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Here are some tips for transforming your family photos into an eye-catching gallery in your home.
A Little Planning Goes a Long Way
If you want to create a gallery wall in your home, the first thing you need to do is measure the space that will be dedicated to your images. A great way to visualize and plan how you will hang your pictures is to tape out the dimensions of your gallery space on your floor. With the space measurements in hand, simply recreate the dimensions on your floor with masking tape.
Now it’s time to consider how you will arrange your images in that space. Grab a roll of butcher paper and cut out templates in the sizes you’re considering for your images. With your paper patterns, test out several different arrangements on your floor until you’ve found the perfect look. Working on the floor like this before you start hanging your photos makes it easy to plan your space.
Take a moment to consider what you want your gallery space to look like. If you want a traditional feel, stick to the usual assortment of image sizes and use wooden frames. If you think you’d enjoy a cleaner look, consider skipping the frames altogether and having your images printed on canvas by a company like http://www.24hourcanvas.com/. To really add a nice touch to your gallery, install some lighting that will highlight your images. Purchase a simple track lighting system at your local hardware store, focus the lights along the upper portion of your gallery, and you’ll have a professional, custom look in no time.