We had our family photos taken in Korea last summer and I’m just now getting around to hanging the pictures. As much as I love creative gallery walls, I find myself more drawn to clean lines and wanted a simple gallery wall for our home. When I saw that the aluminum Ribba frames from IKEA were on sale, I checked my local store’s inventory and decided to pick up eight frames.
The original plan was to hang them up in the loft, above the basket cubbies. That plan changed once I rearranged the furniture after downsizing toys and realized that we wouldn’t be able to see them often enough to enjoy them fully. I took down the lonely hall mirror, measured one of the Ribba frames and cut out eight identical squares from packing paper. (You can find that picture on Instagram.)
I measured and evenly spaced each paper square, then drilled in wall anchors for the pictures. For some odd reason there were a couple frames that were a little off (despite my measurements and double checking), but thankfully these frames have a wired backs. Super easy to adjust and rehang.
This hallway is literally in the middle of the house and only gets bright natural light in the late afternoons. Adding the aluminum frames really helped lighten up the hallway. I always stress to clients to print and hang their pictures and it was about time I took my own advice. I’m excited to see how this wall evolves and grows as the kids get older.
Want to see what our San Diego rental looked when we moved in? Start here.