Stairwell Gallery Wall

January 7, 2013 at 5:12 AM 5 comments

Our apartment is on the second floor and so as you enter into our humble abode, you are faced with a staircase.  The walls have remained naked since we have moved in but both Graham and I would like to put up more family pictures and we feel that the stairwell is the perfect spot for a gallery wall.  Where we disagree is in the color of the frames.  Graham is thinking gray or black and I’m thinking red.  We’d go with the Ikea Malm frames.

Black/Grey…

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Or Red…

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What do you think?  I’m also voting the photos be in black and white, Graham is voting for color.  Decisions, decisions.  Take a wild guess who usually wins the decor battles in our house.  Graham really truly cares about 10% of the amount that I do.  And I’d say I feel the same way about the stocks that we own.  It works out.  I could compromise and do the frames in black with black and white photos.

Here is our rental stairwell that we’re looking to add some character to…

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One big change that I’ve been meaning to do since we moved in is to switch out the mini blinds at the top of the stairs.  After much debate, I decided to go with woven bamboo blinds which I love the look of and they are about $150 cheaper then fabric roman shades.  I have purchased some off of Overstock so that first change will be underway in no time.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Brian Belchers  |  January 7, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    Black frames with black & white photos gets my vote

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  • 2. Glynnis Hayward  |  January 7, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    I like the compromise!

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  • 3. Ashley  |  January 7, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    B&W all the way!

    Reply
  • 4. Don  |  January 7, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    Black frames with color or color frames with black and white or one on one wall and one on the other.

    Reply
  • 5. Renee  |  March 6, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    what did you decide? and how does it look?

    Reply

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