallery wall.
Symmetry & Balance
A symmetrical look is the easiest arrangement to do. Creating a balance with your gallery wall will be more effective.
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Printing Your Photos
Kmart stores and Officeworks have a photo printing service where you can have your photos printed. Creating a family wall gallery can give your family a sense of belonging, and a reminder of happy times together. How do you store your family photos? Will this help you to get your photos in order before the holiday season begins?
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