Who doesn't love a gallery wall? Gallery walls are a great place to display art, photos and memorabilia. Most of us don't have an extensive art collection. Mixing a few of your favorite affordable prints with some other framed momentos can really add to the art you already have. It can make a design statement and serve as a reminder of your favorite moments in life. I bet you have special things around your home you never even thought of framing. The key is to frame these items well. You can do this on your own or use an online frame service like Framebridge. Here is a list of 7 things to have your gallery wall telling your story and sparking memories.
Gallery wall inspiration image via Wit & Delight.
I always grab a book of matches if a restaurant has a bowl of them. Framing a collection of matchbooks can be a reminder of dining al fresco while you were in Rome or Paris. It can also just be a collection of your favorite go-to local restaurants. Whatever the collection of matchbooks is they frame so well.
2. Photo Booth Print
A framed photo booth print always takes me back to the movie 'Beaches'. Rememver when C.C. Bloom spots the framed childhood photo of her and best gal pal Hilary at Coney Island where they first met. Hilary being the more elegant of the bestie pair had it framed beautifully. If you have an old childhood image or something recent from an event the long strip always frames well and is oh so silly too.
3. Airline Tickets
We all have that trip that was our favorite. I will never forget my honeymoon in Greece. I love how the stubs are framed using a technique called float frame. The ticket stubs are applied to a piece of foam to give the illusion of floating. It's little details that makes a big difference.
4. Your Child's Artwork
I'm sure you have thought of this one before. The key to framing a child's art is to frame it like it's your most precious print. Bringing in that float frame technique is a detail that should not be missed. This will make it look like a masterpiece that belongs next to the pro painting that you paid over a thousand dollars for.
image via Oh Joy!
5. Troop Badges
My daughter is a Girl Scout. Every time she earns a new badge I say "oh so cute". Well now that she is moving up to being a brownie she won't need her sweet little Daisy vest anymore. I hate to see all those well earned badges sit in her closet. I may just have to take a few of her favorites to frame in this way. They can also serve as a good reminder to the troops moral code and lessons learned.
6. Your Sonogram
I will never forget the moment I saw both my daughters first photos. I can still see that photo when I look at their profiles today. Instead of sticking that image away in a book I would love to hang it near their artwork or with a photo of them today.
image via Style By Emily Henderson
I have several maps I kept from all my travels. All of them are colorful and beautiful. They are a great reminder of getting lost in a city and discovering something you wouldn't have if you didn't take that wrong turn. Like some tasty gelato near the Trevi Fountain.
Well there you have it. Start pulling out those little mementos you have tucked away. Frame them to create that gallery wall that reminds you of all the wonderful moments in life.
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