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Photo wall... will it date?

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PotatoHolic Fri 28-Oct-16 19:38:16

Hi. These photo gallery walls where there's 16 or so different sized frames all arranged together.
Are they a 'thing' at the moment or do you think they'll date?
Also all matching frames or a mix?
My furniture is oak, would all oak frames be too much?

ChishandFips33 Sat 29-Oct-16 08:55:58

I guess it's just another form of 'art' and I think art is a very personal choice - I like them but worry I DH won't get them lined up right!

I've bought a couple of picture shelves (I like the flexibility with the display options this way) from IKEA with the aim of doing something like this - but then there's the dusting!

PotatoHolic Sat 29-Oct-16 12:04:51

Oh I really like that!! Do your shelves have a Lip?

ChishandFips33 Sat 29-Oct-16 15:08:10

They do ...and the are cheap too - mine are white

ChishandFips33 Sat 29-Oct-16 15:10:09

Grrr! Link fail - I bought the Mosslander - you can site them together if you need to go longer

PotatoHolic Sat 29-Oct-16 21:53:16

Brilliant thanks!!

dudsville Sat 29-Oct-16 21:59:43

Love those picture shelves! I tried to do the collage thing but my walls are brick and it's a pain the ass if you get a nail wrong by a few centimeters.

Bertucci Sun 30-Oct-16 18:42:11

We have something almost identical to ChishandFips33 in our kitchen/diner. It's much admired (and much copied grin).

Our shelves are from Ikea.

ZogsAnon Sun 30-Oct-16 18:52:12

Those shelves are lovely, also love the rather random bird on the sofa!

HereIAm20 Mon 31-Oct-16 20:11:14

They do those type of picture shelves in Homebase too ( black or white) for £9.99 if there is no IKEA nearby.

Hoolit Mon 31-Oct-16 20:48:21

I have mix and match frames on my chimney breast wall, different sizes and colour s and even a clock. I love it and had it ages now they're everywhere, I think they look great I don't think they'll date as quick as some trends but what's the other option?
I do like the shelf idea but thought it might mean more cleaning grin

Pointeshoes Tue 01-Nov-16 15:42:25

I think if done well they can look really nice but too many just looks cluttered and having pictures for the sake of it if that makes sense.

mymilkshakes00 Tue 01-Nov-16 15:51:50

Ive always liked the Dunphy stair collage from Modern family.

skyyequake Tue 01-Nov-16 16:00:49

mymilkshakes I was similar in pitch perfect 2 and have since really wanted a photo wall although I'm probably not artistic enough to make it look good grin

skyyequake Tue 01-Nov-16 16:02:10

*saw not was

ChishandFips33 Tue 01-Nov-16 19:17:45

Google is your friend then!
Photo wall or gallery wall templates brings up a wealth of options/ideas - some with sizes on too

pumpkinpieinmyeye Tue 01-Nov-16 20:06:58

They look fairly nice. But I couldn't stand the extra faffing around with dusting!

skyyequake Wed 02-Nov-16 09:51:46

Ooh thanks ChishandFips! I'll have a google grin

olderthanyouthink Wed 02-Nov-16 09:59:36

Ikea sells templates that matches their frame sizes too. I suppose you blue tack the huge sheet to the wall then put screws/nails where it has marks then remove the sheet and put up frames

PotatoHolic Wed 02-Nov-16 15:18:19

I think I've talked myself into the shelves now. Looking for oak ones though and they cost a fair bit more...

Bertucci Wed 02-Nov-16 21:55:00

I have the oak ones from JL in the sitting room.

I realise I may have a lot of picture ledges...

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