Decorating your first home can be a bit overwhelming at first because there are so many things to take into consideration. You want to be sure to show off your unique style, while still being able to create a nice look in your new space. A great way to express yourself, while still having some traditional elements in your home is to create a custom display wall in the living room or family room in your home. A display wall allows you to display treasured nick knacks and photos in a unique way. The guide below walks you through the process for creating a great display wall in your home.

Consider the Layout of the Wall

The first thing you need to consider is how you want the wall to be laid out. You need to decide if you want the entire space to be taken up with tiny shelves and numerous picture frames or if you want them all to be evenly spaced out and limited to just a few shelves and a few frames. The look that you create is up to you.

Consider If You Want Uniformity or If You Want an Eclectic Creation

Next, you need to consider if you want to use all matching frames and shelves or if you want a more eclectic look with frames of all colors and shapes and numerous unique shelves. Both styles have their visual benefits, but you have to choose which one best expresses your unique style.

Consider the Pictures You Want to Display

Go through all of your home pictures and decide which ones you want to feature on the wall. You need to set them aside and measure them all before you go to buy frames to hang them in. You need to consider if you want to place the pictures directly into the frames of if you would like to mat them. A mat can give the pictures a finished look, but will add to the cost of the project.

Once you have framed all of the pictures, determine where you want each picture to be placed on the wall. Some people chose to hang pictures in chronological order and some choose to just hang them in any order. You want to be sure that the way that you hang the pictures and shelves is visually appealing to you because you are the one who will be seeing them each and every day. 

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