How To Create a Gallery Wall
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Do you have a bare wall in a hallway or staircase in your home that looks a little sad? I know that I definitely did and I decided to make a gallery wall to help fill the empty space. Now, everyone does this a little differently, but this method worked great for me and I’m excited to share with y’all how to create a gallery wall.
Now, I will forewarn you about my before photos…do you ever get so excited to get something done and it has to be completed like right this minute? That’s what happened here. I had gotten home from work one night and was staring at this wall thinking how bad it looked. Right then and there I started grabbing prints and frames that I hadn’t put anywhere since we moved into the house and got to work. I was just too excited to not get it done.
Here is the sad wall…it’s in our foyer so it definitely needed some life.
The first thing I did was measure the wall so I knew how much space I had.
Then I started to lay out all of my prints and frames on the floor. I am such a visual person and this method really worked best for me. I used the pieces like a puzzle until they fit together the way I wanted them. This first one needed a little bit more…
So I added more, but definitely did not like how it was looking.
I just kept moving the items around, adding and taking away, until I got the look I wanted.
Once I had my layout, I needed to find the center of the wall so I could hang my “Home” sign, which I love.
With the help of my trusty assistant, I then would hold the up a frame to see exactly where I liked the placement and would make a mark on the wall.
When it was all said and done, I was so thrilled with how it turned out!
This gallery wall is definitely me…it has industrial and vintage elements with the black and white photos.
I love this postcard that was sent to a family member on Christmas Eve…mom had the great idea to blow this image up and I think it makes awesome artwork.
I hope that if you’ve been thinking of putting together a gallery wall, this gives you the confidence to give it a try. It can’t hurt to start laying out what you want to incorporate until you get the look you love!
Love this gallery wall Jenn! All 9th the art you chose against the gray walls are perfection! Hugs for a happy weekend, CoCo
Thank you CoCo! I love having gray walls…it makes decorating a little easier 🙂 xo, Jenn
Great tips for putting together a gallery wall! The pieces you chose look fantastic together.
Thanks so much Amy! I took a few trials to get the look I wanted, but I’m so happy with the outcome 🙂
I love it! Your unique choices make it perfectly eclectic. Good job Jenn!
Awe thank you Kimm! My style is definitely eclectic, so I’m glad that came through with my gallery wall.