How To Create A Travel Gallery Wall

Gallery wall of travel photos with assorted frames

Creating a travel gallery wall is a great way to transport you back to some of your favorite moments. And it’s easy to do!

To begin, consider where you want to feature your gallery. It works well in central locations, so a blank wall in your living area could be a good choice. Entryways are also an excellent place to create a feature that you’ll pass by every day. 

Start with a theme

If you’re an avid traveler, you’ve probably got thousands of photos. To help you choose, consider picking a region or country that holds special memories for you. Also, working with one geographical area will help narrow down your choices and keep the theme consistent. Other options that could work include-- your favorite outdoor adventures, beaches from around the world, or major cities. 

Choosing your photos

When selecting photos for your travel wall, it’s important to consider a few things so you end up with a gallery that you’ll love.

  • Choose memorable images. For example, a photo of you visiting the Grand Canyon is probably a dramatic image and will evoke great memories.
  • Ensure your photos are of high quality and that the lighting is good. 
  • Consider using filters. For example, black and white works well on outdoor landscapes. It will also ensure that your gallery wall is cohesive.

Consider your layout

It’s essential to consider the layout of your gallery to match the style of your home. For example, a symmetrical gallery works well with modern and sleek finishes. On the other hand, if you’re after a more eclectic look, you can put your frames up at different heights and levels.

Sketching your ideas is a good way to work out your design. Another option is to cut out different shapes and sizes of paper to act as frames and plot them out on the wall.

Picking a frame

If you have a large wall, you can select different sized frames, but if you’re working with a more intimate space, it’s best to use small ones.

Here are some things to consider:

  • If you’re matching your frames and evenly spacing them along your wall, you’ll want to purchase the same frames for all your images. However, consider selecting different colors, for example, a mix of silver and gold.
  • An unstructured look allows you to select different sized frames and styles for your gallery wall. If you already own frames, this can be an excellent option. Many people purchase frames while on holidays that add to the story of their travel gallery.
  • When choosing colors for your frames, consider the color of your walls. For example, bright-colored frames are a good option if you’ve got plain walls, but if you have detailed walls, such as striped wallpaper, choose something simpler.

Ready to order?

Once you’ve selected your theme, photos, frames, and layout, you’re ready to order! Discover how easy it is to create a travel gallery wall with Frameology. 



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