Contemporary Dining RoomContemporary Dining Room, New York
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There is no rule that says you can't display family photographs in the heart of the home. A gallery wall of photographs with glass-paned frames will let you gaze at your loved ones' faces without worrying about heat and grease damaging the photos.
If you have a great deal of photos or art to hang, you can save money by reusing frames you may already have, or buying readymade frames from your local frame shop or art supply store. Then have a professional framer switch out the paper mat to an acid-free rag mat. More: How to Arrange Artwork in an Artful Way
Get personal! A photo gallery is a fun way to create a focal wall. Use family photos or other pictures that you've taken of scenery, animals or anything else that has meaning to you. Create a clean, uniform look by using the same type of frame for each photo.
A more symmetrical arrangement.
A long oval table is perfectly tucked into this smaller space, maximizing the number of chairs that can be comfortably placed here. The pale yellow chairs are practically the only color seen, brightening the room and looking lovely against the gray floors, white walls and cabinetry. The accent point of the design is the large collection of photographs, all framed in black.
Welcome to the family! In this endearing little spot in the kitchen, this family is reminded daily, while eating breakfast, lunch or dinner, that mealtime is definitely family time (with those sitting beside you, or hanging in a photo on the wall!) A dynamic feature, and why not?
Currently #1 most popular dining room on houzz. "I love the family pictures at the dinner table. Looks like an Italian restaurant. Gives it a real homey feeling." (urbanliving01) "A white table allows you to add chairs of different colors, thus letting you set the mood of the room ... and changing it at a whim." (nmakhani)