Who doesn't love pictures?  I... L.O.V.E. pictures!  I love taking them, being in them, and of course displaying them.  I have pictures all over my house (some might think too many), but to me... that makes a house a home.

Although I have pics in every room of my house, I decided to create a picture gallery going up my stairs.  I bought a box of like 4 picture frames from Kohls just to get me started.  I put them up and they have been expanding ever since... as well as our family. :)

At first I thought all of my picture frames should match, you know... color, mat, no mat... yadda yadda.  EHHHHH WRONG!  Honestly, when I have a picture that needs a frame, I head to Hobby Lobby or Michaels, find one I like, use a coupon, and head home to hang it up.  I don't worry about my frames matching... that's what makes the gallery wall so unique and special.  I love my wall and I hope you do as well.  It makes me smile, the kiddos too.  The stories behind each picture come alive every time I walk up and down my stairs.

It's really hard to take a picture on an angle... my apologies.  It looks so much better in person.

I can't wait to add more!  The other side of the stairs is empty as well... plenty of room for my 7 children that I have always wanted (lol we'll see)!

My mom has a stairwell in her house that is filled with old photos, too.  It is the perfect place for a collection.  I always try to figure out who my kids look like or who I might look like in a few decades.  The antique-looking frames my mom used really make the space.  Her signs, cross, and vintage camera pull it all together.


My friend, Chelsea, has a great picture wall.  She used different shapes, sizes, and pops of color... LOVE IT!  Her frames just scream, "Come check me out!"


The next few I found on Google.  They are all so different.  I need more walls in my house... LOL!!

Who needs nails?  Propping pictures on shelves makes it easy to add or subtract.  

Great use of color!!  The green mats are awesome!

Very vintage modern.  Great for a teenager's room... you can change out the pictures every week or every day.  Clothespins... genius!

PERFECT!!  All black and white pics with different colored white frames... 

Very simple... 


I know this is not a wall, but I love the way the pics are displayed.

There you have it, folks.  Honestly, you can not make a mistake when putting together a picture gallery wall.  You probably have old frames stashed away in a closet somewhere.  Go dig them up, brush off the dust, and print your favorite pictures.  My suggestion???  Hang one picture up and just keep going.  If it makes you happy... then you have succeeded! 

P.S.- My favorite place to download and print pictures is at http://www.mpix.com/
The prices are unbelievable.  Your prints will be to your house within 2-3 days and the quality is just what their title says, "professional."  You will not be let down!  :)

If you have a photo wall you would like to brag about, send me a picture to my e-mail.  mschoenle721@gmail.com

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