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Decorating with Pictures at The White Buffalo Styling Co.

Hi y’all! I am Lindsay from The White Buffalo Styling Co.


I was so excited when Kristen asked me to join in this series. I am so passionate about style and creating beautiful moments in your home for your family. I believe that our homes should not only be beautiful, but they should reflect and embrace our families. What better way to do that than decorating with family pictures?

I have a big open wall above my blogging desk and it’s also right inside our front door. I thought, that is the perfect place for a family gallery wall, but I was torn. I wanted family pictures, but I wanted some sort of art here since it’s basically our entryway. I love southwestern and kilim style prints and an idea came about! Could I somehow combine all of those things I loved to create an art installation that was made up of family portraits?

Southwestern Family Portrait Art from

My idea for this southwestern family portrait art was born!

Southwestern Family Portrait Art Wall by

Hope on over to my blog to read the full tutorial on how I created the pattern and measurements. The best part is that I have a way you can totally customize this artwork for your space and dimensions.

Thank you so much for having me, Kristen!


To see past ideas for Decorating with Pictures, click HERE.

Decorating with Pictures Ideas

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Decorating with Pictures at Free Stylin’

Hey y’all! I’m Beth, and my blog is called Free Stylin’. I love talking about “living a stylish life without the expensive pricetag.” Whether it’s home decor, DIY, crafts, or recipes, I love finding ways to make things beautiful without spending a lot. The Hubs and I are parents to three SUPER CUTE boys, and we live in my hometown of Austin, Texas.

I am thrilled to be a part of sweet Kristen’s Decorating with Pictures Series! Don’t you just get tons of great ideas from these awesome posts? They keep my Pinning button busy for sure. So today I’d like to take you on a little tour around the Free Stylin’ house and show you how I’ve incorporated pictures of my family in our decor.

Now, I’m gonna be straight up with you…we don’t have a ton of pics on the walls. In the last 6+ years we have moved a ton for The Hubs’s job. It wasn’t always fun (or allowed) to put up lots of pictures and then have to take them back down. But now things have settled down for us – the moving has changed into business trips instead (whoohoo!). So I am slowly finding ways to incorporate pictures around the house – that don’t have to get taken down unless I want them to! ;)

There is a little area in our home that’s located right when you walk in through the garage. It’s also a part of the kitchen and family room, so people see it ALL.THE.TIME. My cute (and lazy) family liked tossing their stuff right there to get stepped on, tripped over, and eventually lost. So I made a “mudroom” out of a Target bookshelf for them to use to put their crap away. (Read more about it HERE.) Above the bookshelf are pictures of my cute boys and some of The Hubs and me when were their age.

Target Threshold Bookcase

Using inexpensive frames from Ikea, I was able to frame pictures of my boys that were printed from The boys also love looking at pictures of their parents when we were their age, so I grabbed a few to display. They are hung from clear string with two decorative tacks. Each picture is taped to the string. I think it took me maybe 15 minutes at the most to create, and the cost was FREE using things I already had around the house.

Target Threshold Bookcase

One of my favorite pictures is in the family room. My mother-in-law snapped shots of these cute feet on the last day of school. It’s amazing how worn out little shoes get after a year of running around and learning! Below it is a picture of my middle guy’s feet. He was so young at the time – it’s fun to compare how big he is now and how much his baby brother’s feet look like his.

Cute Boy Feet

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Girls Fancy Room Gallery Wall

{If you missed the February series with creative contributors, click here to see thumbnails of all. {Edited to add: The Girls Fancy Room Makeover Reveal is up, check it out!}}
I am so very excited to share with you the gallery wall in my girls fancy room. I’ve got a doozy of a post for you, with a giveaway and a fun link party at the end!  But first–The Girls Fancy Room Gallery Wall:

unfinished wood frame

I’ve been planning this in my head for months, and it is quite different from what I started with, but I LOVE the final results! I used Cut it Out unfinished wood frames, which gave me the liberty to paint them however I wanted, which was important because I had very specific colors for this room.  I’ll share the entire room reveal next week, but today, we talk about the gallery wall. {Some cell phone  pics mixed in–don’t just this photographer}

For a long time I’ve been passionate about decorating with pictures, and as a portrait photographer, I’m also a huge fan of BIG prints up on the walls. When I sell prints to clients, 8×10′s and 5×7′s are categorized as “desk prints.” In other words–too small to go on the wall! Sometimes smaller prints clustered together are ok, but really, I don’t put anything smaller than a 16×20 on my wall. So when I dreamed up this wall, I thought about 5 giant 16×20 frames–and these frames are fabulously built! When my shipment arrived, there was a lot of excitement!

picture gallery wall

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Decorating with Pictures at Mod Podge Rocks

I’ve been a fan of Mod Podge Amy for quite a while, and I’m so happy to have her here today, wrapping up the guest posts for this series. I LOVE how she’s sharing her cute little pup, and reminding us that we don’t need to hang pictures, but to just have them out! Such a cute little cube she has created from her Instagram picctures! Mod Podge photo transfer Instagram cube

Hello! I’m Amy from Mod Podge Rocks – so pleased to be here on Kristen’s blog today! I’m talking about decorating with pictures . . . but my situation is a little different from many others. I don’t have children, and also, I live in an apartment. I can’t go pounding holes in my wall, and I don’t want to spend a zillion dollars on command hooks. But don’t be sad for me . . . I still decorate with plenty of puppy and boyfriend pictures!
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