Oh the Places You Will Go! Travel Gallery Wall

Hi friends!  I'm stopping by today with a quick look at our gallery wall.

Since we just got home from a vacation, it got me thinking on how others log their travel memories?  For our family, we enjoy traveling and take lots of pictures of our adventures.  To continue those memories at home, several years ago, we decided to make a travel gallery wall.  Our choice was to keep the pictures uniform with black frames, white mats and utilizing only black and white photography.  A variety of sizes and frame types give it a more unique feel.  I also like the random added to look, so I did not measure and make it too “perfect.” On each mat, I write the place, state and year.

I have also seen galleries where people have colored photos or black and white, but with different frames.  Both look unique and stunning with a large grouping.

Here is our gallery wall.  We utilized the staircase going up to our second floor.  It is also the foyer area, so it hits you in the face as soon as you walk in.

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It makes a large impact as you enter our home.  I love the all black frames with the black floors and wrought iron stair spindles.  It ties everything together.  For this space, I think it would be too busy if the pictures were in color, so black and whites work better.

It's like a walk down memory lane each time I go up the stairs (usually carrying loads of laundry!).  I sometimes find myself lingering and remembering something special from a particular trip.  As our wall continues to grow, I realize once again how truly blessed we are as a family!

Here are some other examples of gallery walls that I like.

wall with maps  color map and pics

Now I just have to find the perfect pic from our last family adventure.

Share with us some of the ways your family preserves their memories.  I'd love to hear!

To life feeling like home!



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  2. Vanessa says:


    What a great travel gallery wall. I love all those fabulous pictures. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

  3. Pam says:

    I love it! I love B&W photos in the black and white frames. I only use black frames anymore. Great memories. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Nadia says:

    Happy New Year!
    This wall is beautiful, and B&W pictures are just perfect choice to keep it calm and classy. Great idea to display your travel memories. I have also seen people decorate staircases in similar manner to tell their family stories; starting with love story and wedding photos and then continuing with photos of children.

  5. This is such a great idea! Keep the memories alive and display for to share with everyone. So cute!!

  6. i love this! i have a travel gallery wall in my dining room, but it doesn’t have all my travels…this is a great look.

  7. Foirell says:

    This is such a great idea to share and keep memories! Tbh everything at home is all left on the phone or computer all digital! I think having the photos in frames is a great and frequent reminder 🙂

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  8. I am loving everything about this. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  9. angie says:

    love your display and your post as well great work
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  10. Carmen says:

    This is beautiful! Great idea about putting places!

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  15. Aspen Jay says:

    Hi Amy!
    I love your travel gallery wall! It is always fun to hear the stories of things around the home that have personal stories behind them, and your wall has a lot! Thanks for partying with us at Talented Tuesday, hope you are having a great week!
    Aspen Jay

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  17. Tasha says:

    I am looking for ways to displays our pics from our travels. Travel has become a huge part of family. This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Lacey says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! I have so many pictures from my travel, but don’t know what to do with them. I also collected canvas acrylic paintings, from all the international locations I visited. I am having a hard time figuring out how to display them in my house and making a travel gallery wall seems like the perfect option!

    • Amy says:

      Thank you Lacey! It is one of my favorite things and I like how it evolves over time. Sounds like it would work for you too! XO

  19. Very cool. I LOVE this!

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