There is one large section of wall that you stare at the second you walk into our home. For the last few years, we have been trying to figure out what to do with it. We bought a massive print of Portland from Ikea hoping it would work, but it looked too large for the space. Just one or two 8x10 framed images looked too small. A big mirror would be nice, but we can't afford that right now.
I settled on the idea of a gallery wall because it's a nice way to infuse character into the room and I wanted to put some of our family photos up. I chose a favorite from our family photo session with Margaret Jacobsen to be the focal point. I had that one printed out as a 20x16 mounted print through Tiny Prints.
We really don't have the funds right now to go out and buy a bunch of new artwork and frames so everything else was collected from around the house. I chose a white frame theme because we had more white frames than any other color. The animal illustrations have been in our hallway for years and are from Berkley Illustration. The heart painting was done by my daughter Pearl. The adorable watercolor of my family was given to me as a gift from my sweet friend Lauren. I created the Love your neighbor print. You can download a pdf of it here.