Funny story: we hosted Thanksgiving for our families this past year which equates to 50-60 people at our home for the holiday. Because we had moved into our home less than a year before, a good majority of our extended family had never visited or seen our new abode. This freaked The Husband out big time. About a month before the big day, he began demanding that we had to have the entire house decorated for Thanksgiving. Although it was super stressful, I was by no means going to argue with him! One of the big issues we had was the large wall in our family room. I can’t wait to share with you the High Impact Low Cost Wall Decor we came up with!
Here’s a quick look at what the wall looked like right before we moved in. This was the day I was scrubbing before the fun of hauling our stuff across the street began and Reagan was enjoying all of the running space.
And here’s how she looks now:
HUGE difference, right?! The best part is that we didn’t have to drop a small fortune to create a gallery wall that created the drama that I was looking for. All of the frames are from IKEA, the photos were all printed at Costco, and I already had the scrapbook paper and burlap on hand. In total, we spent less than $325 for decor that spans the entire length of the wall and is personalized to us.
Edited to add: The prints are 16×20 and 12×12. The frames are from the IKEA Ribba line and are sized at 19.34×27.5 and 20.5 square.
I was feeling the pressure to come up with too many photos in a brief amount of time, so I added some of my fave American Crafts and Crate Paper scrapbook paper in coordinating colors to some of the top frames until I have photos that I *know* I want in there. Also, I added a uniformity to all of the pictures by running the same filter on each of them before printing. This way, no one picture stands out more than another and they all have the same tones to pull them together.
One of my fave parts of the entire wall is the burlap centerpiece. I simply cut out the letter and numbers from some thick card stock with my Silhouette to create a stencil and used black paint to create a distressed look. Once it was dry, I framed it and it took its place of honor, front and center.
Another way I filled some space in the larger of the frames? I took some of the pictures I’d taken on recent vacations and included them as well. Just because there isn’t people in there doesn’t mean that they don’t hold just as many memories.
And there you have it, our High Impact Low Cost Wall Decor! I’d love to know: is this something you could see putting in your own home?
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