COOL idea for black and white pics: lsu stadium, lsu tiger, mississippi river bridge, louisiana flag, baton rouge sign, pic of swamps, stumps etc. things ryan likes or appreciates and put on that plain wall in the "hall" .....
One of the first steps in making a space feel like home is hanging photos and art. You could do this with frames from the dollar store and mix in a decorative mirror or other matching, wall-hanging items. I want to do this with black frames and black and white photos, Playbills, etc.
10 Tips for Creating a Collected Gallery Wall at TidbitsAndTwine. Checkout this handy idea from 320 Sycamore for laying out and hanging a gallery wall using paper templates so that you can move them around until you get them positioned just how you want! If when making the templates you also mark where the nail goes, once you have a layout you like, you can put the nails in the wall, tear away the templates, and you’re ready to hang!
This is just perfect : Starting with the photo itself. The sofa's design, the wood color and how it contrasts with the floor parquet, the pillows and their geometric patterns, the space and the frames on the wall.