A blogger/influencer I follow created an amazing photo wall (pretty much ceiling to floor) with 16 x 20 wedding photos. She was transparent the project cost her $300. $200 for the frames and $100 for the photos (yikes!) it was in her budget, just not mine. I wanted a couple of photos in our home for a small walk in our living room so I decided to do a quick project within my budget. For fellow mamas, I didn’t want a ceiling to floor photo wall nor would it work for our family, safety wise. We have an 18 month old and sibling on the way so picture frames higher on the wall would work best. I loved the challenge and it truly ended up being easier than what I hoped for.
So… I started very, very simply. I priced out photo frames on: Ikea, Amazon and Target, but ultimately knew I wanted to start my search in store at Ross. And I lucked out! I found three of the same frames for $8.99 each which beats the $12.99 each at IKEA plus the $9 in shipping. I didn’t have a set criteria for the frame itself in terms of size specifications, exact color or style. I had an open mind and I’m just one of those mamas where when it comes to home decor I don’t want to buy something just because, I want to snag it because I love it, it works for my home and is within my family’s budget.
I was hoping for a frame that was:
Size: 8 x 10 or larger
Color: white or gold
photographed below: (my apologies the frame encasing had zero information, no brand name etc.)
I ended up finding this gorgeous, mainly beige with a hint of gold trim. The size of the frame itself is: 11 x 14 but the space for the photo is 8 x 10. I looked at it and realized it was perfect for our little living room project.
One feature of these frames I really like is that they can be hung vertically or horizontally. That way you can have a matching set of frames and orient them in ways you prefer.
I had three of our wedding photos printed at Costco and picked them up. They are size: 8 x 10 , in the lustre finish instead of glossy. I prefer them in the lustre finish and think it works better with glass framed photos. It ended up being under $6.00 to print three photos.
I would recommend having a second set of hands when measuring and hanging these photos.
Here are a couple of quick photos of the finished product! This project was completed for under $35.00. I hope you’re encouraged to make a fun photo wall in your home. It doesn’t have to be much to make an impact in your space!
Have you done this or a project like this? I’d love to read about it!