Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Hmmmm Decisions Decisions...

So here is the predicament... I LOVE picture walls.. I like them everywhere, particularly in black simple frames... BUT.. its a house not a museum so there cant be 45 pictures walls. Ha So what do you guys think?
I have this ledge shelf wall thingy in the living room. I love the way it looks, I just dont think people can actually see the pics well when they are here. Or maybe there is too much on those shelves...?

Then, in our bedroom, which happens to consistently be my fav room in the house. I am really happy with every single decision I made in there.. and I love these pics and that I see them so often right there.. but it is a tad small for the wall.. so should i add more here? or take them all down..
And then I have this empty wall here in the hallway, which is a spot that would be a great display for pictures as can stand there and see them without trying to lean over the couch.. but is another pic wall too much?
Thoughts? Opinions? Ideas? Sling 'em at me! I love what you guys always add to these types of blogs!

14 comments:

Cory Swindle said...

I love the ideas you have going on...I would say switch it up in size when it comes to the frames. Take the pics and get 8x10s and 5x7s....maybe in the bedroom do all black and whites. I think if you went larger with the frams and pics it would make an impact and peeps could see them more. :)

grizaham said...

Line the hallway with nicely framed concert posters like the Holders! And yes, bigger prints for the other rooms.

Mississippi Candice said...

I LOVE PICS! Never too many pic walls!!!

Rachel Davis Cone said...

Oooo, oooooh. This is a constant debate in our house. I find it best to hang photos no smaller than 8x10 or 11x14 on large walls like in your living room or your bedroom. I think one or two of those provides more visual impact than a half-dozen smaller ones. HOWEVER, when I was growing up my grandparents had a "real" picture wall. It was the smallest wall in their house, but about the size of the wall below your stairwell. They put snapshots, wedding shots, school pictures, wedding photos, grandkids, etc. on that wall. All the frames were the same (5x7 black) and they were hung so that they touched each other and completely covered the wall. If you do that it looks like one big art piece that you can keep adding to and is a sure-fire conversation starter. People loved to look at their wall. My aunt and uncle have done the same thing down one small hallway in their house. It's fun to look back on all the random memories that make up where you came from.

LG said...

rachel! i need a pic of that!!

Marshall said...

remember the hallway in the deas' house with all those pics? i always thought it was pretty cool. i say MORE PICS

Aiden's Mommy said...

I like what you have going on in your living room... I might add a few bigger pictures here and there though to add some height, I think all different sizes would be cool... For the ones in your bedroom I would add more pictures or find more things to add to that wall... I have a big wall in my master bedroom that is bare and I just bought some shelving of all different sizes to add to it at some point, I just have to figure out how to lay it all out... I love the other ideas that were suggested too... and you can never have too many picture walls! Not that my walls are fabulous but I'll try and take a couple pictures of what I have done and maybe it will spark some ideas for you!

thisismamashouse said...

LOVE me some pictures!! Although I like bigger ones...the ones in my house are big, 11x14 and 16x20. I think you would be happier with the ones in your bedroom if you upped the size, just my preference though.

I'm loving the wall idea from rachel...I see that happening here soon :)

Julie said...

I think if you make the wall by the stairway a picture wall, you should take the ones down in the den or whatever and put something larger and simple there. Not both of those as picture walls.

kristicpoltrack said...

wow, you have tons of great ideas that have been offered. your wall is getting a little too busy. i love picture walls and could hang a picture of payton on every wall in my house. (but i don't, but i could) and we have blown our very own pics up to 8x10, and up, etc. BUT there are pics that just look good in a smaller version and what I've found to work is to put them in a large frame and large white mat, but smaller picture...pottery barn does this a lot, but the face or focal point must be close up to work. hope this helps...love ya!

What I Know said...

I have not read all the comments above, so this may have already been offerred up... I think some variation in size is needed, whether it be frame size, picture size (or both). Also, if you print out the pictures you took of the pic walls, and make it look good on paper, that will give a better starting point for real life. What do I mean by this? Draw on your photos of the pic wall until you like the placement of everything, then work on it in real life...some changes will be made, but you will find it easier to make this work visually by using paper(instead of hanging and rehanging things 100 times). Also, symmetry is overrated...keep that in mind. It's all about balance, not necessarily that things are exactly the same on each side (I am a former graphic designer, so sorry if I start to sound preachy).

Shannon N said...

ok- first of all you should always asking me about things like this considering I have a DEGREE in it..haha... you should get larger frames... like HUGE ones and put regular size pictures in them. Looks pretty awesome, and more like art, than pictures. GOOD DAY

Lindsey said...

I love picture walls. Make the frames and pictures bigger. Oh and use a picture mat---really makes a difference. I use lots of black picture frames myself.

i can't wait to see what you do with it!

Anonymous said...

Throwing in my two cents I will say that picture walls in a hallway I think are better because you can see them more. This of course coming from the short girl though...Amy

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