Here are two options, as your base, for creating a gallery ledge wall:
The Pottery Barn version of the Holman ledge only comes in lengths up to 4', and is $55/ea.
The IKEA version of the Ribba ledge that was 6'+ was $19.99/ea. :)
Pottery Barn Holman Shelf:
IKEA Ribba ledge:
The ledges make it easy to quickly rearrange our photos, and I love that they just lean- much more modern than hanging them all on the wall. (not to mention that I don't have tons of holes in the walls now)
So I tried different combos of heights and colors, along with frame mats and colors. While prepping for this post, I literally heard a crash as one of my frames came tumbling off the ledge. But that's for another day.
Here are a few different arrangements I created...
Grouping Browns together
Grouping green based photos together
Grouping black and whites...
And ultimately the version we have now:
(there's the orange curtains. SQUEAL!! Check out the sneak peak here)
Sorry for the glare, but you get the idea...
And yes, it's all my photography. :)
I like to add in little adornments during the holidays. For example, I had some glittery snowflakes randomly on the shelf, and I'm sure the upcoming months will see flowers, stars, and other small knick knacks. :)
Oh yea, and the other thing about ledges? They get dusty. Take a rag to them every so often to keep the focus on the art, not the layer of fluffy dust!
And, to note, I had originally titled this post "How To Arrange..." but quickly realized this is only how I arrange it, with what I have now, and to my preference. There are so many options out there, so get creative!
So anyway, I hope you will share your photo displays too. It's so very personal, but I absolutely think this type of display has allowed me to display my ever changing art. :) I love it!