I have always wanted to add a large photo gallery wall to our home, and now we have one! We recently remodeled our kitchen (to see more on that DIY, GO HERE). As a result of the remodel, I was left with a much smaller wall than before. Before the remodel we had our piano along this wall.
It’s hard to tell from my photos, but there was a closet at the end which we removed (the closet took up space in the kitchen). The navy wall moved down towards the entry to open a walkway into the kitchen. The newly shortened wall did not allow for the piano any more, so we moved the piano into our library (which was once my home office).
The wall is visible from the front door and our living room, so I still wanted it to be a (pretty) focal point, but there was not room for furniture (unless I was okay with people bumping into it as they entered). I decided a large photo gallery wall was the perfect solution for the space.
The walls are painted in Valspar’s Night View – my favorite deep navy/moody color right now.
The frames are RIBBA frames from IKEA. I went with the $14.99 version, and the mat frames a 16×20 photograph. They come with plexiglass instead of glass, but I actually prefer the plexiglass because it makes the frames less heavy than they would be with the glass (and I don’t have to worry about my kids breaking them).
If you don’t have an IKEA near you, the RIBBA frames are available online. Just make sure to select the correct size for your project – they offer several sizes.
The photo prints are 16×20 and are from Mpix. Mpix is my favorite online photo printer. They can be pricier than some, but the quality is really good. They do offer coupon codes from time to time, so be on the lookout! I have used these frames in many other rooms in my house. The are definitely a favorite of mine right now. I love the simple lines and the price!
After I posted this, I painted my outlet to match the wall – it was driving me crazy. Just in case it bothered anyone else…
Go create something!