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How to Create a Family Wall of Photos

I love our family photos.  I'm sure you can agree that they really bring personality to a home by displaying them all throughout your house.  I think a wall of family photos is a great way to showcase your family and today I want to share with you an EASY way to create a gallery wall of family photos and show you a few options that might help you change the way you hang a photo of your family on the wall.  

Some great ideas and tips on creating a family wall of photos for your house.  Walking on Sunshine Recipes

For years, we have had a gallery of family photos hanging in our house.
But they didn't always look as nice as the above photo.  
They were a collection of different types of frames...none of them matching.

A few years ago, I decided to tackle our family wall.
I took all the frames down and spray painted them all black to match. 
Well, my husband spray painted them.  

What a difference just a little spray paint created.
Here is our family gallery wall that hangs at the top of our second floor...

So how about YOU?
Do you have a family gallery wall displayed in your house?  
Here are a few tips for creating your own gallery wall...

1.  Choose what YOU like.

It doesn't have to be all photos. Get creative!

(Source:  Bless'er House)

2.  Place your larger frames first and
 then fill in with smaller frames...

(Source:  No Place Like Home)

3.  Go ahead and use different frames.

I chose to use all the same color frames, but this mixture 
from Christy Martin Photography looks great...

4.  Try to space all of your pictures about the 
same distance apart from one another.

(Source:  Rachel Myers)

5.  Plan out how you want to hang the photos before you
reach for the hammer and nail.  

Here's a great example from 320 Sycamore for laying our and hanging a gallery wall
using paper templates.  This way you can move them around and get them
in the correct position without damaging your wall with tons of nail holes...

Another fun way to get some layout ideas is found HERE...

And if you're looking for photos to print out to frame, here's 
a great site that has free printables for YOU...

So why not spend some time this weekend gathering together
all your favorite family photos and design your own
family gallery wall!  


  1. Great tips! I actually want to work on a gallery wall of family photos this week/weekend. Thanks for all the help! :D

  2. This is so helpful as I am doing this project now.
    Love all the great ideas - thank you!!

  3. We have so many photos we love, but they're all digital still. I would love to use this resource to get them on the walls where we can see them all the time. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  4. This is such a great idea! I also loved your tips, I have a nice space where i can put my family pictures and your tips helped a lot! Thank you.

  5. I need to do this. We have a big family (7 people) and I love family pictures. We even have a big wall that I've been wondering what to do with since we moved in 5 years ago.

    I like how the collage frames are used as part of the collage in the first picture, so you can get away with using a lot of small ones.

  6. Great how-to ! I love these family wall photos, but we live in an earthquake prone area and I am afraid to put up too much stuff. Guess I'll have to admire all of yours!

  7. Awesome tips! Your galleries look great. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - we love partying with you! Hope to see you next Friday. :)

    Life With Lorelai

  8. Tip: Once they are up take a photo of how they are arranged for safe-keeping. I have a HUGE family photo wall with 40 + frames from small to really big - We thought we were moving so I took it down. Then we didn't move and I struggled under the pressure of getting it back up having nothing to go by but my chemo soaked brain which doesn't work well anymore. So I laid them out on a clear section of floor to figure out another pattern and I put them up - too fast - they are not right and it bugs the heck outta me every time I walk by that wall. It's a mess. I want to thank you for this post. You have inspired me to take them all down again and start over, and to get it right this time :-) Blessings, from Carlyn :-) in Tampa

  9. This is something I've been wanting to tackle. Great tips! Thank you.


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