Fresh Ideas for a Family Photo Wall

One of our favorite projects here at ILevel is creating family photo walls. It’s always fun to sit down with our clients and sort through their photo archives, looking for the best snapshots to display, and then creating something beautiful from them. The family photo wall is also one of our most popular projects, but it’s rare that we end up with two walls that are alike. It seems like everyone has a different take on the events and memories they want to share, and we’re always surprised by how well the family photo wall can fit into virtually any decor scheme or style of home.

Take, for example, this collection of pictures we recently hung in a West Village apartment in Manhattan. The wall is full of vintage photos–from baby pictures to military portraits and wedding days–from extended family. The overall effect is very vintage, perfect for an industrial home, or one full of antiques.

A family photo wall in the West Village, New York City.
A family photo wall in the West Village, New York City.

This second  example is an arrangement of current family photos done in a more contemporary style apartment in New York. The homeowner wanted the wall to not only showcase happy memories, but act as a decorative element in the home. So, all of the mats were done in a coral color, to cement the color scheme in the home, and to help the photos pop off of the dark navy wall.

This final example is the most “polished” of the three, for lack of a better word, in that each of the portraits is a professionally taken image, and they all share a very clean feel.
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Want to create a family photo wall of  your own? Get in touch and we’ll talk about your project!