Photo Wall Display-Symmetry

I love a good gallery wall. I love all the asymmetrical displays I see gracing the pins on my Pinterest feed. I even tried a few configurations in my home….but they just felt wrong to me. I am such a huge fan of symmetry. It makes me heart sing.

My pride and joy is this wall here at the top of our stairs! I have to give all the credit to my husband for executing my vision so perfectly! He has the patience of a Saint!



I have this quirky little hallway that I felt needed some photos. I had the thermostat and light switch to contend with, so I used frames of the same size, but one is vertical and one is horizontal. It’s not literal symmetry, but it feels very balanced.




I love peeking into homes to see how other display their photos, so I hope you’ve enjoyed a little sneak peek into mine.

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  • October 10, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Symmetry for me, too! I hung a group of white frames in alternating rows of horizontal and vertical, and I love it! All it took was a measuring tape, some math skills, a plumb line, two hours, and some monkey-like children to balance on the furniture. :-)

  • October 10, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    How did you get the pictures to line up so perfectly in a grid? I’ve got 12 8×10 frames with pictures in them, just waiting to build up the courage to put them on the wall…

    • Brennan Lanter
      October 17, 2014 at 10:24 AM

      We traced the frames (cut out of a paper grocery bag) and then taped them up on the wall until we got the layout we wanted. I should have taken a photo of that–sorry!

  • October 10, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Oh – and I have to ask, do you find yourself rotating pictures in the frames, or do you leave them in there?

    • Brennan Lanter
      October 17, 2014 at 10:21 AM

      Dave! I’ll be honest—my INTENTION was to rotate them often…but that hasn’t happened! Haha! This has been good inspiration to get some new prints and switch them out!

  • Rachel
    October 10, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    Love this, Brennan! Thank you for sharing. Do you mind telling us the print size and frame size you used to achieve this?

    • Brennan Lanter
      October 17, 2014 at 10:20 AM

      So glad you liked it! I used Ribba frames from Ikea and these are 8×10 prints!

  • Allison
    October 15, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    Thanks for another great post Brennan! I love your work and now I am happy to see how you display your images! Would you mind sharing where you purchase your frames?

    • Melissa
      October 17, 2014 at 9:02 AM

      I would also love to know where you got the frames!

      • Brennan Lanter
        October 17, 2014 at 10:20 AM

        They are IKEA Ribba frames—super cheap!!

  • October 26, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    I have that same vision for a wall in the house we are building. Same frame, same size, very organized and clean looking to display my favorite photos. Thanks for sharing this!

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