This long and rather narrow hallway leads from the formal living/dining room and entry way of my house to the back of the house where the family room and kitchen are. An open stairwell is opposite this wall so it is not as closed off as you would think. There seems to be many opinions about displaying photos in the home. I'm from the school of thought that It's entirely fine to display family pictures on a picture wall, table top or anywhere you want , provided a few simple rules are followed....
#1. Pictures on a wall must either sit on an imaginary horizontal line at the bottom of the frame ( as mine do) or, be hung to the same height on the same imaginary horizontal line.
#2. All of the pictures should be unified, weather its by material, be it silver, by color, texture, or Feel.
#3. Size and shape should vary for interest. Visual symmetry is a must.
#4. The picture itself should not compete with the decor or the frame. (I love black and white or the hand colored look).
I'm not done with this wall by any means, but I do think I'm well on my way. Everyone who passes by this wall for the first time comments on how it reflects my style and personality. Aahhhh...Mission accomplished.
Where I found my frames: Yard sale ( the two to the far left), Antique store ( middle one with no picture in it), Stien Mart (small ones to the left of large antique frame), Magnolias, ( a boutique store here in town). Quote at the top of the wall was purchased from Wallwords.