There’s a saying, ‘Collect moments, not things.’ I see it on Pinterest all the time, and I thought of it when it came to writing about this picture wall because it’s made up of things I’ve bought to remember important moments, mainly while I’ve been travelling.
If it’s possible I’ll always bring prints, jewellery or objet d’art home from my travels, and display them prominently so I can enjoy, share and remember the wonderful times spent abroad. Throw in a few vintage pieces I’ve sourced here and there and my house is an eclectic mix of old and new, foreign and home grown. Kind of like my wardrobe when I think about it!
Before the baby came along this wall was a project for me (some people paint the nursery, I created this wall) and I found some awesome tips on Pinterest on how to create a gallery wall that was measured and symmetrical. I particularly loved this blog post from Momtastic Life showing you how to measure your pictures and lay them out before you go cray cray with the picture hooks and hammer. I’ve hung picture walls before but had never done it in this manner, and I have to say it made a huge difference to the end result.