Inspired- My Love Of Photos.

on Monday, 16 January 2012.

I adore taking photos and always have done ever since I was young.  I don't confess to being a photography expert, in fact I am more of a point and shoot type, but wherever I am my camera is never far behind.  I literally have thousands of photos sitting in boxes out in the garage, lots of photo albums and more recently photobooks in our study, and you cannot find a windowsill or wall in my house without a photo frame on it.  

However one thing that I have always wanted to do since we moved in to our home is have a photo frame wall.  I adore the idea of having lots of photos hanging up the stairs but as our house is only little there needs to be a fine line between looking cute and being over the top.

I have been finding lots of inspiration on Pinterest and now it is just a case of getting started.


I love the contrast between the white walls and floor and the black frames in this one.  In our house we could not have as many frames and I would like white ones, but I like what they are trying to achieve with this.



I love how in this one they have spaced out the photos a little more and I like the fact that they have them going up the stairs which is what we are trying to achieve.  I also love their use of colours.


I love the frames in this one and white is definitely the colour that we will be going for- I also love how they are all shapes and sizes but have the colour in common.

Another thing I can't decide is whether to do all the photos in black and white or whether to mix some colour in there as well?

I cannot wait to fill the wall going up my stairs full of love and memories.  I love the idea of people stopping to have a look at all the fun times we have had- from when it was just me and Mr E to now with our beautiful Mads.  I also have visions of Mads and I pausing when we are going up the stairs to bed to point out the people we love.

Now it is just up to me to buy some white frames and getting Mr E on the case with a hammer and some picture hooks.

My lovely friend Lucy at Dear Beautiful Boy has started a wonderful linky called Inspired and I am linking this post up to that- hopefully I will be inspired to make my much longed for photo wall a reality in the months to come!



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Comments (12)

  • Lucy at Dear Beautiful Boy

    Lucy at Dear Beautiful Boy

    16 January 2012 at 22:15 |
    How spooky. I've been collecting white frames from all over the place since we moved in here two years ago so that I can do a photo wall a bit like this about our sofa. I'm sure I'll get round to it at some point.
    Thank-you for linking up. Love the pictures you've used.


    16 January 2012 at 22:28 |
    We've got the black frames from Ikea going up our stairs...well we did before we painted & now I just need to get the husband to put some new screws in the wall to re-hang them. I've got a mix of black & white & colour pics...and just of the kids...I love the look.
  • jenny paulin

    jenny paulin

    16 January 2012 at 22:43 |
    they do look stunning if you have the wall space to accommodate so many frames. you will have to show us your walls once they are covered. x
  • Lisa


    17 January 2012 at 10:26 |
    I love photo Walls, have been considering starting one for a while, it's just getting all those frames!
  • expatmammy


    17 January 2012 at 12:04 |
    I love those examples, we just moved into a house with really high ceilings so I want a photo wall in our living room
  • Naomi


    17 January 2012 at 15:08 |
    I absolutely love this idea and can't wait to see your walls once you have some up! I love taking photos too and have so many lovely pictures that I am hoping to have put on to canvas soon. I would have pictures of the kids everywhere if I could! xxx
  • Emma @ Mummy Musings

    Emma @ Mummy Musings

    17 January 2012 at 17:08 |
    I'd love a photo wall but we went and wallpapered our stair wall with a bright floral pattern so I'm not sure it would look right.

    These photos you've found all look fab!
  • kara


    17 January 2012 at 23:17 |
    I am much like you, my whole extended family send oudles of photo's to me every year new and old as they know how I collate them, I currently have about 30/40 frames up in my hallway all with pictures of my life over the past 30yrs. My hubby sometimes cringes at my obsession with frames, I shall buy one every time we go out, I have a stack still waiting for the perfect picture, I received 10 more for xmas, most of mine are white x
  • kara


    17 January 2012 at 23:19 |
    Also meant to say no word of a lie, everyone that comes into our home whether they have been before or not still stop on comment on pictures, My Dad comes once a week and still always takes Gray out there and discusses the pictures with him
  • Alice Langley (@AnEssexWife)

    Alice Langley (@AnEssexWife)

    18 January 2012 at 10:11 |
    I am rubbish at printing off the photos I take - I still haven't printed off my wedding photos from last April - but this has inspired me to do so today. so...Thanks x
  • Bryony


    18 January 2012 at 11:55 |
    We're in the process of doing this with a mix of black and white frames with b&w photographs in them up our stairs. Love the pictures you've picked - very inspiring! x
  • Actually Mummy...

    Actually Mummy...

    18 January 2012 at 22:58 |
    Oh I would love to do that too! Now, just got to find 4 spare days to go through the last 3 years of photos I haven't had time to organise!

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