Monday, 2 May 2011

The One About my Newly Put Up Photos...

Over the bank holiday I have finally got round to printing and framing some of my favourite photographs and putting them up on the wall.

First up is my display of family and friends on the wall in the living room.  They are on the right hand side of the room as you walk in down the corridor from the front door.  My intention is to continue the haphazardness of the photos all the way along the wall (going to the right), adding to them in the future as the twins get older, and as we start our own family, and of more family occasions.  M doesn't agree.  He thinks that a whole wall of photos would be too much, but a few clumps like the one I have already done would be better.  So I need some input from you all today please, let me know your thoughts!



The second lot of photos was to add some interest to my downstairs loo.  It has a colour scheme of purple (I mentioned previously of the imminent delivery of my purple roman blind), and it was decided rather than putting up four different photos that I had taken, M was going to edit a photo of my gerbra (brought home all the way from Madeira last April) which started out as orange, and put it into various shades of purple.  Now as M was putting them up on the wall for me, I was only half listening to what he was saying (more than likely I was catching up on someones blog and was engrossed) and when he said did I want them in a line, I (very stupidly) said yes.  So when I got up to look at them when they were up and realised M had literally put them up in a line rather than the 2 by 2 square I had envisioned, I was not best pleased (my own fault completely - lesson learnt, always pay attention to what M says!).  I still don't like the current arrangement, but M says I have to live with it for a few days to see if it grows on me (so far it hasn't).  So another question... should I leave them as they are or ask for them to be altered to the 2 by 2 square arrangement?






I hope everyone has had a lovely bank holiday weekend?  I know that I for one am not looking forward to going back to work tomorrow!  But, I only have 4 days left then start my new job next Monday.  So it can't be all bad!

12 comments:

Tracy said...

My best friend when growing up had a wall of photos down their passage and I loved it! Definitely go for that. Or you could do it in patches and then slowly fill the patches up!

Miss Smith said...

I'm planning to do a photo mosaic too, but need to go and get some frames first. I looks great!

Cheryl M said...

Looks like the vote is split on the grouping. I love groupings but I'd like to see it arranged so that it draws your eye through them instead of jumping all around. KWIM? I think the 2x2 arrangement in the hallway would look way better than the straight line too.

scrapchick said...

I like the line personally. Been into groupings and have all sorts of ideas pinned. Just need to get to framing. Nice inspiration!

Jinnag said...

I think photos have a greater impact in smaller clumps - with a bit of "white space" round them. I find I can't take them in if there are too many together - but that is just me I think.I think you will know when it works best for you. :) J x

Connie said...

I think a wall of photos would awesome!!! so homey and "I love my family" kinda of thing!!

Kimberlee said...

We did a wall and a half with photos (in our office).

How exciting to be starting a new job! :) Good luck.

Sherry C said...

Fun poll! Good luck in your battle!

Sian said...

I have a friend who is a graphic designer and what she does is cut out pieces of dark coloured card the size and shape of her photos and then blu-tacks them to the wall in different arrangements until she finds the one she likes the best. I've tried it because I reckoned she must know what she's talking about and it's a great way to try things out.

Alison said...

I think I might find a whole wall of photos a bit too much..but it really does come down to personal choice!
Alison xx

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

I love the photo's just as they are and the loo photo's are just gorgeous, sounds like it's all coming together.

Linda said...

I love a whole wall of photos! We have a blank wall that we're contemplating filling with photos, but we are just so useless at gettin going on jobs like these LOL!