Monday, May 2, 2011

Wall Photo Collage inspiration

Being a photographer with 2 cute girls (if I do say so myself), people always say "You must have so many pictures in your house".  Well I don't really but I'd like to.  I have no problem decorating my girls rooms but lack inspiration in the common areas.  I think part of the problem is that its hard to spend money on that stuff without my husband noticing.  hehe. 

Anyway, I have this big mostly empty wall in my living room with a round mirror in the middle.  I really love the mirror and thats about the only place with enough wall space for it to go.

I'm looking for photo collage inspirations and ideas.  I found a good post about this on Design Formula.
Originally I had planned to use various colored frames but she recommends not doing that unless you are only using black and white photos which I don't want to do.  I love color!  Here are some collages I found inspiring even though they are not all exactly what I am going for:

I love these colors from Two little Dicky Birds:

I like the various shapes in this one.  Of course, theres no actual pictures:

I like the color and I see the charm in this but super close together just says clutter to me:

So what do you think?  That mirror is about 3' tall.  Do you think I could incorporate a collage with that or is it too big?  Do I need huge prints to fit the proportion of the mirror?  Anyone have a wall collage to share?  How about some sources for cheap frames?  I've heard Ikea has some but we don't have one here.  I love Marshalls, Ross, Homegoods for stuff like that too.  I think it will take me a while to build a collection.


  1. I love the idea of a photo collage! I have 2 in my house, but they need some work and more inspiration. They are mostly a mish mash of black frames. Mine are also color photos and BW with the black frames. I like the idea of gettiong a bunch of old frames ffrom Goodwill and spray painting them black. You could embellish a few also or play with matting. I just need to take some of my own advice now....

  2. Thanks Kelly! I got some at goodwill and I actually sprayed them Gold like the mirror. I'm going to do an update post with the pic next week. I'm going shopping in civilization this weekend and I want to wait and see if I find anything fun to add before I take a new pic. hehe. You'll have to update me if you do something with yours!!