I recently finished styling a gallery wall in our living room and wanted to share 3 tips for creating a gallery wall in your own home. Be sure to download a copy of the FREE printable at the bottom of the post!
Alright, let’s jump right in.
Choose your layout
This might seem a little obvious, but I have found that this can be the most challenging part of creating a gallery wall. I think a lot of people really over-think this step. So my tip here is to decide between one of two layout options: 1) surrounding a mid-line or 2) a contained space. I found this illustration from the book, Home Decor Cheat Sheets by Jessica Probus very helpful when coming up with my own layout.
2. Mix It Up
Mixing up the size, colors, and textures of art in your gallery wall can really add interest to the space. Try choosing frames that go well together without having to be exactly the same. You can even choose art that isn’t framed at all, or that is a stand alone piece like canvases, clocks, and mirrors. The key here is to choose pieces of interest that are cohesive when grouped together.
3. Choose pieces that bring you joy
If your gallery does not bring you joy every time you see it, you’re missing the point. I believe that decorating your home should not only be fun, but it should reflect a piece of who you are. Gallery walls are the perfect way to showcase photographs of happy moments from the past, or pieces of art that give you inspiration. They are a simple way to put on display the things or people that you love. Most of all, your gallery wall is for you. It is something that you are going to see every time you walk by, and my hope is that it makes you smile when you do.
If you saw my post on how to create DIY invites using Microsoft Publisher, it’s probably no surprise that I made my own printable to add to my gallery wall. I love taking a simple quote or saying and turning it into art by framing it! It is such a simple (and free!) way to decorate! I did just that with the 1 Corinthians printable below. Want to snag one for yourself? You can get your free download here! I would love to see how you display this printable in your own home, so be sure to tag me in a photo on Instagram 🙂
Now, if you’re like me and love gallery walls, you probably also join me in loving bright spaces. Am I right? Check out my post on 5 tips to brighten any space next! Don’t forget to leave me a comment below and tell me what YOUR favorite pieces are to display in a gallery wall! I want to know! 😀
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