Gallery walls are everywhere and create a very ‘designer’ look. It is a great way to display family photos, certificates, collections, favourite quotes etc.
Whatever your style, be it contemporary, minimalist, vintage, eclectic, glamorous etc. gallery walls all require the same elements of preparation.
When a gallery wall looks like an interior designer created it, they probably have. The great news is you can too! There are a couple of steps to follow. Preparation is key! Decide what layout suits the area. If you want a structured, polished look opt for a symmetrical layout. These look fantastic in a more formal room.
For a more casual look and to combine a a mix of objects such as frames, lettering, mirrors, embroidery hoops etc. it is best to opt for a more staggered display.
Here are some really helpful display suggestions. I would advise you to adopt one of the following combinations as it takes a lot of the hard work out of it!
When you have decided on the arrangement you are going to use it’s a great idea to use newspaper to see if it works before you start defacing your walls with nails 😉 Cut out the size of each frame and attach them to the wall. When you’re happy you have the arrangement right grab the hammer and nails 🙂
Gallery walls can be a really cool way to show some of your personality. If you don’t want to create a shrine dedicated to the people in your life or you’re a bit camera shy (like me) try using images of things you are passionate about such as music, art, graphic design, gardening etc.
For a quirky, trendy look why not try creating a gallery wall using something a little different like the image below. You can pick up odd plates in charity shops and second-hand shops for very little money. Or use those saucers that no longer have their best friend, the cup! I love this look 🙂
Gallery walls can also be a great way to display the work of little artists. It saves beating your way through reams of paper while trying to open the fridge. Using clip boards like the photo below allows you to change the picture as a new one is created 🙂 This would be a great feature in a kid’s bedroom, kitchen, hallway etc.
Gallery walls are a great focal point and work in every room! Yes even the bathroom…
So root out all those photos that you have been meaning to put on display and enjoy creating your very own gallery 🙂