While the beauty of Fall may be fleeting, feelings evoked from the season don’t have to be. Inspired by our North Carolina mountain image above and this beautiful gallery wall on Pinterest, I decided to encapsulate the natural and organic palette of Autumn’s falling light through updated family photos in my dining room gallery wall.
To showcase some of my favorite family photos and fill out the back wall in the dining room, I created this symmetric gallery wall layout a few years ago. Using light wood modern frames and a simple layout, this design has been perfect for swapping out images for the seasons.
I especially loved channeling the tropics through my retro-glam palm leaf gallery wall this past summer.
For this Fall season, though, I was ready to warm up the space and get some family prints back on the wall. Never really impressed by the over-saturated, predictable reds, oranges, and yellows that dominate most fall decor, I wanted this space to call out those softer gold and flax colors of the season.
After choosing ten of my favorite family images (no easy feat!) I altered the colors in Adobe Lightroom, primarily playing around with the images’ vibrancy, adding contrast, and bumping up the exposure until I achieved the desired effect.
For printing, I use an awesome Mom-and-Pop store in Mooresville called Hailey’s. They cater more to the trade doing a lot of blueprints and construction plans, but they produce high-quality prints at a fraction of the cost of the national chain printers. Hailey’s also printed all of the summer palm prints and the beautiful summer seascape prints that currently reside in my living room.
I used Adobe Indesign to create a mockup of the prints in the frames. By saving thumbnail images of the prints first, I could swap them in and out of my “virtual” Indesign frames, creating the perfect layout before purchasing the prints.
So what do you think? Are you as captivated by the late afternoon slanting light and falling shadows as I am? Or do you embrace the more vibrant and playful colors of the season? Share your thoughts or contact me for help on creating your own personalized gallery wall.